Preparation Exam: AWS Security Specialty Certification

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Required Score
Data Protection
Identity and Access Management
Infrastructure Security
Logging and Monitoring
Incident Response
Average Duration
1h 30m
Welcome to Cloud Academy's preparation exam for the AWS Security Specialty Certification.
This prep exam is designed to prepare you for the type of questions you will need to answer, as well as the timed environment you will experience during the actual exam.
If you are studying for the AWS Security Specialty Certification, we recommend you complete our learning path on this topic before taking this prep exam.

This preparation exam has the same number of multiple-choice questions as the the AWS Security Specialty Certification exam. You have 180 minutes to complete the exam. 

As per the AWS exam guide, some questions have one correct answer, while others require you to choose two or three correct answers.

The questions on this exam focus on the five domains of AWS exam guide. Each domain has the similar percentage allocated as per the AWS exam guide

Exam Composition

  • Domain 1: Incident Response 12%
  • Domain 2: Logging and Monitoring 20% 
  • Domain 3: Infrastructure Security 26% 
  • Domain 4: Identity and Access Management 20% 
  • Domain 5: Data Protection 22% 
In order to pass this prep exam, you will need both of the following:
A minimum score of 70 percent or higher on the overall exam.
Achieve the minimum threshold score of 35% for each of the domains.

Once you begin your exam session:

You can spend as long as you wish on any particular question, but must budget your time to complete all 65 questions. Any questions not completed in 180 minutes will be scored as incorrect.

During the session, you may skip questions and return to them later in the session. You can also review your answers to previous questions, and change them at any point during the exam session.

You can end the exam session at any time by selecting “Submit Exam,” but this completes the entire session. All of your answers will be scored. All unanswered questions will be scored as incorrect. You cannot return later to complete any unanswered questions.

You can always start a new session, but it may contain different questions from your previous session.

When you submit your exam, you will receive your total score, as well as your score for each exam domain.

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