AWS Security Specialty Certification

IT LEVEL:
Intermediate

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
2 Years

Prior Certs:
None

EXAM LENGTH:
170 mins

AWS Security Specialty Certification Exam Training - Frequently Asked Questions

The Amazon Web Services exam is designed for IT professionals interested in building a career in a security role. The AWS Security Specialty exam is a multiple choice, multiple answer exam that validates your skills and experience designing and implementing security solutions to secure the AWS platform.  

The AWS Certified Security Specialty is intended for those who have at least two years of hands on experience in securing AWS workloads. With an exposure to working on the Amazon AWS platform, you’re ready to start preparing for your AWS Security Specialty certification exam.

After you successfully earn your Amazon AWS Security Specialty certification, and gain more IT field experience, you will have options to further specialize in Amazon. You’ll have options to accelerate your career potentials by earning: AWS Solution Architect, AWS SysOps Associate, Security Specialty and more.

Prepare for the exam with our AWS Security Specialty training.

Before taking the Amazon AWS certification exam, you should feel confident in demonstrating your knowledge to a potential employer across these 5 core areas:

  • Incident Response 

    Given and 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. 

  • Logging and Monitoring

    Implement, design, and troubleshoot security monitoring and logging solutions. 

  • Infrastructure Security

    Design, Implement and troubleshoot edge security, network infrastructure, and host-based security on AWS. 

  • Identity and Access Management 

    Design, implement, and troubleshoot a scalable authorization and authentication system to access AWS resources. 

  • Data Protection

    Design, implement, and troubleshoot key management, and a data encryption for data at rest and data in transit.

The technical skills validated through the AWS Security Specialty certification exam will help prepare you for IT career opportunities. AWS Security Specialty validates your skills in designing and implementing solutions for security and will give you the understanding of security controls for AWS workloads.  

CIAT Career Services team provides personalized career transition support to ensure you translate your technical training and industry certifications into viable career opportunities. Our full suite of career services support includes resume building, LinkedIn profile optimization, mock interview support, career coaching, and job placement support, and specialty workshops, to help ensure you’re positioned for success.

Typically, students enrolled in our Certificate in Security Specialty program feel confident taking the Amazon AWS exam after 2 years of hands-on experience in securing AWS workload.

The Certificate in Security Specialty will validate your experience in demonstrating security skills to perform various tasks on the AWS platform. Register for our AWS Security Specialty training course.

Your Amazon AWS exam voucher, retake costs, and exam prep software, are included in the cost of your tuition for any CIAT Bootcamp, Certificate, or Degree programs. CIAT provides unlimited attempts at passing the Amazon AWS to ensure you start your exam calm and confident, without worrying about what will happen if you don’t pass. 

You save hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses over a DIY studying approach.

Both CIAT Mission Valley and National City campuses include secure and authorized testing center facilities, available to local San Diego students and alumni. For our online students, we work closely with you to help locate and facilitate an authorized testing center near you.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CIAT has enabled students to take the Amazon AWS certification exam remotely from the comfort of your own home through Amazon’s new “Test Anywhere” process. Don’t put your goals on hold or push off until normalcy returns.  

Studying for the Amazon AWS certification on your own is doable, but often leaves you without the required technical skills in your background, or the necessary resources to translate your exam score into an IT career. 

Join over 2,000 students who have enrolled in CIAT accredited Certificate and Degree programs and are on their path to launching or advancing their IT careers. Our extensive, custom designed IT curriculum provides training for up to 14 industry certifications, including Amazon AWS. 

  • No exam fees
  • Hands-on training through on-campus and virtual online classes
  • Online test preparation workshops
  • Test preparation software
  • Complimentary week-long IT bootcamps
  • One-on-one support from certified instructors
  • Accredited Certificate and Degree programs to beef up your resume
  • Personalized career services support including resume building and job placement support

*Students are encouraged to take certification exams while actively enrolled in the degree program. Unlimited certification exam attempts expire 90 days after graduation. The following are single attempt exams and are not eligible for a retake voucher: CEH, CASP, CISSP, DevNet & CCNP. See certification exam policy for more details.

The exam code for AWS Security Specialty is SCS-C01

Questions About Getting Certified?

Whether you’re just entering the workforce or trying to take your career to the next level, CIAT offers the certifications needed to prove your expertise to current and future employers. Navigating the IT certification landscape by yourself can be challenging. If you’re wondering which certification path is right for you or how to get started, we’re here to help.

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2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is August 24th, 2021!

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