AUTHOR: Kiri Nowak

Thinking about a career in cyber security is exciting, with the potential for endless challenges and shining new skills. But with so many different areas to get your solutions based fingertips involved with, it can also be overwhelming.

How do you know which area to jump in to? How do you know where to gain those vital cyber security skills in order to get started in your desired sector? And how do you find the best course to sharpen your knowledge and dive on into another role?

Worry no more and breathe a secure sigh of relief, because we’re here to help with exactly that. Our courses are carefully selected from world-class providers and industry leaders enabling our students to learn the basics, upskill to another necessary role and get hands-on practical experience when required for your dream role.

 

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Fancy being a worldwide leader in Internet protocols and systems?

Enter the marvellous training hands of Cisco. As worldwide leaders themselves, you can’t go wrong with a Cisco certification. In fact, there’s a lot that could work out very well in your favour if you choose one of these comprehensive cyber security courses. Why? Because they’ve got the fundamentals covered:

  •     WAN technologies
  •     Basic security and wireless concepts
  •     Routing and switching fundamentals

To learn the ropes in such a broad subject means gaining your skills and experience from expert teams of highly trained - tick, and qualified professionals - tick, who know how to secure every single aspect of a business.

As cyber security dictates a wide spectrum of jobs and skills, this means there's something for pretty much everyone. Our Cisco courses will help you learn about the cyber security landscape and what skills, knowledge, and experience are required for each role. Essentially this means a Cisco certified practitioner could specialise in routing and switching, design, security, service providing, data, voice, wireless, collaboration and video.

Undertake one of these first-rate courses and learn how each role can differ and more specifically, which one would work in the best possible way for you. With practical experience, you’ll get to understand what it’s like to work in a specific position, no matter if it’s the beginning of your career or a chance to upskill for an exciting new role.

Take a look at these individual, all-embracing courses you’ll be able to undertake from Cisco:

Fancy setting the standard?

Great, because so does the EC Council. So much so in fact, that they deliver a plethora of “IT security courses in over 92 countries around the globe.” In fact, EC Council is the undisputed world leading and most trusted source for training across the information security community.”

See yourself donning a virtual deerstalker and investigating email crimes, web attacks and operating system forensics? Or maybe you want a real-world experience of dealing with the highest executive levels of information security?

As the 2017 Cybersecurity Jobs Report put it, “The cybersecurity workforce shortage has left CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) and corporate IT security teams shorthanded and scrambling for talent while the cyber attacks are intensifying.” But never fear, the EC council has completely got your back.

Accredited, flexible and downright established the crème de la crème of the carefully created EC Council library is the Certified Ethical Hacker course. As they put it themselves, “The Certified Ethical Hacker program is the most desired information security training program any information security professional will ever want to be in.”

We understand that sometimes you have to think like a bad guy to beat the bad guys. Catapulting you into the mindset of a computer hacker, you’ll be able to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems, and defend your current or future business against dangerous cyber attacks.

Alongside being pretty critical in today’s revolving door of cybercrime, where according to the 2018 Global Data Risk Report from the Varonis Data Lab, 58% of companies have over 100,000 folders open to everyone.

Our exclusive partnership with EC-Council means that we’re now the sole reseller of their cyber security courses. That includes the following:

 

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Fancy turning to the capable hands of a non-profit organisation?

Wave a big cyber security hello to the globally recognised, expert hands of (ISC)2. As a dedicated non-profit company offering the highest of international IT security standards, organisations worldwide put their trust into these professional qualifications.

Perhaps you already understand the basics of IT security but you want to learn a little more. If the perfect position within your organisation has opened up and you require a certain skill level to shine brighter than the other candidates, jump right on into a CCSP | Certified Cloud Systems Professional certification.

If you want to call yourself a guru of software security, the CSSLP | Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional could be your golden ticket. As web app security is becoming a priority for organisations to protect business and reputation from cyber security threats, this certification offers you the chance to secure software concepts, requirements, design and so much more.

As Ginni Rometty, IBM’s chairman, president and CEO has stated, “Cyber crime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.” There’s never been a better time to delve into the world of (ISC)2 and see what other certifications you can uncover to show your employers what capable hands they’ll be in with you on their team:

 

Fancy gaining some serious credibility?

Of course you do. Which is why we offer such exceptional learning content in the form of widely used vendors like CompTIA. We understand that cyber security isn’t just a one size fits all area, and as the leading global IT trade association, CompTIA gives the industry a unified voice and real leadership in the IT community.

Another non-profit organisation, CompTIA showcases a unique variety of training courses to validate your glittering IT skills without restricting you to individual product suites. Because nobody likes restrictions, do they?

If you’re at the very forefront of your IT career, look no further than the CompTIA A+ Technician certification for hands-on experience in the lab or field. And if you are looking to take on a pivotal role in building, managing and protecting a data network, the CompTIA Network+ will see you right.

But when it comes to busting out the necessary cyber security superpowers, look no further than the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst CySA+. Use this course as the next step in cyber security, as you learn to configure and use key threat detection tools to identify the vulnerabilities and risks to an organisation.

Robert Herjavec, CEO and Founder of Herjavec Group spells it out in the 2017 Cyber Security Jobs Report, stating: “MSSPs need to continually evolve their practices because proactive threat detection and investigation is becoming the norm.”

With that in mind, take a look around the comprehensive CompTIA course list to see which individual course could be the best fit for you:

 

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Fancy gaining practical guidance?

ISACA is here to help. Made up of 115,000 members around the globe, ISACA not only utilises practical guidance but strong benchmark tools as a way to set the standard for roles of information systems governance, security, audit and assurance professionals.

They’ve been going strong since 1969, focusing on the key development and adoption of globally recognised practices for information systems. A 2016 skills gap analysis from ISACA estimated a global shortage of 2 million cyber security professionals by 2019, according to the UK House of Lords Digital Skills Committee.

In order to undertake their bespoke certifications, you’ll need a couple of prerequisites, from 5 years experience in security combined with 3 years of security management experience, to five or more years of experience in information systems audit, control, assurance or security. But if you’re looking to excel in the IT security sector, these high-quality courses are the perfect way to upskill and show those management teams just how valuable your skills are to the industry.

Check out these lucrative and exciting courses offered by ISACA:

If you have further questions about your future career or next role within the cyber security sector, or fancy mulling over your choices with one of our knowledgeable career consultants in a free and impartial chat, don’t put it off any longer.

Get in touch with us today and let us help you find the right cyber security course to begin your epic journey.

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