Memo of AWS Certified Security - Specialty (SCS-C01)

Memo of AWS Certified Security - Specialty (SCS-C01)

Takahiro Iwasa
(岩佐 孝浩)
Takahiro Iwasa (岩佐 孝浩)
2 min read
AWS Certification

I have successfully passed AWS Certified Security - Specialty (SCS-C01) exam. I will be sharing some tips on how to obtain this certification.

AWS Skill before Taking Exam

I have already passed the following exams and have been using AWS for years in my daily work.

Mar. 2017Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C00)
Dec. 2019Solutions Architect - Professional (SAP-C01)
Jan. 2020DevOps Engineer - Professional (DOP-C01)
Jan. 2020Big Data - Specialty (BDS-C00)


I began learning just after passing Big Data - Specialty, and made a plan to take the exam in February 2020.

Taking Exam

I took the exam on February 1st and successfully passed with a score of 913 out of 1,000.


Solutions Architect - Professional55
DevOps Engineer - Professional44
Big Data - Specialty33
Security - Specialty32

Reference Materials


Jayendra’s Blog

This was an excellent resource for understanding the exam topics. The content is well-organized, and I recommend following this guide from start to finish on your learning path.

AWS Official Documentation

Practice Tests

I did not use this time.


The exam includes essential topics for securing systems in AWS. Although it is relatively easy to pass, I strongly recommend taking it to gain knowledge of security-related services.

Takahiro Iwasa
(岩佐 孝浩)

Takahiro Iwasa (岩佐 孝浩)

Software Developer at iret, Inc.
Architecting and developing cloud native applications mainly with AWS. Japan AWS Top Engineers 2020-2023