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Learn essential skills to protect against cyber threats with various cybersecurity classes. From introductory courses to advanced training, gain the knowledge and expertise needed to safeguard data and networks for personal and professional benefit.

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Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures 8 Course

ONLC Training Centers @ 22 Cortlandt St, New York, NY

This class will immerse the students into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be lead into scanning and attacking their own networks, no real network is harmed. Students...

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Cybersecurity

York College CPE @ 94 - 20 Guy R Brewer Blvd, New York, NY

This course is targeted toward an Information Technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as OS X, Unix, or Linux, and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics; prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination; or use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications...

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Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Global Knowledge @ 1 State Street Plaza, New York, NY

In this course, you will learn about new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the transformation to a digital world, including a look at how business, government, and individuals operate today. You will also be provided with a high-level overview of each of the seven domains within the System Security Certified Practitioner certification. You will also be given additional material on information security standards, education, professional...

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Palo Alto Networks: Advanced Threat Management

Global Knowledge @ 1 State Street Plaza, New York, NY

Learn how to manage advanced threats. In this course, you will learn strategies in defense against advanced threats to better understand the threat landscape. You will learn the use of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls, including the WildFire™ product. What You'll Learn Manage advanced threats using security policies, profiles, and signatures to protect networks against emerging threats Who Needs to Attend Firewall administrators...

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Certified Info Privacy Manager (CIPM) Prep Course

Global Knowledge @ 1 State Street Plaza, New York, NY

In this course, you will gain foundational knowledge on concepts of privacy and data protection laws and practice. You will learn common principles and approaches to privacy as well as understand the major privacy models employed around the globe. An introduction to information security concepts and information security management and governance will be covered including frameworks, controls, and identity and access management. You will also learn...

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Cybersecurity Foundations

Global Knowledge @ 222 N Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA

Investigate cybersecurity threats and master techniques needed to protect your network. When you consider just a few of the consequences of a security breach - your proprietary information completely accessible, hefty fines for security lapses, news headlines about your company's security breach, it becomes obvious: An in-depth and thorough understanding of cyber security fundamentals and best practices is absolutely necessary. In this cybersecurity...

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Palo Alto Networks: TRAPS 3.4: Install,Configure,Manage

Global Knowledge @ 222 N Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA

Traps is a prevention protection mechanism designed to prevent advanced persistent threats (APTs) and also zero-day attacks. Palo Alto Networks Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents sophisticated vulnerability exploits and unknown malware-driven attacks. Traps accomplishes this through a highly scalable, lightweight agent that uses an innovative new approach for defeating attacks without requiring any prior knowledge of the threat itself....

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ISSO - Information Systems Security Officer

ONLC Training Centers @ 450 N Brand Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

The Certified Information Systems Security Officer course is designed for forward-thinking security professionals that want the advanced skillset necessary to manage and consult businesses on information security. The C)ISSO addresses the broad range of industry best practices, knowledge and skills expected of a security leader. The candidate will learn both the theory and the requirements for practical implementation of core security concepts,...

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CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

ONLC Training Centers @ 10940 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

This course is intended for those wishing to qualify with CompTIA CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification. CompTIA's CySA+ Certification is an intermediate-level certificate for IT professionals with previous experience of working in the field of IT security. The CompTIA CySA+ examination is designed for IT security analysts, vulnerability analysts, or threat intelligence analysts. The exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge...

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The Official CISSP Certification Prep

ASPE Inc.

This course is the most comprehensive review of information security concepts and industry best practices, and covers the eight domains of the official CISSP CBK (Common Body of Knowledge). You will gain knowledge in information security that will increase your ability to successfully implement and manage security programs in any organization or government entity. This five-day program is comprised of a total of eight domains and includes: This...

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CompTIA Security +

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

This course will prepare students to pass the current CompTIA Security+ certification exam. After taking this course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduction to the field.   ...

Monday, Feb 26th, 6–10pm Central Time

 (10 sessions)

$1,995

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Certified Info Systems Security Professional CISSP

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

Master the eight domains of information system security with the premier certification for today's security professionals in the Certified Info Systems Security Professional course at Computer Training Source, Inc.

