AWS Certified Security Specialty (SCS-C01)


The AWS Certified Security Specialty (SCS-C01) examination is a deep dive into AWS security, offering a comprehensive look into the advanced mechanisms and practices that fortify the AWS infrastructure. As cloud environments become increasingly complex, the need for specialized security expertise becomes paramount. This exam is tailored for those who have a foundational knowledge of AWS and wish to delve deeper into the specific security protocols, encryption methodologies, and intricate access control mechanisms that AWS employs.

Here's a breakdown of the main domains covered in the SCS-C01 exam:

Incident Response:

  • Given a scenario, investigate potential incidents and select appropriate responses.
  • Evaluate the AWS environment using AWS logging and monitoring tools.
  • Logging and Monitoring:

  • Design and implement security monitoring and alerting.
  • Design and implement a logging solution.
  • Analyze and respond to logs.
  • Infrastructure Security:

  • Design edge security on AWS.
  • Design and implement a secure network infrastructure.
  • Design and implement host-based security.
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM):

  • Design and implement a scalable authorization and authentication system to access AWS resources.
  • Troubleshoot an authentication and authorization system to access AWS resources.
  • Data Protection:

  • Design and implement key management and use.
  • Design and implement a data encryption solution for data at rest and data in transit.
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    AWS Certified Security Specialty (SCS-C01) Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: The AWS Certified Security Specialty exam presents 65 multiple-choice and multiple-answer questions, each designed to test the depth of your understanding.
  • Duration: Allocate 170 minutes to navigate the complexities of the exam.
  • Passing Score: A minimum score of 750 out of 1000 is the threshold to achieve this certification.
  • Languages: The exam caters to a global audience, available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.
  • Exam Format: Questions are meticulously crafted, emphasizing real-world application of security principles within the AWS ecosystem, challenging both your theoretical knowledge and practical acumen.
  • AWS Certified Security Specialty (SCS-C01) Exam Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Q: How long is the certification valid for?
  • A: The AWS Certified Security Specialty certification stands valid for three years from the date of successfully passing the exam.
  • Q: What prerequisites are essential for this certification?
  • A: AWS recommends that candidates possess either the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or an Associate-level certification. Additionally, a minimum of two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads is crucial.
  • Q: How can I optimally prepare for the exam?
  • A: In conjunction with this practice test, it's imperative to complete the AWS Certified Security Specialty course on Cybrary. Additionally, immersing oneself in AWS security whitepapers, FAQs, documentation, and hands-on experience with AWS security services and features will be invaluable.
  • Q: How does this practice test compare to the actual exam?
  • A: This practice test is designed to closely mirror the format, difficulty, and content of the actual exam, ensuring that you are well-prepared for every aspect of the certification test.
  • Practice Test Specifications

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    System Requirements


    Hardware and Software Minimum Requirements:

  • Processor: Min. 500MHz Processor, 128 MB RAM
  • Screen Resolution: Min. 1024x768
  • Note: Some courses may be better experienced by using a higher or lower screen resolution.


    Operating Systems:

    Supported System Platforms:
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2003 (SP2 or later)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Mac OS X v 10.4 or higher
  • Supported Browsers:

  • Microsoft IE 7
  • Microsoft IE 8
  • Microsoft IE 9
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Note: The browser version you're running must support 128-bit encryption or secured pages will not display correctly.



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