This section of the Solution Architect Associate learning path introduces you to the core encryption concepts and services relevant to the SAA-C03 exam. We overview the AWS encryption options and how to select and apply AWS encryption services to meet relevant situations and scenarios.
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- Learn the fundamentals of Amazon's Key Management Service (KMS), including permissions, key policies, and key management
- Learn how the AWS Secrets Manager is used to implement security best practices by protecting secrets such as database credentials and API keys
- Learn the fundamentals of CloudHSM, how it's implemented, and how to use it as a Custom Key Store in KMS
- Learn how to implement server-side and client-side encryption
Hello, and welcome to this course on encryption with AWS, where we’re here to help you on your journey to prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification. Before we get started, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Danny Jessee, and I am one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy, specializing in AWS – Amazon Web Services – and AWS certifications.
In this course, the AWS team will be presenting a series of lectures that introduce the various encryption services currently available in AWS that may be covered on the exam.
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This course has been specifically curated to help you pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam and is ideal for anyone who is looking to learn more about the various encryption services in AWS in preparation for the exam. The objective of this course is to provide a high-level introduction to the various encryption services in AWS that can assist with securing your sensitive data and secrets, including:
- The AWS Key Management Service, known as KMS;
- CloudHSM, a cloud-based hardware security module that allows you to generate your own encryption keys;
- Different encryption mechanisms in S3, including various options for both server-side and client-side encryption; and
- How to use AWS Secrets Manager to manage, rotate, and retrieve secrets used within your applications.
Together with the other courses in this learning path, we’ll cover all of the key tools, technologies, and concepts from the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam guide and ensure that you are fully prepared to sit this exam.
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification has been designed for anyone who has experience designing cloud solutions that use AWS services to meet current and future business requirements, as well as architectures that are secure, resilient, high-performing, and cost-optimized in accordance with the AWS Well-Architected Framework. All of the AWS Cloud concepts introduced in this course will be explained and reinforced from the ground up.
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