Nextgen and AWS Launch Second Security Foundations Program

John Walters (Nextgen)

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Nextgen Distribution and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are jointly launching the second round of their Security Foundations program, which is part of the AWS Partner Academy.

Nextgen developed the program to help partners gain foundational AWS security expertise in deploying and configuring AWS solutions and services through a combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience.

The program covers two tracks; the first runs from July to August and registration is currently open for the second course, which will run from September to November.

“Together with AWS, the Security Foundations program is one of the first strategic initiatives we prioritized to help partners and their customers continue to innovate and transform the way services are delivered in the cloud,” said said Nextgen Group CEO John Walters.

Ideal for candidates with a basic knowledge of AWS or a background in cybersecurity outside of AWS, the Security Foundations program is a nine-week hybrid, in-person and virtual structured learning path that covers the fundamental concepts of AWS cloud security, including AWS access control. , data encryption methods, and how network access to AWS infrastructure can be secured.

Based on the AWS Shared Security Model, partners learn where they are responsible for implementing and maintaining security in AWS, what security-focused services are available, and how security services can help address security challenges. customer security needs.

“Our collaboration with Nextgen to deliver the Security Foundations program is part of our commitment to work with organizations across Australia and New Zealand to address skills shortages and enable our customers and partners to benefit from a digital education, training and support,” AWS Australia and New Iain Rouse, Director of Zealand (A/NZ) and Country Head for the Global Public Sector.

AWS’ core infrastructure is designed to meet the security requirements of the military, global banks, and other highly sensitive organizations. This is backed by a comprehensive set of cloud security tools, with 230 security, compliance and governance services and features.

Participants new to AWS or cloud computing are encouraged to complete the AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials and AWS Technical Essentials digital training, which Nextgen offers free to partners, before beginning the Security Foundations path.

Partners can access the Security Foundations program exclusively through NEXTGEN, as well as a comprehensive suite of additional services and support that address key customer questions.

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