Nov 03

How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity With no Experience?


The rise in Cyber-attacks have led to an increase in demand for cybersecurity experts.

Data shows Australians are reporting security breaches every 10 minutes and its costing Australians up to $29 billion each year. Cybersecurity ventures predict Cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion by 2021.

These statistics depict that cybersecurity professionals are more in demand than ever before. 3.5 million vacant cybersecurity positions are predicted by 2022.

While a career in cyber-security can be stressful, it is also extremely diverse and rewarding. The responsibilities of a cybersecurity professional may vary, but the role can be simplified into one function: data protection from being compromised. 

It is the right time to jump into a career in Cybersecurity. Contrary to popular belief, Technical background is not a pre-requisite for a career in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity certifications train individuals to expertise in the field and help to start a career in cybersecurity with no experience. Not only does it adds value to your resume but also depicts your level of dedication and perseverance to the field.

Here are the top 5 security certifications for IT workers in 2020:

  1. CompTIA Security+: CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It provides the fundamental knowledge of cybersecurity and hands-on ability to identify/address security vulnerabilities.
  2. Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA): With a CCNA Security certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats.
  3. Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP): This certification is aligned to the job role of the Cisco Network Security Engineer responsible for security in networking devices and troubleshooting wide-area enterprise networks.
  4. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH): A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for the vulnerabilities in target systems and acts like a malicious hacker, but in a legitimate manner.
  5. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC): CRISC is the only certification that prepares and enables IT professionals for the unique challenges of IT and enterprise risk management.

There are multiple certificates available depending on the area you want to specialize in, you just need to choose the right one for you.

Want to know more? Check out our courses to find out which IT certification suits you best for you.

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