Cybersecurity Training and Certifications

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What is Cybersecurity?

The U.S. Department of Defense defines Cybersecurity as "Prevention of damage to, protection of, and restoration of computers, electronic communications systems, electronic communications services, wire communication, and electronic communication, including information contained therein, to ensure its availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation." 

But what does that really mean?

Cybersecurity is the protective software, hardware, and set of best practices used by IT professionals to guard everything from private data to physical servers and networks. Typical threats to cybersecurity include Malware, Viruses, Worms, Trojans, and Spyware. The steady occurrence of data breaches and attacks on sensitive and confidential information is making data protection a critical component of an organization's leadership and governance strategy. Naturally, it is a continuously growing field and demand for cybersecurity certified IT professionals makes the field an excellent choice whether you are a beginner or seasoned expert. Know the difference between Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in this free webinar.

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Why should I get Cybersecurity certifications?

For companies looking to bolster their team’s skill sets, information security training is a necessity. IT departments consistently endure the growing challenge of applying the best possible technology and practices to protect company information, and cybersecurity certifications ensure their employees are well-versed in the latest security best practices and know how to guard against attacks. As an IT professional, cybersecurity certifications also provide the tools you need to advance your IT career path. There is an imbalance between supply and demand in the cyber market. Holding certain certifications will give you significant advantages over other candidates when being considered for open job positions.

The benefits and importance of cybersecurity training

With so much importance on cybersecurity certifications, how do you ensure you are prepared for certification? The benefit of cybersecurity training can be found from students themselves. In a survey of New Horizons students 91% felt cybersecurity training prepared them for certification. The importance of cybsersecurity training is even bigger than just achieving certification, but on the job as well. 79% of IT Professionals surveyed found improved productivity from their cybersecurity training at New Horizons.

How much does cyber security training cost?

Cyber security training range in cost from $2,475 to $3,395 depending on the course you choose. Check out the different options below, or contact us today, to find the perfect course for your goals.

Check out our list of the Top 3 Cybersecurity Certifications in 2018.


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Cybersecurity Training for Beginners

Cybersecurity training is all about equipping you and your company to protect itself from cyber attacks. Basic attacks such as phishing emails, hidden URLs, hidden attachments/files, and the like are simple to prevent once you know how. Often, end-users click the wrong link or open an email they shouldn't have, and this is where beginners in cybersecurity can make their mark. Learn about the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Path.

How Do I Become Cybersecurity Certified?

Getting certified proves your knowledge in cybersecurity right away. You can take a certification exam (even without work experience) making you much more desirable to employers and helping you immediately stand out from other job seekers! The certification exam only takes a few hours and show employers that you’ve passed a tough exam based on internationally recognized standards, thus proving your competence and commitment to the industry. If you are looking to change your career, there's no better time to consider cybersecurity: U.S. businesses and government agencies are already spending billions of dollars each year to protect their data and assets from malicious attacks. With the demand for qualified security professionals soaring, certification is a logical way for you to verify your skills and get hired.

Learn about CompTIA Security+, the Foundational Entry Level Cybersecurity Certification.

What are the Career Paths for Cybersecurity?

A number of different job opportunities are available to someone with cybersecurity training, including: 

  • Data security administrator
  • Information security officer
  • Information security specialist
  • Information systems security analyst
  • Information systems security officer
  • Information technology security analyst
  • Information technology specialist
  • Network security analyst
  • Security and systems analyst

What can these kinds of jobs offer? Because this industry has such a high demand for individuals with corporate computer training in cybersecurity, the pay is well above average. The highest paying cybersecurity jobs vary, but Ziprecruiter found that, as of April 2019, the average cybersecurity job paid about $95,212 per year. In contrast, the average IT job made about $75,380. Clearly, cybersecurity is one of the most lucrative places to be in an already profitable field.

Continue reading about how to Secure Your Job with Cybersecurity Training

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Government Cybersecurity Training and Certifications

The demand for cybersecurity certifications in the government sector is not just recommended, in many situations it's required. DOD cybersecurity training boosts your ability to outperform hackers relies not only on your experience but continued knowledge of the latest technologies. That is why the government relies on the high standards set by many certifying agencies including CompTIA, Cisco, and EC-Council among others. 

As an IT professional, DOD cybersecurity certifications earned while enlisted also provide you the tools you need to advance your IT career path when entering the civilian workforce. There is an imbalance between supply and demand in the cyber market. Holding certain certifications will give you significant advantages over other candidates when being considered for open positions. 

