Getting ready for AWS Certified Security Specialty Exam

Arshad Zackeriya
4 min readJun 5, 2020

Recently i have passed the AWS Certified Security Specialty Exam. It was a really challenging exam and i do really recommend to do the AWS Certified SAA and AWS Certified Sysops Administrator first before any of the Specialty/Pro Certifications.

PS : My intention is not to share any questions or reveal anything which breach the NDA with AWS.


I always love to share knowledge. Let me tell little bit about my background i am using AWS since 2014. (to be honest 40 questions i answered very easily with the past experience) But still it took me 3 weeks to get ready for the exam and i really enjoyed it. Never underestimate or over confident about the exam. I am huge AWS Fan Boy!!

Materials used for study

First got through this and plan well:

Jon Bonso’s Cheat sheet :



Arshad Zackeriya

Enabling DevOPs ☁ | A Cloud Enthusiast | AWS Community Builder | AWS Fanboy!!