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Security - Specialty Certification Preparation for AWS
course-steps 22 certification 1 lab-steps 11

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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration46m
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Description

Course Description:

Trying to ensure that your AWS infrastructure remains optimized at all times can be a daunting task.  By the very nature of AWS, your infrastructure is likely to be very fluid with the different resources used across your entire AWS account.  As this infrastructure grows within your organization, the management of it can get harder and harder.  How can you ensure that you are deploying your resources in the best way to ensure your costs are kept low, you're not over or under-provisioning instances, that your security is tight and that you are implementing the correct level of resiliency should a failure occur? The simple answer would be to use AWS Trusted Advisor.

The main function of AWS Trusted Advisor is to recommend improvements across your AWS account to help optimise and hone your environment based on AWS best practices. These recommendations cover four distinct categories:
Cost optimization - which helps to identify ways in which you could optimise your resources
Performance - this scans your resources to highlight any potential performance issues across multiple services
Security - this category analyses your environment for any potential security weaknesses or vulnerabilities
Fault Tolerance - which suggests best practices to maintain service operations by increasing resiliency, should a fault or incident occur across your resources

This course dives into the service to explain how it works and how you can use it to benefit your AWS account 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the purpose and benefits of AWS Trusted Advisor
  • Learn how to navigate the AWS Trusted Advisor Console
  • Understand how to use AWS Trusted Advisor to optimize your AWS resources and account
  • Understand how to take actionable steps with AWS Trusted Advisor to improve your AWS infrastructure
  • Learn how to configure different methods of granting access to AWS Trusted Advisor using IAM policies
  • Understand how Amazon CloudWatch can monitor and react to changes within AWS Trusted Advisor

Intended Audience

This course would be of benefit to:

  • Security Professionals & Security Auditors
  • Systems Engineers and Administrators
  • CIO, CTO, IT Managers & Technical Business Leads
  • Compliance Managers
  • Anyone looking to learn more about AWS Security

Prerequisites

I recommend that you have a basic understanding and awareness of AWS and common services. It would also be advantageous if you have an understanding of IAM Policies, although this is not essential

This course includes

  • 6 lectures
  • 3 demonstrations

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About the Author

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data centre and network infrastructure design, to more recently cloud architecture and implementation.

He is a Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP), with his latest achievements gained within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) field.

He currently holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification as well as accreditations as an AWS Business and Technology Professional and in TCO and Cloud Economics.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded 'Expert of the Year Award 2015' from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.