Your Cybersecurity Journey Starts Here

  • Find out if cybersecurity is right for you
  • Discover what you'll need for success in cyber
  • Get the help you need to start your cyber career

Starting a career in cybersecurity used to be overwhelming...

I've worked with a lot of cybersecurity students over the years, but one a few years ago really sticks out in my mind.  

"Dave" had gone to college for a completely different career, but that didn't work out for him at all.  So, like a lot of people, he was working a non-skilled job making non-skilled money.

After getting nowhere in his first field, Dave made the decision to go back to school and pursue a cybersecurity degree.  It was definitely a good move for him.

But he soon realized he needed more than just cyber education.  He needed to know more about the cyber field itself and where he could fit in.

Dave recognized that he didn't know much about the career options available to him in cybersecurity, nor did he know the best way to get there.

Unfortunately, getting from where you are to where you want to be in cybersecurity can be overwhelming.

I provided Dave with resources to help him find the best cybersecurity career path for him.  These are the same resources you'll find here.

Dave is now working in the field with a career that he enjoys, that pays him well, and that has almost unlimited future potential.

That's what Cybersecurity Career Launch provides - the resources you need to start YOUR cybersecurity career journey.

Matt provided the guidance, knowledge, and inspiration I needed to grow and excel. I'm extremely grateful for all the help that Matt provided.

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:

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    Cybersecurity Career Information You Can Really Use
  • Resource #1: Cybersecurity Career Path Guides
  • Resource #2: Interviews with Cybersecurity and IT Professionals 
  • Resource #3: Actual Cybersecurity Career Trajectories 
  • Resource #4: Cybersecurity "Areas of Interest" Self-Assessment
  1. 2
    A Proven Cybersecurity Career Pathway
  • Resource #5: The Cybersecurity Career Launch Process
  • Resource #6: Cybersecurity Career Strategy Videos
  1. 3
    Career Launch Tools Optimized for Cybersecurity
  • Resource #7: Cybersecurity Resume Blueprint
  • Resource #8: Cybersecurity Interviewing and Onboarding Strategies
  1. 4
    Personalized Help and Feedback
  • Resource #9: Personalized Help and Feedback
  • Resource #10: Monthly "Students' Questions Answered" Videos

Is a cybersecurity career right for you?

You may have questions about the field of cybersecurity.

Perhaps you want to know what the field is all about and if it's right for you.  Or maybe you want to know if it will be worth the time and effort needed to be successful.

Perhaps you've already decided to start a career in cybersecurity but aren't sure of the best way to make it happen.

Or maybe you just want some feedback and guidance.

Cybersecurity Career Launch can help you with all of these things.

The resources in Cybersecurity Career Launch have helped people with all types of backgrounds: women, men, career starters, experienced workers, high school graduates, college students and graduates, career changers, and returning professionals have all benefited from the resources in Cybersecurity Career Launch.

Join Cybersecurity Career Launch and get:

  1. 1
    Cybersecurity Career Information You Can Really Use
Cybersecurity is an incredible field with lots of career options, and the opportunities that are available to you are growing every day.  
But to determine which option is best for you, you need to know what a cybersecurity career is really all about.

In this module, you get four resources to make an informed decision about which cybersecurity career path is your best fit.  You get:

  • Resource #1: Cybersecurity Career Path Guides (7 Total)

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:

  • Penetration Tester
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Incident Responder

Segment of the Penetration Tester Career Path Guide

  • Resource #2: Interviews with Cybersecurity and IT Professionals 

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:

  • Penetration Tester
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Computer Network Specialist
  • IT Consultant
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Architect

Interviews from the Interviews Section

  • Resource #3: Actual Cybersecurity Career Trajectories 

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:

  • IT Consultant
  • SOC Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Vulnerability Analyst

Actual Secure Operations Center (SOC) Engineer Career Trajectory

  • Resource #4: Cybersecurity "Areas of Interest" Self-Assessment

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.

