Entry Level Cyber Security Analyst

Entry Level Cyber Security Analyst

Cybrary's "Entry Level Cyber Security Analyst" learning path will train you on the critical skills required for today's high-demand jobs. After the training is completed, we will rigorously test your knowledge on the core skills needed to successfully land an entry-level cyber security job.

TIMELINE?The estimated time to complete the learning path

21 Hours

SKILL LEVEL?Designed for the students who are new to the field


SKILLS EARNED?This learning path will provide students with 6 new core skills necessary in this field





Pre-Requisites: Completion of CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ or equivalent experience





According to the January 2016 issue of Forbes magazine, there are currently over 209,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. A recent report from Cisco Systems, Inc. estimates there are over 1.0 million unfilled jobs globally. The Cisco report also estimates a demand of 6.0 million unfilled jobs by 2019, including a predicted shortfall of 1.5 million qualified candidates.
The most common entry-level cybersecurity jobs are "Cybersecurity Analyst", "Cybersecurity Engineer", and "Information Security Specialist". These jobs typically require a firm understanding of core IT technologies in addition to security policy analysis, security policy implementation, cybersecurity procedures, and cybersecurity best practices.
The demand for talented and qualified individuals worldwide is driving salaries upward. The U.S. News and World Report has ranked the "Best Technology Jobs for 2016", and the Cybersecurity Analyst comes in at #5 with a median salary of $88,890 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). This same report predicts a 36% growth in the cybersecurity profession through 2022.

Cyber security skill certifications

Cybrary's industry-recognized Subject Matter Experts have created rigorous, hyper-focused skill certification tests to test proficiency of that skill.
These Skill Certifications are incorporated seemlessly throughout the Learning Path and students will walk away with Cybrary Skill Certifications that can be provided, as proof of skill, to employers.



Kelly Handerhan is an IT consultant and trainer with 20+ years experience. She has provided training to companies through the US and Europe for over 16 years and was selected as one of the top 75 trainers through a world-wide training evaluation program. Along with an extensive background in IT project management and courseware development, she continues to pursue her life-long passion: providing quality training to IT professionals.

Kelly is certified in
PMP, CISSP, CISM, Sec+, and MCITP EA/SA (Server 2008)

Dean Pompilio

Dean Pompilio is an IT Professional, focused on IT Security, with 25+ years experience primarily within large Federal agencies, International financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, large banks, and credit card companies. He has worked as a Technical Trainer for 5+ years sharing his knowledge and expertise with IT professionals around the world.

Dean is certified in

John Martin

John Martin is an IT professional with 15+ years of industry experience ranging from desktop support technician to senior network engineer. He has served in the education, travel, logistics, and insurance fields and has delivered focused training on CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Cisco CCNA for the last 7 years.

John is certified in
CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Cisco CCNA

John Oyeleke

John Oyeleke is an IT professional with 15+ years of experience with a focus in IT Training and Instruction. He has provided professional IT training services in the US and internationally for organizations such as: Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy, AT&T, VISA, Career Changers, as well as a diverse commercial client-base to include several Fortune 500 firms. John delivers a unique approach by blending traditional with non-traditional applications to help prepare each student to thwart the newest breed of "out-of-the-box" thinkers by giving each student a vision.

John is certified in
CISSP, CHFI, CEH, CISM, CISA, CSX, MCP, CASP, Net+,Sec+, A+, ITIL v3, and ISFS (ISO 27002)


Prior to the Entry Level Cyber Security Analyst Learning Path, the student should have the following knowledge:
  • CompTIA A+ Training or Certification - A+ training covers the fundamentals of computer technology, basic networking, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, as well as configuring common features for mobile operation systems Android and Apple iOS.
  • CompTIA Network+ Training or Certification - Network+ training covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management and security. Distinguish between different types of networks, identify features of VPN and VLAN, differentiate and implement appropriate wiring standards, categorize WAN and LAN technology types and properties, implement a basic wireless network and recognize basic network attack types.
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    Entry Level Cyber Security Analyst LEARNING PATH

    Organizational Data Security Fundamentals

    The Organizational Data Security Fundamentals Certification Test will test you on organizational security including data integrity and security. Being part of a business means meeting and maintaining certain rules and best practices. Fundamental knowledge of how to uphold security in any company you work for is a great asset and requirement. This exam will test your knowledge on these common security concepts as well as test your ability to implement them correctly. Certify your skills in Organizational Data Security.

    Risk Management

    Risk Management is arguably the most important element of any cyber security program. Understanding the value of assets, analyzing threat potential and selecting a cost-effective means of mitigation is the primary job of any security specialist. The Risk Management Certification test will certify your skills in common risk terms, approaches and strategies in order to provide potential employers with security solutions that best meet the business objectives.


    Knowledge of core networking principles is essential for advancing a career in cyber security or information assurance. Simply put, TCP/IP is the communication standard that devices use to exchange data across the internet. Cybrary’s TCP/IP Skill Certification will test your fundamental working knowledge in this critical topic area. Certify your skills in TCP/IP

    Create a Subnet

    Creating subnets allow an organization to divide the physical network into several logical networks. Network segmentation through subnetting allows for easier management and improved security. A solid understanding of subnetting is vital for managing your networks and the overall Security Architecture. The Cybrary Certification Test will test you on network classes, dot-decimal notation, CIDR notation, subnet masks, and routing.


    The Cryptography Certification Test focuses on encryption and decryption functionality, the strengths and weaknesses of various algorithms, digital signatures, public-key cryptography, and industry best practices.


    Intrusion detection and prevention systems provide a critical function for your organization. Malicious activity or violations of policy can be very serious, and should be investigated promptly. You can provide tremendous value to your organization by learning how to manage this technology. The Certification Test challenges your knowledge on IDS/IPS characteristics, IDS/IPS types, network-based and host-based IDS/IPS, and industry best practices.

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