How to Get a Job in Cyber Security

A beginners guide for outlining a successful career in a cyber security
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  • Lectures 32
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

Are you interested in a cyber security job?

Are you new to cybersecurity and don’t know where to start?

Have you thought about a cyber security job but aren’t sure of what’s required?

If you answered yes to any of these questions…you’re not alone!

...And I can help you.

I created a 7 step process that answers these questions…and much more!

I’ll show you the 7 key steps to planning for your first cyber security job.

I’ll also show you how to plan and grow in your career once you get there.

...And right now is the time to get into a cyber security job.

Cyber security jobs are projected to grow significantly by the year 2020!

"Cisco estimates there are more than 1 million unfilled security jobs worldwide." - Mitigating the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage, Cisco .com

Do you want one of those jobs?

If you can imagine protecting critical information from attackers or designing complex security solutions...

...or testing information systems to find weaknesses and vulnerabilities...

Then cybersecurity might be for you!

Message me with any questions or for a coupon code.


What are the requirements?

  • NOTE: THERE IS NO TECHNICAL CYBER SECURITY INFORMATION IN THIS COURSE!
  • Be ready to work hard to reach your goal!
  • Internet connection (obviously!)
  • A notebook or a text editor to take notes

What am I going to get from this course?

  • FREE downloads to help you plan your career
  • Save countless hours of research on certifications, education, and more...
  • Understand the cyber security industry at a high level
  • Determine what type of cyber security job interests you most
  • Learn what key skills and traits will help you succeed
  • Know what kind of security education you will need
  • Know which security certifications you should get
  • Learn how to get security skills and experience
  • ...and much more

What is the target audience?

  • This course is FOR:
  • Beginners interested in a cyber security job
  • Anyone planning or preparing for an entry-level cyber security job
  • -
  • This course is NOT FOR:
  • Anyone expecting to learn technical cyber security
  • Any other IT Jobs. This course can help anyone, but it's focused on cyber security jobs
  • Experienced cyber security professionals. This course is focused on beginners

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
09:32

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.

05:52

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

Section 2: Understanding the Cyber Security Industry (Step 1)
01:50

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

05:24

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

08:50

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

Section 3: Determine Your Security Role (Step 2)
07:41

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.

04:29

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.

09:10

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

Section 4: Making an Impact (Step 3)
03:27

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.

10:40

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.

11:52

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.

11:02

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.

Section 5: Getting Educated (Step 4)
02:03

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.

05:31

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

05:55

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.

06:27

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.

05:56

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.

07:37

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.

2 pages

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

Section 6: Getting Certified (Step 5)
12:57

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.

05:53

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.

11:54

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.

16:49

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.

08:17

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.

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Section 7: Gaining Relevant Experience (Step 6)
06:47

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.

06:47

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

05:36

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.

Section 8: Plan your Career Path (Step 7)
1 page

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

9 pages

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

Section 9: Course Conclusion
04:49

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!

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Instructor Biography

Brandon Spencer, Cyber Security Engineer

Hi! I’m Brandon.

I’ve always had a desire to protect and defend people. But it wasn’t until 2001 that I realized I can protect people in a different way.

Thanks to some great family friends, I got my start in IT as a computer security analyst in 2001.

In 2001, I discovered cyber security and I never looked back!

From 2002 to 2008 I worked as a telecommunications technician and a network engineer. I even did some application development work on the side.

Even then, cyber security was always a part of my job. Secure design, data encryption, even network security…I was doing something security related.

In 2008, I committed full time to cyber security, working as an engineer and architect.

I still work full time as a security engineer today!

Here is my background:

  • - 15+ years working experience in IT
  • - 8+ years working experience in cybersecurity
  • - Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
  • - Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems
  • - CEH, CISSP, CPTE, and Security + certified

My #1 goal today is to help you learn cyber security.

I want you to be successful. And I want to share all of my knowledge and experience to help you reach your goal.

All the best!

– Brandon

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