With ‘Cloud computing’ completely overhauling today’s business scenario, AWS, Microsoft Azure and many other vendors are entering the business landscape today. AWS or ‘Amazon web services’ is a leading cloud service provider that powers startups and established organizations with services such as storage, computation, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning, IoT (Internet of Things) and more. These services enable the organizations to achieve their business goals in a cost effective and effective manner.
In spite of so many vendors and customers entering the cloud market, AWS has been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant in Cloud Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for the ninth year in a row. (Gartner Report:Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide (2019))
AWS has introduced many certifications and the ‘AWS Security’ certification is one of them and it has gained widespread acceptance. Here are a few details about the exam.
Skills validated by the exam:
From the AWS website, here is a list of skills that is validated by the exam:
Recommended experience before taking the exam:
About the exam:
Here are the details about the exam:
|Format of exam||Multiple choice, multiple answer|
|No. of questions||170|
|Cost||300 USD (40USD for practice exam)|
|Languages offered in||English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese|
|Delivered by||Testing center|
|Passing grade||750 out of 1000|
The exam has five domains and they are listed below with their weightages:
|Domain 1: Incident Response||12%|
|Domain 2: Logging and Monitoring||20%|
|Domain 3: Infrastructure Security||26%|
|Domain 4: Identity and Access Management||20%|
|Domain 5: Data Protection||22 %|
How to prepare for the exam:
Resources for the exam:
While there are several resources on the net, these are some resources that will help you pass the exam:
In addition, we at InfoSec Train offer AWS Certified Security – Specialty Training –do contact us for more details to pass the exam on the first attempt!!