Continue reading about cybersecurity for active military, government service employees, or government contractors.

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Cybersecurity Training and Certifications for Veterans

Cybersecurity is not only a concern for corporations and private business. Government organizations are constantly preparing for the next threat to national security and that more and more frequently comes in the form of a hacking group or an internal data leak. If defending against threats both outside and in sounds right for you, the Security Professional Program may be just what you need to get started. To see how cybersecurity certifications can prepare you for the real demands on the field, read how specialist Ralph Lazaro transitioned from working for the military to a career in IT on the back of his in-demand CompTIA certifications. 

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Cybersecurity Training Paths

Which Path is Right for You?

 

Today being security-aware is not something required only of IT and Cybersecurity Professionals. It is the responsibility of everything in an organization to have at minimum a foundational understanding of security issues and vulnerabilities. The New Horizons cybersecurity portfolio of courses is designed to provide security training no matter your level of experience or requisite need. Please click the buttons below to explore our interactive cybersecurity maps and find exactly the right training path for you!

 

What is NICE Framework?

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is a nationally coordinated effort focused on cybersecurity awareness, education, training, and professional development. Its goals are to encourage and help increase cybersecurity awareness and competence across the nation and to build an agile, highly skilled cybersecurity workforce capable of responding to a dynamic and rapidly evolving array of threats.

NICE has published the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework ("the Framework") to provide a common understanding and lexicon for cybersecurity work that is to be used to describe all cybersecurity work and workers irrespective of where or for whom the work is performed. The Framework is intended to be applied in the public, private, and academic sectors. Discover more about the NICE Workforce Framework in this free webinar.

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What is NIST Framework?

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created the NIST Cybersecurity Framework in response to Presidential Executive Order (EO) 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The Framework, developed in collaboration with industry, provides guidance to organizations to better manage and reduce cybersecurity risk. Discover more about the NIST Workforce Framework in this free webinar.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Core presents key cybersecurity outcomes identified by industry as helpful in managing cybersecurity risk. The Core comprises four elements: Functions, Categories, Subcategories, and Informative References. 

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Cybersecurity Certification Paths

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Find a Cybersecurity Training Location Near You

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Cybersecurity Courses

What Our Students Say

  • 79% of IT Professionals improved productivity from their training at New Horizons
  • 89% returned to New Horizons to further their skills
  • 90% of IT Professionals recommend New Horizons
  • 91% felt New Horizons content prepared them for certification
  • 92% took additional courses with New Horizons because of Instructor Quality
  • 98% would recommend New Horizons to others
  • 100% have increased their job security by taking a course

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Upcoming Popular Cybersecurity Courses


Course Starts Location Price
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification 12/02/2019 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification 12/02/2019 HDL - All Locations (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification 12/16/2019 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification 12/16/2019 HDL - All Locations (Pacific Time)
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification 1/06/2020 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v10.0 12/09/2019 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v10.0 12/09/2019 HDL - All Locations (Pacific Time)
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v10.0 1/06/2020 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v10.0 1/06/2020 HDL - All Locations (Pacific Time)
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v10.0 1/27/2020 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) 12/02/2019 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) 12/02/2019 HDL - All Locations (Pacific Time)
Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) 12/09/2019 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) 12/09/2019 HDL - All Locations (Pacific Time)
Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) 12/16/2019 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)

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What Our Students Say About Cybersecurity Training and Certifications

"The training provided by the New Horizons professors have been integral in expanding my knowledge and skillset. I have a deeper and more granular comprehension of network protocols and Cyber Security practices and tools that enables me to support more advanced projects. I have taken over the chair position for Certified Ethical Hacker Workshop provided by Raytheon for internal employees. I am assisting senior engineers in focusing their studies to obtain their CEH certification."

Jonathan Chang
Systems Engineer
Raytheon IDS

"I was initially skeptical about bring a trainer in to train a significant amount of employees. However, after the first class was over, and I saw that people stayed with us the entire time, I was relieved. I heard nothing but positive comments about the sessions. The cost of training compared to the cost of technology solutions designed to combat phishing email is not even close. The training dollars spent will payback almost immediately."

Ron Boyer
IT Director
Summit County

“I took my Security+ classes at New Horizons to help me get ready for my certification. The computer based learning classes allowed me to learn at my own pace and as a Veteran I was able to use my GI Bill. Everything was too easy and worked out great! I plan to definitely go back to take other computer classes.”

Jerry Ventura