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AWS Administration: Security Fundamentals

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Learn the fundamentals of security in an AWS environment. Explore AWS account security options, AWS compliance frameworks, key AWS security services, and more.

Proper understanding of security services is crucial for any cloud administrator. In this course, instructor Mark Wilkins lays a solid framework for understanding the fundamentals of security services in an AWS environment. Mark begins with a general overview of AWS accounts and security components, including an overview of the AWS shared responsibility model. Then, he helps you take a deeper dive into the subject of identity security by looking at Identity and Access Management and authentication options. He also explores AWS security services like Cognito, Secrets Manager, and Resource Access Manager, explaining what each service does and how to leverage them in your work. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have the knowledge you need to determine whether the AWS platform's security offerings are right for your organization.


  • Fundamentals of AWS security
  • What you should know
1. The AWS Account
  • Understanding your AWS account
  • Global services and infrastructure services
  • Account security components
  • Compute security overview
  • Data compliance levels
  • Data security overview
  • Demo: Account security overview
  • AWS compliance frameworks
  • Demo: Accessing AWS compliance reports
  • The AWS shared responsibility model
  • AWS and customer scope of responsibility
2. Identity Security
  • Understanding access points
  • AWS credentials
  • Access keys
  • Data and control panes
  • Identity and Access Management
  • IAM policies
  • IAM roles
  • Demo: Creating a role
  • Challenge: Create a role
  • Solution: Create a role
  • AWS single sign-on
  • Amazon Cognito
  • Demo: Amazon Cognito
  • AWS Organizations
  • AWS Secrets Manager
  • AWS Resource Access Manager
  • Demo: AWS Organizations and RAM
  • Beyond security fundamentals

Taught by

Mark Wilkins

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