Cybersecurity Career Launch
Find out if cybersecurity is right for you
Career Pathway and Tools
Discover what you'll need for success in cyber
Personalized Help and Feedback
Get the help you need to start your cyber career
Starting a Cybersecurity Career Isn't Easy...
Cybersecurity is expected to have more than 1,000,000 job openings worldwide, yet many people will have trouble landing their first cybersecurity job. Most employers still require experience, even for entry-level positions. And more than 50% of test takers fail their first cybersecurity certification exam attempt.
Become the Cybersecurity Professional Employers Hire
This program is for you if you are a:
Beginner interested in cybersecurity
Recent college graduate or current cyber student
Cybersecurity job seeker or career changer
Introducing Cybersecurity Career Launch
Cybersecurity Career Launch includes 10 resources specifically designed for cybersecurity to help you find out if cybersecurity is right for you, learn what it will take to be successful, and provide you with the help and feedback you need to make your cyber career happen. Inside Cybersecurity Career Launch, you'll find:
- 1Cybersecurity Career Information You Can Really Use
In this module, you get four resources to make an informed decision about which cybersecurity career path is your best fit. You get:
These definitive guides explain the most popular career paths in cybersecurity, including hiring requirements, work environment, job responsibilities, and salary information. Here are some of the guides available to you:
Learn directly from the professionals actually working in the field. These experts share their stories, the pros and cons of their jobs, and advice to those just starting their own cybersecurity journeys. Here are just some of the interviews available to you, with new interviews added regularly:
Every cybersecurity professional starts at the beginning. With career trajectories, you'll see the actual career paths that real cybersecurity and IT professionals have taken, so you'll know how they got where they are, and how you can get there too. Here are just some of the trajectories available to you, with new ones added regularly:
Guiding you through a series of responses, this interactive tool will provide you with a suggested cybersecurity career path, based on your own personal preferences and interests.
- 2A Proven Cybersecurity Career Pathway
This 7-step process is designed to get your cybersecurity career moving by helping you build the knowledge, credentials and connections you'll need to get started in the field. Following the 7-step process will direct you to where you can find the training and education you need, and prepare you for the field. Here are some of the videos available to you:
Starting a career in cybersecurity sometimes takes more than just following a process. Having more information along the way can really help, which is where career strategy videos come in. Here are just some of the videos available to you, with new ones added regularly:
- 3Career Launch Tools Optimized for Cybersecurity
It's critical to have a good resume, and it's even better to have a resume that's optimized for cybersecurity. Here you learn exactly how to create a cybersecurity-optimized resume, step-by-step. Here are just some of the videos available to you:
Interviewing for a cybersecurity job is one of the most intimidating steps for most applicants, so here you get insight into how to handle the cybersecurity interview process effectively. Here are some of the videos and resources available to you:
- 4Personalized Help and Feedback
Not everyone wants or needs guidance during their cyber journey. But if you do need assistance, personalized feedback can be a real help. Here you can submit a message directly to me, and I will respond back to you with the support you need.
Students ask cybersecurity career questions just about every day, so each month I compile the questions and provide answers directly to the members in Cybersecurity Career Launch. This keeps you up-to-date as the field continues to evolve.
A look inside the course...
Sample Lesson - "The Cyber Opportunity Pyramid"
Sample from Students' Questions Answered Training
Sample from interview with Center for Internet Security
Sample from interview with Insider Threat Analyst
Dozens of interviews, career strategy videos, tools and resources inside...
New content added monthly...
Cybersecurity is constantly changing, so you need access to up-to-date resources to make sure you're ready to launch your career. That's why new interviews, trajectories, and trainings are added every month. Here is just some of the new content added recently.
New Interviews: IT Consultant and Center for Internet Security
New Training: "Which Cyber Skills to Focus On First" and "Career Strategies for New College Graduates"
New Interviews: Penetration Tester and Forensic Analyst
New Training: "Cyber Career Launch Strategies for Older Workers"
Hi, I'm Matt Day.
Over the past five years, I've worked with hundreds of aspiring cybersecurity professionals trying to start their careers or earn their next certification, so I know first hand how hard it is to get started in cybersecurity.
I have over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity and IT fields (and currently hold CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CySA+, Server+, and Cisco CCNA certifications), and have spent the past five years dedicated to helping aspiring cybersecurity professionals.
The Cybersecurity Career Launch program that you see on this page is my signature program specifically designed to help you personally determine your own cybersecurity career path and start your career.
Feedback for Cybersecurity Career Launch
"Matt provided the guidance, knowledge, and inspiration I needed to grow and excel. I'm extremely grateful for all the help that Matt provided." - Cole L.
"I found the program to be a really good resource for measuring what a cybersecurity career demands of you and what kind of career parths lie within the cybersecurity field." - Raul G.
"Matt has put together an informative program full of information, videos, and resources from cybersecurity professionals." - Bill S.
"Thank you for the program, it is serving me as an extremely useful resource" - Pablo N.
Here's How to Get Started:
Enroll in the Cybersecurity Career Launch program below and complete the Cyber "Areas of Interest" self-assessment.
View the program resources to find your cyber career path and complete the Career Launch process to start your career journey.
Use the resume and interviewing resources in the program to secure interviews and a career opportunity.
When you sign up for Cybersecurity Career Launch, you get immediate access to the resources you need:
I'm passionate about helping people start their cybersecurity career journey, and I look forward to helping you on your journey as well.
I wish you the best of luck on your cybersecurity career goals.
See you on the inside!