CCSP or AWS Certified Security – Specialty? Which Is Right for You?
You’re ready to take the next step in advancing your IT security career. Now which certification is right for you — CCSP or Certified Security – Specialty?
Both (ISC)² Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and AWS Certified Security - Specialty are highly regarded credentials designed for security leaders looking for specialization in cloud security. From a competitive perspective, the CCSP and AWS Certified Security - Specialty complement rather than directly compete with each other.
What do CCSP and AWS Certified Security - Specialty have in common?
- Both require 5 years' cumulative experience.
How are CCSP and AWS Certified Security - Specialty different?
- CCSP turns the focus on cloud security, testing candidates’ skills and knowledge across six cloud security domains. It validates your ability to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in any cloud environment, while also following the best practices established by (ISC)².
- AWS Certified Security - Specialty validates a candidate’s ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge about security specifically in the AWS cloud platform.
CCSP is a proven way to build your career and better secure critical assets in the cloud. CCSP shows you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud using best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity member experts at (ISC)².
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