Today more than ever, businesses are racing to improve their cyber security. Job titles like “cyber security analyst,” “ethical hacker” and “penetration tester” are popping up all over IT job sites and any institution worth its salt offers cyber security certification courses. But what does this catchphrase “cyber security” mean, anyway, and why is it so important?
According to Cisco, cyber security is “the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks.” These security breaches are aimed at “accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users; or interrupting normal business processes.”
The Average Cyber Security Analyst Profile:
In a world where a growing percentage of business transactions are conducted online, this makes security extremely challenging. Attackers are becoming more sophisticated and innovative, and websites and corporate infrastructure must be constantly monitored and updated to avoid potential vulnerabilities.
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In a recent CSOnline survey, one-fifth of companies experienced critical system disruptions as a result of security vulnerabilities in 2017. Security company eSentire also reported that brute force and dictionary attacks were up 400% in 2017. On top of that, a McAfee study reported 71% of businesses believe that a shortage of IT security skills has made them a target for hackers, or resulted in damage through cyber attacks (McAfee 2017).
Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive two CompTIA acclaim badges that you can add to your CV or social media profile for prospective employers to see. You’ll also receive three official CompTIA certifications validating your cloud and cyber security skills. Scroll further down the page to see an example of a CompTIA certification.
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You will not only exit this course with a series of globally respected cyber security certifications, but a deeper knowledge of cyber security concepts, practices and tools to better equip you to manage and respond to cyber security issues. You will possess a set of skills you can apply to a vast range of cyber security job roles.
What’s included in this certification bundle?
This bundle contains two CompTIA certification courses (inclusive of two official CompTIA exams), and 3 skills based cyber security courses. As part of this bundle, you will also get access to a MeasureUP practice test for each certification course. Scroll down to read more about the MeasureUP practice tests and how they will help you pass your exams the first time.
If you’re looking to get ahead of the crowd and don’t have any technical experience, then you might want to consider adding live labs to your course.
Certification courses included:
Click on a course title to see a breakdown of the topics covered. It is strongly advisable the courses are completed in the order listed below.
1. Cyber Security Awareness and Prevention (NO EXAM)
2. Data Security Compliance (NO EXAM)
3. Cloud Computing Security Knowledge (CCSK) (NO EXAM)
4. CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 (1 EXAM)
5. CompTIA CySA+ CS0-002 (1 EXAM)
Certification exams included:
- CompTIA Security+ SY0-501
- CompTIA CySA+ CS0-002
MeasureUP practice tests included:
- CompTIA Security+ SY0-501
- CompTIA CySA+ CS0-002
Features of MeasureUP practice tests:
- Questions are similar to exam questions, allowing you to test your knowledge of exam objectives
- Detailed explanations for both correct and distractor answers reinforce the material
- ‘Study Mode’ covers all objectives ensuring topics are covered
- ‘Certification Mode’ (timed) prepares students for exam taking conditions
- Instant, drill-down score reports tell you exactly the areas to focus on
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Course access period: 12 months online access
Salary and job prospect information
We use two excellent third-party resources to allow you to check your earning potential and job prospects before starting this course.
The first is IT JobsWatch, which allows you to check what employers are paying people on average with specific certifications, such as the ones contained in this bundle. Click here and enter the name of the certification you would like to see salary information on. Remember to check the earning potential for all the certifications in the bundle, especially the more advanced ones as these will offer the highest salary.
The second is Payscale, which also does the above, but allows you to see what types of job titles are paying more based around the certification you enquire about. Click here and enter the name of the certification you would like to see salary and job title information on. Again, remember to check the earning potential for all the certifications in the bundle, especially the more advanced ones as these will provide information on higher level job roles. Although some higher level roles may require experience, the information will give you an idea of future earning potential and career prospects.
What career paths are available to me through this course?
- Cyber Security Engineer
- Cyber Security Analyst
- Cyber Security Investigator
- Cyber Threat Analyst
- Cyber Threat Consultant
- IT Security Specialist
- IT Security Consultant
- IT Support Technician
- Network Engineer
- Network Consultant
- Data Centre Manager
- IT Manager
- IT Sales Account Manager
- IT Consultant
- Systems Administrator
An example of a CompTIA Security+ you can gain through this course, along with the CySA+ certification.
