Amazon Web Service Certification Awaits the Bold
Amazon Web Services (AWS) towers over the red-hot cloud computing industry and its library of cloud computing certifications routinely rises to the top of industry surveys and salary reports. Most cloud computing technologists, in other words, don't need a reason to seek out AWS certification. Periodically, however, the IT certification trendmakers at AWS Training and Certification can't hold back from throwing down their IT certification gauntlet at the feet of IT workers and learners everywhere. The latest AWS Get Certified Challenge centers on the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner credential. Through Sept. 16, you can access free Cloud Practitioner training via the newest six-episode installment of AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner on Twitch. Power Hour is hosted by expert AWS instructors Aaron Hunter and Matt Heffernan.
Boost Your (ISC)² Security Congress Experience with Certification Training
While we're on the topic of awesome training opportunities, a great place to bang out some certification training is at an IT industry conference or convention. There are often fat discounts available to those who pursue such training, and it can be a nice way to extend your (purely professional, of course) getaway at an enjoyable location, since certification training is often available either before or after the main event. Conferences and conventions are hardly the only place to get discounted certification training (and testing, quite often), but they are a certification nexus to watch for. For example — we're so glad you asked — the upcoming Security Congress event to be hosted Oct. 10-12 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, has a two-day training boot camp available Oct. 8 and 9 as a warmup to the main event. Put it this way, there are worse things you could do with some extra cash at Caesar's Palace.
What Does It Take to Become ISACA CISM Certified?
From time to time, various certification news outlets will feature a certified individual who recounts her or his or their experience becoming certified, or discusses some other aspect of what it means to earn an IT certification. Longtime readers of Certification Watch know that we love to highlight such stories whenever we come across them. It's great motivation for individuals who are in the midst of their own IT certification journeys, and often provides solid advice both to those folks and to anyone who is contemplating a certification journey but hasn't yet gotten started. That gets us to Laura Zanucci, who tells her CISM certification story in a new post to the ISACA Now Blog of cybersecurity and IT governance professional association ISACA. CISM is one of the premier management-level cybersecurity credentials in the IT industry. Zanucci's post includes some solid advice. For example, here's what she says about taking her CISM exam at a testing center instead of doing it online: "Working remotely since 2020 has provided insights into possible distractions to interrupt your focus while at home. I didn’t want to be taking a test and have the doorbell ring, a child or pet run through my home office, or someone calling or texting. I prefer the quiet environment of a testing location. Be sure to choose the right fit for you." Great stuff!
IT Job Interview? Put Your Best Application Foot Forward
Most IT workers don't take one job and stay in the same place for the rest of their careers. If there's a job search in your future, then you could probably boost your odds by updating that résumé you've been using since your senior year of college. There are some great tips available for résumé overhaulers over at CertMag.com, the official website of Certification Magazine. If it's past time to tune up your IT résumé, then you should click over and take a look.
That's all for this edition of Certification Watch. Please keep your certification news and tips coming to the GoCertify News Editor.