Amazon Web Services

AWS Security Essentials

About the Course: AWS Security Essentials

AWS Security Essentials covers fundamental AWS cloud security concepts, including AWS access control, data encryption methods, and how network access to your AWS infrastructure can be secured. Based on the AWS Shared Security Model, you learn where you are responsible for implementing security in the AWS Cloud and what security-oriented services are available to you and why and how the security services can help meet the security needs of your organisation. This course enables you to dive deep, ask questions, work through solutions, and get feedback from AWS accredited instructors with deep technical knowledge. This is a fundamental level course and is a part of the AWS Security learning path.

Audience Profile

This course is intended primarily for: 

  • IT business-level professionals interested in cloud security practices
  • Security professionals with minimal working knowledge of AWS


Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify security benefits and responsibilities when using the AWS Cloud
  • Describe the access control and management features of AWS 
  • Understand the different data encryption methods to secure sensitive data
  • Describe how to secure network access to your AWS resources 
  • Determine which AWS services can be used for security logging and monitoring
  • Working knowledge of IT security practices and infrastructure concepts
  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts

1 Days

Online/Instructor Led



  • Security design principles in the AWS Cloud
  • AWS Shared Responsibility Model
  • AWS Global Infrastructure
  • Data Centre Security
  • Compliance and Governance
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Data Protection 
  • Lab 01 – Introduction to Security Policies
  • Securing your infrastructure
  • Monitoring and detective controls
  • Lab 02 – Securing VPC Resources with Security Groups
  • DDoS mitigation
  • Incident response essentials
  • Lab 03 – Automating Incident Response with AWS Config and AWS Lambda
  • Explain the benefits of the shared responsibility model
  • Describe multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • Differentiate between the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) security levels
  • Describe security policies at a basic level
  • Explain the benefits of AWS Organisations
  • Summarise the benefits of compliance with AWS
  • Explain primary AWS security services at a basic level
  • AWS Well-Architected tool overview

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