Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What is Cybersecurity GRC and why is it important?

GRC, which stands for Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance in the context of cybersecurity, is crucial for organizations to effectively manage IT resources effectively, mitigate risks, and ensure compliance with regulations. It plays a key role in protecting against cyber threats and ensuring secure business operations.

Can you provide an overview of your
Cybersecurity GRC Program?

Our Cybersecurity GRC Launchpad Program is a practical and beginner-friendly program that provides you with hands-on industry experience and job-ready skills. It is suitable for individuals with zero tech experience or no technical degree.

It equips you with the practical and industry skills needed for your first year Cybersecurity GRC Analyst or Third-Party Risk Management Specialist. The program doesn’t teach everything you need to know to become an expert – that takes years of practice. It’s designed to teach you a way of thinking and problem-solving, providing the tools to successfully start in the profession and continue your learning on the job.

At the end of our program, you will gain the skills and confidence to successfully perform Cybersecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance Management for organizations

What is the duration and format of the training?

The program spans 10 weeks and combines self-paced digital courses with weekly live classes. Live classes are instructor-led and held virtually on:

  • Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST

Self-paced digital courses and assignments to be completed before the live class. Live classes help you learn well with like minds, and Self-paced digital lessons allow you to learn at your own pace. You can access recorded live video sessions to catch up on any missed classes.

What tools are used during the Cybersecurity
GRC training?

We utilize various tools, including Qualys, ServiceNow, Excel and Command Prompt to provide a comprehensive learning experience

How do I apply for Cybersecurity GRC training?

To enroll, please visit our Training Programs Page or click here

How long will I have access to the training materials
after the program?

You will have lifetime access to downloadable training materials, 6 months of access to the digital self-paced course and 6 months of access to recorded live classes from the cohort's start date.

Does this program include resume revamp?

Both Cybersecurity Programs include resume building and clinics in a group setting. If you’re specifically looking for a customized one on one resume revamp, please refer to our list of services and programs

Is the course theoretical or practical?

Our training courses are hands-on and practical, simulating real-world scenarios.Capstones and assignments test your skill sets and expose you to live projects.

Do I need to have Technology experience
before applying?

No. Technology experience is not a prerequisite.

 

What if I miss a pre-scheduled training session?

If you miss a pre-scheduled training session, don’t worry. Our training sessions are recorded, allowing you to catch up at your convenience.

What other benefits are available to me in the
Cybersecurity GRC program?

The program includes a Cybersecurity GRC resume template, aligns with industry cybersecurity domains to help you prepare for the exam. In addition to the Practical Cybersecurity skills and experience, Interview Q & A, Access to audio recordings and training materials, Course Completion certificate and post-training support and mentoring. You also get bonuses worth over $2k, including interview scripts, project-based internship opportunity, resume templates and clinics, Cybersecurity exam prep materials, access to exam study group(s) and our Digital Community (for networking, job referrals, free workshops, etc.), personalized Career Mapping, post-training action plans, and lots more.

Do you provide students with learning materials?

Yes, we do. Learning materials and recorded live classes are uploaded to our Learning platform for easy access by participants. This will set you up for success and help you become an expert in your cybersecurity career

How would I know the right training option to choose?

We offer two beginner/intermediate training options to equip you with the knowledge needed to become a Cybersecurity Professional.

The Cybersecurity GRC Program Training is for those seeking to break into Cybersecurity GRC and get experience on a real project. Participants in this training can take the entry-level or intermediate security exams during or after the program. This program prepares you for the job by providing the real-world cybersecurity experience sought after by hiring managers.

Cybersecurity Technical Program Training is for those who want to learn Technical Cybersecurity and learn how to use most of the cybersecurity Tools at an accelerated pace to take the Cybersecurity certification and kick off their job search.

Do you offer Interview Preparation Services?

Our training programs build your confidence for interviews. Participants in our cybersecurity training receive interview preparation sessions, and throughout the program, you engage in live classes practicing interview question scenarios.

What skills are needed for Cybersecurity?

The top skills required for Cybersecurity jobs include problem-solving skills, technical aptitude, knowledge of security across various platforms, attention to detail, communication skills, a desire to learn, and an understanding of threats, vulnerabilities, risks and assets, etc.

What is the salary range for Cybersecurity GRC specialists?

The estimated salary for cybersecurity GRC specialists falls between $95,000 -$150,000, with an average salary of $125k according to ZipRecruiter.

I have participated in the Cybersecurity training
in a different institute but still feel there is a gap in
my knowledge. How can Winfinite Consulting help me?

Worry not, we will work with you to bridge those gaps and ensure your success. Feel free to "Book a free session" with our course advisor to gain additional insights and kickstart your journey with confidence

What is the Job Outlook for Cybersecurity Professionals?

Due to the increased reliance on Technology and the growing security threat landscape, there is a significant demand for cybersecurity professionals in medium to large-scale organizations. The job outlook is promising, and you can search for full-time or contract cybersecurity roles on any job board.

Fortune Magazine revealed there is a staggering 3.4 million shortage of cybersecurity experts. Businesses are on the hunt for skilled problem-solvers who can tackle these challenges and they're offering six-figure salaries.

