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AWS-CSS AWS Certified Security - Specialty ( (SCS-C01)

Format : Multiple choice, multiple answer
Type : Specialty
Delivery Method : Testing center or online proctored exam
Time : 170 minutes to complete the exam
Language : Available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese

The AWS Certified Security - Specialty (SCS-C01) examination is intended for individuals who perform a security role. This test validates an examinees ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge about securing the AWS platform.
It validates an examinees ability to demonstrate:
 An understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms.
 An understanding of data-encryption methods and AWS mechanisms to implement them.
 An understanding of secure Internet protocols and AWS mechanisms to implement them.
 A working knowledge of AWS security services and features of services to provide a secure production environment.
 Competency gained from two or more years of production deployment experience using AWS security services and features.
 The ability to make tradeoff decisions with regard to cost, security, and deployment complexity given a set of application requirements.
 An understanding of security operations and risks

Domain 1: Incident Response 12%
Domain 2: Logging and Monitoring 20%
Domain 3: Infrastructure Security 26%
Domain 4: Identity and Access Management 20%
Domain 5: Data Protection 22%
TOTAL 100%

Domain 1: Incident Response
- Given an AWS abuse notice, evaluate the suspected compromised instance or exposed access keys.
- Verify that the Incident Response plan includes relevant AWS services.
- Evaluate the configuration of automated alerting, and execute possible remediation of security-related incidents and emerging issues.
Domain 2: Logging and Monitoring
- Design and implement security monitoring and alerting.
- Troubleshoot security monitoring and alerting.
- Design and implement a logging solution.
- Troubleshoot logging solutions.
Domain 3: Infrastructure Security
- Design edge security on AWS.
- Design and implement a secure network infrastructure.
- Troubleshoot a secure network infrastructure.
- Design and implement host-based security.
Domain 4: Identity and Access Management
- Design and implement a scalable authorization and authentication system to access AWS resources.
- Troubleshoot an authorization and authentication system to access AWS resources.
Domain 5: Data Protection
- Design and implement key management and use.
- Troubleshoot key management.
- Design and implement a data encryption solution for data at rest and data in transit.

AWS Certified Security - Specialty ( (SCS-C01)
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Killexams : Amazon Certified mission - BingNews Search results Killexams : Amazon Certified mission - BingNews Killexams : Amazon to launch two Project Kuiper satellites on Vulcan’s first flight

Vulcan's first mission will carry Astrobotic's lunar lander, Celestis payloads and two Project Kuiper prototype satellites

WASHINGTON — The first two satellites of Amazon’s Project Kuiper broadband constellation — Kuipersat-1 and Kuipersat-2 — will launch on the maiden flight of United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur rocket, the company announced Oct. 12.

ULA said the first flight of Vulcan will be in the first quarter of 2023 from the company’s launch site at Cape Canaveral, Florida. 

Vulcan is years behind schedule due to delays in the development and testing of the Blue Origin BE-4 engine that powers the vehicle’s first stage. 

 ULA’s CEO Tory Bruno said in a news release Oct. 12 that the first Vulcan launch vehicle is nearing completion at ULA’s factory in Decatur, Alabama and is awaiting installation of its BE-4 engines. 

“We expect to ship the completed vehicle to the launch site in November,” said ULA.

The first Vulcan mission is now expected to carry payload customer Astrobotic, which is flying the Peregrine lunar lander to the moon for NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program. The rocket also will launch Celestis payloads and Amazon’s two demonstration satellites.

 Vulcan Centaur needs to complete two commercial orbital missions successfully in order to get certified to launch U.S. military and intelligence satellites under the National Security Space Launch program.  

Having Vulcan certified as soon as possible is critical for the Defense Department. ULA currently launches NSSL missions with its workhorse Atlas 5 rocket but DoD cannot buy any Atlas 5 launches beyond 2022 due to a congressional ban on the use of Russian rocket engines. The Atlas 5 uses the Russian-built RD-180s engines so it’s imperative for the company to start transitioning to Vulcan and fly a domestically produced engine.