Cyber Areas of Interest Self-Assessment Start Screen

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    A Proven Cybersecurity Career Pathway
After you've determined the best cybersecurity path for you, it's time to start pursuing your career as a cybersecurity professional.
The problem is that starting a career in cybersecurity isn't straightforward or easy.  You need a career pathway that is proven and effective, which is what you'll find here.
In this section, you get two resources to start your cybersecurity career journey.  You get:
  • Resource #5: The Cybersecurity Career Launch Process (10 Video Lessons)

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:

  • The Opportunity Pyramid in Cybersecurity
  • The Cybersecurity Success Mindset
  • Implementing Your Certification Attainment Strategy
  • Connecting With Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Getting Experience Without a Job
  • Creating Your Own Cybersecurity Job
  • Defining Your Cybersecurity Goals

One of the video lessons in the Launch Process section

  • Resource #6: Cybersecurity Career Strategy Videos

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:

  • Cyber Career Strategies for Those in their 30's, 40's, and 50's
  • Feedback from Attending a Cybersecurity Job Fair

One of the video lessons in the Career Strategy section

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    Career Launch Tools Optimized for Cybersecurity
Resume writing and the interview process are the most common areas holding back most aspiring cybersecurity professionals.  That's why you get resources for both, optimized specifically for cybersecurity.
In this section, you get two resources to help you get hired.  You get:
  • Resource #7: Cybersecurity Resume Blueprint (10 Video Lessons)

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:

  • The Most Important Part of Your Cyber Resume
  • Modifying Your Resume for Each Job Opportunity
  • Adding Your Career Launch Experience
  • Resume Template
  • Resource #8: Cybersecurity Interviewing and Onboarding Strategies (4 Video Lessons)

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:

  • The Importance of LinkedIn
  • Nailing the Cybersecurity Interview
  • 55 Cybersecurity Interview Questions and Answers
  • Evaluating the Job Opportunity
  • On the Job Tactics for Entry-Level Success

Cybersecurity Interview Questions Downloadable PDF

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    Personalized Help and Feedback
For many people, the hardest thing about starting a cybersecurity career is that they are going it alone.  
Most people starting out don't know anyone in the cyber field or don't have anyone to reach out to for advice, guidance, or feedback.  That's where personalized feedback comes in.
In this section, you get two resources so you can get the help you need, when you need it.  You get:
  • Resource #9: Personalized 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. 

Get Personalized Feedback from Me

  • Resource #10: Monthly "Students' Questions Answered" Videos

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.

New content added every month...

The field of cybersecurity is constantly evolving.  You need information that is up-to-date, relevant, and timely.

That's why new content is added to Cybersecurity Career Launch every month, with new interviews, career trajectories, video lessons, and tools to keep you ready for what a career in cybersecurity will require of you.

Here are some of the latest updates:

Week of July 5th, 2020 

New interviews: Security Architect and IT Consultant

Week of June 28th, 2020 

New interviews: Penetration Tester and Forensic Analyst

New career trajectories:  SOC Engineer and Vulnerability Analyst

Matt Day, Cybersecurity Trainer

Hi, I'm Matt Day.

I'm a cybersecurity trainer and professional with over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity and IT fields (we didn't call it cybersecurity when I started).

Six years ago, I began coaching students that were starting their cybersecurity careers but were stuck and needed guidance and assistance to help make their cybersecurity career goals a reality.  To date, dozens of my coaching students have started their cybersecurity or IT careers - with jobs that they enjoy and that pay them well for their expertise.

The Cybersecurity Career Launch program includes every resource I've developed and used over those six years to help people determine their cybersecurity path and start their career.  I know Cybersecurity Career Launch can help you start yours too.

Cyber career resources can be expensive...

I personally know people that have spent $200 just for help with their cybersecurity resume.  I also know people that have spent $500 on a career coach who didn't know anything about cybersecurity (and that weren't successful anyway.)

Even though these resources were expensive, missing out on a cybersecurity career can cost you a lot more in lost wages and opportunity.

Take a moment to consider how much more you could be earning if you were working in cybersecurity, or think about the future opportunities a cybersecurity career could provide.  

