Advanced Cloud Security Practitioner

Advanced Cloud Security Practitioner

Advanced hands-on training for secure cloud operations. Learn advanced techniques for designing, deploying and managing secure cloud architectures and being well prepared for incident response.

About this course

Real-world cloud security is most definitely not business as usual. The fundamental abstraction and automation used to build cloud platforms upends much of how we implement security. The same principles may apply, but how they apply is dramatically different, especially at enterprise scale. Expanding on the basics of the CCSK Plus hands-on training, this course delves deep into practical cloud security and applied DevSecOps for enterprise-scale cloud deployments. It focuses completely on Infrastructure and Platform as a Service, and will not cover Software as a Service. The training is technical and will not cover policies, risk, or governance issues except as they come up in passing.

 

This is an advanced, hands-on, cloud security class. Students should be extremely comfortable connecting to and working with remote Linux systems via SSH and in navigating the Amazon Web Services console without step-by-step screenshots. Attendees will need basic Python skills to complete all of the automation labs but code snippets will be provided. Students unable to keep up with the rapid pace of this training will be expected to complete the labs on their own time outside of class. All materials and instructions will be provided.

 

Key Takeaways

  • How to build enterprise-scale secure cloud architectures
  • Implementing and managing enterprise security at cloud scale
  • Leveraging DevSecOps and automation to build more secure applications and run security operations at the speed of cloud

Who Should Take It?

Technical security professionals wanting to expand their hands on knowledge of cloud security and DevSecOps at enterprise scale. This class is for security professionals with solid technical skills who are ready to level up and learn how to apply them to cloud computing in general, and in AWS specifically.

 

The required pre-class setup and exercises helps ensure you have the best training experience. It creates your training environment and includes a series of three challenges to assess your skills. The pre-class will be available upon purchase of the course and can be completed by following the instructions outlined in each lesson of the Pre-Class Introduction and Pre-Class Required Exercises prior to the start of the live training.

 

Please make sure to sign up for all five individual session for the entire week.

Curriculum

  • Pre-Class Introduction
  • Is This Pre-Work Really Required?
  • Background and Course Objective
  • Pre-Class Setup and Assessment Expectations
  • Why Only Amazon Web Services?
  • Why So Few Screenshots?
  • Why Can't I Use a Corporate/Dev/Organization's AWS Account? Why Don't You Provide Me an Account?
  • What You Will Do
  • System Requirements
  • Pre-Class Required Exercises
  • Exercise Stage 1
  • Exercise Stage 2
  • Exercise Stage 3
  • Clean Up and Remaining Course Prep
  • Module 1: Organizations, Accounts and Policies
  • Virtual Instructor-Led Day One Session
  • Module 1 Instructions
  • Module 1 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 1 Quiz
  • Module 2: Root Account Security and Advanced IAM
  • Module 2 Instructions
  • Module 2 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 2 Quiz
  • Module 3: Network Security
  • Virtual Instructor-Led Day Two Session
  • Module 3 Instructions
  • Module 3 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 3 Quiz
  • Module 4: Logging, Monitoring, and Alerting
  • Module 4 Instructions
  • Module 4 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 4 Quiz
  • Module 5: Storage and Workload (Instance) Security
  • Virtual Instructor-Led Day Three Session
  • Module 5 Instructions
  • Module 5 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 5 Quiz
  • Module 6: DevOps and CI/CD Security
  • Module 6 Instructions
  • Module 6 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 6 Quiz
  • Module 7: Architectures and Cloud Security Tooling
  • Virtual Instructor-Led Day Four Session
  • Module 7 Instructions
  • Module 7 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 7 Quiz
  • Module 8: Cloud Security Automation
  • Module 8 Instructions
  • Module 8 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 8 Code Files
  • Module 8 Quiz
  • Module 9: Incident Response
  • Virtual Instructor-Led Day Five Session
  • Module 9 Instructions
  • Module 9 Cheat Sheet
  • Cleanup and Supplements
  • Azure Lunch and Learn
  • Cleanup

