September 7, 2021

I need advice

Hi, I’m very interested in pursuing a Cybersecurity career because it seems interesting based on the descriptions I’ve seen. I’ve always been interested in the idea of programming, ethical hacking, IT, etc. Right now, I’m a Junior in High School and am planning on attending college. Do you guys have any advice for what college major is best fitting for Cybersecurity or what jobs to start off with after I get my degree?

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johannsmithtech

I assume you may be in the States. Go for the Bachelors of Science in Cybersecurity. Then decide on doing a Masters or turn to different cybersecurity roles while doing your masters part time. Through this path you may find your niche. Then pursue a specialised certification, keep on learning, as this field is very wide and often challenging, but keep at it.

BJJ1989

Go for the entry level certs like A+, N+ and Sec+ for starters. Look into cloud certs like AWS. You also really can’t go wrong with learning a language like Python or Java.

There are Cybersecurity bachelors programs popping up all over the country, too. I’m currently in one with SNHU Online, and I’ll say it is pretty good. The Cybersecurity centric classes are teaching me a lot.

It’s worth noting that I also already work in the field, but am pursuing a bachelors degree because I know one day they will be sought after.

CISSP, or CISM isn’t really needed until a bit later into your career. That being said, If you have the will, and the time, go for them as soon as you can.

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