Start a Successful Security Career
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Start a Successful Security Career

A complete program to help you start, or transition into a successful career in a cyber security
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4.5 (193 ratings)
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741 students enrolled
Created by Brandon Spencer
Last updated 9/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
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Includes:
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • FINALLY...know how to prepare yourself to break into Cyber Security!
  • How to research, find, and get the RIGHT job for you in cyber security
  • Understand the cyber security industry at a high level
  • Learn what key skills and capabilities are a MUST HAVE
  • Know EXACTLY what kind of security education you will need to succeed
  • Pick the EXACT security certifications you really need
  • ...and much more
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Requirements
  • NOTE: THERE IS NO TECHNICAL CYBER SECURITY TRAINING IN THIS COURSE!
  • Motivation to work hard to reach your goals!
  • Internet connection (obviously!)
Description

The ONLY system designed to build a successful career in the fastest growing, multi-billion dollar industry:  Cyber Security.

Designed for those who:

  • Have NO experience working in technology, cyber security, or any other environment.
  • Want a rewarding and fulfilling career that pays a REALLY good salary
  • Work in IT or another field and want to transition into cyber security
  • Tired of struggling to get a job in cyber security with no luck
  • Know you want to work in cyber security, but don’t feel like you have what it takes.

“This course is amazing!!! I am actually creating my career path based off of this course. Otherwise, I would have not known where to start. SIMPLY AMAZING!!!” - Ahmad

FINALLYyou can break into this RAPIDLY GROWING industry! 

Maybe you’ve struggled with:

  • Getting a good paying job
  • Working crazy hours just to make ends meet
  • Or searched all over the internet to try and crack-the-code to getting a cyber security job.

"...Finally, after years of general labor and/or just above minimum wage paying jobs, I am able to get my foot in the door of the tech industry. Just wanted to say thanks." - Sam

Are you ready for a change?  Are you tired of:

  • Reading countless websites and articles
  • Watching countless YouTube videos
  • Applying all kinds of different advice
  • Hiring career coaches

All in the hopes of getting a job?

How has that been working out for you so far?  Not well I bet. 

Because your career is a HUGE puzzle of 1,000 pieces and it’s hard to know what goes where. 

You’re search ends right here!

With this program…that puzzle is gone forever.  This is the COMPLETE system from start to finish on:

  • How to research, find, and get a job in cyber security
  • Taking action to develop the skills and capabilities you will need to become a REAL working security professional
  • Working your way towards a successful security career

Let me tell you what’s in this system:

  • 6 focused training modules and 20 lessons designed to get you results…with topic like:
    • Finding the RIGHT Cyber Security Job
    • Important skills and capabilities
    • Education and Certifications
    • Creating Your Professional Brand
    • Planning your security career goals
    • Actionable work assignments
    • Downloadable guides and templates 
    • FREE access to LIVE security career building workshops 
    • And more…

“I am loving the pace and clarity of information given so far. I feel like I can do this with little stress and frustration. Thanks” - Ninette

“Awesome instructor” - Pete

“Instructor seems confident. It gives me confidence.” - John

“Brilliant. Step by step. Highly recommended. “ - Olufemi

Imagine yourself:  Getting paid an AWESOME salary and having a steady career for MANY years!

Picture yourself:  Being a respected member of the IT community and stopping attacker’s cold!

Believe in yourself:  Because you can do this!  And I can show you how.

Join me now, and let’s get started!

** Message me with any questions or for a coupon code.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is FOR those who:
  • - Have NO experience working in technology, cyber security, or any other environment.
  • - Want a rewarding and fulfilling career in cyber security
  • - Work in IT or another professional field and want to transition into cyber security
  • - Tired of struggling to get a job in cyber security with no luck
  • - Know you want to work in cyber security, but don’t feel like you have what it takes.
  • This course is NOT FOR:
  • - Anyone expecting to learn technical cyber security information
Compare to Other Cyber Security Courses
Curriculum For This Course
66 Lectures
07:13:40
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Module 0 - Getting Started and Introduction
2 Lectures 05:47

Welcome message and a thank you for joining the program.

Preview 01:34

Quick tips and advice on how to get the most from the program.

Prime Yourself For Success
04:13
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Module 1 - The Multi-Billion Dollar Cyber Security Industry
5 Lectures 19:40

This is an introduction to the multi-billion dollar cyber security industry.

Preview 00:44

In this lesson, you will learn the current state of the security industry and the amount of money that will be invested by the year 2021.

Preview 06:09

In this lesson, you will learn about the various opportunities that exist in cyber security, and some possible job title you can pursue.

Preview 07:32

In this lesson, you will learn the 6 key things you need to focus on to have a successful security career.

Lesson 3 - 6 Keys To A Successful Cyber Security Career
04:44

Module 1 Assignment

Assignment: Module 1
00:31
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Module 2 - Finding the RIGHT Cyber Security Job
6 Lectures 37:54

This is an introduction to finding the right job for you in cyber security.

