Build a strong cloud foundation with hands-on training

OffSec Learning Path: Cloud Essentials

Master the fundamentals of cloud environments, proactively addressing security challenges from the start. Delve into containers, AWS, and Kubernetes, preparing for advanced cloud security roles. Learners will:

  • Understand common cloud configuration weaknesses

  • Develop secure cloud design strategies

  • Build essential cloud security awareness

Hero image for Build a strong cloud foundation with hands-on training

One of three cloud security Learning Paths

Strengthen your cloud security proficiency

This Learning Path trains learners on foundational concepts, emphasizing secure cloud practices. Develop a security-centric understanding of essential cloud technologies to confidently tackle real-world cloud challenges.

Who is this Learning Path for?

  • Developers and engineers seeking to build secure cloud applications
  • Security professionals expanding their knowledge of cloud environments
  • Ambitious learners ready to strengthen their cloud skills with a security force

Learning objectives

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of container technologies and orchestration
  • Navigate, configure, and secure AWS services
  • Master Kubernetes fundamentals for efficient cloud deployments
  • Build a strong security mindset when working with cloud infrastructure

Topics covered in the Cloud Essentials Learning Path

Introduction to AWS

  • Introduce the foundational services provided by AWS: S3, VPC, IAM, ec2, Lambda, Route53, ELB, CloudTrail, ECS, and EKS.

Cloud Architecture Fundamentals

  • Introduce Cloud Architecture terminology and concepts for a secure architecture. Concepts and Terminology might include ephemeral components and designs, SaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS, Microservices, Infrastructure as Code, Secrets Management, CI/CD pipelines, Serverless components and design, RBAC, Cloud Native Landscape, and community driven application and system standards.

Containers and Containerization

  • Introduction on how to use docker and podman to start a container. Focus on mounting volumes and interacting with the container. Introduce container images, how to build them with Buildah, and how to build them with Docker.

Kubernetes Basics

  • Introducing declarative and imperative kubectl, starting to use deployments and services, introducing pods and different kubernetes implementations and concepts.

Cloud Security Best Practices

  • Learn the foundations of cloud security through topics that include Kubernetes, dashboards, sockets, and containers.

Cloud Essentials overview




hours of content (approx.)



Cloud Essentials

Earning an OffSec Learning Badge

Showcase your growing secure coding proficiency! Upon completing 80% of the Cloud Essentials Learning Path, you'll receive an exclusive OffSec badge signifying:

  • Secure foundation: Knowledge of core cloud technologies with security emphasis
  • Industry recognition: Adds an OffSec achievement to your skillset
  • Continued growth: OffSec badges signify a commitment to learning

 Why train your team with OffSec?

Security-first approach

Prioritize secure cloud practices from architecture to use

Robust protection

Strengthen cloud configurations and mitigate risks

Stay ahead of trends

Understand evolving cloud threats and defenses

Start learning with OffSec


Learn <br/>Fundamentals Learn <br/>Fundamentals



Access to all fundamental content for one year to prepare for our advanced courses.


Learn <br/>One Learn <br/>One



One year of lab access alongside a single course plus two exam attempts.


Learn <br/>Unlimited Learn <br/>Unlimited



Unlimited OffSec Learning Library access plus unlimited exam attempts for one year.

Large teams

Learn <br/>Enterprise Learn <br/>Enterprise


Get a quote

Flexible terms and volume discounts available.


Learn Fundamentals is designed to help learn essential cybersecurity concepts and provide the prerequisite skills necessary for our courses & certifications. Gain access to the growing library of fundamental learning paths and demonstrate achievement with assessments and badges.

What’s included

1 year of unlimited access to all fundamental content and OffSec curated Learning Paths

365 days of lab access

PEN-103 + 1 KLCP exam attempt

PEN-210 + 1 OSWP exam attempt

Easily upgrade at any time to a Learn One subscription

Financing for Learn Fundamentals and Learn One now available through Climb Credit with as little as 0% APR and up to 36 monthly payments.

State exclusions may apply. Learn more.



  1. Introduction to AWS
  2. Cloud Architecture Overview
  3. Containers for Cloud 1
  4. Containers for Cloud 2
  5. SQL Injection for Developers
  6. Introduction to Kubernetes I
  7. Introduction to Kubernetes II
  8. Cloud Object Storage

What prerequisites are necessary for this Learning Path?

What skills will I develop?

Does this path cover the latest cloud security trends?

How is OffSec's cloud training different?

Start your journey today



Ideal for

One learner

Buy now



Ideal for

Fewer than 10 learners

Buy now

Have questions? Contact sales



Ideal for

10 or more learners

Contact sales
Graduation cap icon colored in with a gradient fading from purple to teal

New to cybersecurity want to get educated on fundamental content before signing up?

Check out Cyberversity - our free resource library covering essential cybersecurity topics.

Learn more