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    Default Security Professional needing help on what to do next

    I currently work as a DoD contractor doing ISSE/ISSO work. I would like to move into a pure cloud security role but am not sure what training/certifications to pursue next to help me get into it. Are there a lot of Cloud Security roles out there now (cloud security architects/engineers? If so, what skills are they looking for?) Some background on me: I just passed the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, I have a Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) cert, CISSP, ISSEP, C|EH, Security+, Linux+, Net+/A+.

    Some options I'm thinking of pursuing next are an AWS SysOps Associate cert or wait for the AWS Security Specialist Cert to come out. I'm also very weak in scripting so have considered taking some scripting classes (although I have always hated coding). My company will pay for pretty much anything as long as it helps my career. Any thoughts on what to pursue? Thanks.
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    You seem like you have a great base for certifications. I would put some time into scripting languages, python especially since most positions in cloud need that skill set. Automation is growing and scripting it a big part of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supasecuritybro View Post
    You seem like you have a great base for certifications. I would put some time into scripting languages, python especially since most positions in cloud need that skill set. Automation is growing and scripting it a big part of it.

    What class/book/training would be the best place to learn it for beginners?
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    Cloud Academy has a great track and also has a place to practice it.
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