Prove Your Ability to Effectively Secure the AWS Cloud

Achieving the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security – Specialty certification enables tenured cloud security professional to demonstrate their ability to secure the AWS cloud. The exam is intended for cloud security pros who want to prove their:

  • Understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms.
  • Understanding of data encryption methods and how to secure Internet protocols, plus the 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.

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The following courses will help prepare you for this certification:

Advanced Architecting on AWS

Security Engineering on AWS

About the Exam

The AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam includes multiple choice, multiple answer questions. You will have almost three hours to complete the 65-question exam. Exams are administered at PSI centers.


You must hold an Associate-level or Cloud Practitioner certification to take this exam.

Recommended AWS Knowledge

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

Recommended Courses

The following courses help you prepare for this certification:

Advanced Architecting on AWS

Security Engineering on AWS