Tuesday, Apr 23rd, 6–10pm Central Time

 (10 sessions)

$3,995

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Certified Info Privacy Manager (CIPM) Prep Course

Global Knowledge @ 1500 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL

In this course, you will gain foundational knowledge on concepts of privacy and data protection laws and practice. You will learn common principles and approaches to privacy as well as understand the major privacy models employed around the globe. An introduction to information security concepts and information security management and governance will be covered including frameworks, controls, and identity and access management. You will also learn...

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Certified Information Privacy Prof US Private-Sector

Global Knowledge @ 1500 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL

Certified Information Privacy Professional US Private-Sector (CIPP/US) Prep Course Learn the principles of information privacy while preparing for the CIPP/US examination. In this course, you will gain foundational knowledge on concepts of privacy and data protection laws and practice. You will learn about common principles and approaches to privacy as well as the major privacy models employed around the globe. An introduction to information security...

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F5 Configuring BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) V12x

Global Knowledge @ 230 W Monroe St, Illinois City, IL

Learn how to install, configure, and manage BIG-IP LTM systems. This course gives network professionals a functional understanding of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), introducing students to both commonly used and advanced LTM features. Incorporating lecture, extensive hands-on labs, and classroom discussion, the course helps you build the well-rounded skill set needed to manage BIG-IP LTM systems as part of a flexible and high performance application...

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Fullstack Academy Cybersecurity Analytics Bootcamp

Fullstack Academy @ Virtual Classroom

Transform your career and join the fight against cybercrime with Fullstack Academy's immersive Fullstack Cybersecurity Analytics Bootcamp. Gain the defensive and offensive cybersecurity skills you need to succeed in this high-growth field. Don't miss out on the opportunity to build a successful cybersecurity career.

Monday, Feb 26th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (60 sessions)

$14,995

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Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Technical Institute of America @ Virtual Classroom

Become a cybersecurity expert with the nation's leading provider of CISSP certification training. Join thousands of successful students and unlock exclusive resources and networking opportunities with an (ISC)² membership. Prove your skills, advance your career, and earn the salary you deserve with the Technical Institute of America.

Saturday, Feb 24th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

$1,499

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Cybersecurity Engineering Bootcamp

The Flatiron School

There’s never been a better time to join the mission to prevent global cybercrime. Developed in collaboration with top employers and industry pros, this 15-week will fast-track the tech skills you need for a new career as a tier 1+ cyber professional in Washington, D.C. Safeguard our systems from threats with a career in cybersecurity Looking for a career with purpose? Cybersecurity professionals work to protect the digital networks, data and...

Monday, Apr 1st, 9am–6pm Eastern Time

 (75 sessions)

$16,900

75 sessions

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CompTIA Security+ Certification (Virtual)

Technical Institute of America @ Virtual Classroom

Gain the knowledge and skills to protect information and secure networks with the CompTIA Security+ Certification course at the Technical Institute of America. Prepare for the Security+ exam through lectures, hands-on labs, and practice questions. Become a certified security professional with TIA's top training center.

Monday, Mar 18th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker Training Course (Virtual)

Technical Institute of America @ Virtual Classroom

Become a respected security professional with the Certified Ethical Hacker Training Course at the Technical Institute of America. Learn the latest security concepts and penetration testing techniques to secure systems and understand how hackers operate. Gain hands-on experience and prepare for the Certified Ethical Hacker certification exam in just five days.

Monday, Mar 25th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

$1,999

5 sessions

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Cybersecurity Classes Coming Up in Boston

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Practical CyberSecurity Boot Camp

ASPE Inc. @ 25 Burlington Mall Rd, Burlington, MA

This four-day information security training course teaches security professionals how to identify business requirements and turn those requirements into a highly functional, cost-effective information security management system. Led by an expert instructor, you will dive into the intricacies of managed security solutions. Examination of actual security incidents and real-word scenarios are used to understand how to apply those solutions and how to...

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The Official CISSP Certification Prep

ASPE Inc.

This course is the most comprehensive review of information security concepts and industry best practices, and covers the eight domains of the official CISSP CBK (Common Body of Knowledge). You will gain knowledge in information security that will increase your ability to successfully implement and manage security programs in any organization or government entity. This five-day program is comprised of a total of eight domains and includes: Official...

