How to Start Your Cyber Security Training as a Beginner

How to Start Your Cyber Security Training as a Beginner

Previously we’ve covered why you should take a cyber security certification course, but the options can still be daunting. At Hudson we offer over 30 security courses, and we are continually adding to our selection as the field expands.

If you are a beginner with no background in IT or security, you can still launch your career with some robust cyber security training. Don’t be intimidated by the expertise level of course offerings available – we offer something for everyone, including absolute newbies.

Cyber Security Training for Beginners

The most thorough cyber security training we offer for new learners is our Cyber Security for Beginners with 4 Official CompTIA Exams. This bundle of six courses assumes you do not possess any technical knowledge or IT experience. Initial courses cover the basics and gradually build upon each other.

All courses are accessible 24/7 online, and are self-paced so you can study at your convenience. You’ll have a full 12 months of access to training materials, giving you plenty of time to cover everything.

As you grow in confidence and knowledge, you’ll want to take advantage of the MeasureUP practice tests included in the course bundle. MeasureUP is the gold standard in exam preparation, and will ensure that at the end of your courses you’ll be ready to pass your certification exams.

The Cyber Security for Beginners Exam Bundle also includes the cost of four official CompTIA certification exam fees:

  • CompTIA A+ 220-901,
  • CompTIA A+ 220-902,
  • CompTIA Network+ N10-007, and
  • CompTIA Security+ SY0-501.

These exam fees would cost substantially more if purchased separately, and the entire bundle saves you a total of £1,000.

Of the four certifications, CompTIA Security+ certification is the one held in highest regard. In the UK, employees with this certification command an average salary of £50,00 p.a. (Source: IT JobsWatch, July 2018).

We created the Beginners Exam Bundle to give new learners a comprehensive cyber security training at a great value.

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Cyber Security Job Demand Continues to Rise

Job Demand Continues to Rise

Companies from small private businesses to large corporations are scrambling to protect their data and staying one step ahead of cyber criminals. In fact, the topic is becoming so relevant that the U.S. has deemed the entire month of October National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

With cyber attacks on companies growing each year, it’s no wonder that demand for cyber security jobs is booming as well. A recent survey of IT departments in North America and Western Europe revealed that 51% of respondents are facing a problematic shortage of security staff (CSO, 2018). This shortage is only expected to grow in coming years, with estimates of 3.5 million global unfilled job openings by 2021 (Cybersecurity Ventures, 2017).

This is an exciting time to enter the cyber security field. Not only are job demand and salaries high, but your work will be making a difference. The field is continually expanding, with room for growth and leadership opportunities.

If you’ve been hesitating because you don’t possess any cyber security training, consider our Cyber Security for Beginners with 4 Official CompTIA Exams. Our team of Course Advisors is always here as well, to help you determine which certification course is best for you.

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Here’s to your success!