AWS Certified Security Specialty Exam Study Guide [SCS-C01]

AWS Certified Security Specialty Certification Study Guide

Preparing for the AWS Certified Security Specialty (SCS-C01) exam? Don’t know where to start? This post is the AWS Certified Security Specialty Certificate Study Guide (with links to each objective in the exam domain).

I have curated a detailed list of articles from AWS documentation and other blogs for each objective of the AWS Certified Security Specialty (SCS-C01) exam. Please share the post within your circles so it helps them to prepare for the exam.

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Incident Response - 12%

Given an AWS abuse notice, evaluate the suspected compromised instance or exposed access keys
Verify that the Incident Response plan includes relevant AWS services
Evaluate the configuration of automated alerting, and execute possible remediation of security-related incidents and emerging issues
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Logging and Monitoring - 20%

Design and implement security monitoring and alerting
Troubleshoot security monitoring and alerting
Design and implement a logging solution
Troubleshoot logging solutions

Infrastructure Security - 26%

Design edge security on AWS

Services resident at the AWS edge locations (provide a security perimeter for your apps):

1. Amazon CloudFront (Content Delivery Network)

Think of CloudFront as the front door to your app. So, effectively, you are moving the attack surface from your infrastructure (with sensitive data) to the edge.

2. AWS Shield (Protects against DDoS attacks)

3. AWS Web Application Firewall (protect web applications from threats)

4. Amazon Route 53 (DNS Web service)

Security features on AWS CloudFront edge locations:

1. Using SSL/TLS to deliver your content

2. AWS Certificate Manager to create a custom SSL certificate for CloudFront

3. Serving Private Content with Signed URLs

4. Serving Private Content with Signed Cookies

5. Advanced CloudFront Security (Full/half bridge HTTPS connections, OCSP stapling)

6. CloudFront Field-level Encryption

For encrypting sensitive data (like the Credit card details) using field-specific encryption keys

Design and implement a secure network infrastructure
Troubleshoot a secure network infrastructure
Design and implement host-based security

Identity and Access Management - 20%

Design and implement a scalable authorization and authentication system to access AWS resources
Troubleshoot an authorization and authentication system to access AWS resources

Data Protection - 22%

Design and implement key management and use
Troubleshoot key management
Design and implement a data encryption solution for data at rest and data in transit

This brings us to the end of the AWS Certified Security Specialty [SCS-C01] Exam Preparation Study Guide.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments section if I have missed out on anything. Also, I love to hear from you about how your preparation is going on!

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