3 Common Mistakes Choosing Cybersecurity Training

Make sure you do your homework before choosing a cybersecurity training provider.

Make sure you do your homework before choosing a cybersecurity training provider.

1. Not receiving an Exam Pass Guarantee

If you are taking a cybersecurity certification exam, such as the CISSP, CEH, Security+, etc., you should receive an exam pass guarantee from the training provider. Our Exam Pass Guarantee means if you do not pass the certification exam, you can retake the course for free. You can also sit through a course a second time before taking the exam, if you need more preparation time.

2. Choosing training from trainers without real-world experience

You should ensure the trainers you receive training from have real-world experience in the subject they are teaching and, if applicable, have the credential themselves. As an example, don't take a CISSP boot camp from someone that is not a CISSP and only knows what's in the book or on the slides.

3. Not knowing what you are getting

Many training organizations use "gray market" materials and try to pass themselves off as official content providers for organizations such as EC-Council. Gray market material is basically home grown content, which is often fine, but if you are looking for official content or the latest content, you should clarify.