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The SONIC Project is Here to Help you Pass Your Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) Exam, and Join a Promising, Satisfying, and Highly Lucrative Career in Cybersecurity

What is the New Entry-level Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) Exam?

Administered by the prestigious certification body (ISC)2, the new entry-level

CC exam is geared for those looking to join "entry- or junior-level" cybersecurity roles.  The idea is that due to the cybersecurity skills gap, employers will need to expand hiring policies to include those who have little to no experience, but are full of passion, curiosity, and want to grow their skills with new learning opportunities.

Does the CC Exam Require Experience?


This exam does not require you to have any direct hands-on security work experience.  

This certification is welcoming anyone of any background to take a shot at a cybersecurity exam.  It's fairly easy, straight-forward, and just looking to see if you can see all the moving parts of what makes up security.  If you pass - great!  Maybe it's time to take it to the next step.  If you fail, maybe give it another shot and then decide if you want to continue continue.  

What Else Should I Know?

You will be tested on the following topics:

  • Domain 1: Security Principles (26%)

  • Domain 2: Business Continuity ​and Disaster Recovery (10%)

  • Access Controls Concepts (22%)

  • Network Security (24%)

  • Security Operations (18%)

Other Information: 

  • 100 multiple choice questions with a 2 hour time limit

  • Have to score 70% in-person a Pearson VUE Testing Center (No remote exams)

  • Currently a majority of resources to study for this exam are online courses

  • You are not going to become a cybersecurity expert with this or any other certification, but the CC exam is a perfect foundation

In other words, the future of cybersecurity lies with hiring those who want to be here, not those who are already here.

The SONIC Project Will Help You Pass the CC Exam With 5 Modules
Hint: It's more than just memorizing terms and definitions

Module One: Security Principles

You'll gain deep insight into risk management terminology​, understand the reason behind processes, 

know when to use which security control, and learn the importance of having a code of ethics.

Module Two: Business Continuity, Recovery, and Incident Response

You will learn about the steps behind recovering from disasters and containing cybersecurity incidents,

and all the planning that goes into making it happen. 

Module Three: Access Control 

Understand the importance of access both in terms of physical security and the different

types of access control models that reduce the attack surface.

Module Four: Network Security

Perfect for those with little to no technical experience.  By the time you're done, you will have a strong understanding of the OSI Model components and design your own simple network diagram.

Module Five: Security Operations

A complete breakdown of cryptographic terms and functions with examples, best practice security policies, and learning the importance of awareness training​.

It's More Than Just Passing an Exam

SONIC stands for Securing Operational Needs in Cyber.  It exists to help proactive, dedicated, and eager entry-level individuals who are serious about beginning their security career by passing the (ISC)2's new Certified in Cybersecurity exam and eventually:

the CISSP.

Course Content

  • 12 total hours of course videos

  • 5 self-paced video modules

  • Direct real-world examples of topics

  • 225 practice questions

  • 180 days of access

  • ​New content added monthly​

Course Objectives:

  • Provide everything you need to pass your Certified in Cybersecurity exam

  • Bonus: industry experience breakdown on how to ace your security job interview

  • Find out if you're ready for the CISSP exam

7-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Honesty is the #1 policy of the security professional; this course won't work if you don't work.  If you do not gain more knowledge into the security field with the real-life examples and direct hands-on security experience provided in these videos, email us and we will take care of your refund!

Luke Ahmed, Your Course Instructor


In all my years in security, I've come to learn this one thing: 


Certifications alone do not make you a security professional, that takes having years of direct hands-on experience.  What certifications do is open certain doors for you that would have otherwise remained closed.  

I got into I.T. on the bottom rung of a very tall ladder. I was the kid you called if the printer queue was backed up or you needed help setting up the projector.  The kind of job where 90% of tickets are completed by a reboot or a power cycle, know what I mean?

The kind of job that motivates you to work as hard as you can to get the heck out of there as soon as possible.  I’ve been there - where many of you might be right now. Stuck in a job, looking to make a move! 


But passing the CISSP exam changed everything!

In 2015, I launched Study Notes and Theory - A CISSP Study Guide.  For the uninitiated, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam is one of the most difficult and grueling professional exams on the planet. Also administered by the (ISC)2, this elite gold standard security certification has a pass rate of approximately 20%.



As of November 2022, I've helped over 2,800+ CISSPs who have used our content to pass their CISSP exam, achieve career highs, and become respected security professionals.  I have also had the privilege to write the CISSP book "How To Think Like A Manager For The CISSP Exam" - currently one of the top five CISSP exam books to ever be written.

I’ve taken the same approach that allowed me and thousands of others to pass the grueling CISSP exam…

And applied it directly to passing the Certified in Cybersecurity exam in the SONIC Project.

The same in-depth videos, the same precise practice questions - all peppered with direct real-world applications of topics for you to pass and join the industry.

All the best to you, future security professional! 

Thank you.

What is the State of Cybersecurity?

Dear Future Security Professional, 

Right now, the world’s data is in a constant state of critical danger.

Every email... every text… every credit card number…

Your passwords, your money… your entire identity and privacy is at risk.

It’s due to something called the “cybersecurity skills gap…”

Check out these numbers:


Global Security
4.7 million


Number of security professionals needed:
3.4 million

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Amount spent on
security in 2022:
$23 billion


2022 Global Losses
from Cybercrime:
$7 trillion


Total records
lost to data breaches:
17.2 billion


Amount of organizations
missing qualified talent:

A Sweeping Gap in the Cybersecurity Workforce and a Global Demand For Security Professionals Present a Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

Check out what tech employment firm Dice had to say about cybersecurity's growth:


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Employers are so desperate to bring in junior-level analysts right now that they’re opening up the coffers and paying them 16.3% more than they were in 2019.  And it’s likely higher than that now, as the most recent data is already two years old.

What I'm trying to say is: you won't need decades of experience, deep technical skills, or programming knowledge to join cybersecurity anymore.  You need to have dedication, commitment, and an eagerness to learn - one of the ways to demonstrate this is by passing the "Certified in Cybersecurity" exam.

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