Cybersecurity

Explore IT Cybersecurity

A job in IT Security puts you at the forefront of the battle around data security. With jobs like Penetration Tester, Cybersecurity Analyst, and Security Engineer, you'll work to protect data and secure networks from the threats that lie ahead. To find the role that's right for you, start with the certifications that will get you there.

If you're not sure which certification is right for you, find out with our IT Security Career Roadmap.

These certifications are the ideal starting point for someone just beginning their career in the IT industry.

Individuals seeking these IT certifications often have a few years of experience and are looking for ways to advance in their field by tackling more specific topics.

Those looking to earn these advanced certifications will have a high level of IT experience and seek to gain expertise in highly specialized topics.

Beginner


CompTIA IT Fundamentals Study Guide: Exam FC0-U51

CompTIA IT Fundamentals Study Guide: Exam FC0-U51

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CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Exams 220-901 and 220-902, 3rd Edition

CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Exams 220-901 and 220-902, 3rd Edition

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CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: Exam SY0-501

CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: Exam SY0-501

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Intermediate


SSCP (ISC)<sup>2</sup> Systems Security Certified Practitioner Official Study Guide

SSCP (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner Official Study Guide

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CompTIA CSA+ Study Guide: Exam CS0-001

CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide: Exam CS0-001

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CCNA Security Study Guide: Exam 210-260

CCNA Security Study Guide: Exam 210-260

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CompTIA Project+ Study Guide: Exam PK0-004, 2nd Edition

CompTIA Project+ Study Guide: Exam PK0-004, 2nd Edition

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Advanced


CEH v9: Certified Ethical Hacker Version 9 Study Guide

CEH v9: Certified Ethical Hacker Version 9 Study Guide

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CASP CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Study Guide: Exam CAS-002

CASP CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Study Guide: Exam CAS-002

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CISSP (ISC)<sup>2</sup> Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 7th Edition

CISSP (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 7th Edition

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CCSP (ISC)<sup>2</sup> Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide

CCSP (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide

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Additional Reading


Cybersecurity Essentials

Cybersecurity Essentials

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Advanced Penetration Testing: Hacking the World's Most Secure Networks

Advanced Penetration Testing: Hacking the World's Most Secure Networks

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Hacking the Hacker: Learn From the Experts Who Take Down Hackers

Hacking the Hacker: Learn From the Experts Who Take Down Hackers

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Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

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Phishing Dark Waters: The Offensive and Defensive Sides of Malicious Emails

Phishing Dark Waters: The Offensive and Defensive Sides of Malicious Emails

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Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, 15th Anniversary Edition

Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, 15th Anniversary Edition

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