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11/15/2018
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7 Free (or Cheap) Ways to Increase Your Cybersecurity Knowledge

Building cybersecurity skills is a must; paying a lot for the education is optional. Here are seven options for increasing knowledge without depleting a budget.
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Cybrary

Cybrary is a site that does a lot: education, job searching, and candidate-finding are all part of what it offers. At its core, though, Cybrary has a deep collection of classes and lessons glued together with an online community of professionals and students.

While Cybrary has many lessons and helpful online personalities available for those who select the free version, it also offers a premium "Insider Pro" account that brings Cybrary Live: live online certification training, product training, and career development programs. The upgrade is $99 a month, and whether that price is worthwhile seems largely to depend on what you want from the experience.

In discussions on Reddit, the consensus appears to be that the premium can be worthwhile for job seekers, though whether it can get you a job in the three-month time mentioned in several Cybrary ads seems highly dependent on a number of factors that may have little to do with Cybrary itself.

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11/17/2018 | 7:24:21 AM
More ways to increase knowledge
This article has a great list of online resources! There are other resources that should also be considered - 1) the resources offerred online by Industry Association memberships such as ISACA, IAPP, ISSA, and ISC2 are well worth the value of the annual membership. I would also add that spending $1000/year for books on leadership and information security should be in everyone's career development. After all, is your career worth $1,000 a year personal investment? Books provide in-depth knowledge vs today's plethora of 5 minute online videos. Each has their place in our overall development. Finally, attending local networking meetings cost little to no money and provide the opportunity to connect with other experienced practitioners.
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