Transitioning to a Career in Cybersecurity

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    Cybersecurity continues to be one of the fastest-growing fields. Thousands of job postings go unfilled. If you're eager to transition from your current job to a career in cybersecurity, this is the course for you. Learn how to leverage the skills and experience you already have—whether your background's in IT, security, or another tech field—to build a lucrative and successful new career. Find out how to identify the right cybersecurity specialization, pinpoint any skills gaps, and gain the skills you're missing. You can also explore different certifications to help jump-start your career and master the IT basics you'll need to land your first job. Plus, get powerful resume and interview strategies, tips, and resources for increasing the chances that your transition to cybersecurity will be a success.

    Instructor

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      Marc Menninger

      Director of Cybersecurity at A Place for Mom

      Marc Menninger is an IT security manager specializing in corporate information security and risk management.

      As an information security professional, Marc has 20+ years of applied security experience. He's also an online marketing consultant, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and networker. His security career began in 1992 with five years of service as a computer and communications officer in the US Air Force. There, he was responsible for leading a team capable of deploying mobile top secret fiber-optic computer networks. Marc left the Air Force as a captain and entered the civilian world, filling a variety of technical roles including help desk supervisor, network administrator, and network and information security consultant. He was also a vice president in the Corporate Information Security department of Washington Mutual Bank in Seattle and the senior security risk analyst at PEMCO.

      Marc also helps business owners promote their companies as a part-time online marketing consultant. Search engine optimization, social media, and blogging are his areas of expertise. In 2011, he wrote the book Outrank Your Competition: 50 Online Marketing and SEO Tips for Small Businesses.

      On the information security side, Marc has written for the ISSA Journal, and authored multiple online security articles. A member of Toastmasters International, he enjoys speaking and training on a wide variety of topics, including information security, online marketing, search engine optimization, blogging, inspirational and motivational speeches, and more. To find out more or contact Marc, connect with him on LinkedIn.

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    For each course you will get

    • Exercise files and quizzes
    • Certificate of completion from LinkedIn
    • Offline and audio-only options
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  • Transitioning to a career in cybersecurity

    - Cybersecurity is one of the hottest career fields today. Thousands of jobs go unfilled, and you've decided to help fill this massive need. Understanding your passions, skills, and experience can help you make the jump to cybersecurity. Regardless of your IT experience, you can find the right cybersecurity career for you, reveal any skills gaps you may have, and discover ways to gain the skills you're missing. Once you've identified the job you're after, tailoring your resume and practicing interview strategies will increase the chances that your transition to a cybersecurity career will be a success. Hi, my name is Marc Menninger, and I have focused my career in cybersecurity for more than 20 years. I love helping others get started on their path to cybersecurity. Join me in my course as we work through helpful exercises and informational handouts to help you successfully move to a cybersecurity career.

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