New course: AWS Security Fundamentals

Take a close look at our AWS Security Fundamentals Course. You’ll learn where to focus when working with AWS and the best ways of using all the tools in the Security and Identity category.

Security is undoubtedly one of the most important topics relating to AWS you’ll encounter. We can see this by noting how carefully Amazon protects the services they build with security rules and best practices. However, because the Shared Responsibility Model places some of the task in our hands, we need to consider a few things before we actually get working on the platform and AWS Security Fundamentals walks you through this process.
AWS Security Fundamentals
To help our students get started with AWS Security, Cloud Academy has just released a new beginner level course called AWS Security Fundamentals. In this course we will consider what you will need to know and do before you get started with AWS’s public cloud platform. We will also offer a basic overview of all the services in the Security and Identity category.

So what is different about this course?

AWS Security Fundamentals - shared responsibility modelFirst, we dedicate an entire lecture to the AWS Shared Responsibility model, presenting the differences between managed and infrastructure services, showing, for each type of service, who is expected to do what at each step. We will also define things like the Acceptable Use Policy and rules for penetration testing.
We will then dedicate an entire lecture to each of the services in the Security and Identity Category, including:

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) – covering the basic concepts and general usage of this great service.
  • Directory Service – including a discussion of recent updates that add support for Managed Microsoft Active Directory and a hands-on demonstration of how to launch a Simple AD domain in the cloud.
  • Amazon Inspector – announced during the re:Invent 2015 Las Vegas and still the preview mode. We will cover the basics along with an actual demonstration.
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF) – yet another new service announced during the re:Invent 2015 Las Vegas. We will cover the key concepts and general usage.

Also, In the final lecture, we dedicated a few minutes to guide you through an AWS security overview, providing the most relevant points to consider when working with AWS.

Bottom line: in this single course, you will learn what you should focus on when working with AWS, how to work with all the tools in the Security and Identity category, have a general overview of security best practices and be up to date with the latests AWS security-related releases.

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Eric Magalhães

Eric has a strong background as a Systems Engineer. He is passionate about automation and anything that can make his job painless. Thus adding AWS Cloud skills was an easy decision. He currently holds multiple AWS certifications and is interested in joining the DevOps cult. Outside of his professional life, he loves traveling, music, beer, eating, and cooking.


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