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Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND)

Sunset Learning Institute @ 303 Wyman St, Waltham, MA

The Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND) v1.0 course will provide you with an understanding of network infrastructure devices, operations and vulnerabilities of the TCP/IP protocol suite, basic information security concepts, common network application operations and attacks, the Windows and Linux operating systems, and the types of data that are used to investigate security incidents. After completing this course, you will have...

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Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations

NetCom Learning @ 2425 W Loop S, Houston, TX

Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals (CBROPS) v1.0 The Understanding Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals (CBROPS) v1.0 course teaches an understanding of the network infrastructure devices, operations, and vulnerabilities of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite. You will learn basic information about security concepts, common network application operations and attacks, the Windows and...

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Implementing And Operating Cisco Security Core

NetCom Learning @ 2425 W Loop S, Houston, TX

Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR) v1.0 Master skills and technologies for implementing core Cisco security solutions, and ensure advanced threat protection against cyberattacks! The five-day intermediate-level Cisco Security training develops your understanding of security for networks, cloud and content, endpoint protection, securing network access, visibility, and enforcement. You acquire hands-on experience...

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CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Prep

NetCom Learning @ 2425 W Loop S, Houston, TX

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification Prep (Exam CS0-002)  The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) course is the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst with intrusion detection and response. The behavioral analytics skills covered by the CompTIA CySA+ certification identify and combat malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs), resulting in better threat visibility across a broad attack surface by focusing...

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Cybersecurity Classes Coming Up in Washington, D.C.

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Cybersecurity Analytics

The Flatiron School @ Virtual Classroom

Learn to hack in as little as 12 weeks. Our 480-hour immersive program is designed to help you develop the skills you need for a career as a tier 1+ SOC analyst, threat intel analyst, security consultant, and compliance analyst. Passionate people with strong critical thinking, research, and analytical skills, are a good fit for this program. Over 12 intense weeks, our Cybersecurity Analytics curriculum will prepare you to handle rapidly-advancing...

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$16,900

60 sessions

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The Official CISSP Certification Prep

ASPE Inc.

This course is the most comprehensive review of information security concepts and industry best practices, and covers the eight domains of the official CISSP CBK (Common Body of Knowledge). You will gain knowledge in information security that will increase your ability to successfully implement and manage security programs in any organization or government entity. This five-day program is comprised of a total of eight domains and includes: This...

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Practical CyberSecurity Boot Camp

ASPE Inc. @ 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC

This four-day information security training course teaches security professionals how to identify business requirements and turn those requirements into a highly functional, cost-effective information security management system. Led by an expert instructor, you will dive into the intricacies of managed security solutions. Examination of actual security incidents and real-word scenarios are used to understand how to apply those solutions and how to...

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F5 Networks Setting Up BIG-IP Advanced WAF v14

TLG Learning @ 12822 SE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA

Full Course Name F5 Networks Setting Up BIG-IP Advanced WAF v14: Web Application Firewall (formerly ASM) In this 1 day course, participants identify and mitigate common web application vulnerabilities on the client and application sides of the threat spectrum. Participants use F5 Advanced WAF to quickly configure advanced protection against common Layer 7 vulnerabilities (OWASP Top Ten) and bot defense. Pre-requisite(s): Administering BIG-IP, OSI...

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Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND)

Sunset Learning Institute @ 12822 SE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA

The Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND) v1.0 course will provide you with an understanding of network infrastructure devices, operations and vulnerabilities of the TCP/IP protocol suite, basic information security concepts, common network application operations and attacks, the Windows and Linux operating systems, and the types of data that are used to investigate security incidents. After completing this course, you will have...

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Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS)

Sunset Learning Institute @ 12822 SE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA

This course allows learners to understand how a Security Operations Center (SOC) functions and the introductory-level skills and knowledge needed in this environment. It focuses on the introductory-level skills needed for a SOC Analyst at the associate level. Specifically, understanding basic threat analysis, event correlation, identifying malicious activity, and how to use a playbook for incident response. Target Audience Security Operations...