Preview 00:51

In this lesson, you’re going to identify and list all of your current skills and capabilities so you can use them for your job search and resume.

Lesson 1 - Outlining Your Capabilities
09:29

In this lesson, you’re going to find your current market value based on your current skills, education, certifications, etc. 

Lesson 2 - Know Your Market Value
06:06

In this lesson, you’re going to put everything together and start looking for jobs.

Lesson 3 - Finding Promising Jobs In Your Area
04:41

In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to build the perfect resume that will catch the attention of any cyber security hiring manager or recruiter.

Lesson 4 - Create a KILLER Security Resume
14:54

Module 2 Assignment

Assignment: Module 2
01:53
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Module 3 - Important Skills and Capabilities
5 Lectures 47:38

This is an introduction to the important skills and capabilities you need in cyber security.

Preview 00:48

In this lesson, you’re going to learn what employers are really looking for in cyber security professionals.

Lesson 1 - What Employers Really Need (And Want)
07:27

In this lesson, you’re going to learn the must have technical security skills every cyber security professional should have.

Lesson 2 - Must Have Technical Skills
27:22

In this lesson, you’re going to learn to learn multiple skills to increase your employment value.  

Lesson 3 - Diversifying Your Capabilities
11:26

Module 3 Assignment

Assignment: Module 3
00:35
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Module 4 - Valuable Education and Certifications
5 Lectures 31:27

This is an introduction to the valuable education and certifications you need in cyber security.

Preview 00:46

In this lesson, you’re learn what college or university degrees you should focus on for cyber security.

Lesson 1 - Education That Makes A Difference
12:31

In this lesson, you’re going to know exactly which certifications you need in cyber security.

Lesson 2 - The Only Certifications You Need
09:43

In this lesson, you’ll learn the importance of security focused learning.

Lesson 3 - Security Focused Education
07:08

Module 4 Assignment

Assignment: Module 4
01:19
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Module 5 - Creating Your Professional Brand
5 Lectures 33:24

This is an introduction to creating your professional brand in cyber security

Preview 00:50

In this lesson, you’re going to learn the importance of finding solutions to common problems and make an impact in your organization.

Lesson 1 - Make An Impact And Get Noticed
06:41

In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to specialize your cyber security skills to create even more value for employment.

Lesson 2 - Specialize To Create Value
14:42

In this lesson, you’re going to learn the importance of building 3 key relationships to help build your professional brand and grow your career.

Lesson 3 - Building Important Relationships
10:23

Module 5 Assignment

Assignment: Module 5
00:48
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Module 6 - Your Successful Security Career
5 Lectures 36:10

This is an introduction to setting your personal and career goals in cyber security

Preview 01:00

In this lesson, I’ll show you how to set some personal and professional goals to reach your potential in cyber security.

Lesson 1 - Setting And Reaching Your Career Goals
08:13

In this lesson, I’ll show you how to go from beginner to security professional.

Lesson 2 - From Beginner To Security Pro
13:52

In this lesson, I’ll show you how to successfully transition into cyber security from any other profession.

Lesson 3 - Transitioning Into Cyber Security
12:34

Module 6 Assignment

Assignment: Module 6
00:31
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Course Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:22

A quick message to say thank and close out the course.

Thank You!
01:22
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Archive - 2015 Course Content
32 Lectures 03:28:43

Welcome to the course. In this introduction video, we’ll discuss the course objectives, to include my 7 step process that will get you ready for a job in cyber security.

Course Introduction
09:32

Let’s set some course expectations. Let’s also discuss some realistic expectations for your career in cyber security.

Setting Some Expectations
05:52

Welcome to Step 1: Understanding the cyber security industry. We’ll take a look at what we’re going to cover in this section.

Section Intro
01:50

In this video, we’ll discuss the purpose of cyber security.

What is Cyber Security
05:24

How stable is cyber security? Well, it’s pretty stable. In fact, the projections are huge in terms of growth. I’ll show you some mind blowing numbers in this video.

State of Cyber Security
05:24

Why is cyber security so important? We’ll cover some of the reasons organizations and companies depend on good cyber security.

Importance of Cyber Security
08:50

Welcome to Step 2: Determine your role.

Cyber security is a broad career field. There are a lot of different roles and opportunities. This video defines the different roles available to you. We’ll also talk about the responsibilities of each role, so you can narrow your focus on what interests you.

Roles of Cyber Security
07:41

In this video, we’ll look at the 3 roles I recommend for every newcomer in cyber security. They give you a good start, but allow career growth at the same time.

Entry Level Roles
04:29

Let’s take a deeper look at the 3 entry level roles and discuss the responsibilities of each role.

Entry Level Roles In Depth
09:10

Welcome to Step 3: Make an Impact.

