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AWS Certified Security - Specialty Practice Exam

AWS Certified Security - Specialty Certification


About AWS Certified Security - Specialty Certification


AWS Certified Security Specialty (SCS-C01) exam is intended for individuals who perform a security role. AWS Certified Security - Specialty exam validates the candidates ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge about securing the AWS platform. The certification validates the candidates ability to demonstrates - 


  • Understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms.
  • Understanding of data encryption methods and AWS mechanisms to implement them.
  • Understanding of secure Internet protocols and AWS mechanisms to implement them.
  • Working knowledge of AWS security services and features of services to provide a secure production environment.
  • Competency gained from two or more years of production deployment experience using AWS security services and features.
  • Ability to make tradeoff decisions with regard to cost, security, and deployment complexity given a set of application requirements.
  • Understanding of security operations and risk.


Recommended Knowledge for AWS Certified Security - Specialty Certification


  • Minimum of five years of IT security experience designing and implementing security solutions.
  • Minimum two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads.
  • Security controls for workloads on AWS.


Exam Pattern  for AWS Certified Security - Specialty Certification


  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice, multiple answer
  • Length: 170 minutes, 65 questions
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
  • Registration Fee: 300 USD
  • Passing Score: 75% - 80%
  • Validity: 3 years


Course Outline for AWS Certified Security - Specialty Certification


Domain 1: Incident Response (12%) 

1.1 Given an AWS abuse notice, evaluate the suspected compromised instance or exposed access keys.

1.2 Verify that the Incident Response plan includes relevant AWS services.

1.3 Evaluate the configuration of automated alerting, and execute possible remediation of security-related

incidents and emerging issues.


Domain 2: Logging and Monitoring (20%)

2.1 Design and implement security monitoring and alerting.

2.2 Troubleshoot security monitoring and alerting.

2.3 Design and implement a logging solution.

2.4 Troubleshoot logging solutions.


Domain 3: Infrastructure Security (26%)

3.1 Design edge security on AWS.

3.2 Design and implement a secure network infrastructure. 

3.3 Troubleshoot a secure network infrastructure.

3.4 Design and implement host-based security.


Domain 4: Identity and Access Management (20%)

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

4.2 Troubleshoot an authorization and authentication system to access AWS resources.


Domain 5: Data Protection (22%)

5.1 Design and implement key management and use.

5.2 Troubleshoot key management.

5.3 Design and implement a data encryption solution for data at rest and data in transit. 


FAQs on AWS Certified Advanced Security Specialty Certification 


1. What is the prerequisite for taking Amazon Web Services Certification?

No, there is no prerequisite for Exam, candidate can directly appear for the certification exam.


2. Are there any pre-requisites for taking Professional or Specialty exams?

In October 2018, Amazon has removed the pre-requisites to give candidates more flexibility. Candidates are no longer required to have an Associate certification before pursuing Professional certification, also there is no requirement to have Cloud Practitioner or Associate certification before pursuing Specialty certification. Yet it is suggested to pursue the recommended learning paths as they advance and validate their skills.  


3. What are the benefits offered to AWS Certified individuals?

Apart from validating technical skills, AWS Certification gives tangible benefits to help showcase achievements for further advancement and gain AWS expertise. 

4. Can we get a list of AWS Certified individuals?

The AWS Privacy Policy does not share personally identifiable information or exam results (pass/fail) without explicit candidate consent.


5. How can we verify an individual’s certification status?

In order to verify a certificate, you can use the validation number on the bottom right of their certificate that can be verified on the website . The certification can also be verified by clicking an individual’s shared digital badge, which includes a link to help verify certification status.


6. What are the options to reschedule the exam if someone is not able to scheduled appointment?

If you miss your scheduled exam appointment, you will forfeit the exam fee and are not eligible for a refund. You will not be able to register again for the exam until 24 hours after your missed exam time. Missing the exam does not result in a “fail” status.

Yes canceling or rescheduling s possible within 48 hours of the exam time with a fees of 60 USD. Note you will not be able to reschedule or cancel an exam within 24 hours of exam time. Also with more than 48 hours’ notice, there are no fees to cancel or reschedule your exam.


7. When do we get the exam results?

In a general scenario, Beta exam results are available in 90 days (13 weeks) or less from the close of the beta exam. An email notification for will be sent for exam results once the results are available in the AWS Certification Account.

The updated exams use a scale-scoring method through which candidate will receive email confirmation for exam completion. The detailed exam results are made available within 5 business days of completing the exam on your AWS Certification Account under Previous Exams. But for exams using the original percentage scoring method, candidates are sent email after completing the exam, that includes detailed exam results. 


*Note - On completing your exam, the testing screen displays pass or fail notification.


8. What kind of services and features are covered in an exam?

AWS Certification does not have a list of all services or features covered in a given certification exam. But the exam guide for each exam lists the current topic covered and course objectives 


9. What is the exam retake policy?

candidates who are unable to clear the exam must wait for 14 days before they are eligible to retake the exam. Note, there is no limit on the number of exam attempts till the candidate finally passes the exam. But for each exam attempt, full registration price has to be paid. Beta exam test takers are eligible for one attempt only.


10. Where can we attend the AWS Certification exam?

We continually add new testing centers in the US and internationally. Contact PSI to request a testing center near you.

List of available testing centers in the area with available dates and times during the exam scheduling process are shared. Candidate can view a full set of test centers, sign in to aws.training and click "Certification" in the top navigation and Next, click “AWS Certification Account,” followed by “Schedule and Manage Exams.” Enter the city or ZIP Code to see a list of available test centers near you.


11. How can a candidate register to take an AWS Certification exam?

To register for an exam, candidate needs to sign in to aws.training and click “Certification” in the top navigation. Next, click “AWS Certification Account” followed by “Schedule New Exam."


12. How can we choose the right AWS Certification exam?

Go to aws.amazon.com/training to find the role-based learning path right for the candidate.


13. How can we purchase the exam voucher?

We do not provide exam voucher for the certification exam. The exam voucher has to be directly purchased from Amazon. Cost of AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty Certification exam is $300; which is the same across countries.


14. Does Testprep Training offer Money Back Guarantee for the Exam Simulator?

Yes, we offer a 100% unconditional money back guarantee. In case you are not able to clear the exam for then you can request for the full refund. Please note that we only refund the cost of product purchased from Testprep Training and not the AWS Certification Exam cost.


15. Is there any assistance from Testprep Training in terms of exam preparation?

Yes, Testprep Training offers email support for any certification related query while you are preparing for the exam using our practice exams. Your query will be handled by experts in due course.


16. Can we try the free test before purchasing the practice exam?

Yes testprep training offers free practice tests for AWS Certified Advanced Networking Specialty which can be used before the final purchase for the complete test. 


17. Do you provide any preparation guidance for this certification exam?

Yes our experts frequently blog about the tips and tricks for exam preparation.


18. Do you offer any discount on the bulk purchase?

Yes we offer nearly 50% discount for the order more than 10 products at a time. You can reach the testprep training Helpdesk for more details. The member of support staff will respond as soon as possible.


19. For how long is the license valid after purchase?

Once purchased, the practice exams can be accessed for the lifetime.


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