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Cyber Security Careers for IT Professionals

Pursuing a career in Cyber Security is the next step to advancing your technology career. Here, you will learn how to make the transition into Cyber Security from IT, using your transferable skills from IT and leveling up your Cyber Security skills.
Course info
Rating
(30)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 2, 2021
Duration
2h 52m
Table of contents
Course Overview
So, You Want to Be a Cyber Security Professional?
What Makes Cyber Security a Rewarding Career Choice?
Understanding Cyber Security Job Roles
Getting the Right Certification
Leveling up Your Cyber Security Skills
Landing Your First Cyber Security Job
Description
Course info
Rating
(30)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 2, 2021
Duration
2h 52m
Description

The Cyber Security industry is booming and there is a critical shortage of trained professional globally. In this course, Cyber Security Careers for IT Professionals, you will learn how to make the transition into Cyber Security from IT. First, you'll discover the job opportunities in Cyber Security and the pros and cons of working in a Cyber Security role. Next, you'll explore the different domains in Cyber Security as well as the popular Cyber Security certifications from beginner to advanced. Lastly, you'll learn how to overcome the barriers of entry in Cyber Security by using your transferable skills from IT. When you are finished with this course, you'll feel confident about advancing your career by making the transition into a Cyber Security role.

About the author
About the author

Shoaib is a Senior Cyber Security Professional with a strong background in the Information Security domain. He has worked in various roles such as Security Engineer, Pentester, Forensic Examiner, Incident Handler, IT Auditor and also as a Cyber Security Consultant.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello, everyone. My name is Shoaib Arshad, and welcome to my course, Cyber Security Careers for IT Professionals. I am a senior cybersecurity professional with more than a decade of experience in information security. Did you know that there is currently a shortage of 3.5 million cybersecurity professionals worldwide? And this industry is expected to grow exponentially in the next few years due to a sharp increase in cyber crimes. All of this means only one thing for you: jobs, jobs, and more jobs. In this course, we'll look at the pros and cons of working in cybersecurity and then understand the different job roles in cybersecurity. Some of the major topics that we will cover include overview of InfoSec domains; understanding offensive, defensive, and GRC‑based job roles; popular certification options from beginner to advanced; ways to level up your cybersecurity skills; and finally, some valuable tips on how to make the transition from IT into an information security role. By the end of this course, you will be confident to begin your cybersecurity journey and overcome any barrier of entry to successfully make the transition from IT. From here on, you should feel comfortable diving into cybersecurity with courses on ethical hacking, security operations, and information security governance. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to transition into information security with the Cybersecurity Careers for IT Professionals course, on Pluralsight.