What is the best online program for obtaining cyber-security experience?
I may be planning on going into the cyber-security/network security, so I was wondering where and what would offer me the best experience and knowledge on security basics at any place and anytime. #networking #cyber-security #computer-security #it-management #online-learning #network-security #security-basics
Jennifer Jortner Cassidy
I work for Lynda.com and we have courses on this topic - here's a suggested path - https://www.lynda.com/learning-paths/IT/become-an-it-security-specialist.
Access to the content is subscription based and you can pay monthly or annually.
I hope that this is a helpful option for you to consider.
There are courses on courseera, lynda , each course has the level of expertise , I suggest to start with beginner level courses. and move on.
Edmond Momartin ☁️
You seem not to be 100% decided yet so before you invest time and money in any courses, I'd encourage you to attend any of the monthly meetings offered by local chapters of non-profit organizations such as ISSA (issa.org) or OWASP (owasp.org) and ask the professionals who are attending. Get a feel for what it takes to be in the field and then you can decide. The local chapter meetings also offer a great opportunity to seek internships which could help you make that decision. Both these organizations have local chapters in your area.
https://attack.mitre.org also has a lot of resources that link off of various techniques or groups that help build a strong foundation. When first starting out, I believe all these resources are enough to get started and from there you can move to well known certs and providers like eLearnSecurity, SANS, and Offensive Security.
Honestly, I would look for a program with as much hands on experience as you can get. Classrooms with instructors with real world experience / certifications. Programs with hardware and software you can use, touch and get a much real world training as possible. This way when you interview you can say you actually have done it, just not read about it.