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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

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Bala’s Answer

There are courses on courseera, lynda , each course has the level of expertise , I suggest to start with beginner level courses. and move on.

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Jennifer’s Answer

Dear Brandon,


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.

Thank you comment icon I thank you for your answer, and in response: I will look into Lynda.com, and thank you for your help. Brandon
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Edmond’s Answer

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.

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Raju’s Answer

Cyber security is vast field, There are many different courses in different tracks. If you are just starting as engineer i would higly recommend doing courses related to cybersecurity like CYSA+ from udemy. You can also do CCNA Cyber ops to start with.
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Denise’s Answer

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.

Thank you comment icon I thank you for your answer, and in response: Experience is what is most important to me, but for now I have to focus on certifications and classes while I am still in college. Brandon
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Keith’s Answer

I would recommend starting by using free and available resources to get a strong baseline. This would be some mix of Twitter, GitHub, and YouTube. If you follow the proper people on Twitter (@gossithedog, @blueteamblog, @cyberraiju, @svch0st, @pmelson) you begin to get access to their network of Likes, Retweets, and can develop your own catalog of Security POC's who frequently post other resources like GitHub projects or interesting tips.

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.
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Mervin’s Answer

I had a great experiece going to school for my Cybersecurity degree at the University of Maryland Global Campus. They offer flexible online degrees at a reasonable price. Please feel free to check their homepage at https://www.umgc.edu/
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Dan’s Answer

I've used several of the resources mentioned by other authors ahead of me. In addition I've had good experience with Pluralsight.com and the materials available through ISC2.org. An expensive (but worthwhile) option is SANS.org, which has some of the best online and in-person training experiences I've encountered. I do most prefer their onsite options for the quality of classroom instructors and instruction, but the remote/online materials are consistently good for base and ongoing learning in the cybersecurity field as well.
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