Learn from AWS experts. Advance your security knowledge and skills.

This learning path is designed for individuals who are responsible for security-related activities and want to gain the control and confidence to securely run applications in the AWS Cloud. Learn about access control, data encryption methods, and securing applications and infrastructure. Then get AWS Certified to validate the skills you’ve learned.

For best results, we recommend, but do not require, that individuals have technical AWS Cloud experience related to security before beginning this learning path.

  • Follow this recommended sequence of courses and exams to build your AWS Cloud skills in this Learning Path.

    Getting Started with AWS Security, Identity, and Compliance

    This course provides an overview of AWS security technology, use cases, benefits, and services. The course introduces various services in the AWS Security, Identity, and Compliance service category.

    Digital | 3 hours

    AWS Security Fundamentals

    In this self-paced course, you will learn fundamental AWS Cloud security concepts, including AWS access control, data encryption methods, and how network access to your AWS infrastructure can be secured. We will address your security responsibility in the AWS Cloud and the different security-oriented services available.

    Digital | 2 hours

    AWS Security Essentials

    Gain fundamental knowledge of working securely with data in the AWS Cloud. This course reviews access control, data encryption methods, and securing your AWS infrastructure. It also covers the AWS Shared Security Model. Learners can dive deep, ask questions, work through solutions in person, and get feedback from AWS-accredited instructors with deep technical knowledge.

    Architecting on AWS

    Learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. Explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities.

    Security Engineering on AWS

    Learn how to efficiently use AWS security services to stay secure in the AWS Cloud. This course highlights the security features of key compute, storage, networking, and database AWS services.

    Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Security - Specialty

    Prepare for the AWS Certified Security - Specialty exam by validating technical skills in securing and hardening workloads and architectures on the AWS platform. It is intended for individuals with a Cloud Practitioner or Associate-level AWS certification and two or more years of experience performing a security role.

    AWS Certified Security - Specialty

    This certification is intended for individuals who perform a security role. This exam validates an examinee’s ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge about securing the AWS platform.

    Exam | 170 minutes

  • Optional training

    AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

    This exam enables individuals with an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud to validate their knowledge with an industry-recognized credential. This exam covers four domains, including: cloud concepts, security, technology, and billing and pricing.

    Exam | 90 minutes


Deepen Your AWS Cloud Knowledge with Our Ramp-Up Guide

Our downloadable Ramp-Up Guide helps individuals in security roles see all free digital training, classroom courses, videos, whitepapers, certifications, and other information that is available to help you build their AWS Cloud knowledge.

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