Cybersecurity Specialist/Technician

The Cybersecurity Specialist/Technician role includes a variety of entry-level information security positions commonly held by people who are transitioning from IT and networking into cybersecurity. This role requires knowledge of areas such as network security, vulnerability assessments and intrusion detection. The Cybersecurity Specialist/Technician is one of four entry-level, core cybersecurity roles mapped directly to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s CyberSeek model.

Overview

Common Job Titles
  • Information Security Specialist
  • IT Specialist Information Security
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Information Technology Specialist — Information Security
  • IT Security Specialist
U.S. Job Openings
  • 7,792
Related Experience
  • Networking
  • Systems Engineering
  • Financial & Risk Analysis
  • Security Intelligence
Skills Needed
  • Information Security
  • Information Systems
  • Information Assurance
  • Network Security
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Linux
  • Customer Service
  • Project Management

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Certification Training

CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+

Live Boot Camp

The CompTIA A+ certification path teaches you basic software and hardware knowledge, such as installation and configuration, so you have the skills and tools necessary to become a successful computer technician.

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CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+

Live Boot Camp

The CompTIA Network+ certification path goes beyond the A+ to teach you important networking administration and support skills. You'll learn how to properly install, configure and oversee an assortment of networks on multiple platforms.

Certification Training

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

Live Boot Camp | On-demand Training

The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification path teaches you the skills required for entry-level network support positions. You'll learn how to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security.

Certification Training

Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA)

Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA)

Live Boot Camp | On-demand Training

The Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA) certification path builds on the CCENT and prepares you for a career as a networking professional. You'll learn how to install, operate and troubleshoot medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

Certification Training

CCNA Security

CCNA Security

Live Boot Camp | On-demand Training

The Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) certification path is an excellent starting point for those interested in a career in cybersecurity. You'll learn the design and implementation of Cisco secure networks and foundation-level configuration of security using Cisco IOS switches and routers.

Certification Training

Cisco Quad Certification

Cisco Quad Certification

Live Boot Camp

The Cisco Quad certification path helps you build a foundation in networking and prepares you to earn four certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA), Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) and Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security).

Certification Training

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+

Live Boot Camp | On-demand Training

The CompTIA Security+ certification path teaches you a baseline of information security theory and concepts. You'll learn how to configure and operate many different technical security controls over the course of the training.

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Skill Training

Information Security Fundamentals

Information Security Fundamentals On-demand Training

14 Courses

The Information Security Fundamentals skills path teaches you critical knowledge of hardware, software and network security. You'll learn about popular security concepts, controls and technologies, as well an overview of risk management, incident response and disaster recovery.

Skill Training

ICS/SCADA Security Fundamentals

ICS/SCADA Security Fundamentals On-demand Training

9 Courses | Cyber Range

The ICS/SCADA Security Fundamentals skills path provides you with foundational knowledge about SCADA systems and security, including protocols, access controls, physical security, cybersecurity tools and more.

Skill Training

Networking Fundamentals

Networking Fundamentals On-demand Training

5 Courses | Cyber Range

The Network Fundamentals learning path is designed for network administrators looking to expand their knowledge of network protocols and technologies. The path includes a cyber range where you can practice your switching and routing skills.

Skill Training

Linux Fundamentals

Linux Fundamentals On-demand Training

16 Courses | Cyber Range

The Linux Fundamentals learning path provides the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to successfully configure, manage and troubleshoot Linux systems. You will learn hands-on skills that are relevant for any Linux distribution (Red Hat, Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, etc.)

Skill Training

Endpoint Protection

Endpoint Protection On-demand Training

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The Endpoint Protection skills path teaches you the basics of endpoint security, including hardening Windows and Linux hosts, configuring endpoint protection solutions and establishing baselines.

Skill Training

Vulnerability Management

Vulnerability Management On-demand Training

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The Vulnerability Management skills path teaches you the fundamentals of vulnerability management, including vulnerability scanning, prioritization and remediation.

What Our Students Are Saying

"I got a promotion at work after earning the CCNA Security certification. I actually found out in class right before I took the ICND2 exam. I’m now earning a pay grade higher than I was before class. A secondary benefit of certification is the self confidence it gives you. It proves you have a knowledge base not everyone has."

Tina Caldarone

Systems Engineer

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