Ramp-Up Guide: Security, Identity, and Compliance

July 6, 2023

by Anna McAbee and Conor Colgan |   

To support our AWS Partner and customers in securing their Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment, AWS offers digital training, whitepapers, blog posts, videos, workshops, and documentation to learn about security in the cloud.

The AWS Ramp-Up Guide: Security is designed to help you quickly learn what is most important to you when it comes to security, identity, and compliance. The Ramp-Up Guide helps you get started with learning cloud foundations and then provides you with options for building skills in various security domains.

Recently, we have updated the AWS Ramp-Up Guide: Security. In this post, we will highlight some of the changes and discuss how to use the new guide.

Update highlights

Based on customer feedback, new service and feature releases, and our experience helping customers, we’ve updated the majority of the guide with new content. Some highlights of the new version include:

  • Focus on AWS security digital trainings — The new Ramp-Up Guide for security focuses on digital trainings provided by AWS Skill Builder. AWS Skill Builder is a learning center for AWS customers and partners to build cloud skills through digital trainings, self-paced labs, and other course types. AWS Skill Builder has a variety of AWS security content to help customers understand concepts and gain hands-on experience with AWS security.
  • Security focus areas — Because there are different roles and focuses within cybersecurity, we created sections for different focus areas of AWS security, including threat detection and incident response (TD/IR), compliance, data protection, and more. A Security Operations Center (SOC) analyst, for example, can choose to focus on TD/IR training, which is most relevant for that role.
  • Extensive additional resources — For each focus area, we added new resources, including whitepapers, blogs, re:Invent videos, and workshops. Customers can use these additional resources to supplement the AWS Skill Builder courses and labs.

How to use the new guide

The AWS Ramp-Up Guide: Security is designed to take you all the way from cloud foundations to the AWS Certified Security – Specialty certification. The guide takes the latest in digital training available from AWS Skill Builder and augments that with the latest resources aligned to foundational concepts and specialized areas within cloud security.

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