AWS Access & Key Management Security

Duration10h 16m
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With Security being one of the hottest topics within the Cloud industry today, Access and Key Management is often highlighted, questioned and misunderstood. 

This learning path on AWS Access & Key Management Security has been designed to help you understand how AWS implements and manages access to its resources from an Identity, key management, and best practice perspective.

It will focus on the Identity & Access Management Service (IAM) and all of its features and how they operate together to provide secure access management to your resources. You will also gain a deeper understanding of how these features operate from an authentication, authorization and access control stance. 

Security best practices will be covered across a range of abstract and container services, plus how the Key Management Service (KMS) and CloudHSM service can be used to manage and control the use of encryption keys and the benefits and considerations when doing so.

Instructors for this learning path:

Stuart Scott

  • AWS: Overview of Identity & Access Management (IAM)
  • Understanding of AWS Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
  • AWS Security Best Practices: Abstract and Container Services

Tom Lynch

  • Amazon Web Services – Key Management Service (KMS)
  • Amazon Web Services - CloudHSM


  • April 6, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam 
  • September 21st 2018 - Added Course 'Understanding S3 Encryption Mechanisms to secure your data'


Your certificate for this learning path

Learning Path Steps

1 courses

This course explains AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM), what it is, and how to implement it.

2 labs

Learn how to manage our organization using IAM Users and Groups and IAM Roles 

3 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Overview of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

4 courses

In this course, you'll learn about security mechanisms around AWS Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting, using a variety of services.

5 quizzes

Authentication, Authorization & Accounting

6 courses

This course discusses the responsibility between AWS and the customer when architecting both abstract and container services

7 courses

In this course, you will learn the basics of KMS, what it will cost to implement, how to encrypt data, and more...

8 courses

In this course, you'll learn about the S3 encryption and decryption process for S3 Managed Keys, KMS Managed Keys, and Customer Provided Keys.

9 labs

In this lab, you'll learn about Amazon Key Management Service to encrypt S3 and EBS Data at an intermediate level. Get started today!

10 quizzes

AWS Key Management Service (KMS) Intermediate

11 courses

This course gets you started with AWS CloudHSM by giving you an overview of the basics of the service, what it is, and its use cases.

12 exam-filled

Exam: Access & Key Management Security on AWS

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 cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 60++ courses relating to Cloud, most within the AWS category with a heavy focus on security and compliance

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.