Here are the best options to get started and get ahead in applying for a role in the tech industry.
Cybrary is a very good online resource for video-based cybersecurity courses covering a range of skills and qualifications.
Explore some of these courses as an introductory preparation for other formal qualifications such as the EC Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH) and CISSP. Virtual labs for tools such as Wireshark and practice tests for qualifications including CompTIA Security +, CISM and others are also offered.
CompTIA Network +, Security +
Take the CompTIA Network + course, which teaches learners how to build a network from scratch, how to identify different types of network topology and configurations – and examine the many types of network-based attacks.
After this entry-level course, students can switch to Security+, a basic qualification in security concepts.
CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 will retire this year, but the refreshed course SY0-601 will be offered.
SANS SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style
The SANS Institute is a leading provider of professional cybersecurity courses and SEC401 is known as a “bootcamp” for those who already have some knowledge of IT, networking and security.
As a course for professionals, SANS offers flexibility through on-demand, online or in-person lessons.
Offensive Security Pen 200 OSCP
Instead of lectures and academic study alone, the focus is on offence and practical learning.
Students will need an excellent understanding of network principles and a good understanding of Windows, Linux and Bash / Python.
Students will receive an OSCP certification — after passing the 24-hour exam.
CISSP certified IT Security Professional (CISSP)
The CISSP, offered by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, is one of the most prominent cybersecurity qualifications in the world.
The course teaches the conception and implementation of cybersecurity programs, including engineering, security architectures, risk management, identity and access management, and software security.
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) is an institution that offers a variety of IT and cybersecurity qualifications.
GIAC courses cover topics such as security management, law, auditing, cyber forensics, software security and many others.
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