Mark Peller, ULA’s vice president of major development, said in a statement: “We are committed to ensuring we fly the first certification mission and stay on schedule to achieve U.S. Space Force certification of Vulcan in advance of our first national security space mission in 4th quarter 2023.”

The success of Vulcan’s first launch also is significant for the vehicle’s future as a commercial launcher.  ULA is under contract to provide 47 launches for Amazon’s Project Kuiper constellation, including 38 on Vulcan. 

Launching two prototype satellites on the first Vulcan mission “will provide us practical experience working together ahead of those launches,” Rajeev Badyal, vice president of technology for Project Kuiper, said in a news release. “Our prototype satellites will be ready this year, and we look forward to flying with ULA.”

“We’ll use findings from the mission to help finalize design, deployment, and operational plans for our commercial satellite system,” he said.

Amazon has secured up to 92 launches with ULA, Arianespace, and Blue Origin to deploy its constellation of 3,236 satellites. The company plans to retain its agreement with ABL Space Systems to launch two satellites. ABL was originally booked to deploy Kuipersat-1 and Kuipersat-2 on its new RS1 rocket which is still in development and nearing its first launch.

Wed, 12 Oct 2022 06:38:00 -0500 Sandra Erwin en-US text/html
Killexams : Amazon changes rockets for launch of prototype Kuiper internet satellites, pushing mission to 2023

From left: Artist renderings of the launches of an RS1 rocket and a Vulcan rocket.

ABL Space; United Launch Alliance

Amazon is swapping rides for the first prototype satellites for its Project Kuiper internet network, the company announced Wednesday, a move that delays launching the pair of spacecraft to early next year.

The tech giant is moving its Kuipersat-1 and Kuipersat-2 from the RS1 rocket in development by ABL Space to the debut flight of the Vulcan rocket from United Launch Alliance, the joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

A year ago Amazon announced that ABL's RS1 would carry the prototypes to orbit in late 2022, but the rocket is still in development, with a prior debut launch yet to lift off.

Instead, the Amazon satellites will hitch a ride on the first launch of ULA's Vulcan, which is planned for the first quarter. ULA has been waiting on two major pieces for Vulcan's debut: a pair of BE-4 engines being built by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and the Peregrine lunar lander of Astrobotic — a spacecraft previously booked on the flight.

Reuters first reported Amazon's switch of rocket-delivery systems.

Amazon isn't ditching ABL entirely, however, saying it plans to retain two launches with the rocket company for future missions. ABL President Dan Piemont confirmed the plans to continue working with Amazon, telling CNBC in a statement that his company finished work on a custom Project Kuiper spacecraft adapter earlier this year. He also emphasized that ABL has a backlog of missions from customers including the U.S. Space Force and Lockheed Martin.

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Thu, 13 Oct 2022 02:31:00 -0500 en text/html
Killexams : Different mission, same challenges for public sector CPOs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The U.S. Air Force has a major footprint in cities and towns across the United States. It also spends a great deal of money on what it calls “micro-purchase spending,” or spending on supplies on a base-by-base level. At nearly $2 billion annually, this micro-purchase spending could provide a major boost to communities that support the nation’s military.

But there was no program in place to manage that spending. So it created the First Look Program. The program dictates that commanders making local purchases should look within their communities first to identify companies to do business with.

Amazon Business is heavily involved in that program, leveraging its business-focused e-commerce platform to allow individual Air Force bases to search for locally sourced products first in compliance with the program.

Mike Kernish, director and general manager of the public sector for Amazon Business, told Modern Shipper the First Look program is an example of how Amazon Business (NASDAQ: AMZN) can help local governments, educational institutions and nonprofits find local companies or sustainably sourced products to support.

“All of them are mission-driven, and I think that is true in the commercial sector as well, but by definition, they are very mission-driven,” he said.

Many public sector organizations gathered this week as part of Amazon Business’ Reshape 2022 conference at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa. Joined by businesses of all sizes and shapes to hear how Amazon Business is working to Boost their procurement processes, the public sector entities were able to get a deeper dive into some of the solutions available to them.

