WolfTech back again with another question for all you awesome people. Previously I had submitted another post about changing my IT career field to one either in data science or possibly even coding/programming. From that point, I’ve now decided (thanks to the lovely wifey for coming up with the idea) that my dream job/career is going to be in Cyber/Information security, particularly programming/development. I’ve found that despite my previous thoughts, I just can’t get away from the security field, it intrigues me so much and I love every aspect about it. I’m not sure if such a job exists (the programming aspect with security as the main focus), but I definitely am feeling that draw and excitement for IT again with this focus. I’m writing this post though first to say thanks to all who helped me in that previous post (you know how you are), and second to see if we have anyone that can give any sort of advice to someone who’s interested in this field. A little about me, I’ve been working in IT for 10+ years, but never had a focus except for being helpdesk and at one point the main coordinator for a charter school. My plan is to start getting certified in the correct areas, which I know there’s Security+, CISSP, CSSLP, and but if someone has taken these exams if they recommend anything else before then or great methodologies for remembering the necessary information? The next step will be to take some classes at TCC (Tidewater Community College) as they have a security program they offer online. (I’ll be living in Virginia in June, so that’s why I’m looking at that college specifically). If we have anyone in the forum that already works in the infosec or cybersecurity fields that would be helpful as well to hear your pros/cons, etc. about your job and career.
Thanks all for taking the time to read through the post, and can’t wait to hear any feedback you can all provide! Oh also, probably worth nothing that I love all things Linux, and have been thinking about conquering Linux+ next before one of the security certifications to see if that will help me as well. Enjoy your day/nights all!