Course Overview:

This course begins by introducing you to fundamental cloud computing and AWS security concepts including AWS access control and management, governance, logging, and encryption methods. It also covers security-related compliance protocols and risk management strategies, as well as procedures related to auditing your AWS security infrastructure.

The course continues to teach students how to efficiently use AWS security services to stay secure and compliant in the AWS cloud. The course focuses on the AWS-recommended security best practices that you can implement to enhance the security of your data and systems in the cloud. The course highlights the security features of AWS key services including compute, storage, networking, and database services. This course also refers to the common security control objectives and regulatory compliance standards and examines use cases for running regulated workloads on AWS across different verticals, globally. You will also learn how to leverage AWS services and tools for automation and continuous monitoring—taking your security operations to the next level.

Attendees to CL-425: AWS Security Operations and Architecture will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Duration: 5 Days

• Security engineers
• Security architects
• Security analysts
• Security auditors
• Individuals who are responsible for governing, auditing, and testing an organization’s IT infrastructure, and ensuring conformity of the infrastructure to security, risk, and compliance guidelines

DoD 8140: Not Mandated

Course Prerequisites:

We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:
This course assumes you have the equivalent experience or have taken the AWS operational courses that are in the TechNow AWS track.
CL-415: AWS Security Operations

The above courses encapsulate prerequisite knowledge:
• Experience with governance, risk, and compliance regulations and control objectives
• Working knowledge of IT security practices
• Working knowledge of IT infrastructure concepts
• Familiarity with cloud computing concepts

Course Objectives:

This course teaches you how to:
• Identify the security and compliance benefits of using the AWS cloud.
• Discuss the AWS Shared Responsibility Model.
• Describe the access control and access management features of AWS.
• Use AWS services for security logging and monitoring.
• Describe data encryption methods to secure sensitive data.
• Describe AWS services used to protect network security.
• Describe the basic steps to ensure strong governance of your AWS resources.
• Identify AWS services used to maintain governance of control environments.
• Use the AWS audit features.
• Explain how to audit an AWS environment.
• Explain the AWS compliance and assurance programs.
• Describe how AWS audits and attestations validate that security controls are implemented and operating effectively.
• Assimilate and leverage the AWS shared security responsibility model.
• Mange user identity and access management in the AWS cloud.
• Use AWS security services such as AWS Identity and Access Management, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Key Management Service, AWS CloudHSM, and AWS Trusted Advisor.
• Implement better security controls for your resources in the AWS cloud.
• Manage and audit your AWS resources from a security perspective.
• Monitor and log access and usage of AWS compute, storage, networking, and database services.
• Analyze events by capturing, monitoring, processing, and analyzing logs.
• Identify AWS services and tools to help automate, monitor, and manage security operations on AWS.
• Perform security incident management in the AWS cloud.
• Perform security assessments to ensure that common vulnerabilities are patched and security best practices are applied. The assessment outline deals both with AWS specifics and also lays down the workflow of NIST, FedRAMP, and Cloud Security Alliance STAR compliance for a deployed AWS solution.

Dates/Locations: No Events

Course Outline:

Day 1
• Introduction to Cloud Computing and AWS Security
• Access Control and Management
• AWS Security: Governance, Logging, and Encryption
• Compliance and Risk Management

Day 2
• Introduction to Cloud Security Course Objectives
• Security of the AWS Cloud: Entry Points, Web Application, Communications, and Incident Response.
• Cloud Aware Governance and Compliance and related control frameworks.
• Identity and Access Management
Day 3
• Securing AWS Infrastructure Services
• Securing AWS Container Services
• Securing AWS Abstracted Services
• Using AWS Security Services
Day 4
• Data Protection in the AWS Cloud
• Managing security in a hybrid environment
• Deep dive into AWS monitoring and log analysis
• Protecting against outside threats to AWS VPC
Day 5
• How to carry out a Pentest on an AWS solution
• Security Incident Management and Automating security and incident response
• Threat detection and monitoring sensitive data
• Lets Do it! Building Compliant Workloads on AWS—Case Study


Course Overview:

AWS System Operations begins with a one day  introduction to AWS products, services, and common solutions. It provides you with fundamentals to become more proficient in identifying AWS services so that you can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements and get started working on AWS.

The AWS course continues to flow with teaching those in a Systems Administrator or Developer Operations (DevOps) role how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, as well as common techniques used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.

To continue to learn more about AWS, TechNow has the following course:

CL-425: AWS Security Operations and Architecture 

Attendees to CL-415: AWS System Operations will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.