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CompTIA Security+

PWC Training @ 1635 Phoenix Blvd, College Park, GA

Instructor-Led Training Security+ (SY0-601) Course WorkBook Security+ (SY0-601) Pactice Labs for Security+ (SY0-601) Practice Exams for Security+ (SY0-601) Security+ (SY0-601) course will prepare you for the CompTIA SY0-601 exam. The latest course places far more emphasis on newer IT security needs, such as the Internet of Things (IoT). This certification will be of tremendous help to anyone looking to become an IT security professional. Topics...

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CISSP Certification

GreyCampus @ 1100 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA

CISSP training helps participants gain in-depth knowledge about computer security and access control systems. This training program covers a wide range of topics that will help participants in their preparation for the CISSP certification exam. By attending CISSP training, participants will gain expertise in CISSP architecture.  On course completion, they will gain the knowledge required for designing, building, and maintaining a secure business...

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Check Point Security Engineering

X-Global Knowledge @ 600 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA

In this course, you will learn how to effectively build, modify, deploy, and troubleshoot Check Point Security systems on the GAiA OS. We will study firewall processes and examine user and kernel processing and stateful inspection. Labs include configuring security gateways, implementing VPNs, and performing advanced troubleshooting tasks on the firewall.

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Implementing And Operating Cisco Security Core

NetCom Learning @ Virtual Classroom

Master skills and technologies for implementing core Cisco security solutions, and ensure advanced threat protection against cyberattacks! The five-day intermediate-level Cisco Security training develops your understanding of security for networks, cloud and content, endpoint protection, securing network access, visibility, and enforcement. You acquire hands-on experience in deploying Cisco Firepower® Next-Generation Firewall, Cisco Adaptive...

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Securing The Web With Cisco Web Security Appliance

NetCom Learning @ Virtual Classroom

Implement, use, and maintain Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) powered by Cisco Talos, provide advanced protection for your business email, and ensure safety against web security threats! The two-day intermediate-level Cisco Web Security Appliance training helps you in deploying proxy services, using authentication, implementing policies for controlling HTTPS traffic and access, implementing use control settings, and policies. You learn to use...

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Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND)

Sunset Learning Institute @ 6892 S Yosemite Ct, Centennial, CO

The Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND) v1.0 course will provide you with an understanding of network infrastructure devices, operations and vulnerabilities of the TCP/IP protocol suite, basic information security concepts, common network application operations and attacks, the Windows and Linux operating systems, and the types of data that are used to investigate security incidents. After completing this course, you will have...

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Best Cybersecurity Classes Near Me

Cybersecurity, often called information security, protects systems, networks, and data from digital attacks. Its primary objectives are safeguarding digital assets, ensuring data integrity, and establishing user trust. The cyber threats these measures combat range from common malware and phishing attacks to more intricate issues like ransomware and insider threats. These threats require a wide array of skills to defend against, and without the proper knowledge, the risks they present can be difficult to counteract.

Several reasons may drive an interest in learning cybersecurity, the most common being a career in this field. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand, and adequate training is essential for anyone looking to enter this space. The escalating number of cyberattacks also requires more skilled cybersecurity professionals to protect corporate networks. Still, individuals are also at risk, so knowledge of the space is increasingly important for everyone. The dynamic and ever-evolving nature of cyber threats also means that individuals and businesses alike must be able to adjust quickly to threats, which is why training is so important for those looking to pursue a career in cybersecurity.

Best Cybersecurity Classes & Schools

A cybersecurity career is about more than just technical skills. Professionals must also understand business processes, auditing, and security policies. The best way to gain the necessary knowledge is by taking classes at a recognized school or educational institution. These schools will offer courses in various aspects of cybersecurity, such as malware analysis, penetration testing, and network security management. Here are some top cybersecurity classes and schools that can help you start your career in the industry.

The Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (CBROPS) from Sunset Learning Institute is a beginner-friendly, five-day course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of cybersecurity operations. There are minimal prerequisites outside of familiarity with ethernet and TCP/IP networking and the basics of networking security concepts, and a basic understanding of Windows and Linux operating systems is beneficial. Students will learn to install, customize, configure, and troubleshoot the Cisco Security Suite (CSS) and prepare for the Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA©) exam. The course costs $4,295, with an average class size of just eight students per session. 

