The best way to learn IT skills is to practice them in the real world as part of your job. If you're coming from a non-IT job, you may want to consider spending a year or two in an entry-level IT job. Discover how having an entry-level IT job can help you quickly learn the skills you need to transition to a cybersecurity career.
- [Instructor] The best way to learn is by doing.…And if you want to really understand IT,…you'll benefit more by doing an IT job…than studying on your own or going to a tech school.…Plus, this way you'll earn while you learn…versus paying for training.…A great example of an entry-level job…that will give you a crash course in everything IT…is a help desk technician.…While you'll need at least a year of IT experience…to work on an IT help desk, soft skills…like good verbal communication, organization,…and time management are almost as important.…
You'll encounter real-world problems…that will force you to learn new IT concepts…you might not have learned otherwise.…You should be able to find plenty of entry-level IT jobs…by searching job sites like LinkedIn for entry-level IT.…You may also run across IT intern jobs,…which are also entry-level jobs,…but usually require you to be enrolled…in a bachelor's degree program.…If you can't find an entry-level job,…or you still need a little experience,…consider volunteering at any organization…
- Identifying your potential
- Targeting a career or specialization
- Researching jobs
- Locating training
- Shadowing cybersecurity experts
- Earning certifications
- Studying IT basics
- Revising your resume
- Applying for jobs
- Acing the interview
- Creating a professional brand
Skill Level Intermediate
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Intermediate
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 13m Beginner
IT Security: Key Policies and Resourceswith Gregory Michaelidis23m 44s Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Transitioning from an IT Career
3. Transitioning from a Non-IT Career
Studying IT basics3m 46s
4. Resume and Interview Strategies
5. Increasing Your Chances of Success
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