Becoming a Cyber Security Professional - A Beginner's Career Guide

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Cybersecurity is the discipline of defending computers, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. It is also information technology security or electronic information security in a variety of contexts, from business to mobile computing to national security.

In this course, you will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity and answer questions that will help you decide and design your path towards becoming a cybersecurity professional.

In this course, you will learn the different kinds of jobs and roles you can apply for in the cybersecurity field. You will explore the skills needed to become a true cybersecurity expert. You will gather comprehensive information about the certifications you need to apply for the different kinds of roles in cybersecurity and how to acquire practical skills required to become a professional expert in this field. You will also explore the best sites to search for jobs and grow your network in this discipline and make gainful employment/careers.

Upon completion of the course, you will gain comprehensive knowledge about the concepts of cybersecurity and what it takes to begin a career in this field. You will learn about the various programs and certifications required to become a cybersecurity professional.

What You Will Learn

  • Explore different jobs and roles to apply to in the cybersecurity field
  • Learn skill sets needed to become a true cybersecurity expert
  • Discover certifications to apply for various roles in cybersecurity
  • Acquire practical cybersecurity skills for gainful employment
  • Explore the best sites to search for jobs and grow your network
  • Forge a plan to become a successful cybersecurity professional


This course is designed for anyone interested in pursuing a successful career in cybersecurity. If you are a budding cybersecurity enthusiast and looking for answers on how to choose a path in this lucrative career, this course is for you. This course is perfect for students preparing for college or university in pursuit of a cybersecurity career and working professionals looking for a career change and enthusiastic about cybersecurity. The prerequisites for this course include being able to use the internet efficiently and being interested in pursuing a career in the cybersecurity discipline.

About The Author

Alexander Oni: Alexander Oni is a bestselling instructor with 70,000 students enrolled in his courses. His passion includes teaching through online courses in an entertaining way. Alex has been teaching online for three years and has created over 25 courses with numerous students registered worldwide.

Alex believes we all have one shot at life and should live life to the fullest, constantly stepping out of our comfort zone, visiting places, and trying new things. His success in Udemy has given him financial freedom and the ability to travel and settle anywhere. The author is currently avidly traveling, spending a month in every city and moving to the next. His hobbies include watching movies, sports, and chess.

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  • Title: Becoming a Cyber Security Professional - A Beginner's Career Guide
  • Author(s): Alexander Oni
  • Release date: December 2022
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781837638321