Does Winfinite Consulting guarantee me a job?

While we provide comprehensive training and support and internship opportunities, we do not guarantee job placement. Our program equips you with valuable skills and knowledge that enhance your employability within the cybersecurity field. We also offer career support resources and guidance to aid your job search.

What is the Job Outlook for Cybersecurity Professionals?

Due to the increased reliance on Technology and the growing security threat landscape, there is a significant demand for cybersecurity professionals in medium to large-scale organizations. The job outlook is promising, and you can search for full-time or contract cybersecurity roles on any job board.

Fortune Magazine revealed there is a staggering 3.4 million shortage of cybersecurity experts. Businesses are on the hunt for skilled problem-solvers who can tackle these challenges and they're offering six-figure salaries.

Does Winfinite Consulting guarantee me a job?

While we provide comprehensive training and support and internship opportunities, we do not guarantee job placement. Our program equips you with valuable skills and knowledge that enhance your employability within the cybersecurity field. We also offer career support resources and guidance to aid your job search.

What is the cost of the Training Program?

  • $2500 + tax for our Cybersecurity GRC Program
  • $3500 + tax for our technical Cybersecurity Program

Can I pay in installments?

Yes, we offer three payment options:

  • Full Payment: The cost is $2500 CAD. This option grants you full access to our digital courses, course content (including resume templates, interview prep resources, exam prep materials), and career support videos. You will also have access to a Career Coach.
  • Two-Time Payment: This option allows you to pay in two installments. You'll make a 50% deposit at registration and the remaining balance will be due by week 4 of the program
  • Finance Option at 0% interest via Klarna or Affirm: This option allows you to pay multiple times at your convenience at 0% interest rate via our Partners.

Do you offer group discounts?

We offer volume discounts to businesses, corporations, and training providers interested in training large groups. “Contact us” today for more details

My payment did not go through. What do I do?

We apologize for this inconvenience. Please check with your financial institution as further authorization may be required. You can also send us an email at payments@winfiniteconsulting.com

 

What Payment Methods are accepted on the website?

We accept payment cards (Debit and Credit), Paypal, Stripe and Interac

Does the cost include any Cybersecurity exam?

No, it does not. Students will register and pay for the exam of their choice via the Exam Provider’s

website. You will receive guidance to assist you throughout this process during the program.

Can I get a refund if I can't make it to my training?

Yes, you can receive a full refund if you request it at least 72 hours before your training starts (digital or live). Please note that this refund will be after deducting any processing fees charged by the payment processor. Once the training begins, no refunds are issued. If you can't attend, we can reschedule based on your availability or our training calendar. Check upcoming events for more details.

Can a person with no prior IT experience
take the program?

Absolutely! Our program is designed to accommodate individuals with varying levels of IT experience. Whether you're new to IT or seeking to enhance your skills, our training program is structured to provide valuable insights and knowledge.

The training starts from basic IT concepts and slowly builds up to intermediate and advanced IT concepts.

Do I need to have Technology experience
before applying?

No. Technology experience and coding skills are not a prerequisite

Can a non-tech person enroll for your
Cybersecurity training?

Yes, our Cybersecurity program is for beginners who have little to no prior IT knowledge. The training starts from basic Cybersecurity concepts and slowly builds up to intermediate and advanced Cybersecurity concepts.

Will I be able to work during the program?

Yes. Our programs allow you to study the materials flexibly and manage your own schedule. We highly recommend watching the live classes on a regular basis to help you stay on track with your training.

 

What are the requirements or success factors necessary
to enroll in the Cybersecurity program?

  • A laptop/desktop/tablet
  • Stable Internet Connection
  • A quiet environment
  • Your undivided attention during live classes
  • Commitment to Learning: Successful completion of the program requires dedication and active participation. Participants should be motivated, willing to invest time and effort, and possess a strong desire to learn and grow in the field of Cybersecurity.

Are certifications mandatory for a Cybersecurity career?

Not necessarily, but it will give you an edge over other candidates. We encourage participants to prepare for the CC/CISM/Security +/CISA exam while the program is ongoing so we can treat specific questions asked during the program.

What Certifications are relevant to Cybersecurity?

We recommend the following entry-level or intermediate certifications: CC, ITIL, CompTIA Security +, CISM, CISA, CRISC, etc.

Does this program help me pass the CISM exam?

The CISM exam is theory while this training is practical. Participants will apply the knowledge gained in this practical program to adequately answer CISM questions.

Will I be issued a certificate at the end of the course?

Certainly! You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, specifying the earned CPE (Continuing Professional Education) hours.

Will I receive exam preparation materials for the certifications?

You'll receive the latest exam prep materials, including past questions and supplementary practice resources at the beginning of the training program. Moreover, participants are enrolled in our Exam study groups for additional support.

What advantages come with obtaining cybersecurity certifications?

Security certification validates your practical experience as a Cybersecurity Professional, setting you apart from other candidates during the hiring process and enhancing your prospects for securing well-paying positions. This is particularly beneficial for individuals without prior tech experience, as it effectively showcases your tech portfolio.

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