AWS Certified Security - Specialty - Passed!

averageguy72averageguy72 Senior MemberMember Posts: 323 ■■■■□□□□□□
Took and passed the AWS Security Specialty exam Saturday. 

I used acloud.guru, white papers, documentation for preparation - I would say acloud.guru provides about 75-80% coverage and their exam simulator is pretty similar to what you should expect on the real exam - quite a bit of depth on policies/roles and KMS.

On to Advanced Networking...and the remaining specialties.  This has turned into Pokemon for me, gotta catch'em all.
CISSP / CCSP / CCSK / CRISC / CISM / CISA / CASP / Security+ / Network+ / A+ / CEH / eNDP / AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty / AWS Certified Security - Specialty / AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional / AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional / AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate / AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate / AWS Certified Developer - Associate / AWS Cloud Practitioner

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  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,832 Mod
    Congrats on the pass!! I just started studying for the Sec Specialty myself. How long did you prep for? I’m starting with ACG then was looking at Linux Academy as well. 
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, OCI Foundations Associate, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • ClmClm CISSP | CCSP | CCSK | AWS Architect Professional | AWS-Security Speciality | Terraform Associate Member Posts: 444 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass.
    I find your lack of Cloud Security Disturbing!!!!!!!!!
    Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/myerscraig

  • averageguy72averageguy72 Senior Member Member Posts: 323 ■■■■□□□□□□
    @JoJoCal19

    Probably 3-4 weeks, in earnest.  But I've had some touch points with different aspects for several months working through some migration items and getting prepared for that transition.
    CISSP / CCSP / CCSK / CRISC / CISM / CISA / CASP / Security+ / Network+ / A+ / CEH / eNDP / AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty / AWS Certified Security - Specialty / AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional / AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional / AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate / AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate / AWS Certified Developer - Associate / AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • averageguy72averageguy72 Senior Member Member Posts: 323 ■■■■□□□□□□
    @JoJoCal19

    LinuxAcademy appear way more immersive than ACG.  I may use them in the future as well.
    CISSP / CCSP / CCSK / CRISC / CISM / CISA / CASP / Security+ / Network+ / A+ / CEH / eNDP / AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty / AWS Certified Security - Specialty / AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional / AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional / AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate / AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate / AWS Certified Developer - Associate / AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,232 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats! I might look into that AWS security cert in the near future. I see you are heavily interested in AWS, do you have any interest in Azure & O365 Security?


    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, SPLK-1002, SC-200, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2022 Goals:
    Certs: EnCE (in progress), eCPTXv2, eCMAP, eCRE
    Course: BC Security - Empire Operations 1 (Jan 28th), Zero Point Security - CRTO (course only completed), Zero Point Security - C2 Development in C#
  • averageguy72averageguy72 Senior Member Member Posts: 323 ■■■■□□□□□□
    @chrisone

    I'm planning on trying to finish out AWS this year and wait until next year to do Azure Solutions Architect and Azure Security Specialist.  My company uses both providers but Azure primarily Dev / AD / Exchange at the moment.

    We may move more things into Azure over the next few years, so I've got some time to let the role based certs for MS stabilize.
    CISSP / CCSP / CCSK / CRISC / CISM / CISA / CASP / Security+ / Network+ / A+ / CEH / eNDP / AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty / AWS Certified Security - Specialty / AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional / AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional / AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate / AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate / AWS Certified Developer - Associate / AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,232 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Cool, yeah I see more and more companies moving entering onto Azure. From a security perspective there is a huge hole in cloud security expertise. 
    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, SPLK-1002, SC-200, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2022 Goals:
    Certs: EnCE (in progress), eCPTXv2, eCMAP, eCRE
    Course: BC Security - Empire Operations 1 (Jan 28th), Zero Point Security - CRTO (course only completed), Zero Point Security - C2 Development in C#
  • averageguy72averageguy72 Senior Member Member Posts: 323 ■■■■□□□□□□
    @chrisone

    I certainly agree with you.  Every few weeks, it seems, we see another wide open S3 bucket, ES cluster or no-sql database full of PII discovered.  And those are just the low hanging fruit.
    CISSP / CCSP / CCSK / CRISC / CISM / CISA / CASP / Security+ / Network+ / A+ / CEH / eNDP / AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty / AWS Certified Security - Specialty / AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional / AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional / AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate / AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate / AWS Certified Developer - Associate / AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • LonerVampLonerVamp OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK Member Posts: 518 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Have you been a user/dev/ops on AWS for a significant amount of time?

    Security Engineer/Analyst/Geek, Red & Blue Teams
    OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK
    2021 goals: maybe AWAE or SLAE, bunch o' courses and red team labs?
  • averageguy72averageguy72 Senior Member Member Posts: 323 ■■■■□□□□□□
    @LonerVamp

    I'm primarily on the architecture/security side.  I'm involved with DevOps but more for guidance/advisory than operationally.

    I've only been using AWS for a little over two years; a bit over a year on my own learning/experimenting and a bit under a year for my company (been in IT for almost 24 years).  My company (no shot of ever using AWS and I was learning it on my own) was bought by a much larger company last year that is heavily invested in cloud in general.  We're getting the opportunity to learn, implement and use a lot of things we never could have previously.
    CISSP / CCSP / CCSK / CRISC / CISM / CISA / CASP / Security+ / Network+ / A+ / CEH / eNDP / AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty / AWS Certified Security - Specialty / AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional / AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional / AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate / AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate / AWS Certified Developer - Associate / AWS Cloud Practitioner
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