Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Certified Security Specialty | SCS-C02 certification



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18/11/2024 (Monday)


The accelerated AWS Certified Security – Specialty (SCS-C02) course, validates your expertise in creating and implementing security solutions in the AWS Cloud. This certification also validates your understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms; data-encryption methods and AWS mechanisms to implement them; and secure internet protocols and AWS mechanisms to implement them.

The AWS Certified Security – Specialty (SCS-C02) exam is intended for individuals who perform a security role. The exam validates a candidate’s ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge about securing the AWS platform.

In just 3 days, you’ll gain an understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms. You’ll also gain:

  • An understanding of data-encryption methods and AWS mechanisms to implement them
  • An understanding of secure internet protocols and AWS mechanisms to implement them
  • A working knowledge of AWS security services and features of services to provide a secure production environment
  • The ability to make trade-off decisions with regard to cost, security, and deployment complexity to meet a set of application requirements
  • An understanding of security operations and risks

At the end of this course, you’ll sit the AWS exam, and achieve your AWS Certified Security – Specialty (SCS-C02) certification. Through Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology, you’ll get certified at twice the speed of the traditional training and get access to courseware, learn from certified instructors, and train in a distraction-free environment.


This course is ideal for:

  • People who want to implement AWS security
  • People who are responsible for maintaining their organization security on AWS across a range of environments


Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study


  • Module 1: Threat Detection and Incident Response 14%
  • Module 2: Security Logging and Monitoring 18%
  • Module 3: Infrastructure Security 20%
  • Module 4: Identity and Access Management 16%
  • Module 5: Data Protection 18%
  • Module 6: Management and Security Governance 14%

Exam Track

At the end of this accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered Certification Guarantee:

AWS Certified Security – Specialty (SCS-C02) exam

  • Duration: 170 minutes
  • Format: 65 questions; either multiple choice or multiple response.
  • Number of questions: 65
  • Passing score: minimum passing score is 750
  • Languages: English, French (France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, and Spanish (Latin America)
  • Domains:
    • Domain 1: Threat Detection and Incident Response 14%
    • Domain 2: Security Logging and Monitoring 18%
    • Domain 3: Infrastructure Security 20%
    • Domain 4: Identity and Access Management 16%
    • Domain 5: Data Protection 18%
    • Domain 6: Management and Security Governance 14%

What's Included

  • Custom Firebrand courseware

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


Before attending this accelerated course, you should have:

  • 3–5 years of experience in designing and implementing security solutions
  • Minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience in securing AWS workloads

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 134561 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.06% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"I have a great time during the training, met professionals at different stages of their IT career, the training material up to date and the the instructor was overtly impressive."
JE, Softcat PLC. (18/7/2023 (Tuesday) to 20/7/2023 (Thursday))

"It was relatively hassle free to book through my work and the content was broken down very well in line with the exam objectives. Plenty of examples, hands-on labs and comfort breaks in between. Overall, very good learning environment. Wish to have attended the in-person sessions."
Danish Javed, Codurance. (18/7/2023 (Tuesday) to 20/7/2023 (Thursday))

"Once again FIREBRAND have delivered an excellent course. It is clear to see that the whole team have a very positive attitude towards delivering quality training. Excellent instructors supported by an excellent support team. Thank you!"
Stuart Yates. (18/7/2023 (Tuesday) to 20/7/2023 (Thursday))

"The course is really fast paced and worth it. If you want to take security specialty on AWS, please go ahead. Firebrand were great at accommodating all the needs and the instructor was really attentive with the students. Highly recommend in the future and will use it myself in the future as well."
Anonymous (18/7/2023 (Tuesday) to 20/7/2023 (Thursday))

"Excellent course so much in-depth information passed on. Excellent instructor - course was intensive no doubt about it. But will be back later in 2020 for some more education. "
Adele Reed. (3/8/2020 (Monday) to 6/8/2020 (Thursday))

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