There's also the CISSP Certification Training from Sprintzeal Americas Inc. in New York City. This intermediate-level training is designed to prepare students for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam, a nationally recognized certification for cybersecurity professionals. The course focuses on the core topics of the exam, including access control, cryptography, security operations and governance, application development security, and risk assessment. It helps participants analyze risk and develop strategies to defend against it based on industry trends and best practices. The course costs $4,275 and consists of five full-day sessions. 

Another beginner to intermediate level training option is the CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor class from Sprintzeal Americas Inc. in New York City. It's a great preparation for those looking to become Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISAs). The course focuses on the principles and practices of information systems auditing, covering topics such as IT governance, risk management, information system control, and audit assurance. There's a focus on the CISA Exam, designed to measure a candidate's knowledge and understanding of information systems auditing, a critical aspect of IT security and compliance. The course costs $4,675 for five days of hands-on training.

For those just starting out in cybersecurity, the Surfing the Internet Safely and Avoiding Scams course from Mt. San Antonio College is a great place to start. It teaches students how to keep their data safe online, spot and avoid scams, and security best practices that they can use in both office and home settings. The class is open to all levels of experience, from beginners who are just starting to explore the world of cybersecurity to more experienced users looking for an introduction to staying cyber-safe. It's held in a virtual classroom and costs $55 for the one-day course. 

Noble Desktop, a renowned school for creative and tech skills in New York City, offers an Excel Programming with VBA course focusing on the fundamentals of Excel VBA. This course is designed for those looking to master this powerful automation language in Excel. Students will learn essential topics such as setup and basics, working with data objects, designing user forms, and more. This relates to cybersecurity as VBA can be used to create macros that automate tedious tasks, making them more efficient and helping to reduce potential security risks. This two-day class costs $549 and will give students the skills to develop VBA code. 

The Technical Institute of America has a beginner-friendly CompTIA Security+ Certification course that introduces participants to the basics of cybersecurity and prepares them for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. The classes feature a mix of lectures, interactive activities, and hands-on labs that will help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to secure modern networks. The course covers network security, identity management, risk management, and compliance in a way that engages participants and helps them understand the implications of security threats and how to mitigate them. There is also a focus on exam prep, including practice questions and labs. The course costs $699 for four days of hands-on full-day classes.

The CCIE® Security V6.0 Lab Training from Sprintzeal Americas Inc. is suitable for all learning levels and is a great choice for those looking to become Cisco Certified Internetworking Experts. This class will help participants gain the skills needed to design, develop, configure, troubleshoot, secure, and manage complex enterprise network solutions. The course focuses on Perimeter Security and Intrusion Prevention, Cryptography and Virtual Private Networks, Infrastructure Security, Attacks and Mitigation, and Endpoint Security and Access Control. It costs $8,513 for five full-day classes in Manhattan and is ideal for those who want to prepare for the 8-hour hands-on lab exam conducted by Cisco to get CCIE certified.

​​Another course suitable for most learning levels is the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CYSA+) class from Fast Lane - New York. This live online course is held in a virtual classroom where the course content covers everything from threat management to Security Architecture and Tool Sets. It is recommended for those with two to three years of on-the-job experience and Network+ or Security+ certification (or equivalent knowledge). It helps students develop the skills to analyze and detect security threats, respond accordingly, and take preventive measures. The class schedule includes five full days of hands-on activities and labs to help students prepare for the certification exam. The cost is $2,475, due in full before the class start date.

One of the more comprehensive courses for beginners and those with some experience is the Microsoft Security Operations Analyst class from TLG Learning. This four-day course covers everything from network and host intrusion detection, security operations center fundamentals, incident response management, malware analysis, vulnerability scanning, and forensics. It is held in a live online format, meaning students meet in a virtual classroom to interact with the instructor and other participants. The course prepares students to become security analysts and has seven unique sections covering the concepts, tools, and techniques needed to identify, investigate, and respond to security threats. It's a great option for those with minimal experience, as the prerequisites are limited to familiarity with Microsoft 365 and Azure services. The course costs $2,380 and has an average of 10 students per registration.

