I have been asked countless times about which certifications should people take in order to start or improve their career in cyber security. I wrote a post about my thoughts on this concept HERE. In summary, it depends on what type of work they are looking for since many jobs have specific skill requirements. I also recommend to specialize as much as possible.
Regarding where to study for certifications, typical options are books, boot camps, practice exams and classes. My buddy Omar Santos and I put together a website to help you with most of this. We would like to introduce seceducation.com!
On this website, we have picked some popular certifications and explained what they are all about along with a few programs such as DOD and NIST frameworks. Examples include the Certified Ethical Hacker, CISSP, CCNA Cyber Ops, etc. If you are interested in pursuing one of these certifications, you can click a learning path. A learning path is our picks for the best books, on demand and live classes provided on Safari learning. For example, here is the explanation found within the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) section that sends you to that specific learning path.
If you have an account, you can immediately start your training. If you don’t, you can sign up and have access to any of the training we are suggesting plus the hundreds of other options available on Safari. If you search Muniz or Santos, you will find we have wrote books and taught some of the content available. For example, I have a few live classes coming up next month for Cyber Security best practices and the CompTIA CySA+.
We plan to continue to add learning paths as demand changes for certain job types and people ask us for specific topics. For example, there is a ton of interest around Blockchain and Bitcoin Mining so we will likely post a learning path for that in the near future. Feel free to post on here or reach out to me regarding other topics or certification learning paths you would like to see and we will try to get those created and posted on this website.
When time permits, check out https://seceducation.com/index.html. We hope it helps you with your cyber security education goals.