Introduction

This credential helps organizations identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. Earning AWS Certified Security – Specialty validates expertise in securing data and workloads in the AWS Cloud.

Link:  https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-security-specialty/
Difficulty : ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Popularity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Salary : $120k – $171k

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Exam Overview

  • Length : 170 mins
  • Fees : $300
  • Languages: English, French (France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, and Spanish (Latin America).
  • Format: 65 questions; either multiple choice or multiple response
  • Delivery Method:
    – Pearson VUE and PSI; testing center or online proctored exam
  • Pre-req : None
  • Exam Guide : guide
  • Experience:
    1. Five years of IT security experience in designing and implementing security solutions and at least two years of hands-on experience in securing AWS workloads
    2. Working knowledge of AWS security services and features of services to provide a secure production environment and an understanding of security operations and risks
    3. Knowledge of the AWS shared responsibility model and its application; security controls for workloads on AWS; logging and monitoring strategies; cloud security threat models; patch management and security automation; ways to enhance AWS security services with third-party tools and services; and disaster recovery controls, including BCP and backups, encryption, access control, and data retention
    4. Understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms, data-encryption methods and AWS mechanisms to implement them, and secure internet protocols and AWS mechanisms to implement them
    5. Ability to make tradeoff decisions with regard to cost, security, and deployment complexity to meet a set of application requirements

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