I’m an IT professional who is trying to decide if i should go for a career in cyber security. I’ve studied a bit for Security+ and the core concepts interest me, but I’d like to make sure I’d enjoy this field before devoting time, money, training etc into it. Are there any particular free tools or resources I could use to see if I’d enjoy a career in the field? I could make a home lab and learn some Kali Linux for example, go a bit further into TryHackMe, or maybe just install software that is commonly used. Any suggestions? I’m open to either red team or blue team, I’m not sure which one would interest me the most.
Currently I have an AS in programming & CompTIA’s A+. I was a software dev which i did not enjoy doing full time. Right now I’m a Data Center Operations Engineer and I’m absolutely loving it, but it’s a contract ending in December & I’m not sure if it’s a good career option long term.