In order to make an impact, you need to connect with your co-workers and customers. Developing key traits and becoming someone they can trust and count on is vital to your success. In this video, we’ll look at what I call essential attributes and discuss why they’re important.

Essential Attributes
03:27

This video covers the essential “soft skill” attributes you need to know to gain trust and work with other team members. These are the forgotten skills of other security training courses.

I call them professional attributes, but these can apply to your personal life as well.

Professional Attributes
10:40

You can’t get anything done in cyber security...without a little help. We’ll talk about relationship building and why it’s so important to your success.

Building Key Relationships
11:52

In this video, I’ll show you a few simple things you can quickly add value to your organization. Employers want value and impact. And I’ll show you how to quickly add that so you can increase your value to the organization.

How to Add Value
11:02

Welcome to Step 4: Getting educated.

Education is important. But it’s not all about going to school. In this video, we’ll look at the different ways you can get educated in cyber security. We'll explore each option in depth in the following lectures.

Cyber Security Education
02:03

Before we get into the different education types, let's talk about the value cyber security education can add to your career.

The Value of Education
05:31

Self-study education is probably one of the most important types of education. It show initiative on your part to stay up to date with current trends technology changes. We’ll look at the different self-study options in this video.

Self-Study Education
05:55

Technical school is education that is not self-study, and not really academic. You’ve seen the commercials before I’m sure. In this video, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of technical education for cyber security.

Technical Education
06:27

Academic education (college essentially) is the most recognized, most accepted type of education from employers. We’ll review the different types of degrees you can get, and the value of each one in cyber security.

Academic Education
05:56

This video alone will save you countless hours and expensive student loans! I visually compare the different degree types and show you how much money you CAN make with the various college degrees.

Degree Comparisons
07:37

Download the education planning guide. This simple guide will help you visualize the education options in cyber security.

BONUS Download - Education Planning Cheatsheet
2 pages

Welcome to Step 5: Get Certified. My favorite topic!

First, let’s talk about certifications and what they’re for, before we get into which ones you really need.

About Security Certifications
12:57

Security certifications fall into a few different categories. In this video, we’ll discuss the different categories, and how you should focus on your certification needs.

Types of Security Certifications
05:53

This video will save you time and money! There are 3 certifications every beginner should focus on. None of the others matter right now. In this video, I’ll show you which ones and why they are the most valuable to you. I’ll even show how much money you can make with a little experience and one of these certifications.

Entry-Level Security Certifications
11:54

This video is designed to give you a glimpse of the future. It will help you plan your cyber security career down the road. But it will also give you some motivation of what to look forward to.

Mid-Level Security Certifications
16:49

This video is designed to show you the advanced level certifications out there. It will also give you a good idea of the various roles you can do when you get one of these certifications and have the skills to go with it.

Advanced-Level Certifications
08:17


Certification Resources
00:12

Welcome to Step 6: Gaining Relevant Experience.

This is the trickiest of all the steps. Getting experience. In this video, we’ll talk about the different ways you can build your skills, even if you don’t have a job.

Building Your Skills
06:47

In this video, we’ll look at how you can get more security experience at work and grow your skills even faster.

Work Experience
06:47

You always have room to improve and learn new security skills. We’ll look at the different ways you can do that in cyber security.

Continuous Improvement
05:36

Download this career guide and fill it out with everything from all the steps. When complete, you’ll have a career plan in place.

BONUS Download - Your Career Planning Cheat Sheet
1 page

Download this list of my personal resources to help you find things like current news, certification vendors, and tools I like to use.

BONUS Download - My Personal Resources Cheat Sheet
9 pages

Thanks so much for viewing this course. I hope you found it valuable and can apply some or all of these principals to have a successful cyber security career!

Conclusion
04:49
About the Instructor
Brandon Spencer
4.4 Average rating
245 Reviews
878 Students
2 Courses
Cyber Security Engineer, CEH, CISSP, CNDA, CPTE certified

Hi!  I’m Brandon.

I’m the co-founder of Cyberactive Security, LLC., an online security training company.  We focus on mentoring students step-by step, to get you certified or teach you the skills you need for career success.  

I’m also a professional cyber security engineer and architect with over 16 years experience in the field.  

I’ve spent my entire career working with Fortune 500 companies, serving as a security engineer, security architect, security analyst, network engineer, and a telecommunications technician.  This accumulative experience has helped me become a successful and well-rounded security professional.

I specialize in mentoring others in security certification instruction, technical skills training, and security career growth and development.

Here are some highlights of my qualifications:

  - 16 years experience in IT

  - 9 years experience in cybersecurity

  - In-depth experience in enterprise and small scale systems

  - Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems

  - Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration

  - CEH, CISSP, CNDA, CPTE, and Security + certified

Whether you’re an aspiring or seasoned professional, we at Cyberactive Security want to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in your security career.

All the best to your success!

-Brandon