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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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5. Hands-On Experience Is Vital

The AWS certifications create standardization and provide people with a way to jump into the cloud, especially as they on-board at a new company, according to Marina Segal, Check Point Software Technologies’ head of product management for cloud SecOps and compliance.

The foundational certifications provide a more theoretical examination of AWS security, but as the certifications become more advanced, Segal said the need for hands-on competency rises. People looking to master AWS security should set up an account, start creating and click through the platform to get their hands dirty since it’s difficult to recall how to put abstract knowledge into action.

Meanwhile, the AWS Certified Solutions Architect provides a very good set of content to cover and ensures practitioners know about the latest platform advancements, according to Segal. Certifications can dramatically shorten the amount of time needed to build up cloud security knowledge from weeks to just four hours of concise and practical learning, Segal said.

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