Many, it turns out, face the same challenges and have the same needs as their commercial brethren. For instance, Kernish explained how schools forced into remote learning during COVID-19 shutdowns were able to benefit from Amazon’s logistics operation to get supplies such as webcams to teachers suddenly teaching from their living rooms.

“Because of all the work that had been done in that space [prior], it was really easy to … create that capability,” Kernish said.

Like other businesses, public sector organizations have environmental, society and governance (ESG) goals as well as diverse supplier goals. On Wednesday, Amazon Business released its 2022 State of Business Procurement Report and it highlighted how important these programs are to government entities.

“Overall, 91% of buyers take seller certifications into consideration when purchasing — that’s up from 88% in 2021,” the report said. “For most businesses, supporting small or diverse-owned sellers is an internal goal. But for others — like government buyers who need to meet federal mandates — it’s a requirement.”

Kernish explained that Amazon’s guided buying technology is extremely important in these cases, surfacing products or businesses that meet internal goals of organizations, such as Black-owned businesses, or certified sustainably sourced products.

ESG and diverse supplier goals are only growing among the public sector, he said, even as there is concern about which direction the economy may be heading. Just like commercial businesses, though, price, availability and selection remain important factors as well.

“We have been focused on building the experience to make it even better,” Kernish said. “All the conversations we’ve had have been really positive. But that’s not a big surprise because we have the best customers.”

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Tue, 04 Oct 2022 02:00:00 -0500 en-US text/html
Killexams : 6 Customer Service Tenets Used By Amazon To Create Effortless Experiences

Amazon is among the most talked-about companies in the world, and for good reason. The e-commerce giant has literally reinvented multiple industries, including:

·       Bookstores

·       Virtually every other retail category

·       Third-party selling

·       Subscription services

·       On-demand audio and video

·       Independent publishing

·       Package delivery

·       Voice assistants

·       Cloud services

·       And many more

What’s remarkable is that throughout Amazon’s growth story, it has never lost sight of its customers, repeatedly developing seamless user experiences and continuing to add value to its flagship Prime program.

We often use the word “remarkable” on the Experience This! Show because it means “worthy of talking about,” and when other people are talking about a company it is far more credible than the company talking about itself. On the show, we’ve talked about our experiences with Prime Video, Alexa, Amazon Go and 4-Star Stores, to name a few.

What’s talked about less often is Amazon’s customer service, which can be attributed to at least two things:

1)    For many years Amazon more or less hid its toll-free phone number from the website, encouraging users to self-serve instead.

2)    The need for customer service is so rare because the experience is consistently so good.

Amazon’s six “Customer Service Tenets” – posted throughout its offices — explain a lot about why Amazon is so easy and pleasurable to do business with, and can be used as inspiration for any company looking to Boost its customer service.

The six tenets are (with my commentary):

1.     “Relentlessly advocate for customers.” This is a truly amazing sentence because it demonstrates that Amazon clearly understands that many companies do not: Customers are not the enemy; they are the very reason a company exists. Without them, there is no business. To “advocate” means to be on one’s side, and the fact that Amazon “relentlessly” tries to be on the customer’s side is indicative of why so many people love the company. In fact, by relentlessly advocating for its customers, Amazon has inspired millions of customers to advocate for Amazon!

2.     “Trust our customers and rely on associates to use good judgement.” When you trust your customers, they trust you back. Yes, a small minority of customers will try to take advantage of this trust, but most will not. This trust is why my “easiest return ever” was able to occur. What’s also implied but not explicitly stated in this tenet is that Amazon trusts its associates, too. By giving them the freedom to “use good judgement,” the company frees its associates from rigid scripts and empowers them to help solve customer problems. And since happy employees equal happy customers, the effect of this trust is felt beyond just the individual associate.

3.     “Anticipate customer needs and treat their time and attention as sacred.” This tenet can be broken down into two pieces. Anticipating customer needs in customer service means taking an educated guess as to why someone is calling – a question about when a accurate order will be delivered, for example – or even solving problems before a customer calls. For example, Amazon has been known to proactively issue refunds for video purchases if it notices that the obtain speed was too slow. Similarly, Duke Energy uses social media to alert customers of potential outages due to severe weather – before they happen.

