Many cybersecurity job descriptions require at least a bachelor's degree in either IT or security. While not always required, having an applicable bachelors degree helps to separate you from candidates that don't have one. Discover the value of having a bachelors or masters degree and resources that can help you get the degree you need.
- [Instructor] You've probably noticed…that many cybersecurity job listings have a bullet…that looks like this.…Required, bachelor degree in computer science,…information technology, or other related area.…Hiring managers want you to have a college degree…related to their line of work…because it shows you have at least a fundamental knowledge…in the area.…It also proves that you have a commitment…to the field of IT or security,…and can follow through on big tasks.…If you don't already have at least a bachelor degree…in IT or security,…you should strongly consider getting one…if a career in cybersecurity is your goal.…
Luckily, there are creative ways…to jumpstart your degree inexpensively…or even for free.…If you already have relevant life or work experience,…that could speed things up.…Some colleges, like Champlain College,…will let you test out of some of your courses.…This might mean instead of taking the full course,…you pay a fee and take the final exam,…write a paper, or complete a project.…If you get a passing grade,…
- Identifying your potential
- Targeting a career or specialization
- Researching jobs
- Locating training
- Shadowing cybersecurity experts
- Earning certifications
- Studying IT basics
- Revising your resume
- Applying for jobs
- Acing the interview
- Creating a professional brand
Skill Level Intermediate
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Intermediate
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 13m Beginner
IT Security: Key Policies and Resourceswith Gregory Michaelidis23m 44s Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Transitioning from an IT Career
3. Transitioning from a Non-IT Career
Studying IT basics3m 46s
4. Resume and Interview Strategies
5. Increasing Your Chances of Success
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