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AWS Security – Encryption Fundamentals

Course description


In this course, you will learn about AWS offerings designed to facilitate the practice of encryption throughout your data’s AWS cloud lifecycle. You will also have the option to review encryption concepts, and practice selecting AWS offerings to meet common encryption needs.


  • Course level: Fundamental
  • Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes




This course includes: contextual explanations, instructive examples, videos, conceptual diagrams and knowledge check questions.


Course objectives


In this course, you will learn to do the following:

  • Summarize the importance of practicing encryption.
  • Identify AWS offerings to meet data protection needs.
  • Describe concepts related to encryption, such as keys, envelope encryption, and public key infrastructure.


Intended audience


This course is intended for the following roles:

  • Security operations teams
  • Security engineers
  • Security architects




We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • Familiarity, or previous work with cryptography and encryption before starting this course to have an optimal learning experience.
  • Take AWS Security Fundamentals (Second Edition) to build a general understanding of security with AWS.


Course outline


Section 1: Introduction 

  • Lesson 1: How to Use This Course
  • Lesson 2: Introduction

Section 2: Conceptual Refresh – Optional

  • Lesson 3: Encryption Basics

Section 3: Managing Keys With AWS

  • Lesson 4: AWS Key Management Service
  • Lesson 5: AWS CloudHSM

Section 4: Conceptual Refresh – Optional

  • Lesson 6: Signing and Hashing Basics
  • Lesson 7: Public Key Infrastructure

Section 5: Managing Certificates with AWS

  • Lesson 8: AWS Certificate Manager
  • Lesson 9: AWS Private Certificate Authority

Section 6: Encrypting Application Level Data with AWS

  • Lesson 10: Application Level Encryption Offerings

Section 7: Wrapping Up

  • Lesson 11: Choosing AWS Offerings to Meet Encryption Needs
  • Lesson 12: Conclusion
  • Lesson 13: Contact Us



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