Too many companies act like they don’t treat a customer’s “time and attention as sacred.” Examples include long hold times on the telephone or in a checkout line, not answering emails or social media posts, and forcing customers to jump through all sorts of hoops to make a claim, get a refund, or cancel an account. But Amazon knows that by treating their customers well and valuing their time, it will gain even more advocacy from raving fans.

4.     “Deliver personalized, peculiar experiences that customers love.” Did that word “peculiar” surprise you too? Everyone is trying to be “personalized” these days, but Amazon has proven time and time again that it is not “everyone.” By being just a little bit peculiar – try asking Alexa to beat box, for example – Amazon and its products become so much more memorable to customers. You might have also noticed the word “love” and might be thinking that no one could “love” your business. That’s what I though when I started working at Discover Card, until I saw countless pieces of cardmember feedback using that very word. If someone can “love” their credit card, then someone can probably love your business too.

5.     “Make it simple to detect and systematically escalate problems.” This one is more operational in nature, but still contains several key words: making it “simple” means making the Customer Service agent’s job easier and it links back to valuing a customer’s time. Being able to easily “escalate” problems is critical to early identification of potential outages or major public relations issues, and links back to trusting its associates to escalate when necessary. And doing so “systematically” means that Amazon is practicing continuous improvement, so that it is constantly identifying and fixing issues to Boost the overall customer experience.

6.     “Eliminate customer effort through this sequential and systematic approach: defect elimination, self-service, automation, and support from an expert associate.” Amazon doesn’t just want to reduce customer effort, it wants to “eliminate” it! This is the real reason why Amazon is winning in so many different industries – because it creates an effortless experience for its customers. And the “sequential and systematic approach” makes so much sense: The fewer problems exist, and the more customers are able to solve those problems themselves (or have them automatically solved for them), the less the company is going to spend on traditional Customer Service.

Many people lament Amazon’s success because of the impact on local businesses. But if those local businesses had a set of Customer Service Tenets like Amazon’s, they’d be far less likely to lose customers just because a product is a few dollars cheaper online. Amazon is so great at what it does because it focuses on the customer experience at every touchpoint, fixes problems immediately and permanently, empowers its associates to do the right thing, and continuously improves on itself.

Tue, 11 Oct 2022 17:15:00 -0500 Dan Gingiss en text/html
Killexams : This Company Aims to Become the Amazon of Lifelong Learning

The Singapore-based company Genius Group has turned some of its attention to the U.S. edtech market recently.

It’s making acquisitions, and even listed on the New York Stock Exchange in April.

In July, the company bought the for-profit University of Antelope Valley in California, saying it would incorporate it as a portal in the metaverse, part of the voguish effort to link the globe into “one big classroom.” Genius Group also partnered with NASA to help students find opportunities for start-ups to commercialize the agency’s technology patents.

If you listen to the company’s chief executive, it’s thriving because it runs a hybrid model for its entrepreneurship training programs that, the company argues, keeps it growing when a lot of edtech companies have had to struggle with the return to in-person learning. While some companies have seen layoffs, the Genius Group lifelong learning platform is growing among users at a rate of greater than 50 percent, they claim. Currently, it has 2.7 million students across 200 countries, according to its website.

The CEO of Genius Group, Roger James Hamilton, agreed to answer a few questions from EdSurge about its growth goals and why the U.S. education market still holds cache around the world. Ultimately, he says that the company wants to be the Amazon of the education market, a one-stop platform for lifelong learners.

The interview was edited for brevity and clarity.

EdSurge: Our readers may not be familiar with Genius Group. What’s one of the big changes you’re trying to make in the education system?

Roger James Hamilton: Well, for us, we are a tech company. But we do think that we are different from many in that our main focus isn't to digitize the existing system, but to develop a new system.

So, we see that the real problem in the world—not just in America, but all over the world—is that we are living in accelerated times where what we actually need is to be learning at all ages. Whether it's someone in high school or university or as an adult that's trying to reskill themselves, what they're needing to learn—and what they're looking to get certified in—is something which this current centralized system, on its own, cannot solve.

