Three foundational cybersecurity certifications | Cyber Work Podcast

Infosec Skills author Mike Meyers of Total Seminars discusses three foundational certifications that will start you on just about any path you want to go. Specifically, the CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications. Meyers dispenses tough love for people who want someone else to map their career for them, talks up the benefits of vendor-neutral certifications and blows minds by comparing certifications with car windshield wipers. Intrigued? You should be! That’s all today, on Cyber Work!

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0:00 – Intro
3:00 – Beginning in cybersecurity
3:23 – Why teach cybersecurity?
5:54 – Why CompTIA?
6:57 – Start vendor neutral with cybersecurity certification
12:10 – Being diverse in cybersecurity is essential
13:35 – Why A+, Network+ and Security+?
25:53 – Guiding your cybersecurity career
30:05 – Where to learn cybersecurity skills
42:02 – Cybersecurity job dilution
44:20 – Where do I begin my cybersecurity career?
48:32 – Using the Infosec Skills platform
49:38 – Mike Meyers’ next projects
51:30 – What is Total Seminars?
52:12 – Learn more about Meyers and Total Seminars
53:23 – Outro

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