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IAM Best Practices

Explore practical application of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).

    Syllabus

  • Credential Rotation Video — 00:05:48
    • An additional factor is credential rotation. You will learn about this process and how to configure password rotation policies in this episode.

  • User Accounts Video — 00:11:27
    • We will begin exploring practical application in this course. Here in episode one, we will discuss best practices and tasks involved in user account creation and management.

  • Policy Conditions Video — 00:08:23
    • Policy conditions impact when and how a policy is applied in AWS. In this episode you will see how to create an IAM policy and define policy conditions.

  • Principle of Least Privilege Video — 00:05:11
    • One of the biggest and most common mistakes made in security management is granting too many permissions to a user. The principle of least privilege can assist in preventing this and it is covered in this episode.

  • Password Policies Video — 00:09:04
    • With your user accounts, you will want to have strong passwords. AWS can help you with this through the implementation of password policies and you will learn how to use them in this episode.

  • CloudTrail Video — 00:11:56
    • When you have IAM users, groups, roles, and policies defined, it’s time to think about how you will track or log everything that’s going on in AWS. In this episode you will learn about AWS CloudTrail and how it can help you monitor and even be alerted in relation to the security events in your account.

  • IAM Roles Video — 00:08:20
    • When you want an application or CLI interface to access AWS and its services, you can use IAM roles. This episode explores the process used to create and manage roles in AWS.

Syllabus

Course description

This course covers best practices for effectively implementing AWS IAM. Learn how to use password policies, configure credential rotation, define IAM roles and policy conditions, and track IAM activity with CloudTrail.

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Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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