Cybersecurity Career Launch

5 Modules 31 Lessons

About this course

My signature coaching program for those serious about starting their cybersecurity careers. Here, I'll work directly with you to help you fast track your cybersecurity career.

Course Structure

2 Lessons

Important Course Information and Getting Started

Important information before you get started in the course.

Important Information Before We Get Started

A few important points to keep in mind as you begin this course.

Defining Your Cybersecurity Goals

We have to know what we want in order to get what we want.  In this lesson, we'll define what it is that we want from our cybersecurity careers.

11 Lessons

Module 1: The Cybersecurity Career Launch Process

In this module, we'll go through the 7-step process to get our cybersecurity careers off to a fast start.

Goal Statement & Introduction for Module 1

Discover what you'll accomplish by the end of this module.

The Opportunity Pyramid in Cybersecurity and IT

How to find the opportunities and high salaries in cybersecurity.

The Cybersecurity Success Mindset

How you think will determine how you succeed.

Step 1: Reading Your Way to Cybersecurity Success

How to build cybersecurity expertise.

Step 2: Writing Your Way to Cybersecurity Success

A frequently overlooked strategy that can build your cybersecurity reputation and opportunities quickly.

Step 3: Implementing Your Certification Attainment Strategy

My personal certification strategy for earning multiple certifications very quickly.

Step 4: Leveraging Educational Opportunities

Strategies to leverage education to speed up your cybersecurity goals.

Step 5: Connecting With Cybersecurity Professionals

This is how to meet cybersecurity professionals and get involved in the cybersecurity community.

Step 6: Getting Experience Without a Job

Implementing this strategy will get you resume-worth hands-on experience within the next 30 days.

Step 7: Creating Your Own Cybersecurity Job

How to get an employer to create a job for you.

Have You Found a Cyber Job Opportunity?

It's time to evaluate how effective we were in moving through the seven steps.

10 Lessons

Module 2: Building Our Cybersecurity Resume

In this module, we'll build our resume and optimize it for the cybersecurity field.  

Goal Statement & Introduction for Module 2

Discover what you'll accomplish by the end of this module.

Setting Up Your Contact Information

Exactly what you need, and don't need, to include in the contact information section of your resume.

The Most Important Part of Your Resume

The summary section of your resume matters more than any other section.  In this lesson, we'll write a rock-solid summary that is optimized for cybersecurity.

Documenting Your Education

The best way to document your education, even when your education isn't related to cybersecurity.

Showcasing Your Professional Experience

Your work experience can help you land a cyber job, even when you haven't worked in cyber before.  This lesson will show you how.

Documenting Your Certifications

How to document your IT and cybersecurity-related certifications.

Adding Your Career Launch Experience

How to add the additional experience you gained in the 7 step process to your resume.

Adding Your Career Launch Connections

How to add the connections you made in the Career Launch process.

Other Important Aspects of Cyber Resumes

A few final details to finish up your resume.

Modifying Your Resume for Each Job Opportunity

Here's how to customize your resume for each position that you apply for.

5 Lessons

Module 3: Mastering the Cybersecurity Interview Process

In this module, we'll take our optimized cybersecurity resume and use effective techniques to find opportunities, land interviews and covert them into jobs or internships.

Goal Statement & Introduction for Module 3

Discover what you'll accomplish by the end of this module

The Importance of LinkedIn

Leveraging LinkedIn to help employers find us.

Nailing the Interview

How to do well in a cybersecurity interview.

Evaluating the Job Opportunity

How to know if the job will be a good opportunity for your career.

On The Job Tactics For Entry-Level Success

What to do once you land the job.

3 Lessons


Additional tools, tips and resources to help you succeed.

Resume Template

A resume template you can work from.

Questions and Answers From The Face To Face Seminars

Questions and answers from prior face to face course seminars.

Student Success Stories

Success stories of former students to keep you inspired.