April 21, 2021

Feeling kinda lost?

Hi everyone,


I am feeling a little lost at the moment about my pathway for my future. I am finishing my junior year in college studying ComSci and I minor in Cyber Security. My main focus is with the CySec field and I would love to work on the offensive side but I understand there are more jobs on the defensive side so I am trying to gain skills on both sides. My plan this summer was to spend more time on TryHackMe and obtain at least my Net+ and by the end of the year have the Sec+ too. But I am considering just going for the Sec+ and grind for OSCP or PenTest+? I unfortunately did not gain an internship this summer either so that is why I want to spend my time wisely building my skillset so I can be ready for applying for jobs.


Does anyone have any tips on how I should approach this? Thanks again.



Net+, Sec+, Pentest+, and OSCP in that order is a recipe for success.

Most “entry” level pentesting jobs I’ve seen are really more like mid level jobs in that they want like 3-4 years experience in various blue team/sysadmin/networking stuff. I’ve seen a couple “junior” pentesting roles though. You’re right in that blue team is easier to get into, and is a super solid stepping stone into red team.


Getting the network+, security+ and Pentest+ and the OSCP will be a good plan! There’s plenty of pentesting job but it’s mostly not an entry lvl field. If you need any course recommendations for the certs or oscp, I got a list.

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