Cyber Security Skills Roadmap

Explore this interactive training roadmap to find the right courses for your immediate cyber security skill development and for your long-term career goals. More than 60 courses deliver critical skills in the cyber defense operations, digital forensics, cloud security, penetration testing, and management practice areas of cyber security. You can download a more complete version of this roadmap here.

1. BASELINE SKILLSiCourses that impart the baseline skills required of any information security professional, whether active practitioners (Core Techniques) or managers (Security Management).
2. FOCUS JOB ROLESiCourses that prepare professionals for more focused job functions like Monitoring & Detection, Vulnerability Analysis & Pen Testing, or Forensics & Incident Response.
3. CRUCIAL SKILLS, SPECIALIZED ROLESiCourses for critical, advanced skills or specialized roles in information security, including training for developers and ICS/SCADA environments.
Core Techniques
Prevent, Defend, Maintain
3 COURSES
Monitoring & Detection
Intrusion Detection, Monitoring Over Time
2 COURSES
Cyber Defense Operations
Harden Specific Defenses
9 COURSES
Offensive Operations
Vulnerability Analysis, Penetration Testing
3 COURSES
Specialized Offensive Operations
Focused Areas & Techniques
17 COURSES
Incident Response & Threat Hunting
Host & Network Forensics
5 COURSES
Threat Intel & Forensics
Specialized Investigative Skills
8 COURSES
Cloud Security
Design, Develop, Procure & Deploy
8 COURSES
Industrial Control Systems
 
5 COURSES
Security Management
Managing Technical Security Operations
3 COURSES
Advanced Management
Advanced Leadership, Audit, Legal
10 COURSES

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