August 7, 2018
Zero to Employed in 3 Months - Success Series
August 7, 2018
This success story takes you on Gabrielle's Cybrary Insider Pro's journey. She had no experience, decided to change industries, and eventually became a Security Analyst at one of the world's most prestigious consulting firms.
Healthcare. Far outside the realm of the typical background of a cyber security professional. When I first started looking, I quickly became discouraged by the lofty requirements needed to get a job in cyber. But I was so interested in the field and wanted to begin exploring what options were available.
Did I have a degree in Computer Science? No.
Did I have 3-5 Years of Experience? No.
Did I have Certifications? No.
"Who would hire me? How long and how much would it cost me to be able to get to a point where an employer would take me seriously?"
It was daunting to have none of the core requirements commonly found in job opportunities in this space. Who would hire me? How long and how much would it cost me to be able to get to a point where an employer would take me seriously?
As most do, I hit the web and began searching for answers and stumbled upon Cybrary through a series of mentions in a Reddit discussion. I created a Cybrary account and began poking around some of the free video courses but, I soon fell off.
The 'Ah-ha' Moment:
Months later, I was cleaning out my inbox and came across an email for the New SOC Analyst Career Path program on Cybrary. I checked out it and was so excited to see a program aimed at giving me everything I needed to prep for the job I wanted. Could this be what I was looking for to help me achieve my goals?
"I was using Cybrary's amazing free video courses, but all of the knowledge, skills, and abilities gained through the program were essential to me impressing the employer during the interview."
Right away, I joined the Slack Community. Everyone was so encouraging and welcoming. It was neat to connect with others who had the same passion and interest in a field I desperately wanted to be in. Around the time I signed up for the program, I was browsing opportunities and saw Accenture had posted a position. They needed a Security Analyst! It was the confidence from signing up for Cybrary's program and interacting with others in the Slack community that ultimately encouraged me to apply. During the interview, I shared with them what I was doing on Cybrary. I was using Cybrary's amazing free video courses, but all of the knowledge, skills, and abilities gained through the program was essential to me impressing the employer during the interview.
A week or so later, I got an email with a job offer to start my new career as a cyber security professional. I almost cried, I was so happy. Thank you so much, Cybrary!
"I encourage anyone I meet, [who is] interested in a career in cyber security, to sign up for Insider Pro. There is nothing out there capable of getting someone as job-ready as this program."
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