Fast Lane - New York has an intermediate-level class, Panorama 8.1: Managing Firewalls atScale, held in a live online classroom. This two-day class allows students to gain hands-on experience with Palo Alto Networks’ Panorama 8.1, a comprehensive security management solution for controlling firewalls and operating them in an automated fashion. It covers managing device groups, rule sets, templates and policies, SD-WAN configurations, and more. It is recommended for those familiar with the Firewall 8.1: Essentials-Configuration and Management (210) class and be familiar with Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewall basic networking concepts. There are ten modules throughout the class, and students can work with Panorama 8.1 in a lab environment. The course costs $1,995 and is ideal for those seeking expertise in automating Palo Alto Networks firewalls. 

The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) (Virtual) from the Technical Institute of America is a great option for those seeking enterprise information security management. This live online virtual class gives students an introduction to the CISM certification. It covers topics such as implementing cybersecurity programs, assessing risk and developing strategies, monitoring and managing compliance, and more. It also features real-world examples from industry experts that provide valuable insights into how organizations can effectively manage their information security. The course costs $1,749 for five full days of classes and prepares participants to take the CISM exam confidently. 

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) from ONLC Training Centers in Chicago is a course for all learning levels that runs for five days and prepares participants for the CySA+ certification exam. It covers cybersecurity essentials, threat management, security architecture, tool sets, incident response, security operations, cryptography fundamentals, network security monitoring and analysis, vulnerability management, and identity management. This class is also held in a virtual classroom with instructors available to answer questions and provide guidance throughout the course. The course costs $2,495 and is held onsite with a virtual instructor. This allows students to use the latest tools and technologies without investing in them before the course. 

Sprintzeal Americas Inc. CISSP class in Chicago is a beginner-friendly course covering the concepts and techniques required to pass the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam. It consists of five full days of classes designed to enhance participants' knowledge and understanding of the IT security field. The curriculum dives into data privacy, risk management, identity and access management, security architecture and engineering, communication and network security, cloud computing, and software development security. The cost is $3,500 for five days of classes. After taking this course, participants will be well-prepared to pass the CISSP exam. 

​​The CISSP Boot Camp from InfoSec Institute in Chicago is a comprehensive course covering eight CISSP exam domains over six days. It is a great choice for those who already work in IT security or want to enter the field. The course includes interactive exercises, hands-on labs, and a review of key concepts and techniques. Each domain topic is discussed in detail, including access control models, identity management processes, risk assessment strategies, cryptography systems, application security policies, and disaster recovery principles. This intensive six-day bootcamp costs $4,299 and provides participants access to Infosec Skills, a bonus bootcamp course that helps prepare for the CISSP exam. 

There are numerous cybersecurity training options globally, each offering a unique set of classes. No matter the skill level or budget, there are classes to suit individual needs. With the right training and certification, IT professionals can gain the knowledge and experience needed to build successful careers in cybersecurity. 

Industries That Use Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has become an indispensable element across a myriad of industries that rely on digital operations, data storage, and Internet communications. In the U.S., a number of major sectors have placed increased emphasis on its importance due to escalating cyber threats. For instance, the financial services industry, including banks, credit unions, and stock exchanges, manages vast amounts of data, necessitating robust cybersecurity to prevent fraud and maintain customer trust. Without a secure system, these institutions could suffer catastrophic losses. 

There's also the healthcare industry, which is particularly vulnerable to data breaches due to the sheer amount of personal and sensitive information it stores. Patients, medical staff, and other healthcare organizations must be able to trust that their data is secure and immune from cyberattacks, creating a huge demand for professionals in this sector. Transportation, the energy industry, and government agencies are among the other sectors that require stringent security measures. Each area has unique vulnerabilities and requires professionals to develop specialized solutions to protect their networks. This is why having up-to-date knowledge of cybersecurity practices is critical for professionals in any industry that deals with sensitive data.

Cybersecurity Jobs & Salaries

Within the cybersecurity industry, there are a variety of job roles and pay grades. Some of the most prevalent roles include Information Security Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst, and Network Systems Administrator. These professionals are responsible for developing security measures in various areas, such as network security, information systems security, computer forensics, vulnerability analysis, and incident response. Key duties include monitoring networks for potential threats, evaluating network performance, creating policies to protect data assets against threats, and updating firewalls with new technology.

Cities like San Francisco, New York, and Austin have experienced an influx of companies that rely on data security to operate. This can be seen with the Bureau of Labor Statistics data showing cybersecurity jobs, like Information Security Analysts, in the US are anticipated to grow 32% through 2032, considerably faster than the national average. There's also the fact that the average salary for cybersecurity professionals is significantly higher than other IT positions, a powerful lure for those considering a career in this field. 

