If you are reading this blog post, you’ve probably been searching around for online cyber security training and are confused by how many results there are, what course to choose, and where to start in general. I hope this blog post will help you in Picking The Best Online Cyber Security Training.
Cyber Security is a very in-demand career, especially after all of the public mention of large, and small companies, Local and Federal Governments, and pretty much everyone getting hacked in 2016. No one was safe. So, if you have ever considered a career in Cyber Security, there is no better time than right now in 2017.
But here’s the thing, because of this so many “new” Online Cyber Security Training Facilities have popped up all over the internet, making it even more confusing for potential students to pick one. And you’re not alone. So many of these online training facilities offer so many different things; Training, Certification, Test Vouchers, Boot camps, Fast Tracks, and the list goes on for miles. Most of these “things” are just buzz words, so here’s how to choose an Online Cyber Security Training Facility.
Since it seems like almost every day a new “Cyber Security Training Facility” pops up, you should find out how long your potential choice has been around. If they are relatively new, or not known well, chances are they will close their internet doors in 6 months or less.
What do they offer?
Here’s the thing, what they offer is just as important as what they DON’T offer. Do they offer beginner classes??7 Day Bootcamp courses? :Cringe:, Do they offer Industry certifications, or do they self-certify? How long is the access to content, 7 days, 1 month, 1 year, lifetime? Support: 1-on-1, self study, forums, email support, anything at all?
While I’d advise against price being your deciding factor, it is something important to consider. If you are a beginner, you certainly should not cough up $5k per course right away. That’s entirely too much. On the flip-side, You do get what you pay for. For example, there are some free courses out there, and while I can’t personally say if they are any good, I do however live by the old adage: “You get what you pay for. Nothing in life ever comes for free, and if it does, it’s not worth the time you invest.”
It’s really hard to find an Online Cyber Security Training Facility that caters to complete beginners. It’s much harder to teach a complete beginner than it is to teach someone with experience, especially in Cyber Security. However, there are Organizations out there who do a really great job Training Complete Beginners Start to Finish, Step By Step in Cyber Security Training. We happen to be one of them.
I always CRINGE and turn the other way when I hear this buzz word. It makes my skin crawl. The reason why is simple; while is a good tool for seasoned professionals looking to up their game and get a new certification, these same Boot-camps wind up duping unsuspecting students into paying a boat load of cash for an ultra stressful, fast paced specific certification training course. Unless your sole intent is to pass a specific exam, and you already have a bunch of experience, don’t get sucked into this buzz word trap. It could cost you $5,000 per course, only to be completely lost in the material.
Free Trials / Demos:
This is very important. I’d wager that any Online Cyber Security Training Facility that doesn’t offer some sort of No-Money up front Free Trial, or Demo, should be skipped over. Here’s the thing, when ever you pick a Cyber Security Training Course, you have to see if the teachers way of teaching jives with your way of learning. If you can’t understand the teacher, or can’t follow along, perhaps it’s time to skip past that Facility as well.
So, as you can see there are a ton of questions that have to be answered in order to pick the right Online Cyber Security Training Facility. I hope that this outline was able to help you narrow down your choices.