Cloud Audit Academy

Learn skills and best practices to audit for security in the cloud

Cloud Audit Academy (CAA) is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Auditing Learning Path designed for existing and prospective auditing, risk, and compliance professionals who are involved in assessing regulated workloads in the cloud.

Today, control framework language is catered towards on-premises environments, and security IT auditing techniques have not been reshaped for the cloud. At AWS, we believe in empowering our customers to apply cloud-specific verification techniques to their audits in the cloud. Cloud Audit Academy provides current and upcoming auditors with the education and tools to audit for security in the cloud using a risk-based approach.

The CAA curriculum is a leveled learning path that starts with a wide scope (cloud and industry agnostic), and narrows as the learner progresses to focus on AWS, framework, and industry-specific content.

Learners have the opportunity to receive Continuing Professional Education (CPE) units from the most recognized IT governance and security professional associations in the industry. 

AWS Cloud Audit Academy

Courses to Meet Your Needs

New to Cloud

Gain introductory knowledge of the auditing differences in the cloud versus on-premises. This course is cloud agnostic and not specific to any industry. 

Auditing in AWS

Build your toolkit for assessing AWS controls implemented and configured by AWS customers. This course includes real-world risk examples, use-cases, and activities with respective control objectives. 

Industry-Specific Auditing

Gain knowledge and confidence assessing framework-specific workloads in your AWS environment. Know what evidence to look for and where to obtain it. This course provides demonstrations and interactive console walkthroughs. 

Why Learn with AWS Cloud Audit Academy?
Career Development

Earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits from partners such as ISACA, ISC2, or GIAC for the course you take. 

Expert Auditors

Learn through a structured curriculum and ask subject matter experts questions during instructor-led training. 


Reduce the time-to-market for your regulated AWS workloads by learning to assess industry-recognized frameworks, standards, and statutory regulations. 

Become a Partner

Cloud Audit Academy instructors are subject matter experts and industry standard practitioners from AWS Security Assurance Services, LLC and qualified AWS APN partners who possess the Security compliance competency (listed below).

AWS and partner instructors are AWS-certified with current audit credentials (such as, IIA Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification; ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification; ISO audit certifications; and/or PCI Qualified Security Assessor) with over five years of cloud audit, compliance, or regulatory experience. 

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