What Are the Best Cyber Security Certifications For 2021?

What are the best Cyber Security certifications for 2021?

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As a Cyber Security professional, you should be planning your certification goals every year so that you can keep progressing your career. With so many different options in the market, it can be challenging to find the BEST Cyber Security certifications to pursue. Additionally, in 2020 we saw events that will drastically impact how companies do business going forward.

Join me in this video as we walk through the BEST Cyber Security certifications for 2021. After watching this video, you will know the certifications that employers want and that are most likely to make a big impact on your career. Do not be the professional who randomly selects certifications and does not make any progress in their career!

Security+:
-Study Guide: https://amzn.to/2Rg1OHf
-Video Course: https://www.jongood.com/product/comptia-securityplus/

OSCP:
-Hacker Playbook: https://amzn.to/2RDDaAt
-Web Application Hacker’s Handbook: https://amzn.to/3aMTvdr
-Hacker Methodology Handbook: https://amzn.to/2RYob2P
-RTFM: Red Team Field Manual: https://amzn.to/2vt1xYN
-Hacking with Kali Linux (Audio Book): https://amzn.to/3aRumhO

CISSP:
-Official CBK: https://amzn.to/2THCPhy
-Official Study Guide: https://amzn.to/369BT7Z
-Eleventh Hour CISSP: https://amzn.to/2Rfavl4
-Video Course: https://www.jongood.com/product/isc2-cissp/

PMP:
-PMP Body of Knowledge: https://amzn.to/36eMq52
-PMP Exam Prep: https://amzn.to/2VdnaWw

AWS Certified Security – Specialty:
-Exam Guide: https://amzn.to/3o1sRDt

Azure Security Engineer Associate:
-Study Guide: https://amzn.to/3mesdBX

CCSP:
-Official CCSP CBK: https://amzn.to/2GaAHqA
-Official CCSP Study Guide: https://amzn.to/2NKw0bk

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48 Comments

  1. José Miguel López Becerra on February 18, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Great video. Thanks 🙂
    What do you think about eLearnSecurity and security blue team? Those two new players seem to get amazing reviews from the cybersec. Community.

  2. Hm Solaiman on February 18, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Excellent information !

  3. Film Rolls on February 18, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    Hello Jon. I just completed IT support course and want to dive in cyber security career. I just found cyber security essential online course offered by University of Washington and now here compTIA security+. Can you guide me the best option?

  4. Kyle Bigelow on February 18, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Subscribed at 7.85k subscribers. Gotta stake my OG placement before you hit 500k.

  5. Hoàng Trần Đăng on February 18, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    your opinion about Security Blue Team Level 1, despite of its lack of regonization?

  6. Mark r on February 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    CCNA? its important to know how a network works.

  7. Rudy Vonack on February 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    I’ve just enrolled in the vtech fullstack cybersecurity bootcamp which starts in January 2021. What other things do u recommend I do now and while taking the class so I will be job ready when the program is finished next July?

  8. Kousalya Vijayaraghavan on February 18, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Jon…. Is CTIA will be the best choice for threat intelligence analyst…. Please reply me

  9. luveskaya xx on February 18, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    a great job reference from a top company is the best certification lol

  10. Ned Flandersss on February 18, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    I received my Security + and have 1 year of work experience in Cyber Security. Anyone think CySA+ is worth taking?

  11. Joseph Graham on February 18, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Greetings,
    I just earned my security+ certification, would you recommend cloud next?

    Thanks In Advance

  12. Julio Cesar Gomes de Oliveira on February 18, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Great list of certifications! I’m preparing myself to this line of job in 2021. But what do you think about CCNP Security Certification?

  13. teddy on February 18, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Will ccna get me a job brother?

  14. Mikey Shreds on February 18, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    What are your qualifications?

  15. R C on February 18, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    I am stuck in limbo myself. I have one of those certifications plus another as an auditor. I have been in IT for 20+ years but not directly in security. After spending months looking for a job, I can not see where these certifications are getting me any traction at all. Lack of direct security experience is locking me out of info and cyber sec jobs. The need for people with these certifications is not enough on its own. Any recommendation on how to land that first job with certifications in hand and a lot of IT experience?

  16. Thomas on February 18, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Good video, but you are missing certs from ISACA.. those are great for Risk and Compliance. A side of Cyber Security people don’t really talk about, when you become familiar with controls and various frameworks it will take your understanding of Cyber Security to a whole other level. Speaking from experience in the Field

  17. Charlie Dallachie on February 18, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    CISSP and already on my 2nd cycle it’s one to stay current on with credits. Looking for cloud next. For someone starting out do A+,Net+, Sec+ all together. It’s a good bundle and it all makes sense together takes a good 6 months to a year if you find a good place to teach all 3. That’s the fundamentals and important to take the time on before moving up.

