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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.

What does a cybersecurity specialist do?

Cybersecurity specialists and technicians require knowledge of how to perform essential cybersecurity duties such as network security, vulnerability assessments and intrusion detection.

It is one of four entry-level, core cybersecurity roles mapped directly to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s CyberSeek model.

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AWS Essentials & Solutions Architect Associate
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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

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CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+)
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The CompTIA A+ learning path builds a foundation of skills required for entry-level information technology careers. You'll learn about technical and support issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security.

CompTIA Network+
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CompTIA Network+

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The CompTIA Network+ learning path teaches you how to design, configure, troubleshoot and manage network devices. You'll learn about implementing networking concepts and using best practices to support and secure devices.

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The CompTIA Security+ certification path introduces you to a variety of information security concepts and technical controls. You'll learn about network and application security, compliance, different types of cyber threats and more.

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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
Most-requested skills
  • Information security
  • Information systems
  • Information assurance
  • Network security
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Intrusion detection
  • Linux
  • Customer service
  • Project management

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