Intro to Cyber Security Certification - Security+ Boot Camp
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Intro to Cyber Security Certification - Security+ Boot Camp

Get a brief introduction to the Cyber Security Industry and Security+ Certification
4.1 (527 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
10,013 students enrolled
Created by Chad Russell
Last updated 7/2016
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Price: $20
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Plan a career in the Cyber Security Industry
  • Get insight into the 'Six Domains' covered in the Security+ Exam
  • Obtain Cyber Security experience and build up your resume
  • Take the next step and prepare for in-depth Security+ training
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  • An interest in Cyber Security.
  • Operating System Basics - Linux and Windows

This course covers basic information related to Security+ Certification and Cyber Security Career planning.  I cover the concepts and career opportunities that are out there and help you chart your course towards your career goals. 

This course includes over ten lessons where you will learn what Cyber Security is, what Security+ certification is, and the types of jobs available to you. I also give you tips on how to get resume building experience. This course is a starting point for you to chart your course to a well paying and satisfying Cyber Security career. I conclude this course with recommended next steps and resources to get you on the fast track to certification, and ultimately, relentlessly pursued by recruiters.

The demand for Cyber Security Engineers, Administrators, Consultants, Architects, Business Analysts, Project Managers, etc. is immense. The Security+ certification is an attainable path to helping business protect their digital assets in the cloud and on-premise.   You can do it!

What are the requirements?

•  You only need an internet connection and a Udemy account to access the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

•  Comprehend Cyber Security

•  Introduction to the Security+ certification is at a high level

•  Recognize the Myriad of Cyber Security Career Paths that Security+ Certification provides

What is the target audience?

•  This course is intended for absolute beginners and IT professionals looking to make the  move into the Cyber Security field. No programming experience or prior security knowledge is required.  A basic understanding of networking and TCP/IP is helpful.  This course is intended for anyone who is interested in a career in Cyber Security

•  Security+  concepts teach  many professionals  to plan for and address Cyber Security issues on a daily basis using free open source software tools.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for students new to Cyber Security as well as those in IT wanting to advance their skills and pay through Security+ Certification
Compare to Other CompTIA Security+ Courses
Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 02:16
Cyber Security Field Overview
10 Lectures 01:00:51

We discuss the domains covered in the Security+ certification exam.  Relentless innovation coupled with the tectonic shift to the cloud have placed you in the right place at the right time to learn the skills to succeed in the Cyber Security industry.

Preview 07:47

Understanding of the Six Domains of Cyber Security

The Six Domains
3 questions

This is an excerpt on 'Buffer Overflows' from the 'Security+ Certification Training Course' which you will learn more about in the next 'Bonus Lesson' below.  

As Security Practitioners it's important to understand how to exploit and secure computer programs.  In this example I'll show you what makes programs insecure and how to address it.   

Preview 04:32

Diving Deeper - Cryptography Domain

Diving Deeper - Network Security Domain

Diving Deeper - Access Controls and Identity Management Domain

Diving Deeper - Compliance and Operational Security Domain

Diving Deeper - Application, Data and Host Security Domain

Tips for taking the Security+ Exam. 

Security+ Exam Tips

New to Cyber Security, or not sure what Cyber Security even is? We discuss why Cyber Security has become so critical in this day and age, and how you can leverage various Cyber Security skills to super-charge your career.

What is Cyber Security... and Why Should You Care?

So what is Security+ certification?   I will explain to you what the Security+ certification consists of and how you can leverage it to get skills and get paid.  

What is Security+? How it Can Supercharge Your Career.
Next Steps
3 Lectures 05:24

The first logical Cyber Security career step is to attain is the Security+ Certification. Attaining this Certification opens up a myriad of career options for you. In this lecture we discuss not only the obvious career route of that of a Cyber Security Administrator, but also opportunities for Cyber Security  Analysts, Project Managers, Product Managers, Developers, Architects, and a whole lot more.

Career Paths and Options for Security+ Certified Professionals

Volunteer for a non-profit or local business that needs your Cyber Security help.  There are many non-profit organizations that need Cyber Security services on a daily basis. They are often stretched for resources and lack the personnel to help them customize the platform to meet their needs. You may be able to volunteer time to these non-profits in order to assist them with their Cyber Security implementation, as well as gain valuable experience that you can then add to your resume.

Getting Experience - Volunteer for a Non-Profit

Maintaining your Security+ Certification. 

Maintaining Your Certification
Bonus Lessons
1 Lecture 03:58

This bonus lecture introduces you to my latest course, "Cyber Security Certification – Security+"  and shows you how to get coupon codes to my other upcoming Cyber Security courses for users, consultants and developers.

Bonus Lesson 2 - Security+ Certification Bootcamp Training Course
About the Instructor
Chad Russell
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Join the Cyber Security Industry in 2016!

Instructor Bio – Chad Russell

Join the Cyber Security Industry in 2017!

If you are interested in starting a career in the Cyber Security Industry 2016 is the time! 

Learning the fundamentals of Cyber Security provides you with  a powerful and very useful set of skills.  Study Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking and learn to think like a hacker so you can better defend your networks and data.   

Jobs in Cyber Security are plentiful, and getting Security+ Certified will give you a strong background to more easily pick up and tackle more advanced exams such as the Certified Ethical Hacker and CISSP certifications.  

Get certified and land an entry level Cyber Security position paying upwards of six figures!  There are currently over a million Cyber Security job openings global and demand is greatly outpacing supply which means more opportunity, job security and higher pay for you!   

But, don't take my word for it...please take a look at the FREE previews (they are available in all my courses) and see for yourself.  This year I have partnered with, a premier provider of ‘All Things Information Security’ to bring you a fantastic suite of Cyber Security certification training to help you get into the hottest industry in IT. 

About me:

Hello, I’m Chad Russell.  I’ve been in the CyberSecurity industry for over 15 years.  I’ve taught Microsoft Engineering courses as a Certified trainer, I’ve managed teams of security engineers and analysts for an internet banking provider, I’ve been an information security consultant working for companies including SAP, Microsoft and Oracle.   

I lead and conduct 'Security Risk Assessments' for customers throughout North America with an emphasis on cloud security, identity governance, network security, social engineering, mobile security, breach assessments, database security and access management.  

Over the past 15 years I've held numerous certifications including CISSP, CCNP, MCSE and MCDBA certifications and have a B.S. in Computer Science from Excelsior College  I can help you get certified and get ahead!