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Transitioning to a Career in Cybersecurity

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Transition to a career in cybersecurity. Learn how to leverage the skills and experience you already have to build a lucrative and successful career in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity continues to be one of the fastest-growing fields. Thousands of job postings go unfilled. If you're eager to transition from your current job to a career in cybersecurity, this is the course for you. Learn how to leverage the skills and experience you already have—whether your background's in IT, security, or another tech field—to build a lucrative and successful new career. Find out how to identify the right cybersecurity specialization, pinpoint any skills gaps, and gain the skills you're missing. You can also explore different certifications to help jump-start your career and master the IT basics you'll need to land your first job. Plus, get powerful resume and interview strategies, tips, and resources for increasing the chances that your transition to cybersecurity will be a success.


  • Transitioning to a career in cybersecurity
  • Why transition to cybersecurity?
  • Your potential in cybersecurity
1. Getting Started
  • Advantages of transitioning
  • Qualifications of cybersecurity pros
  • Target a career or specialization
  • Researching jobs
  • Cybersecurity training
  • Benefits of an IT or security degree
  • Plan to become an expert
2. Transitioning from an IT Career
  • Shadowing cybersecurity pros
  • Learning security systems
  • Earning certifications
  • Assessing IT skills gaps
  • IT careers that complement cybersecurity
3. Transitioning from a Non-IT Career
  • Studying IT basics
  • Benefits of entry-level IT jobs
  • IT and cybersecurity certifications
4. Resume and Interview Strategies
  • Revising your resume
  • Updating your LinkedIn profile
  • Applying for jobs
  • Interview strategies
5. Increasing Your Chances of Success
  • Networking in cybersecurity
  • Building data analysis skills
  • Showing initiative in your own time
  • Creating a professional brand
  • Setting career goals
  • Keys to a cybersecurity career
  • Achieving your goals
  • Making the transition
  • Next steps

Taught by

Marc Menninger

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