If you search cybersecurity roadmap, you will get an extensive and overwhelming list of the different areas of cybersecurity and the various certifications available that are out there. I prefer the Paul Jerimy website for this information. I chose the courses that spanned the most subjects, so I had a basic understanding of many cybersecurity topics. While these certifications can be costly, you can still find free training materials online to gain the knowledge that will help you along the way, even if you do not get the certification.
Just an fyi that CISA is a standalone United States federal agency, an operational component under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) oversight
Hi, competitive in what sense? it's a very wide industry and many subsections. Experience and knowledge in many subjects (people, languages, technologies, development, testing) are just some of the key element. Also "alternative" or thinking outside the box with new ideas and approaches is a good thing.
I can talk about the "global" cybersecurity industry... essentially there are not enough people applying,
Essentially the better the grades and experience (specialist or generalist) you have will open more choice you likely have. Typically, training and development programs will be provided to develop your interests and specialist areas (some you will not have even thought of!).
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Taneka: Now is a great time to get into the Cybersecurity field. According to CyberSeek.org, there are total of 300K+ cybersecurity job openings in the U.S. California needs a lot of cybersecurity engineer, analyst, architect, administrator, etc... However, you do need to know your cybersecurity stuff. The really good part is that you don't need a college degree. Many employers are seeking candidates with cybersecurity certificates such as CompTIA Security, Certified Information Privacy Professional, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, etc...
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