Security Architect

The goal of the Security Architect Nanodegree is to equip learners with the necessary skills required to advance their careers in the field of cybersecurity. As a security architect, you’ll be charged with designing security systems to thwart malware, hacker intrusions and denial-of-service attacks. The program addresses security topics related to architectural and implementation skills required by a skilled cybersecurity professional for critical use-cases like identity and access management, infrastructure security, threat detection, and incident response.

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Estimated Duration

7 Weeks of training

  • 5 Weeks of Technical training

  • 2 Weeks for Professional training 

Qualifying for

The need for a strong cybersecurity culture in an enterprise organization is greater than ever. The skills you will gain from this Nanodegree program will qualify you for jobs in several industries as countless companies are trying to keep up with security threats.

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This course will qualify you to work as:

  1. AWS Cloud DevOps Engineer
  2. Cloud Developer
  3. Cloud Engineer

Enrolled By

November 2023

After passing this course’ assessment, you will get direct access to Udacity classroom


You should meet the following criteria:

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  1. Good Knowledge of Web Development Technologies (JavaScript, HTML, CSS)
  2. Good understanding of Object-Oriented Programming
  3. Foundational knowledge of Linux Command Lines
  4. Proficient in spoken and written English
  5. Age from 18 years and above
  6. You haven’t joined the Advanced track or the Cross-skilling track before either for this specialization or a different one.
  • Linux and AWS

  • Proficient in spoken and written English

  • You fulfill the technical prerequisites and pass the technical assessment of the Nanodegree you selected.

  • You are seeking to get a job in the same field of the Nanodegree you are applying for.

  • You haven't joined the Expert track before either for this specialization or a different one.

  • You are a university graduate.

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What You will learn?

Security Architecture Planning & Design

  • Introduction to Security Planning & Design. 
  • Security and Regulatory Frameworks. 
  • Designing Secure Systems.

Enterprise Identity and Access Control

  • IAM Access Control Models and AWS. 
  • Building Access Control Matrix and Mapping Permissions. 
  • Building Organizational Role Structure. 
  • Building Organizational Role and Access Visualization. 
  • Enforcing IAM Policy Configurations.

Infrastructure & Network Security Architecture Planning & Design

  • Infrastructure & Network Security Architecture.
  • Building Intelligence driven, defensein-depth Architecture.
  • Threat Surface Analysis & Building Scalable Detection Service.
  • Threat Triage and Detection Enrichment.

Incident Response & Business Continuity Architecture Planning, Design & Implementation

  • Incident Response & Business Continuity Architecture Planning, Design & Implementation.
  • Incident Response Runbooks for Cloud Infrastructure. 
  • Incident Response Playbooks and Automation.
  • Business Continuity.

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