Final Exam: Network Security Specialist

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Final Exam: Network Security Specialist will test your knowledge and application of the topics presented throughout the Network Security Specialist track of the Skillsoft Aspire Network Security Specialist to CloudOps Security Architect Journey.

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Final Exam: Network Security Specialist

  • apply the secure software development lifecycle
  • classify key management services
  • compare client and server-side encryption
  • configure stateful firewalls in the cloud
  • define file and database security
  • define IAM roles
  • define object storage security
  • define privacy issues and jurisdiction
  • define shared responsibility
  • define the basics of risk management
  • define training and awareness security
  • describe challenges introduced by different types of cloud platforms such as public, private, hybrid, and community
  • describe cloud computing definitions and roles
  • describe common cloud vulnerabilities such as negligence, cyber threats, and system vulnerabilities
  • describe common cryptographic protocols
  • describe common development lifecycles
  • describe compute technologies
  • describe considerations when evaluating cloud service providers
  • describe considerations when using the PaaS cloud service model
  • describe key cloud characteristics
  • describe key legal considerations when moving to the cloud
  • describe legal requirements and risks
  • describe software assurance and validation
  • describe storage technologies
  • describe the benefits of cloud offerings such as AWS and Azure
  • describe the common deployment and migration strategies
  • describe the SaaS cloud service model
  • describe the six key stages in the data lifecycle - Create, Store, Use, Share, Archive, and Destroy
  • describe the three-tier design model
  • describe virtualization technologies
  • describe web application firewalls
  • design and plan security controls
  • differentiate between cloud computing roles such as cloud service customer, cloud service architect, and cloud auditor
  • differentiate between data ownership and data custody
  • differentiate between on-premise and cloud implementations
  • differentiate between physical and logical infrastructure for cloud operations
  • ensure compliance with regulations and controls, like ITIL and ISO/IEC 20000-1
  • list common clouds infrastructure components such as network, virtualization, and computer
  • list data security strategies such as encryption and key management
  • list network security concepts such data and media sanitization
  • list potential threats against cloud computing infrastructure
  • list requirements for business continuity strategy
  • list specifics about cloud application architecture such as supplementary security components, cryptography, and sandboxing
  • list the importance of performing a cost-benefit analysis
  • list virtualization security concepts such as hypervisor and container security
  • manage compliance with regulations and controls
  • provide an overview of the IaaS cloud service model
  • recognize challenges of cloud service such as IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  • recognize considerations related to cloud management
  • recognize considerations when moving applications to the cloud
  • recognize different privacy concerns such as private data and jurisdictional concerns
  • recognize factors that can impact confidentiality, integrity, and availability of cloud data
  • recognize how to implement operational controls and standards
  • recognize key access control considerations
  • recognize requirements for disaster recovery strategy
  • secure management access
  • secure the root account
  • specify cloud benefits, components, and service models
  • use audit processes and methodologies in the cloud
  • use verified secure software
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