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Cybersecurity Job Search and Interviews: Getting Started

University System of Georgia via Coursera


Are you planning to have a career in cybersecurity?

This course can help you plan your preparation for such a career as well as give some advice on finding positions and landing a position.

After completing this course, a learner will be able to:
• Define the cybersecurity field and describe its variations.
• Describe the need for qualified cybersecurity professionals in U.S. and global organizations.
• Discuss the cybersecurity professional’s role in an organization’s cybersecurity effort.
• Describe the NIST NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework and the use as a cybersecurity career development tool.
• Explain the structure, location, and responsibilities of the cybersecurity department in a traditional versus non-traditional organization.
• List and explain the knowledge preparation for the cybersecurity professional from an education versus training perspective.
• List and describe the various cybersecurity certifications available to cybersecurity professionals and differentiate their suitability based on the professional’s career status.
• Describe the process and resources for finding the perfect cybersecurity job.
• Discuss the expectations and issues associated with the long-term cybersecurity career.


  • Welcome to Cybersecurity Job Search: Getting Started
    • This module is a brief introduction to the course.
  • An Introduction to Careers in Cybersecurity (Module 1)
    • Learning Objectives for Introduction to Cybersecurity Module
  • Understanding Cybersecurity Professionals (Module 2)
    • Learning objectives for Understanding Cybersecurity Professionals.
  • Cybersecurity in the Organization (Module 3)
    • Learning objectives for the module on Cybersecurity in the Organization.
  • Perfecting Your Cybersecurity Knowledge (Module 4)
    • Learning objectives for Perfecting Your Cybersecurity Knowledge
  • Finding the Perfect Cybersecurity Job (Module 5)
    • Learning Objectives for Finding the Perfect Cybersecurity Job
  • Landing the Perfect Cybersecurity Job (Module 6)
    • Learning objectives for the module Landing the Perfect Cybersecurity Job
  • Wrap-up for the Course
    • This is the conclusion of the course.

Taught by

Herbert J. Mattord, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, CDP and Michael Whitman, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP

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