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Step into Cyber Security

By: Bisoye
April 22, 2018
There are so many open jobs in cyber security and IT, and many people wonder how to enter into the field. Many people may even wonder if they should enter the field, if they have what it takes, or even where they should start. Here are some steps to help you decide if cyber security is right for you, and if it is, how to dive in!IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A DEGREE…
  • Self-study education is critical. Start learning security skills.
  • Take a course, learn hands-on skills, etc.
  • Start working on a certification that will support your skill set
  • Start a Bachelor degree program.
  • Bachelor degrees pay more and will cost less in the long run if you go straight to it.
IF YOU HAVE AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE…
  • Keep working on self-study and get more hands-on skills.
  • Start a Bachelor degree program.
  • Start working on a certification that will support your skillset.
IF YOU HAVE A BACHELOR’S DEGREE…
  • Focus on getting a mid-level or advanced level certification.
  • Keep working on self-study and get more hands-on skills.
  • Work towards a Master’s degree in the table below or one of your choice.
Self-Study Options and Resources, and Recommended Cyber Security Focus Areas:
  • YouTube / Blogs / Articles
  • Online Courses and Certifications study -www.cybrary.it
  • Workshops / Seminars
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Master’s Degrees
  • Computer Science
  • Classroom Courses

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