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AWS CERTIFICATION

AWS Certified Security - Specialty

This certification enables businesses to find and nurture talent with the essential competencies to carry out cloud initiatives. The AWS Certified Security – Specialty credential verifies knowledge of protecting workloads and data in the AWS Cloud.

AWS Certified Security - Specialty

Who should take this exam?

Those who work in security roles and have at least two years of practical experience safeguarding AWS workloads should pursue the AWS Certified Security – Specialty certification. 

It is recommended to have the following to take up this test:

  • At least two years of practical experience protecting AWS workloads, and five years of IT security expertise in building and implementing security solutions 
  • Understanding of security operations and threats as well as working experience of AWS security services and features to offer a safe production environment
  • Understanding of the AWS shared responsibility model and how it is used, security measures for AWS workloads, logging and monitoring techniques, threat models for cloud security, patch management, and security automation; methods to use tools and services from third parties to improve AWS security offerings; Key measures for disaster recovery, such as BCP, backups, encryption, access control, and data storage 
  • Knowledge of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms, data encryption techniques and AWS implementation mechanisms, and secure internet protocols and AWS implementation mechanisms 
  • The capacity to compromise between cost, security, and deployment complexity to satisfy application requirements.

What does it take to earn this certification?

The AWS Certified Security – Specialty test must be taken and passed to receive this certification (SCS-C01). The test uses a combination of multiple choice and multiple-answer question types. The test guide contains further details, such as the syllabus for the exam and the passing score.

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Study some practice questions that show the format of the questions asked on this test and provide justifications for the right responses.

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Exam overview

Level: Specialty
Length: 170 minutes to complete the exam
Cost: 300 USD
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Format: 65 questions; either multiple choice or multiple response
Delivery method: Pearson VUE and PSI; testing center or online proctored exam

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