Getting Started with AWS Security, Identity, and Compliance

Course Modality

digital training.

Course Level


Course Time

3 hours

Course Language


Course Overview

This course provides an overview of AWS security technology, use cases, benefits, and services. The course introduces various services in the AWS Security, Identity, and Compliance service category. By the end of this course, you will gain an understanding about the importance of security in the cloud and be able to identify AWS services that you can use to secure your data.


No prerequisites are required for this course.


Intended Audience

IT business-level professionals interested in cloud security practices

  • Security professionals with minimal working knowledge of AWS
  • People new to AWS who want to develop an understanding of basic security concepts and services in the cloud

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Self-Paced Online Video

A 360-degree learning approach that you can adapt to your learning style

A 360-degree learning approach that you can adapt to your learning style

Engage and learn more with these live and highly-interactive classes alongside your peers

24/7 Teaching Assistance

24/7 Teaching Assistance Keep engaged with integrated teaching

Online Practice Labs

Projects provide you with sample work to show prospective employers.

Applied Projects

Real-world projects relevant to what you’re learning throughout the program

Learner Social Forums

A support team focused on helping you succeed alongside a peer community

Skill Covered

In this course, students learn how to:

  • Describe security and its importance to AWS
  • Describe the differences between AWS and on premises when it comes to security
  • Define the five areas of the security pillar from the AWS Well-Architected framework
  • Identify and describe AWS services used in identity and access management
  • Identify and describe AWS services used for detective controls
  • Identify and describe AWS services used in infrastructure protection
  • Identify and describe AWS services used in data protection
  • Describe how incident response is carried out on AWS

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Course Curriculum

Course Introduction


  • Overview
  • On Premises and the AWS Cloud
  • Security in the AWS Cloud
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework

Identity and Access Management


  • Authentication vs. Authorization
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) for Access Management
  • Amazon Cognito for Mobile Authentication
  • AWS Directory Service for User Federation

Detective Controls


  • Monitoring Overview
  • Amazon GuardDuty for Threat Detection
  • AWS Security Hub for Prioritizing Findings
  • Amazon Macie for Data Monitoring

Infrastructure Protection


  • Securing Your Compute Resources
  • AWS WAF for Traffic Filtering
  • AWS Shield for DDoS Protection

Data Protection


  • Encryption on AWS
  • AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) for Key Management
  • AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) for Securing Communications
  • AWS Secrets Manager for Credentials Management


Incident Response


  • Rethinking Incident Response
  • AWS Config for Responding to Incidents

What’s Next


  • AWS Well-Architected Tool
  • Next Steps
  • Course Assessment

Recommended Exams


AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

AWS Certified Security - Specialty The AWS Certified Security – Specialty is intended for individuals who perform a security role with at least two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads.


AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner examination is intended for individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles addressed by other AWS Certifications.


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