ACI Learning Tech Academy's New Cybersecurity Analyst Program: A Comprehensive Overview

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ACI Learning Tech Academy's New Cybersecurity Analyst Program: A Comprehensive Overview

ACI Learning Tech Academy’s newest program offers all the courses needed to launch a career as a cybersecurity analyst. Cybersecurity analysts play a pivotal role in safeguarding digital systems and networks from potential threats and attacks. Their responsibilities include monitoring suspicious activities, implementing security measures, analyzing vulnerabilities, and developing strategies to fortify an organization's information infrastructure. They also investigate security incidents, respond to breaches, and constantly stay abreast of evolving cyber threats to adapt defensive measures accordingly. With the escalating frequency and sophistication of cyber threats, the demand for skilled cybersecurity analysts remains strong, making it a dynamic and essential role.

Cybersecurity job roles in 2024

The cybersecurity job outlook in 2024 is expected to remain highly favorable, with a growing demand for skilled professionals to combat evolving cyber threats and protect sensitive data. As technology continues to advance, industries across the board are recognizing the critical importance of cybersecurity, leading to increased job opportunities in areas such as threat analysis, incident response, penetration testing, and security architecture. With the ongoing expansion of digital infrastructure, cloud services, and the Internet of Things (IoT), the need for cybersecurity experts is likely to continue to outpace the supply, making it a promising career field with strong job prospects in 2024 and beyond. 

A shortage of professionals with the skills needed to protect organizations from cyber-attacks continues to be a huge problem for employers. In fact, the situation appears to be getting worse –researchindicates that a majority (54 percent) of cybersecurity professionals believe the impact of the skills shortage on their organization has worsened over the past two years. We can expect efforts to rectify this situation to include a continued increase in salaries paid to those with the necessary skills, as well as greater investment in training, development, and upskilling programs.

What should be in a Cybersecurity Analyst Program?

Our robust cybersecurity analyst program covers everything under CompTIA’s Pentest+, CySA+ and Security+ certification paths. Let’s take a closer look at what is included in our training path:

CompTIA PenTest+ is the top way for tech professionals to break into this rewarding and high-demand career in cybersecurity. The certification is offered by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and is designed for individuals who want to become skilled penetration testers – professionals who assess and evaluate network security by attempting to exploit vulnerabilities in a controlled and ethical manner.

With a CompTIA PenTest+ certification, you can pursue roles like security consultant, cloud penetration tester, web app penetration tester, network security specialist, network security operations, threat intelligence analyst, vulnerability analyst and penetration tester. These professionals play a crucial role in safeguarding organizations against cyber threats. According to *, 2023 Salary data source, the average salary of a penetration tester is $85,967 with a range of $76,007 to $96,898.

Our new cybersecurity analyst certification training program (CySA+) includes a prep course for CompTIA PenTest+ certification.

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CompTIA Security+ is an internationally recognized credential designed to validate foundational cybersecurity skills and knowledge. It serves as a steppingstone for both newcomers and experienced professionals seeking to establish their expertise in the cybersecurity domain. The certification offers a comprehensive understanding of security concepts and practices, enabling professionals to implement robust security measures, identify vulnerabilities, and respond effectively to security incidents. One of the key advantages of earning the CompTIA Security+ certification is the broad range of roles it prepares individuals for within the

The CompTIA Security+ certification not only equips individuals with the knowledge needed to combat cyber threats but also serves as a valuable credential that can enhance career prospects. The certification is widely recognized by employers across various industries, showcasing your dedication to maintaining a secure digital environment.

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CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is designed to validate the skills and knowledge of individuals in the field of cybersecurity analysis. It’s the top way that most employers verify skills for someone who would work to help their organization address, monitor and respond to cyber threats and manage risk. It is designed to certify cybersecurity professionals who analyze threats and vulnerabilities to protect organizations from cyberattacks. These job roles often then work to build an incident response and a proactive vulnerability management process for their organizations.

CySA+ is suitable for individuals seeking roles such as Security Analyst, Threat Intelligence Analyst, Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst, and Incident Response Analyst, Vulnerability Management Analyst, and Security Engineer. Achieving CySA+ certification can open doors to various cybersecurity roles and can be a steppingstone toward more advanced certifications, such as CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) or certifications from other organizations like Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). According to CompTIA, the media annual salary for an information security analyst is $103,000 and there are currently more than 30,000 open cybersecurity analyst job roles.

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Program overview

CompTIA recently updated these three above outlined courses after engaging with industry and business leaders to discern what skills were required of their cybersecurity specialists. ACI Tech Academy leadership felt this input, from business leaders, set the updated courses apart from other certifications.

ACI Tech Academy benefits

Our courses are always taught by a live instructor with years of industry experience. You’ll be able to ask questions, participate in group discussions, and get trained in real time. With course content that’s updated regularly, you’ll be ready to work in the industry.

  • Instructor Mentors are available for personal study support. They’ll create a personalized study plan to help you master even the toughest concepts.

  • With your enrollment, ACI Learning covers the cost of one exam attempt for each course. These exams can cost hundreds of dollars, but we know that getting the certification is the goal of each student.

  • Take classes in a way that works for you. Attend in person or online (depending on location and funding). Each course runs for four hours per day on a morning, afternoon, or evening schedule, so that you can make your training fit in with the rest of your life. 

  • Everybody learns a little bit differently. Our courses include myriad ways to consume the material, including ITPro videos, study games, dynamic quizzes, practice labs, group projects, discussion sections, digital flashcards and more.

  • The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) officially recommended 12 ACI Learning courses for college credit. That means a class at ACI Learning could count towards a traditional degree.

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