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The AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam prep

Topic: Web Ops & Performance
Richard Augenti

Companies continue to migrate their workloads and infrastructure to Amazon Web Services at an exceptional rate, opening the door to an increasing number of AWS supporting technical roles. This also introduces new complexities with having the properly skilled staff to secure infrastructure and applications with the move to the cloud. As a result, getting your AWS Security Specialty Professional certification is one of the most beneficial steps you can take in your career as an IT and cloud professional.

Join expert Richard Augenti to jumpstart your path to certification. You’ll learn how the test is structured, explore important topics covered in and information about the test, and discover the training materials to help you ace your exam.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

By the end of this live, hands-on, online course, you’ll understand:

  • The services and features covered on the Certified Security – Specialty exam
  • Choices for implementing security incident response in AWS
  • How to deploy and troubleshoot monitoring and logging AWS resources from a security perspective
  • How to use identity and access management (IAM) in AWS and deploy it in a scalable fashion
  • Data encryption choices and how to manage solutions for data in transit and at rest
  • Key terms and strategies for answering exam questions

And you’ll be able to:

  • Design and troubleshoot infrastructure security on AWS infrastructure
  • Design effective security controls using the IAM Console
  • Prepare for the AWS Security – Specialty Professional exam

This training course is for you because...

  • You’re an AWS security professional, AWS architect, AWS professional, or AWS security auditor.


  • Experience with IT security, including designing and implementing security solutions (5+ years), securing AWS workloads (2+ years), and using security controls for workloads on AWS
  • An AWS account for following along during live demonstrations (useful but not required)

Recommended preparation:

Recommended follow-up:

About your instructor

  • Richard Augenti is an entrepreneur and a professional AWS cloud DevOps engineer. He founded Phoenix Rising Solutions to train students on new and emerging technologies pertaining to cloud and other advanced technologies. Previously, he worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies, including two of the top ten cloud-managed service providers. Richard is also an experienced elearning instructor and training consultant, who’s had the opportunity to work for companies like Cloud Academy and Linux Academy, along with doing onsite consulting engagements for large corporate clientele. Richard has 25 years of IT and cloud experience, which he integrates into his training materials with the goal of assisting students with becoming prepared for real world technical roles.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

AWS Security – Specialty Certification (15 minutes)

  • Group discussion: Your current role
  • Lecture: Exam and preparation
  • Q&A

Incident response (45 minutes)

  • Lecture: Incident response; automated alerting; remediation
  • Group discussion: Remediation
  • Q&A

Break (5 minutes)

Logging and monitoring (55 minutes)

  • Lecture: AWS logging and monitoring
  • Group discussion: Security monitoring and alerting
  • Q&A

Break (5 minutes)

Infrastructure security (55 minutes)

  • Lecture: AWS infrastructure security
  • Group: Resource-based access control
  • Q&A

Break (5 minutes)

Identity and access management (55 minutes)

  • Lecture: Design, implement, and troubleshoot with AWS Key Management Service (KMS)
  • Group discussion: Key management
  • Q&A