However, cybersecurity certificate is only 1 part of the 3 legged stool. Employers are still valued practical experience. Having a degree in cybersecurity will help you get an internship in cybersecurity. You also need 5 years of experience in cybersecurity in order to qualify as a CISSP holder (you also need to pass the exam).
Jackson recommends the following next steps:
- Check out cyberseek.org to learn more about the various cybersecurity certifications and security roles
- Get practical experience / internship in cybersecurity role.