Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, this boot camp will prep you to take the following exams:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA CySA+
- Certified Ethical Hacking
- CompTIA Pentest+
What is cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity, also known as information technology security and electronic information security, is the practice of protecting sensitive information by defending computers, mobile devices, servers, networks, electronic systems, and data from digital attacks. Cybersecurity is often divided into categories. Some of the more common categories include network security, application security, information security, operational security, disaster recovery and business continuity, and end-user education.
What is the median salary for a cybersecurity professional?
Cybersecurity professionals can find themselves within many roles in a company, but one of the most common job titles of cybersecurity professionals is an information security analyst. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for information security analysts is $103,590 or $49.80 per hour.
Are cybersecurity boot camps worth it?
A cybersecurity boot camp is a great way to break into the industry and get a foot in the door, especially for those that do not want to return to school for a 4-year degree at this time. A well-constructed boot camp will give you the foundational knowledge needed to protect the systems and information found in any business and find success in an exciting and ever-changing cybersecurity career.
Is cybersecurity an in-demand career?
It has become increasingly difficult to implement effective cybersecurity measures because there are more devices than people globally, and cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly more innovative. IBM estimated that the average cost of a data breach in 2020 was 3.86 million USD globally and 8.64 million USD within the U.S., including expenses related to detecting and responding to a breach, the lost revenue and downtime, and the long-term reputational damage suffered by a business. Businesses are looking for professionals with the knowledge necessary to protect their valuable assets.
The BLS projects a 33% growth which is much faster than the average job growth of 7.7% throughout all occupations in the U.S., excluding recovery from COVID-19. This equates to 47,100 new jobs for cybersecurity professionals during the next eight years. According to Burning Glass Data, there are currently 163,733 job postings for information security analysts and an additional 38,132 manager positions available in the field of cybersecurity.
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
Can I register for courses if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
As part of your course, you will have access to 10 30-minute online coaching sessions with your instructor. Additionally, the instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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