How to Get Into Cyber Security

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Cyber security is a critical field. As technology advances, we need security professionals ready and willing to protect our networks. And if cyber security sounds like the perfect career path for you, there are a couple of steps you must take first. Let’s dive right in.

Step #1: Getting Your Cyber Security Degree

First, you’ll need to obtain some cyber security-specific training by going through a cyber security program. The program you choose will depend on your career goals and how fast you want to get started. At Cambridge, we offer three main types of programs, including a certification, Associate’s degree and Bachelor’s degree.

Cyber & Network Security Certification Program

Our certification program takes approximately 60 weeks to complete, which is just over a year. During this program, you’ll learn the absolute basics of cyber security so you can obtain entry-level employment. This is a great choice for students who want to enter the field quickly, gain experience and then continue their education later.

Associate of Science in Cyber & Network Security Program

Our Associate of Science in Cyber & Network Security program takes approximately two years to complete. During this program, you’ll learn what you need to know for a successful entry-level career in cyber security and take general education classes to round out your skills.

Bachelor of Science in Cyber & Network Security Program

Our Bachelor of Science in Cyber & Network Security program is the highest level of education we offer currently. During this program, you’ll learn everything there is to know about cyber security, including additional concepts such as cryptography. 

Step #2: Finding the Perfect Cyber Security Job

After completing your program, you’ll be eligible for entry-level employment in the field. Depending on your level of education and skill, there are various career paths out there, including:

  • IT Support Technician
  • Incident Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Cyber Analyst
  • Security Operations Center Analyst
  • Cryptographer
  • Security Auditor

Not sure which path is right for you? We’re here to help. All of our students are eligible to take advantage of our Career Services department which features job placement services. We can help you find a great position in a local facility.

Start a New Cyber Security Career With Cambridge

Getting into cyber security is simple with a degree from Cambridge. We offer three unique programs to help you achieve the skills you need for success. To learn more about these programs or to apply today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.