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10 Tips For Making The Most Of AWS Security Certifications

Here’s a look at what type of industry experience, hands-on practice and vendor-neutral certificates employees should bring to the table to maximize the value of their AWS security certifications.

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8. Gain A Deep Understanding Of The Infrastructure

Since rolling out a public cloud track, Fortinet has seen an uptick from both customers and cloud-native partners looking to achieve marketplace certifications, according to Jon Bove, vice president of Americas channels. Fortinet has built a curriculum of best practices for AWS than spans both security and network competencies, said Matt Pley, vice president of cloud and service providers.

The company has focused on developing competency around the components making up the infrastructure requirements for public cloud providers such as high availability, auto-scaling, software-defined networking connectors and managing traffic, Bove said. Fortinet is trying to give stakeholders background on security challenges in the cloud as well as a sense of how to manage traffic and auto- scaling, he said.

Many security professionals are more DevOps-minded and less DevSecOps-minded, and Pley said they need to learn how to build and reuse security applications and infrastructure. When building in the cloud, Pley said practitioners must think about security as being two steps ahead of infrastructure.

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