Security Certification Roadmap
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Security Certification Roadmap

A complete guide to the security certifications you need to any experience level
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4.3 (53 ratings)
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Created by Brandon Spencer
Last updated 2/2017
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • - You save countless TIME and MONEY guessing which certification is right for you
  • - Know EXACTLY which security certification is BEST for you
  • - How to research and find the MOST VALUABLE security certification in your local area
  • - Add instant credability to your career by getting the RIGHT certification
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  • For this course, you will need:
  • - The obvious (a working computer, an internet connection, etc.)
  • - Be ready to commit to assignments for each module to help you reach your goal

Are you looking for the RIGHT security certification?

Have you ever wondered: “What certification is BEST for me?” Or “Which certification is going to get me that job?

If you have, you are are like SO many other people that are asking the same questions.

What if I could show you the EXACT certification you should get? 

A certification that will help you get that job or promotion you are looking for?

You see, I had this same problem myself. I asked the same questions. "Should I get a CISSP or a CCNA?" Or "should I get that new certification that just came out?"

I didn’t know! I had no I spent TONS of time and money to get a certification. Only to find out that certain certifications didn’t produce the results I thought it would.

So I took all of my lessons learned and put them in this course.

The first thing you HAVE to do is ignore the certification overload!

I think we all get confused by certification overload: TOO many certifications to choose from and TOO much hype and marketing around the different certifications. 

And there is no proof that any of them will actually help you reach your goals.

You've seen the articles online I'm sure.  You've probably seen the “top certifications” lists too.  I'm positive you've heard the promises of the “next big thing” certification.

But where are the results?  Where is the proof you're not wasting your time and hard earned money?

Actually...the results and proof are right this course. 

I take the guesswork out of certifications and show you exactly which one you should each stage of your career.

  • If you are just getting started, I’ll show you what certification to get.
  • If you have been working in security for a few years, I’ll show you what certification to get.
  • Even if you have been in security for many years, I’ll show you what certification to get.

And I’ll show you proof of why you should get them!  No blog articles or biased opinion. Just data and proof!

You will save countless hours searching for your next certification.  You will even save thousands of dollars wasted on a pointless boot camps or worthless certifications!

If you follow the road map in this course...The next certification you get will add value to your career...guaranteed!

Message me with questions or a coupon for this course!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course IS FOR YOU if:
  • - Are an IT or security professional tired of guessing which security certification is going to add value to your career.
  • - You've researched and researched but can't decide which security certification you should get
  • - You want a security professional to show you step-by-step how to choose and pursue your next security certification
  • - You want to learn how to study, prepare, and pass your next exam!
  • - All experience and skill levels are welcome. I've got a roadmap for everyone, at any level.
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Curriculum For This Course
42 Lectures
Module 0: Course Introduction
3 Lectures 01:46

Welcome to the training course!  I just wanted to say thanks for signing up, and I appreciate you being here.

Preview 01:08


How to contact me if you have questions
Module 1: The Value of Having a Certification
6 Lectures 23:57

Welcome to Module 1!  Here, you're going to learn why security certifications are so valuable!

Preview 00:23

In this lesson, you will learn why having a security certification is so important to your career

Preview 03:29

In this lesson, you will learn how a security certification can help you in your career.

Preview 04:09

In this lesson, you will learn the value of a security certification and the impact it can have on your career.

How valuable can a certification be to my career?

In this lesson, I will show you how to find the most valuable certifications in your local area.

It's time to find the right security certification for you

Let's reinforce what you learned in Module 1 and make sure you're on the right track.

[Quiz] Module 1 Recap
4 questions

[Assignment] Module 1 Tasks to Complete
Module 2: New To Security? Start with these Certifications!
5 Lectures 28:20

In this lesson, you will learn everything you need to know about the best entry level certification.

The best certification you can get at the entry-level

A very good entry-level certification to consider

It's expensive, but the training is worth it

[Quiz] Module 2 Recap
4 questions

[Assignment] Module 2 Tasks to Complete
Module 3: Mid-Level Certifications
7 Lectures 47:47
Welcome to Module 3!

The most in demand, best earning certification in the industry

An offensive based certification that will enhance your career

A network security certification that's in high demand

Incident response is is this certification

An audit certification that's in really high demand

[Quiz] Module 3 Recap
4 questions

[Assignment] Module 3 Tasks to Complete
Module 4: Advanced Certifications
8 Lectures 58:58
Welcome to Module 4!

Enhanced certification from a trusted vendor

More certifications that are expensive, but worth the training

The next level of network security certifications

An up and coming certification that you'll want to get soon

One of the highest paying certification in the industry, but hard to get

Check out this high paying, high demand, security leadership certification.  A bonus lesson by student request!

BONUS: A high paying senior security leadership certification

[Quiz] Module 4 Recap
4 questions

[Assignment] Module 4 Tasks to Complete
Module 5: Your Road Map to Getting Certified
7 Lectures 33:09

Using Your Skills and Certifications

The Entry-Level Certification Roadmap

The Mid-Level Certification Roadmap

The Advanced-Level Certification Roadmap

What if You Want a Different Certification?

[Quiz] Module 5 Recap
4 questions

[Assignment] Module 5 Tasks to Complete
Module 6: Course Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:07
Course Conclusion
BONUS Course: Test Taking Strategies
5 Lectures 33:37

Lesson 1 - Put together your study plan

Lesson 2 - Plan for your exam and prepare to get certified

Lesson 3 - Test taking tips and tricks to pass on your first try

Conclusion and thank you
About the Instructor
Brandon Spencer
4.4 Average rating
247 Reviews
888 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!