  18. DL Timmerman on February 18, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Is the GIAC OSINT certificate good? What about the McAfee Institute certificates?

  19. Maxime Njei on February 18, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Please I have a question please who write the resume it’s the teacher or the student?

  20. Jimmy Le on February 18, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Don’t forget blue light glasses

  21. Mike Cif on February 18, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Does he say Azure funny?

  22. Palmetto on February 18, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Have yet to find a job that will hire you with just security+. Almost all want a bachelor’s with 5-7 yrs experience

  23. ForThree! on February 18, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Great video Sir. Any thoughts on EC-Council’s CTIA (Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst) training? Thank you!

  24. samrat sengupta on February 18, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Jon. Thoroughly enjoyed the course.
    I have close to 15 years of work ex in IT and virtualization but none in Security. Could you please advise if I would be eligible for CCSP ?

  25. OthmanEmpire on February 18, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks for the video =)

  26. Atul Gupta on February 18, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    I have 1.5 year exp as a SOC analyst please recommend me which certification should I do.
    Thanks in advance

  27. Nez Mustafa on February 18, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    What about Red Team Professional?

  28. Demetrius Nickens on February 18, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Good information..I need security plus asap…job is waiting….do you have studying guides

  29. Arun Ghanta on February 18, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Totally.. Totally against these certifications. Aren’t we already helping them make enough money by buying, supporting and learning to use their technology?!

  30. Sauce Nino on February 18, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    What do you think about ISC2 cap certification

  31. Ganesh teja on February 18, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Sans vs offensive security which is greater in knowledge not in certs

  32. Mr X on February 18, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Really off the mark. The best certification to get right off the bat, for "real" enterprise level operations is CySA+ followed by CISSP. They are the only main two you need to get, unless you work "exclusively" in Cloud related areas.

  33. Pass Mots on February 18, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    To be 2020, a 21 minute video to explain this is too long a video

  34. Alek Kras on February 18, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    eLearn security certificates are getting extremely popular and getting industry recognition. eCPPT is actually a far better prep than OSCP

  35. Charl Moor on February 18, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Im new to computers and fields of computing My uncle reccommended me to look into cyber security and RPA.

    If i was going to get dug into retraining from the ground up what steps woukd you take in what order,

    And would a macbook be ok to get through it all?

    Many thanks if you have the time to reply.

  36. Jerry Lai on February 18, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Hi Jon, if i like to pursue an IT auditor career but wan to start off from a cyber security path, what do you recommend? Thanks

  37. Mohammed Sheikho on February 18, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks man

  38. Naveen on February 18, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Hey bro I’m still confused to choose CEH or security+ for soc analyst profile kindly leave a reply which one is give an entry ticket to soc analyst profile & I have knowledge in Networking

  39. Musings by Alex on February 18, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    Sir comptia security + is good certificate to get entry in cyber security

  40. Cyb3rmonk3y 5 on February 18, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    As always one more good video. Thanks for the share, Jon. Looking forward to more videos. thanks

  41. ana Davila on February 18, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    What are the best certifications

  42. John Turner on February 18, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    As a CISSP and previously a hiring manager: proof of work is priority one IMHO. Show your work. Blogs, projects, youtube, side hustles, open source contributions, something. Network. Contribute. Show that you can solve problems and deliver results. In the interview, be prepared to specifically describe what *you* did, not what your team or the company they work for did.

    As for certs: cloud. After that: network. Get as technical as you can, and stretch out to AI/ML, data analysis, and blockchain.

  43. Martin Moon on February 18, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    i have a question is any something New in CyberSecurity after 2010s & 2020 i mean what is the New because i know all this Courses in last years 2017-2018-2019-2020
    and is anything changed in CyberSecurity World???

  44. _linux Kali on February 18, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    K-Security: AnLab Security★

  45. JayZx on February 18, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    I will be taking SSCP in two weeks and once I’m done, I will focus on CISSP. Great video!

  46. DChiron on February 18, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Good video. Thank you for saying that. You need to be on the ladder already in order to start climbing.

  47. Luis Riba on February 18, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    To be honest, the CISSP is a joke. If you require four year experience just to get a certification you’ll be better off getting your degree first.

  48. Nick Frushon on February 18, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    As someone who work’s in the cyber security field… there isn’t certain cert that will get you hired. No one really even cares about certs. It may get you passed the HR scanning robot but it will NOT get you the job. The 2 thing’s you need if you want an IT security job: Education or relevant work experience and a personality that meshes with your team.

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