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  • kung

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    May 23, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Found it more of a SysOps Exam with just a bit of focus on security related scenarios/products. A bit disappointing.

    Only 2-3 questions were more into ‘real’ security I would say…(asking about perfect forward secrecy/ciphers).

    The AD/SAML related questions were relatively simple, and no questions about ACM-PCA.

    Can’t recall anything about CloudHSM or Cloudformation, and only a few questions with IAM policy jsons in it (nothing very complicated either).

    Just a few questions had several answers that seemed to be correct, so those were a bit more tricky.

    For the rest the usual stuff KMS, IAM, VPC (sg/nacl), ELB (a lot), EC2, CloudWatch (events/logs/alarms), CloudTrial, Config, Inspector, Trusted Advisor, Athena, WAF, Shield

    It probably helped a bit that I did my SysOps exam just 1.5 weeks before.

    I finished (i.e. after review of 17 marked questions) 40 min before deadline with a 930 score.

  • kung

    Member
    May 23, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    forgot to mention that I used ACG for the theory (also did their quizzes and their exam simulator [crashed once after submitting the test…]), whizlabs tests (half of them had very bad English and half of the questions only have very limited explanations, but they did address some areas which were limited in dojo, like ACM-PCA and more complicated AD/SAML)

  • JohnMac

    Member
    May 24, 2020 at 7:07 am

    Congratulations! I will also be taking this exam this week.

    By the way, I noticed that there are several Active Directory scenarios in these practice tests. Also saw a question in Set 2 about AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority (ACM PCA), but you said these are “limited”.

    Can you expound what you mean? Limited in what way? This will help me prepare for my Security exam.

  • kung

    Member
    May 24, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Hi,
    With limited I meant I encountered only 1 scenario regarding ACM-PCA in Tutorials Dojo, but in one Whizlabs test exam there were 5 or 6, which were more challenging as well (which forced me to read up about it!). But then as mentioned, in the actual exam there was no question about it at all. I suggest to check it out a bit though, just in case.
    BR,
    Robert

  • JohnMac

    Member
    May 24, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks! I also made a quick research, seems like the actual AWS exam really has a question about ACM PCA.

    I am also using A Cloud Guru, here’s what I read on one of their discussion boards.

    https://acloud.guru/forums/aws-certified-security-specialty/discussion/-LpDCQChBOoRv_30SCZz/I%20passed%20my%20Security%20Speciality%20exam%20a%20few%20days%20ago

    ACG is decent, but doesn’t go in-depth to the topics, like what I see here in Tutorials Dojo set.

  • TutorialsDojo-Support

    Member
    May 26, 2020 at 9:08 am

    AWESOME achievement! Congratulations on passing the Security Specialty exam! We are really honored to have been part of your AWS journey and we wish you all the best in your career! 🙂

    Cheers,

    Joy @ Tutorials Dojo

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