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How AWS IAM is Used to Securely Manage Access

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Securely Manage Access with IAM
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Introduction
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Summary
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Introduction
Overview
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
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Description

This course provides an overview of the AWS Identity & Access Management Service, commonly referred to as IAM, along with its core features. This is a key security service within AWS and is likely to be one of the first security services you will use and come across allowing you to manage specific access controls within your environment for your users.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what is meant identity and access management and the difference between authentication, authorization, and access control
  • Learn the components of IAM as well as its reporting features

Intended Audience

  • AWS Administrators
  • Security Engineers
  • Security Architects
  • Anyone who is looking to increase their knowledge of the IAM service in preparation for an AWS certification

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should have some basic hands-on experience of AWS and some of its core services, but it is not essential.

Transcript

Hello and welcome to this course where I shall be providing an overview of the AWS Identity & Access Management Service, commonly referred to as IAM, along with its core features.  This is a key security service within AWS and is likely to be one of the first security services you will use and come across allowing you to manage specific access controls within your environment for your users.

My name is Stuart Scott, and I am the AWS content Director here at Cloud Academy.  Feel free to connect with me to ask any questions using the details shown on the screen, alternatively you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an e-mail to support@cloudacademy.com where one of our Cloud experts will reply to your question.

The information set out in this courses has been designed for those who may be in one of the following roles:

  • AWS Administrators
  • Security Engineers
  • Security Architects
  • And anyone who is looking to increase their knowledge of the IAM service in preparation for an AWS certification

By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of AWS IAM, its features, and how it is used to help you manage and control access to your AWS resources. Although this is a beginner’s course, it would be advantageous if you had some basic hands-on experience of AWS and some of its core services, but it is not essential.

Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact support@cloudacademy.com

Please note that, at the time of writing this content, all course information was accurate.  AWS implements hundreds of updates every month as part of its ongoing drive to innovate and enhance its services. As a result, minor discrepancies may appear in the course content over time.  Here at Cloud Academy, we strive to keep our content up to date in order to provide the best training available. So, if you notice any information that is outdated, please contact support@cloudacademy.com.  This will allow us to update the course during its next release cycle.

Thank you! 

About the Author
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Stuart Scott
AWS Content Director
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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 center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

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.