In fact, the national average salary for an Information Security Analyst in the US is $89,000, though this can range from $81,000 to $100,000 and up based on experience, location, and position. This is clear in roles like Entry Level Cybersecurity Analyst in New York City, where the salary is $90,000 to keep up with the higher cost of living, compared to $75,000 in Atlanta. The demand for cybersecurity professionals with advanced skills is also on the rise due to the increasingly complex digital threats, meaning salaries are likely to continue growing at a similar rate.

What Will I Need to Learn Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is a discipline that demands a multifaceted approach. Whether you're a novice eager to venture into this realm or an IT professional aspiring to augment your skill set, understanding the vast expanse of cybersecurity is crucial. 

Foundational Knowledge

Anyone looking to dive into cybersecurity should start with the foundational principles that shape this domain. This means understanding the importance of the CIA Triad, which stands for confidentiality, integrity, and availability. These are the pillars upon which many security protocols and strategies are built. Another critical area is recognizing potential threats, evaluating system vulnerabilities, and mastering risk assessment processes. All these serve as the groundwork to protect digital systems.

Computer Networks and Operating Systems

Beyond foundational concepts, a thorough knowledge of computer networks is indispensable. This means grasping the intricacies of TCP/IP, familiarizing oneself with networking protocols, and understanding the role of networking devices like routers and switches. A profound understanding of operating systems, be it Windows, Linux, or MacOS, is essential. A practitioner should be well-versed in using these systems and dig deeper into their architectures, configurations, and vulnerabilities.

Security Tools

The cybersecurity landscape is filled with specialized tools to detect and mitigate threats. Knowledge of encryption methods is crucial, as it is the main way to keep data secure. Similarly, understanding authentication mechanisms ensures that only legitimate users can access systems. Firewalls and intrusion detection systems act as the first line of defense against malicious activities, so a thorough understanding of how these work is invaluable.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Cybersecurity isn't a monolithic field, as it has many niches and specializations. For instance, ethical hacking is a discipline where professionals adopt the mindset of an attacker to strengthen defenses. This closely relates to penetration testing, where experts actively probe systems to uncover vulnerabilities. On the other hand, digital forensics focuses on recovering and analyzing digital data, usually after a security incident, and is often used in legal contexts. There's also incident response, a sector dedicated to developing strategies to proceed when security breaches occur to minimize damage.

Technology Security

As technology continues to develop, so does the nature of cyber threats. With the rise of cloud computing, there's a growing demand for expertise in cloud security to ensure that data stored off-premises remains secure. Similarly, the proliferation of Internet of Things devices has created a new area of vulnerability, making IoT security another essential area of expertise.

It's important to note that while the above provides a comprehensive overview of the intellectual toolkit required, cybersecurity also demands physical resources. This includes a secure computer setup, potentially with multiple OS for testing, relevant software tools, and an isolated network environment for experimentation.

Is it Difficult to Learn Cybersecurity?

Many students and aspiring professionals wonder if it is difficult to learn cybersecurity. However, the answer isn't straightforward. Cybersecurity is a vast domain, melding multiple disciplines, so the complexity of what one needs to learn depends on the area of specialization. The sheer number of topics one can dive into means there's always something new to learn, from foundational principles like the CIA Triad to cutting-edge technologies in cloud security. Yet, this also introduces the challenge of pinpointing a starting point.

Cybersecurity stands out as a blend of both theory and hands-on practice. Grasping the theoretical foundations of threats is crucial, but translating this knowledge into real-world applications often presents a different set of challenges. For example, while the concepts of encryption might seem straightforward to some, their implementation in real-world scenarios can be intricate. Another challenge is the field's constant evolution. The digital world is dynamic, with new threats emerging and technologies progressing daily. Beyond the evident technical aspects, cybersecurity also has a pronounced human element. Many security breaches can be traced back to human errors or tactics like social engineering.

Overall, the difficulty of learning cybersecurity is subjective. While the field presents challenges from intertwining technology with human behavior, it also rewards those passionate about technology, problem-solving, and continuous learning. With dedication, one can navigate cybersecurity and find their niche within this domain.

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