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Cybersecurity Career Master Plan: Proven techniques and effective tips to help you advance in your cybersecurity career Paperback – Import, 13 September 2021
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Get started with cybersecurity and progress with the help of expert tips to get certified, find a job, and moreKey Features
- Learn how to follow your desired career path that results in a well-paid, rewarding job in cybersecurity
- Explore expert tips relating to career paths and certification options
- Access informative content from a panel of experienced cybersecurity experts
Cybersecurity is an emerging career trend and will continue to become increasingly important. Despite the lucrative pay and significant career growth opportunities, many people are unsure of how to get started.
This book is designed by leading industry experts to help you enter the world of cybersecurity with confidence, covering everything from gaining the right certification to tips and tools for finding your first job. The book starts by helping you gain a foundational understanding of cybersecurity, covering cyber law, cyber policy, and frameworks. Next, you'll focus on how to choose the career field best suited to you from options such as security operations, penetration testing, and risk analysis. The book also guides you through the different certification options as well as the pros and cons of a formal college education versus formal certificate courses. Later, you'll discover the importance of defining and understanding your brand. Finally, you'll get up to speed with different career paths and learning opportunities.
By the end of this cyber book, you will have gained the knowledge you need to clearly define your career path and develop goals relating to career progression.What you will learn
- Gain an understanding of cybersecurity essentials, including the different frameworks and laws, and specialties
- Find out how to land your first job in the cybersecurity industry
- Understand the difference between college education and certificate courses
- Build goals and timelines to encourage a work/life balance while delivering value in your job
- Understand the different types of cybersecurity jobs available and what it means to be entry-level
- Build affordable, practical labs to develop your technical skills
- Discover how to set goals and maintain momentum after landing your first cybersecurity job
This book is for college graduates, military veterans transitioning from active service, individuals looking to make a mid-career switch, and aspiring IT professionals. Anyone who considers cybersecurity as a potential career field but feels intimidated, overwhelmed, or unsure of where to get started will also find this book useful.
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About the Author
Jaclyn "Jax" Scott is a tenured Special Operations Warrant Officer with nearly 18 years of experience working in military cyber, electronic warfare, and intelligence operations. She is the founder and content creator of Beans and Bytes tech blog, co-host of the cybersecurity podcast Hackerz and Haecksen, and the president of Outpost Gray, a cybersecurity consulting firm. Jax is an expert in military cyber policy and has led global development operations in cyber countermeasures to mitigate near-peer attacks. She is currently pursuing her master's in Cyber Intelligence at Georgetown University.
Jonathan Helmus ("Moos1e") is a penetration tester and professor with over 10 years of experience in engineering, information security, and information technology. Jon resides in a small town right outside Seattle, Washington, where he and his family raise alpacas on their mini farm. Currently, Jon works as a freelance educator teaching topics such as pentesting, red teaming, cloud security, and vulnerability exploitation. He also works as a contract pentester and cloud security professional for clients all around the world.
Kim Nguyen is a Software Engineer, with a broad background thanks to her B.S. in business administration and M.S. in computer science. Kim's day-to-day work focuses on software engineering of cloud-based technologies, while continuing her research into cybersecurity on the side. Kim is also an instructor at the City University of Seattle, where she teaches computer science courses. She is an active technical speaker and researcher at cybersecurity and computer science conferences. Kim holds several certificates, including AWS Certified Developer and CompTIA Linux+. Kim is the founder of Passion Sets Success, a platform that helps people identify their passion, to achieve the right career for them.
- Publisher : Packt Publishing Limited (13 September 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 280 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1801073562
- ISBN-13 : 978-1801073561
- Item Weight : 485 g
- Dimensions : 19.05 x 1.63 x 23.5 cm
- Country of Origin : India
- Best Sellers Rank: #177,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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After reading thi you'll now how to pick a specialization (or search for the available ones in demand), pick the certification to start off + time/cost estimation, how to job hunt, how to get experience etc etc.
It's a great book if you are looking for a mentor to guide you and it will also provide some basic concepts (very brief tho, the book is focused on career)
The first thing that thrilled me was how the authors unpack the taxonomy of the cyber career fields. It helped me redefine my path and, honestly, move from blue teaming into red teaming.
This book did an excellent job of clearly explaining all aspects of cybersecurity and providing context on the more challenging parts of the subject. My favorite section was section 3, where the authors covered branding, goalsetting, and mentorship.
This book has given me the confidence I needed to take my career to the next level. I highly recommend Cybersecurity Career Master Plan for anyone beginning their career or those who need to pivot like me.
Without a doubt this is one of the most helpful resources I have located in my studies and has made a huuuge difference in my approach to my career aspirations. Unlike a lot of other resources this book truly covers all you need to know from A-Z about realistic expectations for those of us trying to break into the field.
From the beginning they are very honest about not only the pros but also the cons of a job in cyber to help you decide this is really the field for you. They lay out several paths into the industry, what you should focus on to obtain a job in the field, and then what life is like in that particular sector.
They provide insight into formal education, certifications, and self learning. Provide an excellent set of hands on labs and additional resources to check into.
One of the most helpful sections discusses the biggest parts of landing a job, which is not always mentioned, your personal branding, tailoring you previous experiences to pivot into cybersecurity, resume tips, and even how to land and prep for the interview!
They even take it a step further and provide a section for after you land a job on how to level up, avoid burnout, and recognize toxic work environments.
I cannot stress how much I recommend this book for anyone looking to enter or even get a promotion in the cybersecurity industry! 5 stars is not enough for this book!
Along came Cybersecurity and I have never looked back at the help desk. Free yourself and buy this book.