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This learning path has been designed to introduce you to many of the different AWS Security services that are available to help you implement varied levels of security within your AWS environment.  

Security is one of the most important factors when implementing cloud services as you must ensure that the data you are storing on the Cloud remains restricted, controlled, monitored, maintained and secured to the correct level.  

AWS has developed a number of AWS security services and management tools to help you protect your data and environment from unwanted exposures, vulnerabilities, and threats, but largely it's down to us as customers to ensure these AWS security services are implemented effectively.

This AWS Security Services learning path will introduce a number of key AWS security services that can be used effectively within your security processes and procedures to ensure that you remain protected from both internal and external threats.

The services covered within this learning path are as follows:

  • AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM)
  • AWS Key Management Service (KMS)
  • AWS CloudHSM
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • Amazon Inspector
  • AWS Config

By the end of the AWS Security Services learning path, you would have a solid understanding of each of these AWS security services and will be able to confidently implement them within your own AWS environment.  



Stuart Scott:

  • AWS: Overview of AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM)
  • Introduction to AWS Web Application Firewall
  • AWS CloudTrail: An Introduction
  • Amazon Inspector
  • AWS Config: An Introduction

Tom Lynch:

  • Amazon Web Services - Key Management Service (KMS)
  • Getting started with AWS CloudHSM


  • April 6, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam
  • September 21st 2018 - Added Course 'Enforcing Compliance & Security Controls with Amazon Macie'
  • September 21st 2018 - Added Course 'Understanding Amazon GuardDuty'
  • September 21st 2018 - Added Lab 'Detecting EC2 Threats with Amazon GuardDuty


Your certificate for this learning path

Learning Path Steps

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)

5 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!

11 labs

Compliance check using AWS Config Rules: See how AWS Config can enhance your security and compliance with AWS managed rules and custom rules with AWS Lambda

14 labs

Learn how to use Amazon GuardDuty to automatically uncover malicious EC2 activity and configure threat lists to improve the security of your AWS environments.

15 exam-filled

Exam: Security Services 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 50+ 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.