How does this course bundle work?
This course bundle is made up of three main resources as shown below. Each certification course has as its own set of resources, i.e. 1 x online course, 1 x MeasureUP practice exam, 1 x official exam. Each resource is designed to work in conjunction with each other to ensure the successful path to certification. You will complete one course and exam, then repeat the process for the remaining courses. Once you have passed the exams, you will receive three certifications from CompTIA. Read below to learn more about the resources in this course.
Access to video based online learning material. Tutors use diagrams and illustrations to teach the classes, as well as giving demonstrations of equipment. Lessons are pre-recorded allowing you to fast-forward, rewind and pause at any time throughout the lessons. Videos can be viewed on different devices including a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and smart phone.
MeasureUP Practice Exams
After working your way through each text book and practice labs, you should be ready to start revising for your official exams. To do this, we provide you with MeasureUP practice tests. MeasureUP practice tests are authorised by CompTIA. These are the closest experience to the actual exam you’ll be taking. Scroll down to learn more about MeasureUP and the practice tests.
Official CompTIA Exams
Having confidently passed the practice tests, you will be ready to sit the official CompTIA exams – which we will book on your behalf. You will do these at your local testing center, which we will locate for you. There are testing centers all over the country.
How long will it take me to complete this course?
This course bundle comprises of over 100 hours of video tutorials; and 50+ hours of practice test material. How soon you can complete the course is dependent on several factors such as the amount of time you can dedicate to the course each week, and how quickly you absorb information. Revision for each exam will take a minimum of 2 weeks. We recommend you spend at least 9 hours on each course per week to be able to finish it within two and a half months. You will have full access to the course material and resources for 12 months and must take your exams within this period.
What do I need?
Your course can be done from any where in the world. If you decide to move to a different city or even country, you can continue with the course from wherever you are. All you need is a device such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone, and an internet connection.
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Can I continue to access my course after 12 months has lapsed?
Yes. Once 12 months has lapsed since you enrolled on the course, you will be automatically switched to a rolling monthly subscription at a cost of £39 per month. This will be debited from the payment card you used to enrol on the course the first time.
Please note that if your exam vouchers have expired within the 12 month period, the auto course renew feature will not extend your exam voucher expiry dates. Exams must taken within 12 months from the time of enrolment.
If you do not wish to continue to access your course account after 12 months, you can cancel the auto-renew feature at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Hudson’s e-learning system, certification has never been simpler! You can be starting your IT career or taking your current IT skills to the next level in just a few short weeks. Our learning system gives you all of the benefits of a live class at just a fraction of the cost. Courses include:
We only use the industry’s finest instructors in the IT industry. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.
Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. We always focus on real world scenarios and skill-set development.
Our custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding.
This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. Hudson courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing center. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.
Hudson has designed a world class Learning Management System (LMS) This system allows you to interact and collaborate with other students and staff, form study groups, engage in discussions in our NOW@ Forums, rate and “like” different courses and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge through our forums, student contributions and announcement features. This LMS is unmatched in the industry and makes learning fun and enjoyable.
Hudson knows that education is not a one size fits all approach. Students learn in different ways through different tools. That is why we provide Flash Cards and Education Games throughout our courses. This will allow you to train in ways that keep you engaged and focused. Each course will have dozens of Flash Cards so you can sharpen your skill-sets throughout your training as well as educational games designed to make sure your retention level of the materials is extremely high.
Hudson’s self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.
Add experience to your CV with Live Labs
If you’re looking to get ahead of the crowd and don’t have any technical experience, then you might want to consider adding live labs to your course. Because many IT jobs take place at the virtual level (i.e. behind a keyboard and mouse), the experience you’ll gain through a live lab is very similar to experience you’ll gain in the workplace. Consequently many employers regard live lab experience as a valued asset on a CV.
Live labs are also a great tool for experienced technicians as they allow individuals to put their newly acquired course skills to practice. To find out more about our range of live labs, including costs, and how they can enhance your skills, click here.