Obviously, there are companies out there that also realize this. And so, a lot of tech companies are creating their own certifications, for example. And obviously, there are a lot of camps or accelerators, and other, more informal programs that are possible that people can be part of as well.

But we decided that rather than looking to solve the problem for just some, if we could be one of the companies that was looking to solve it for all, that would be a great market opportunity for us. And at the same time, it would be something which would enable us to attract the best educators, and the best content creators from around the world as well.

[The intent was] to really tackle the full, lifelong learning journey that we're on, and to put in place a pathway, and more importantly, a platform that would enable anyone to be able to come and take their curriculum, bring it on board, and in the same way that YouTube allows anyone to be a creator.

And for the creators, they can then go out and attract their audience. We enable any educator to come onto our platform, but not only for them to then be part of a global classroom, but also be accredited, and that's something that you cannot find on YouTube, because YouTube is not an actual accredited university. Whereas in our case, because we acquired a university, we can actually then provide the full accreditation as well.

There was a huge swell in investments in the first phase of the pandemic. But that’s cooled off, leading to some uncertainty and conflicting opinions about the future. You chose to move into the U.S. edtech market. What’s your sentiment about it now?

I think there are a lot of tech companies that are purely online—everyone from Zoom to Coursera—[and they] are definitely suffering because when there is the offline option, then there's always going to be kind of a shift back to that when it becomes available, which is obviously what's happened post-pandemic.

Our model is a bit different. So we haven't seen that, in that we actually deliver most of our education offline.

It's a hybrid model: We have got what we call community partners, who effectively are individuals … all over the world, that have chosen to set up their own schools. They can deliver anything from entrepreneurial programs to financial literacy to courses that can lead to certifications, and even now, degree programs as well.

So basically, it is about using the system in order for them to deliver it offline. And then they partner up with the faculty members that we have on our platform to have over 10,000 of them. And we might have a faculty member in England that is actually working together with some certified trainers in Japan who are speaking in Japanese and delivering the programs in Tokyo. So, that actually allows us to expand even faster, as more and more people have now got to know about us.

Genius Group has recently partnered with NASA, right? And the company’s holdings go beyond education.

That's right. For us, a really big focus is on the areas that are both decentralized and there is disruption going on, [especially] in areas many individuals are really interested.

And there are five tech [areas], in particular—each over $10 trillion in market size—in which there are as many students who actually want to be educated as there are companies who are desperate to find the right talent.

There’s edtech, which is our [main] area, and there are plenty of people moving into it. But there are also lots of organizations that are looking to partner up as well.

[The other areas include] space tech, which is where NASA comes in. It includes green tech. So we're in conversation also with companies like Tesla and others, to actually be providing certification programs and ways in which they can be participating in the actual education of the people they're looking for as well. And then there's also med-tech. And there's also fintech.

Each of these five has traditionally been fairly slow-moving and largely government-regulated. And what we're seeing is the government's loosening the regulations, because they know that things need to move faster. And as a result, there are private organizations coming in that are looking to do a better job. And we see ourselves catering to each of those five different areas.

That's a lot you have going on there. Is there any concern about losing your sense of mission with all these threads pulling in different directions?

At core, they all fit into one fundamental problem that we're solving, which is that there are individuals of all ages that are really searching for the most relevant education that has a return on investment for themselves. Because people are looking for smarter ways to get by in life at the moment.

And so, whereas the normal university system doesn't provide you that direct return, we have so many people that come into a three-month program, and they'll earn 10 times what the program costs them in additional earnings. Now they've actually understood how to set up their online business or how to actually get invested in property or how to actually get the job they wanted.

And that's why we're growing at this rate, [we expect our platform to have] more like 4 million students at the end of this year, which is still very small compared to Coursera, and so on. But, I mean, we've been growing at over 50 percent a year. And we're seeing that constant growth as a result of people sharing with people.

And I think that's probably the biggest thing, from the point of view of our sustainability, is that we’re growing … from the point of view that we're not burning through cash from growing. So we're really looking at how we do this very sustainably and do it in a way that really supports the students for life as well.

