AWS Certified Security Specialist Learning Path

Explore the fundamentals of AWS and prepare for the upcoming AWS exam.

5 hours, 26 minutes

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About AWS Certified Security Specialist

In this learning path, we will not only review key items of every exam domain but go hands-on with the AWS services that you must know to pass the exam. This course is meant to reinforce the material the exam expects you to know to pass. The exam is scenario-based and we incorporate that into the learning path, as well with exam-similar questions that prepare you to earn your AWS Security Specialty Certification.



AWS Certified Security Specialist Practice exam

Assessment - 64 questions

AWS Certified Security Specialist introduction

Course - 00:23:00

This course is an introduction to our AWS Security Specialist learning path. We will look at the exam blueprint and setting up an AWS Free-tier account for the purposes of the course.
Infrastructure security in AWS

Course - 01:10:00

In this course, we will review all infrastructure security areas in AWS that you will need to know for the exam. I will discuss key topics and areas that are relevant for the exam.
IAM security in AWS

Course - 01:07:00

In this course, we will review all aspects of IAM security for the exam. Having an in-depth understanding of IAM is essential.
Data protection in AWS

Course - 01:01:00

In this course, we will review methods of data protection in AWS and the best way to use native AWS services to increase security.
Logging and monitoring in AWS

Course - 00:36:00

In this course, we will review logging and monitoring. We will also discuss what aspects of this section will be most prevalent on the exam.
Incident response in AWS

Course - 00:26:00

In this course, we will review potential incident response scenarios that you will come across on the exam. We will look at common incident response issues and touch on the best ways to process these questions.
AWS Certified Security Specialist Exam tips

Course - 00:11:00

In this course, we will review exam resources that everyone should use while preparing them for the exam.

Meet the author

Joseph South

Joe South has been working in cybersecurity for over six years and has worked at companies of all sizes across multiple industries. Joe is currently in a role where he is empowered to introduce new and innovative solutions to increase the security posture of his organization. He enjoys teaching others what he's learned and is the creator of a blog where he helps others get into cybersecurity and build a successful career. He also provides in-depth reviews of his certifications and shares tips to successfully pass the exams.

Joe started his career on the help desk of his college where he fell in love with IT. Eager to learn more, he earned his Security+ certification and began a career in cybersecurity. He started in vulnerability management, where he worked to secure applications that served military and Department of Defense clients. He later expanded his skillset by diving into complex identity and access management (IAM) toolsets where he designed solutions for Fortune 500 companies across HIPAA, PCI and financial industries. He also architected solutions for companies to move into AWS, Azure and GCP while maintaining or increasing their security posture. Joe has his CCSP, AWS Security Specialty and AWS CCP certification, among others.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Exploitation Analyst

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