Or consider how much more you might actually enjoy what you're doing on a daily basis. 

Now consider how many more career years you have ahead of you.

How much will missing out on a cybersecurity career cost you in your lifetime? 

Even delaying a move into cybersecurity for a year could cost you thousands of dollars in lost wages and opportunity.

The best time to start your cybersecurity career journey is right now.

When you sign up  for Cybersecurity Career Launch, you get immediate access to the resources you need:

Choose the option that best meets your needs:

career exploration

For those just exploring a cyber career - includes the career exploration resources only (career paths, interviews, trajectories, and self-assessment). 

  • Resource #1: Cybersecurity Career Path Guides
  • Resource #2: Interviews with Cybersecurity and IT Professionals
  • Resource #3: Actual Cybersecurity Career Trajectories 
  • Resource #4: Cybersecurity "Areas of Interest" Self-Assessment
  • Resource #5: The Cybersecurity Career Launch Process
  • Resource #6: Cybersecurity Career Strategy Videos
  • Resource #7: Cybersecurity Resume Blueprint
  • Resource #8: Cybersecurity Interviewing and Onboarding Strategies
  • Resource #9: Personalized Help and Feedback
  • Resource #10: Monthly "Students' Questions Answered" Videos
  • BONUS: 20 Minute One-on-One Personalized Feedback Call via Zoom

one time investment - only

Includes all future updates.

complete program

The complete Cybersecurity Career Launch program (all resources.)  Includes a bonus strategy call for a limited time.

  • Resource #1: Cybersecurity Career Path Guides
  • Resource #2: Interviews with Cybersecurity and IT Professionals
  • Resource #3: Actual Cybersecurity Career Trajectories 
  • Resource #4: Cybersecurity "Areas of Interest" Self-Assessment
  • Resource #5: The Cybersecurity Career Launch Process
  • Resource #6: Cybersecurity Career Strategy Videos
  • Resource #7: Cybersecurity Resume Blueprint
  • Resource #8: Cybersecurity Interviewing and Onboarding Strategies
  • Resource #9: Personalized Help and Feedback
  • Resource #10: Monthly "Students' Questions Answered" Videos
  • BONUS: 20 Minute One-on-One Personalized Feedback Call via Zoom

one time investment - only

Includes all future updates.

$

225

Sale price:

What my students say...

I've learned a lot from this course, and Matt was extremely helpful.

Matt provided the guidance, knowledge, and inspiration I needed to grow and excel. I'm extremely grateful for all the help that Matt provided.

Faq

  • Is the program effective for beginners/career changers/older workers?  Yes.  The resources in Cybersecurity Career Launch can be effectively used by anyone exploring or interested in a cybersecurity career.  
  • How many hours per week does the program require?  You can move through the program at your own pace, but most people spend 3 - 5 hours per week on the material.  Your timeline is up to you.
  • What does the personalized help and feedback component include?  The personalized feedback resource provides a submission form where you can submit questions directly to me in writing.  I provide students with assistance on a variety of cyber topics, including resumes, job opportunities, and career strategies, etc.
  • What does the one-on-one personalized feedback call include?  Whatever cybersecurity career help that you need.  You and I can discuss your career strategy and goals, review your resume, or any other feedback, advice or support you may want or need.
  • When is the personalized feedback call scheduled?  We will work together to schedule your call at some point in the first 90 days of your enrollment.  This can be right away or later in the 90 days, depending on your needs and timeline.  And if you don't want to schedule the call, you don't have to schedule it.
  • Does this program include cybersecurity technical training?  No.  It's impossible to provide all of the training that every person will need for every cyber career option and do that all in one program.  This program is designed to help you determine if cyber is right for you, find your cyber career path and get your cybersecurity career started.
  • How often is new material added to the program? New videos and resources are added every month..  Therefore, the number of interviews, career trajectories, strategy videos, etc. are increasing constantly.  And if there's something you need, you can always reach out to me with a request.
  • What if I have questions about the program?  If you have questions about the program, feel free to email me at matt@startacybercareer.com.  

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!