About this course

Real-world cloud security is most definitely not business as usual. The fundamental abstraction and automation used to build cloud platforms upends much of how we implement security. The same principles may apply, but how they apply is dramatically different, especially at enterprise scale. Expanding on the basics of the CCSK Plus hands-on training, this course delves deep into practical cloud security and applied DevSecOps for enterprise-scale cloud deployments. It focuses completely on Infrastructure and Platform as a Service, and will not cover Software as a Service. The training is technical and will not cover policies, risk, or governance issues except as they come up in passing.

 

This is an advanced, hands-on, cloud security class. Students should be extremely comfortable connecting to and working with remote Linux systems via SSH and in navigating the Amazon Web Services console without step-by-step screenshots. Attendees will need basic Python skills to complete all of the automation labs but code snippets will be provided. Students unable to keep up with the rapid pace of this training will be expected to complete the labs on their own time outside of class. All materials and instructions will be provided.

 

Key Takeaways

  • How to build enterprise-scale secure cloud architectures
  • Implementing and managing enterprise security at cloud scale
  • Leveraging DevSecOps and automation to build more secure applications and run security operations at the speed of cloud

Who Should Take It?

Technical security professionals wanting to expand their hands on knowledge of cloud security and DevSecOps at enterprise scale. This class is for security professionals with solid technical skills who are ready to level up and learn how to apply them to cloud computing in general, and in AWS specifically.

 

The required pre-class setup and exercises helps ensure you have the best training experience. It creates your training environment and includes a series of three challenges to assess your skills. The pre-class will be available upon purchase of the course and can be completed by following the instructions outlined in each lesson of the Pre-Class Introduction and Pre-Class Required Exercises prior to the start of the live training.

 

Please make sure to sign up for all five individual session for the entire week.

Curriculum

  • Pre-Class Introduction
  • Is This Pre-Work Really Required?
  • Background and Course Objective
  • Pre-Class Setup and Assessment Expectations
  • Why Only Amazon Web Services?
  • Why So Few Screenshots?
  • Why Can't I Use a Corporate/Dev/Organization's AWS Account? Why Don't You Provide Me an Account?
  • What You Will Do
  • System Requirements
  • Pre-Class Required Exercises
  • Exercise Stage 1
  • Exercise Stage 2
  • Exercise Stage 3
  • Clean Up and Remaining Course Prep
  • Module 1: Organizations, Accounts and Policies
  • Virtual Instructor-Led Day One Session
  • Module 1 Instructions
  • Module 1 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 1 Quiz
  • Module 2: Root Account Security and Advanced IAM
  • Module 2 Instructions
  • Module 2 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 2 Quiz
  • Module 3: Network Security
  • Virtual Instructor-Led Day Two Session
  • Module 3 Instructions
  • Module 3 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 3 Quiz
  • Module 4: Logging, Monitoring, and Alerting
  • Module 4 Instructions
  • Module 4 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 4 Quiz
  • Module 5: Storage and Workload (Instance) Security
  • Virtual Instructor-Led Day Three Session
  • Module 5 Instructions
  • Module 5 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 5 Quiz
  • Module 6: DevOps and CI/CD Security
  • Module 6 Instructions
  • Module 6 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 6 Quiz
  • Module 7: Architectures and Cloud Security Tooling
  • Virtual Instructor-Led Day Four Session
  • Module 7 Instructions
  • Module 7 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 7 Quiz
  • Module 8: Cloud Security Automation
  • Module 8 Instructions
  • Module 8 Cheat Sheet
  • Module 8 Code Files
  • Module 8 Quiz
  • Module 9: Incident Response
  • Virtual Instructor-Led Day Five Session
  • Module 9 Instructions
  • Module 9 Cheat Sheet
  • Cleanup and Supplements
  • Azure Lunch and Learn
  • Cleanup