Mentorship Monday - Discussions for career and learning!
from shellsharks@infosec.pub to cybersecurity@infosec.pub on 12 Feb 13:55
https://infosec.pub/post/8283419

Weekly thread for any and all career, learning and general guidance questions. Thinking of taking a training or going for a cert? Wondering how to level up your career? Wondering what NOT to do? Got other questions? This is the time and place to ask!

#cybersecurity

WbrJr@lemmy.ml on 14 Feb 13:04 collapse

I’m still at university and we had one course on it sec, but those were my only option to ehance my skills in this field. I fiddled around with ctfs a little and tried to learn some stuff with metasploit. But i feel like the learning curve is very steep, also because it’s such a broad field. I’m currently studying electrical engineering and information technology. I have some skills in programming, embedded, some webdev stuff and some SQL.

What would you say is an easie field to get started in? Some friends of mine are at the same point right now, their skills arenmore limited though. Thanks in advance :)

vpz@infosec.pub on 14 Feb 20:21 collapse

My personal opinion is that technical cybersecurity roles are not great straight-out-of-school jobs. Technical cyber roles can expect a candidate to already have experience with networking, system administration, some coding, technical writing, and presentation skills.

So starting with other IT roles like help desk, system administration and networking, etc. can help build knowledge.