When I started working in the cyber security sector, I brought along my knowledge and experience with marketing, PR and startups.
But in order to really make the most of them, I had to learn about cyber security and REALLY get to know the field.
So I designed a mission for myself:
To find the best cyber security course for beginners that was out there!
The thing is, I had no idea how difficult that would be!
You’d think that, with all the millions of results that Google provides for every search, it would be easy to find the starting point I needed! But that’s not exactly the case…
Finding the perfect cyber security training is difficult because of 3 reasons:
- Quality courses for beginners are rare!
There are just not enough cyber security courses for beginners out there! When you want to learn in a very organized manner (like I wanted), you need more than articles and shallow information.
- Technical lingo is difficult to assimilate without context.
If you can’t speak “cybersec”, you’ll have a difficult time getting stuff done.
I felt that from day one when I started out in this field.
So it took me quite some time to find the right course that would offer context and good examples that could make the professional jargon stick.
- Delivering information without ACTING on it is USELESS!
This is a very common mistake I’ve seen while doing my research.
If the course isn’t designed to make you ACT ON IT, you’ll just browse through the information and be left with close to nothing in the end.
That’s why we had to do homework in school. That’s why I do my best to practice what I preach on this blog.
Because I want you to save you the hassle I went through, I decided to put together the list below.
What you can expect to find in this list of cyber security courses:
- Free or paid cyber security training resources delivered online
- Training options for both beginners and advanced professionals
- General and specific training possibilities, and link to help you search for a particular subject you may be interested in.
I don’t claim I’ve put together an exhaustive list, so I welcome any recommendations and additions you may find useful.
By combining our experiences, I believe we can arrive to a list that can be used along the road and passed along to those who’d like to SAVE TIME and EFFORT while trying to enhance their knowledge.
So let’s see what cyber security training options are out there and what you can complete online!