So anything we can find that makes the student go, “You know what, I want to do more as well,” in the same way that when Amazon started with books, they then said, “Well, we'll have to keep on adding new things, if that's what the customer wants.” And then we'll be the one place that they'll trust that they know they're gonna find what they need. There's no place like that for education today in the world. So we're basically positioning ourselves where we can be serving a part of that need.

The company was listed on the stock exchange earlier this year, which you’ve noted was a “multi-year journey.” Tell us about that.

I mean, the one thing I will say is that we're Singapore-based, but we are global. We are quite evenly spread across the countries where we operate: which is currently about 200, almost all the countries in the world.

And, the choice to actually list in America rather than in an overseas exchange, like Singapore, was a very conscious one, from the point of view that the U.S. education system—for both high school diplomas or degree programs—remains very coveted around the world. Even if a place like China might be known for having higher grade averages than in America, that doesn't mean that people in China don't want to have an American degree. So, as a result of that, we decided that if we're going to have global certifications [to have it in the U.S.]. And so while we are global, we definitely have a real interest in the U.S. market.

We believe that—whereas there is a lot of criticism within the U.S. about the U.S. system—the U.S. still has the ability to be able to reinvent itself, especially if it does provide more degrees and certifications around the different technologies where it's already seen as a world leader, including those five different areas I just mentioned.

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 08:39:00 -0500 en text/html
Killexams : Exclusive: Amazon will cover tuition for its employees to take classes at UDC No result found, try new keyword!Roughly 5,000 local employees who have worked for Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) for 90 days can take courses at UDC each year toward a bachelor’s degree, a GED diploma, to build English language skills or ... Mon, 17 Oct 2022 06:57:00 -0500 text/html Killexams : Home automation standard Matter one step closer to use

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The Connectivity Standards Alliance announced on Tuesday that the Matter specification for smart home devices such as HomePod mini is now available to developers.

As part of the launch, eight authorized test labs are open for global product certification. Members of the Alliance with devices ready to support the standard can release or update them once they have been certified.

Members receive test tools and an open source software development kit to test Matter and its networking components, Wi-Fi and Thread. Members of the Alliance include companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Comcast, and others.

"What started as a mission to unravel the complexities of connectivity has resulted in Ma8er, a single, global IP-based protocol that will fundamentally change the IoT," said Tobin Richardson, President and CEO of the Connectivity Standards Alliance.

The Alliance says that Matter breaks new ground with security policies and processes using distributed ledger technology and Public Key Infrastructure to validate device certification and history. This technology helps people verify that they are connecting to authentic, certified smart home devices on their home network.

Matter runs over Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Thread, using Bluetooth Low Energy to let devices talk to each other. The first release supports smart home products such as lights, window shades, security sensors, door locks, and more.

Apple's HomePod mini will work alongside Matter-supported Google Nest devices or Amazon Alexa devices, so people don't have to buy additional hardware. It works with HomeKit and other connection standards instead of replacing them.

Companies are free to implement Matter in devices through Wi-Fi, Thread, or Bluetooth Low Energy. Matter also supports Ethernet.

Wi-Fi lets Matter devices interact over a high-bandwidth local network and allow smart home devices to communicate with the cloud. Thread provides an energy-efficient and reliable mesh network within the home.

Apple says it will add Matter support will arrive in an update to the Home app later in 2022. Controlling Matter accessories with the Home app and Siri requires a device acting as a hub, or controller.

Apple devices that can act as a hub include HomePod, HomePod mini, Apple TV HD, and Apple TV 4K. The company has already added Matter support in the tvOS 16 release.

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 00:00:00 -0500 en text/html
Killexams : What is Amazon Prime? Everything you need to know

If you're not a Prime member, you're probably wondering what is Amazon Prime or if it merits your money. Amazon Prime is more than just expedited shipping. It's a subscription service that gives members access to a variety of Prime member benefits. Perks include fast shipping, exclusive access to sales such as the upcoming Prime Early Access Sale, free movie streaming, and access to other services. 

For many shoppers, Amazon Prime is a no-brainer for the shipping perks alone. However, earlier this year Amazon raised its rates from $119 per year to $139 per year. Month-to-month rates also increased from $12.99/month to $14.99/month. At a time when consumers are tightening budgets, it's a tough sell.