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Build your cybersecurity skills with these 40 courses and more

The shift toward more digital and remote work is placing increasing demands on security professionals to support the deployment of secure IT infrastructures and applications. However, IT leaders identify cybersecurity as the most challenging domain for finding qualified talent, as reported in the 2020 Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report.

This skills gap illustrates potential security challenges facing organizations of all types and sizes around the world.

Because cybersecurity professionals are in short supply, the time has never been more pressing for IT professionals to develop security skills to address critical cybersecurity projects in their organizations.

AWS Training and Certification offers more than 40 courses, self-paced labs, an AWS Certified Security – Specialty certification, and other resources to raise everyone’s security competence in IT and security departments. These training offerings are designed for a broad range of learners, such as DevOps engineers, cloud architects, solutions architects, developers, compliance personnel, auditors, IT business analysts, or existing security engineers looking to improve their knowledge. Here are a few ways for the above-mentioned professionals to build their security skills:

The shortage of cybersecurity skills presents IT professionals an opportunity to demonstrate leadership by developing new skills to execute critical security projects. A broad range of IT professionals can develop or enhance their security skills with the resources described above to address this skills gap.