Duration: 5 Days

This course is intended for:
• System Administrators
• Software Developers, especially those in a Developer Operations (DevOps) role

DoD 8140: Not Mandated

Course Prerequisites:
We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:
• Background in either software development or systems administration
• Some experience with maintaining operating systems at the command line (shell scripting in Linux environments, cmd or PowerShell in Windows)
• Basic knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP)

Course Objectives:
This course is designed to teach you how to:
• Understand basic data center design concepts.
• Recognize terminology and concepts as they relate to the AWS platform and navigate the AWS Management Console.
• Understand the foundational infrastructure services, including Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing (ELB).
• Understand the security measures AWS provides and key concepts of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).
• Understand AWS database services, including Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).
• Understand AWS management tools, including Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Trusted Advisor.
• Use standard AWS infrastructure features such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto Scaling from the command line
• Use AWS CloudFormation and other automation technologies to produce stacks of AWS resources that can be deployed in an automated, repeatable fashion
• Build functioning virtual private networks with Amazon VPC from the ground up using the AWS Management Console
• Deploy Amazon EC2 instances using command line calls and troubleshoot the most common problems with instances
• Monitor the health of Amazon EC2 instances and other AWS services
• Manage user identity, AWS permissions, and security in the cloud
• Manage resource consumption in an AWS account using tools such as Amazon CloudWatch, tagging, and Trusted Advisor
• Select and implement the best strategy for creating reusable Amazon EC2 instances
• Configure a set of Amazon EC2 instances that launch behind a load balancer, with the system scaling up and down in response to demand
• Edit and troubleshoot a basic AWS CloudFormation stack definition

Dates/Locations: No Events

Course Outline:

Day 1

• Introduction and History of AWS
• AWS Infrastructure: Compute, Storage, and Networking
• AWS Security, Identity, and Access Management
• AWS Databases
• AWS Management Tools

Day 2
• System Operations on AWS Overview
• Networking in the Cloud
• Computing in the Cloud
Day 3
• Storage and Archiving in the Cloud
• Monitoring in the Cloud
• Managing Resource Consumption in the Cloud
Day 4
• Configuration Management in the Cloud
• Creating Scalable Deployments in the Cloud
• Creating Automated and Repeatable Deployments
Day 5
Full Day Lab
• Select the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
• Execute steps required to provision cloud resources for selected deployment
• Identify and implement data protection, encryption, and capacity planning
• Implement and manage security policies, access controls, and role
• Implement Automation


Next/Related Courses:




Course Overview:

This bootcamp is a customized course for Cloud Essentials+ and Cloud+ that leverages 8 days to provide greater value than just the delivery of two separate courses. The 8 days of instruction prepare the student for the CCSP course.

TechNow has Identified overlap and uses time saved to:

  • Introduce hands-on skills (Open Source and AWS)
  • Go more in-depth on theory using hands-on to reinforce concepts
  • Do exam prep with practice questions

This course covers the knowledge and skills required to understand standard Cloud terminologies/methodologies, to implement, maintain, and deliver cloud technologies and infrastructures (e.g. server, network, storage, and virtualization technologies), and to understand aspects of IT security and use of industry best practices related to cloud implementations and the application of virtualization.

This bootcamp helps prepare students for 2 certifications, CompTIA Clouds Essentials+ and CompTIA Cloud+.  After this course students will also be prepared to continue their education by taking CL-315: CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional Preparation Seminar .

TechNow has worked worldwide enterprise infrastructures for over 20 years and has developed demos and labs to exemplify the techniques required to demonstrate cloud technologies and to effectively manage security in the cloud environment.

TechNow is a CompTIA partner and uses official CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ and CompTIA Cloud+ curriculum.

Attendees to CL-218: Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure and Operations Bootcamp will receive TechNow approved course materials and expert instruction.


No Events

Course Duration: 8 days

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the fundamental concepts of cloud computing
  • Learn the business aspects and impacts of cloud computing
  • Differentiate the types of cloud solutions and the adoptions measures for each
  • Identify the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in cloud computing
  • Identify the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in cloud computing
  • Identify the steps to successfully adopt cloud services
  • Identify the basic concepts of ITIL and describe how the ITIL framework is useful in the implementation of cloud computing in an organization
  • Identify the possible risks involved in cloud computing and the risk mitigation measures, and you will also identify the potential cost considerations for the implementation of cloud and its strategic benefits
  • Prepare to deploy cloud solutions
  • Deploy a pilot project
  • Test a pilot project deployment
  • Design a secure network for cloud deployment
  • Determine CPU and memory sizing for cloud deployments
  • Plan Identity and Access Management for cloud deployments
  • Analyze workload characteristics to ensure successful migration to the cloud
  • Secure systems to meet access requirements
  • Maintain cloud systems
  • Implement backup, restore, and business continuity measures
  • Analyze cloud systems for required performance
  • Analyze cloud systems for anomalies and growth forecasting
  • Troubleshoot deployment, capacity, automation, and orchestration issues
  • Troubleshoot connectivity issues
  • Troubleshoot security issues

Course Prerequisites:

  • Security+, Network+ or equivalent experience
  • Managing or administering at least one of UNIX, Windows, Databases, networking, or security


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