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AWS Security Specialty

AWS Security Specialty

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AWS Certified Security - Specialty

AWS Security Specialty certification helps cloud security professionals to advance their knowledge on designing and implementing security solutions to secure the AWS platform. The candidates are required to have an understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms. Also candidates must have an understanding of data-encryption methods and AWS mechanisms to implement them together with a working knowledge of AWS security services and features of services to provide a secure production


Who should take the AWS Security Specialty Exam?

AWS Certified Security Specialty (SCS-C01) examination is intended for individuals who perform a security role. AWS exam validates an examinee’s ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge about securing the AWS platform.  Candidates are required to have a minimum of five years of IT security experience, designing and implementing security solutions and at least two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads with security controls for workloads on AWS. 


Course Structure

AWS Certified Security - Specialty exam covers the following topics -

  • Domain 1: Incident Response 12%
  • Domain 2: Logging and Monitoring 20%
  • Domain 3: Infrastructure Security 26%
  • Domain 4: Identity and Access Management 20%
  • Domain 5: Data Protection 22% 

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Exam Format and Information

Exam Name AWS Certified Security - Specialty
Exam SCS-C01
Exam Duration 170 Minutes
Exam Format Multiple Choice and Multi-Response Questions
Exam Type Specialty
Number of Questions 65 Questions
Pass Score 75%-80%
Exam Fee $300
Exam Language English and Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
Validity 3 years

AWS Security Specialty FAQs

No, AWS certification does not require any programming skills. AWS is designed for both technical and non-technical candidates. But having a good knowledge in programming and about AWS cloud will be an advantage. This totally depends on which AWS certification you are applying for. For AWS Security Specialty certification the main requirement is to have advanced level experience in understanding IT security as well as how to secure AWS workloads.
The domains which will help in your exam preparation for AWS Certified Security Specialty exam are:- Infrastructure Security (26%); Identity and Access Management (20%); Data Protection (22%); Incident Response (12%); Logging and Monitoring (20%)
1. AWS is the leading cloud service provider worldwide. And many different organizations are hiring AWS Professionals, which has created a demand for AWS certifications. 2. AWS has a huge impact that individuals are applying for AWS certification. To be Certified in AWS will enhance your AWS service skills and will help you get hired in a good company. 3. Companies like Netflix, BMW group are using AWS because the business world is trying to reach the huge crowd using the cloud medium which will provide more space for their work. 4. AWS provide different levels of certification starting from beginner level and ends at professional level. A Certified AWS Professional will be able to explore new opportunities to get a future secured job.
AWS Security Specialty certification requires an understanding of various operations of security and good knowledge of how AWS security services work including implementing AWS mechanism. Candidate applying for this certification need to have at least 2 years of experience in securing AWS workloads and minimum 5 years of experience in implementing and designing security solutions.
In AWS Certified Security Specialty exam you will get 170 minutes to complete the exam.
Amazon has a rule that if you get failed in AWS certification then you need to wait for 14 days to give the exam again.
It is not necessary to know about Linux in AWS. There is a need to know about one operating system whether it is Windows or Linux. But it can be an advantage if you have a basic understanding of Linux.
Amazon Web Service (AWS) provides you option to reschedule your exam 24 hours before the exam appointment. You need to go to your AWS certification account and click on Manage PSI exams, to reschedule or cancel the exam.
You need to score 750 out of 1000 to pass the AWS Certified Security Specialty exam.
1. Amazon Web Service (AWS) is introduced by Amazon and Azure is a cloud service by Microsoft. Both AWS and Azure are helping businesses to grow by providing services in various domains like network, storage and compute. 2. AWS have simple storage service which is considered as the longest running and Azure uses storage block bob as a storage services. 3. AWS is good for Iaas or large range of services and for Paas or window integration Azure provides a good service.
Candidates who have a keen interest in cloud industry then Amazon Web Services can be the best cloud service to get certified in. AWS is used by top organizations with so many services available that will you help you gain more knowledge about cloud platforms. Learning AWS can be easy for those who understand the concepts of Cloud Computing. It is necessary to study and have some good knowledge in AWS cloud which will give you an advantage to learn and move to another level of AWS easily.
1. AWS is considered as a secured cloud service, it provides security for data, accounts and work files using features like encryption and threat detection which monitors every activity of files. 2. It provides secure access to AWS account which can be managed anywhere with AWS cloud. 3. It provides security to web applications by using filtering in which you can block the common attacks like SQL injection.
AWS comes in the list of top leading cloud services provider all over the world. AWS certification provides individuals training to understand the key tools and concepts of AWS. Being certified in Amazon Web Services will be beneficial in many ways such as, 1. It will help you advance your skills in cloud platform services. 2. There are different levels in AWS Certifications starting from beginner to professional level which will make you capable to get a good and secure job in the market. 3. On becoming certified AWS professional many doors will open for you so you do not need to stick on the same role. There are many other opportunities for which you can apply. This certification requires hard work. If you are focused about AWS then there is nothing than can stop you to become Professional.
This exam will cost you $300 USD with additional taxes included.
AWS Certifications are valid for 3 years and after that you need to update your certification.
AWS Certified Security Specialty exam test the knowledge about securing the AWS platform in which professionals design and implement to provide security solutions. For this candidate’s need to have at least 2 years of experience in securing AWS workloads and minimum 5 years of experience in IT Security. During preparation first, 1. Start researching for security concepts using online courses and do as many practice questions as possible which will help you know your strengths and weaknesses. 2. Check for the available exam pattern and create a blueprint, topic wise. This will help you cover all topics in a sequent manner. 3. This certification requires advanced skills and knowledge for which you need to prepare hard and you should also apply for AWS exam discussion, blogs and make yourself updated with every news about the exam concepts.
AWS Security Specialty Certification examines the skills and ability to implement and design a security solution for AWS. For this certification candidate need to have minimum 5 year of experience in designing and implementing IT security solutions and an advanced knowledge of securing AWS workloads.
This AWS certification contains 65 questions which need to be completed in 170 minutes.
No, there is no prerequisite for the AWS Certified Security - Specialty Exam. Candidate can directly appear for the certification exam.
The AWS Privacy Policy does not share personally identifiable information or exam results (pass/fail) without explicit candidate consent.
Once purchased, the practice exams can be access for the lifetime.
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.
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
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.
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.
Amazon 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 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.
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.
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.
In 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.
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."
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.
Apart from validating technical skills, AWS Certification gives tangible benefits to help showcase achievements for further advancement and gain AWS expertise.
Yes testprep training offers free practice tests for AWS Certified Security - Specialty which can be used before the final purchase for complete test.
Yes our experts frequently blog about the tips and tricks for exam preparation.
We do not provide exam voucher for the certification exam. The exam voucher has to be directly purchased from Amazon. Cost of AWS Certified Security - Specialty Certification exam is $300; which is the same across countries.
Go to aws.amazon.com/training to find the role-based learning path right for the candidate.


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