November 19, 2018

AWS Certification and your Career

Trend Micro

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Whether you're well into your career and working in AWS daily, or you're just getting started, it's important to understand how AWS certifications can positively impact your career path.

AWS Certification enables you to gain recognition for your knowledge and skills in working with AWS services. Additionally, preparing for certification requirements provides an opportunity to expand your expertise working with AWS services.

  • Demonstrate you have expertise to design, deploy, and operate highly available, cost-effective, and secure applications on AWS
  • Gain recognition and visibility for your proven skills and proficiency with AWS
  • Foster credibility with your employer and peers
  • Earn tangible benefits

AWS offers several resources to help prepare you to earn your AWS Certifications, from free online digital classes to practice exams to help you prepare. Get started today by visiting

When you’re first starting to build a new product or service, it’s critical to have a singular focus on getting that MVP into the hands of your customers. Mark Nunnikhoven, VP of Cloud Security at Trend Micro and AWS Community Hero, explains:

"It’s also easy to push security to the side and justify that move with statements like:

“We’re not big enough to be a target”
“No one is interested in our data”
“We’ll hire more security folks later”

These statements are understandable—but they are also misguided. Security isn’t just about stopping hackers. It’s about making sure that your systems work as intended…and only as intended."

Mark shares how you can ensure that whatever you build is secure by understanding the shared security responsibility model and how automated security can actually help you get to market faster in his AWS article here.