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50% Discount on AWS Certified Security – Specialty Beta Exam

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The AWS Training and Certification team is hosting a new beta for our AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam. Be among the first to hold this new AWS Certification!

Register today—this beta exam will only be available from January 15 to March 2, 2018.

The AWS Certified Security – Specialty beta exam validates knowledge of effectively securing the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. The exam covers incident response, logging and monitoring, infrastructure security, identity and access management, and data protection.

The exam validates, in part:

  • Understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms.
  • Working knowledge of AWS security services and features of services to provide a secure production environment.
  • Ability to make tradeoff decisions with regard to cost, security, and deployment complexity given a set of application requirements.

The beta exam is available for $150 USD—a 50% discount off specialty exam pricing.

See our beta exam website for more details >>

Eligibility for the Beta Exam

The beta exam is open to anyone who currently holds an Associate or Cloud Practitioner certification. We recommend candidates have five years of IT security experience, designing and implementing security solutions, and at least two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads.

How to Prepare

We have training and other resources to help you prepare for the beta exam:

AWS Security Fundamentals
Digital | 3 Hours
This course introduces you to fundamental cloud computing and AWS security concepts, including AWS access control and management, governance, logging, and encryption methods. It also covers security-related compliance protocols and risk management strategies, as well as procedures related to auditing your AWS security infrastructure.

Security Operations on AWS
Classroom | 3 Days
This course demonstrates how to efficiently use AWS security services to stay secure and compliant in the AWS Cloud. The course focuses on the AWS-recommended security best practices that you can implement to enhance the security of your data and systems in the cloud. The course highlights the security features of AWS key services including compute, storage, networking, and database services.

Online Resources for Cloud Security and Compliance
Review documentation, whitepapers, and articles & tutorials related to cloud security and compliance.

Please contact us if you have questions the beta exam.

Good luck!