Transitioning into Cyber Security Engineer or Cloud Security Engineer

Hello, I’m seeking career advice as I’m currently feeling stuck in my role as an IT and Cyber Security manager; while I enjoy management, I miss the technical aspects and want to transition to either a Security Cloud Engineer or Cyber Security Engineer role. I’m currently taking courses for both and would like to understand the major differences between them. Additionally, since my end goal is to work in government, I’ve been told these technical roles may offer faster entry than managerial ones. Any guidance on which certifications to pursue and what labs to build for practical experience would be greatly appreciated. I’m also in the process of completing my Bachelor’s in Cyber Security Information Assurance.