The world of work is changing rapidly in all areas. This applies in particular to IT. Therefore, I have made it a habit of constantly training myself.

In recent years I have attended a large number of technology, management and communication training courses. Some of these courses have been officially certified.

I also continue to train myself whenever I have time. That’s why I prefer to travel by train rather than by car: here I can concentrate on my time to improve and learn new things.

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Building new knowledge broadens the horizon.

— Michael Wutzke


The customer is king. If users don't like you digital solution, the product will fail. Therefore, I learn in particular in those areas that ultimately help the end user. No matter if they are visible or invisible.


What do advanced solutions for end users look like and how do we want to sell?


Which programs, methods and tools help to achieve goals?


What data do we collect and what conclusions do we draw from it for our business?


What things do we need to achieve our goals with the given resources?


Is our infrastructure designed in such a way that it can meet all possible requirements?


How can we determine, understand and improve what our users and the application are doing?


A lot of knowledge is good. However, it is even better if you can show others what knowledge you have. Official certifications allow you to estimate the level of knowledge without much guesswork.

Blockchain Certifications
Since I now work in the crypto sector, I have started to take certifications in this area. My first passed exam is Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) of the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium. The content revolved around understanding the Bitcoin protocol and its functionalities. Then I took the Certified DeFi Expert exam provided by the Blockchain Council, which was about a general understanding of the Decentralized Finance market.
Google Certifications
I am long-term trained to use a variety of Google products and services which play a role in online sales. Among the Google tools I am skilled are Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google Optimize, Google Ads, and the Google Marketing Platform. I am also Google Analytics Certified and own a Google Mobile Sites Certification.
AWS Certifications
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the largest cloud services provider with about 50% market share in the cloud services market (according to Gartner research). Since 2018 I use services of the AWS Cloud like EC2, S3, VPCs and CloudWatch almost every day. I am an officially accredited AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.

At the moment I am preparing for the AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty exam.

Scrum Certification
Scrum is a project management framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. I am officially certified by Scrum.org as Professional Scrum Master.

In addition to these official IT certifications, I have a training authorization in accordance with §§ 28 – 30 of the German Berufsbildungsgesetz (BBiG) from the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce for the IT educations in application development (Fachinformatiker/in Anwendungsentwicklung) and system integration (Fachinformatiker/in Systemintegration). This means that I am officially allowed to train young IT specialists according to the German labour education law.

By 2035, artificial intelligence can provide up to 38% productivity gains.

— Forbes


As a rule, I train on at least two subject areas per month. In doing so, I expand my existing knowledge or build up new knowledge. Here I rely in particular on video courses and practical training units, because then the content gets stuck better.

I have been designing and implementing digital solutions for more than 20 years.

Completed trainings:

  • Lean BPM – Business Process Management
  • Productivity and Time Management
  • Projektmanagement: Best Practices
  • Realistic Goal Setting
  • Scrum Master and Agile Scrum Training

Angular, .NET Core und Entity Framework
Since 2018 I have been using Angular and/or jQuery (in the frontend) in combination with .NET Core with Entity Framework (in the backend). ASP.NET Boilerplate is used as a framework using Typescript, Boostrap 4, SCSS.

Completed trainings:

  • Angular 8 – The Complete Guide
  • OpenAPI: Beginner to Guru – How to Create Specifications for APIs using Swagger

PHP, WordPress and SQL
I have been using jQuery, HTML and CSS (frontend) as well as PHP and MySQL/PostgresSQL (backend) for more than 10 years. I have been using the WordPress content management system since 2016.

Completed trainings:

  • Become a WordPress Developer – Unlocking Power With Code
  • Elementor Master Course
  • PostgreSQL administration

Containerization with Docker
I have been using dockers and containers since 2019. The administration of containers is easy for me because I have been managing Linux servers since 2007.

Completed trainings:

  • Beginner’s Guide to Containers and Orchestration
  • Docker Deep Dive
  • Docker Quick Start

Near Realtime Search with Elastic Stack
Real-time searches are next level “databases”. I have been actively using Elasticsearch on various projects since 2017.

Completed trainings:

  • Elastic Stack Essentials
  • Elasticsearch 7 and the Elastic Stack
  • Elasticsearch Deep Dive

Git, Versioning and JIRA
I use versioning software and tools for deployment.

Completed trainings:

  • Agile Release Management
  • Continuous Integration with GitLab
  • Git Quick Start
  • GitLab CI: Pipelines, CI/CD and DevOps
  • Hands-on Auto DevOps with GitLab CI
  • Jenkins Quick Start
  • Mastering GitLab
  • Understanding Jira for users, managers and admins
  • Using GitFlow

Analytics, SEO and Conversion Optimization
I have more than 10 years of practical experience in everything to do with online marketing, search engine optimization and conversion optimization.

Completed trainings:

  • AB Testing Strategies & Best Practices with Google Optimize
  • Conversion Optimierung
  • How to Put Your Business on Wikipedia
  • Learn How To Get High Quality WikiPedia Backlinks
  • Link Building 2019: Google SEO #1 Ranking Tactic

Other Trainings
Completed trainings:

  • ams.5 | ia.2 Workshop von Assfinet
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS Concepts
  • Debugging Your Website with Fiddler and Chrome DevTools
  • Diving in with Invision Studio
  • Improving your Workflow with Gulp JS
  • PCI (Payment Card) Standards for Corporate Professionals
  • Understanding NPM – Node.js Package Manager


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