CompTIA Cloud Essentials+: Security Considerations

Implement cloud service security with IAM, single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and federated authentication.

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About this course

Following secure cloud service design principles is a client consumer's top priority. Applying defense-in-depth principles and using cloud service provider security enablers can help achieve this. You'll start this course by examining the cloud service security taxonomy, identity and access management in cloud environments, authentication mechanisms provided by cloud platforms, and the components of an IAM strategy in the cloud. Next, you'll investigate the benefits of single sign-on, the prominent types of multi-factor authentication (MFA), and the fundamental design principles of federation. You'll then examine the Cloud Federation Reference Architecture. Moving on, you'll recognize common cloud deployment and enterprise data center security practices. You'll use Active Directory Federation Services to implement federated authentication, manage access to AWS resources, and enable virtual MFA devices for IAM users in public cloud. You can use this course in preparation for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ (CLO-002) certification exam.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • List the types of security challenges applicable to cloud computing services and the main security objectives to consider when securing services for cloud computing
  • Specify the taxonomy of cloud service security and describe the comparative analysis used to differentiate aspects of cloud environment identity and access management mechanisms

How it works

Expert-led videos

In this course, you'll watch videos created by industry-leading experts for some of the biggest tech companies in the world. They'll cover key concepts, go through sample applications, prepare you for industry certifications, and more. Watch on any device — whenever and wherever you want — to learn at your own pace.

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