Hey guys been lurking in the sub for a while , I’m graduating this semester From a Computer Science degree and would like to get into Cybersecurity , Thinking about starting a master of science in Cybersecurity degree in January but while I finish the master would like to get some experience in the labor market.

My question in the subreddit would be :

* What programming language should I dominate in order to get into the field
* What certification are a must in order to get an entry position job.
* What skill should i hone in order to get a job.
* Any resources that i can study through december in order to get better. ( will practice around 4-6 hours a day)
* Please consider My knowledge on cybersecurity is 0 , programming skills are around average at best. (c++)

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Any feedback would be appreciated , thank you in advance.

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  • chrisknight1985

    November 16, 2021

    So you’ve been in school the last 4 years and you’re just now asking about jobs?

    Have you actually spent even 5 minutes looking at the types of roles that are out there? I mean even searching this sub, given this topic comes up daily

    Did you do any internships?

    Are you in the US or another country?

    If in the US, does you school or even computer science/engineering department not post internships, have job fairs, have a career center?

    Are you on LinkedIn? Dice, Hot Jobs, Indeed? Do you have anything on github? are you on any discord groups?

    Going straight into grad school is not going to help you get a job at all

    I’m just going to use NSA as example here, but if you look at their [career page](https://www.nsa.gov/careers/), they obviously have internships and other student programs starting in High School, plus their normal job postings

    You need to look at sites like this and specific roles to see what the requirements are, because saying you want to work in “Cyber” is completely meaningless. Cyber Security isn’t a role or even one type of role

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