How do I qualify for a cybersecurity job?

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I'm currently a Linux system administrator and I'm looking to get into the cybersecurity field. How to find and qualify for cybersecurity job?


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  • jinteik
    certification, knowledge on hacking and network will help you a lot
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  • ToddN2000
    Have you taken any courses in security? Do you have any certifications currently. This can be a tough market to get into without the right background.
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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    Welcome to ITKE, calibration1951! Like Jinteik and Todd said, do you have any security certifications? To start, I would recommend getting a CompTIA Security+ or CISSP certification.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    I'm assuming you're referring to the field of "information security" rather than going to work on critical infrastructure systems for the federal government, etc.

    The best way to get started is to get your hands dirty. Build a virtual labs with VMware or VirtualBox. Download and run Kali Linux. Read articles and books (I wrote Hacking For Dummies which covers the topic of security testing including what to do before and after). Watch videos. Attend conferences. There are some podcasts and audio programs as well. You might want to check out an audio program that I recorded calling Getting Started in Security - I cover what I believe to be the important areas to get rolling and get ahead.

    Best of luck!
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  • ToddN2000
    I have Kevin's book and it has a lot of great information. His suggestion about a virtual labs and getting you hands dirty is a good option if schooling is not an option.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Cisco has a course called cisco cybersecurity specialist which can help you a lot. In general, no prerequisites are required; however a thorough understanding of tcp/ip &  working knowledge of ccna security is recommended, but not essential.
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  • calibration1951
    Just come back from a trip to enlighten my frustration security job search:-(. I would like to thanks everybody who can shine a little 
    hope for my goal
    I did take the CCNA security 640-554 and will try to take the CISSP exam soon.It was quite a bit of wide area in 8 of CISSP domains. it was even more frustrate that some of my friend told me of those expensive SAN or RSA classes like Ethical hacking or Computer Forensics. 
     It seems to be a shortage of security personnel but those positions either in architecture level or more senior level.  I was told in class that all new Cyber security threats and compliance as well as incident reporting rules would bring more jobs to the field but to locate those mid-level or even junior level 
    positions is indeed a different task. I will continue my plan but financial burden might really impact that dream
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