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Security Testing in AWS Cloud

Amazon Web Services

Duration: 2 Days


Security Testing in AWS Cloud is a hands-on training created to quickly get you up and running with being secure on the AWS cloud infrastructure. You will learn what it really means to be secure while creating, managing and operating your applications in the cloud. While the training content is unique we have included all the relevant best practices. The training is going to be a mix of theory and practical labs over a period of 2 days.

Why learn about Security Testing in AWS Cloud?

  • The role of a QA person changes in Cloud infrastructure. AWS manages the underlying infrastructure but you must secure anything you put on the infrastructure. This includes your virtual instances and anything you install on them, any accounts that access your instances, the security group that allows outside...Read more


  • You will be able to secure your cloud infrastructure
  • You will be able to do security testing on your cloud infrastructure
  • You will learn how to objectively evaluate risk and threats that concern your data
  • Learning about security will give you assurance about your cloud infrastructure

Who Should Attend

  • Someone who is responsible for setting up AWS infrastructure for his / her organization and worries about how secure it is.
  • QA personnel that are tasked with testing applications hosted on AWS (or any other cloud).
  • Someone who has dabbled with AWS but struggles to validate if their data and servers will be safe against attacks, viruses, etc.
  • Those who want to learn about AWS security in a structured manner so that they can validate their architecture or maybe even aim for compliance.


  • Should have a thorough understanding of how basic AWS services work. Or should have attended the Cloud Computing with AWS – Level 2 course.
  • Should understand terms like Cloud, EC2, S3, SSH, RDP and have knowledge of basic networking fundamentals.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Why does Cloud require Security?
  • Security in the AWS Cloud/ Infra As A Service
  • Basics of Infrastructure Security
  • AWS Security Groups
    Hands-on: Setting up Security Groups
    Hands-on: Login to a new Linux based EC2 instance
    Hands-on: Login to a new Windows based EC2 instance
  • Access Control for your AWS Management Console

Day 2

  • Securing the Server OS
    Hands-On: Step by step guide to hardening the server and keeping it hardened
  • Securing the Server Software
  • Maintaining Security
  • Security Testing (Hands-On at least 3 hours)

About The Trainer

Himanshu Sachdeva
Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect

Himanshu has been architecting and developing IT applications for over 11 years and has been working in Cloud Computing domain for about 7 years. He is an expert working on various Cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services,, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine, etc. and has designed large & complex applications for some of the major international companies. He was involved in algorithmic research during earlier part of his career.

Himanshu is currently working on architecting Cloud strategy for enterprises which includes (but not limited to) latest trends in Cloud technology such as DevOps, Chef, Docker, Micro-Services, Serverless, etc. Owing to his passion for technology, he keeps himself abreast of latest technological trends.

Himanshu has conducted trainings for organizations such as Intuit, Philips, Samsung R&D, TCS, Infosys, Yahoo and many more.

He holds following Certifications:

  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer and Solutions Architect – Professional Level
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect, SysOps Administrator and Developer – Associate Level
  • Microsoft Solutions Architect
  • Google Cloud Architect
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • Chef Basic Fluency
AWS DevOps Engineer AWS Solutions Architect Professional AWS Solutions Architect Associate
AWS SysOps Administrator AWS Deveoper Associte Microsoft Solutions Architect
Google Cloud Architect Chef Basic Fluency


Sankeerth Reddy G
Head – IT & Operations

Sankeerth is an Amazon Certified Solutions Architect with extensive experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS). He specializes in running MongoDB cluster on AWS. He has experience in architecting and managing MongoDB cluster with Multiple Shards on AWS, which does more than 1000 requests per second at peak.

He currently heads Consulting Operations at CloudThat and has also been involved in various large and complex projects for global clients, some of them being in the top 100 most visited sites in USA. He has worked with clients to understand infrastructure needs and architected various solutions on AWS and managed deployments using AWS.

He has conducted training for organizations such as TCS, Infosys, HPE, L&T and many more. Along with this, he has also conducted cloud training workshops for faculties and students in Engineering Colleges.

He holds following Certifications:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and Professional Levels
  • Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (70-535)
  • MongoDB Certified DBA
AWS Solutions Architect Associate AWS Solutions Architect Professional
Microsoft Azure Certification MongoDB Certified DBA

Bhavesh Goswami
Co-Founder & CEO


Bhavesh Goswami the Co-Founder & CEO of CloudThat Technologies, is a leading expert in Cloud Computing space with over a decade of experience. He was in the initial development team of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Seattle. He honed his Cloud Computing skills at Amazon where he helped ship the first version of S3 in 2006. Later he moved to Microsoft after over three years at Amazon to take up the challenge to help manage Cosmos, the Cloud storage and Big Data computational engine that powers all of the Microsoft’s Online Services, including Bing.

After living in the USA for over 10 years, he came to India in search of a challenge and Co-Founded CloudThat Technologies. He has personally trained over thousands of people on various Cloud technologies like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine and more since early 2012.

Bhavesh has spoken at various Cloud and Big Data conferences and events like ‘7th Cloud Computing & Big Data’ and have been the Key Note Speaker at ‘International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics’. He has authored numerous research papers and patents in various fields. He is passionate about technology and keeps the company up to date on latest Cloud technologies & market trends.

He holds following Certifications:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Level
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional Level
  • MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer)
  • MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer)

AWS Solutions Architect Professional AWS DevOps Engineer Professional
Microsft Certified Trainer Microsft Certified Solutions Deveoper

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