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4 months 3 weeks ago #3859 by Alson-Wong-facebook

Hi professionals, i am mid 30s and had always been in Sales in different industry. I am currently exploring in a career switch and intending to get myself a private degree, am currently a pte diploma holder in business. I came across cyber security and want to find out here how is the career prospect for specialist here. And to become a specialist, must i possess qualifications from famous unis? Thanks in advance people!!

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4 months 3 weeks ago #3860 by 34jonston

Hi! May I know why you are keen in cyber security industry?
It's doable to switch to cybersecurity specialist but require some effort and time. First you need to equip yourself with skills/knowledge and you can upgrade your skills through the various courses available, I think skillsfuture have many courses which you can explore.

The job itself as a specialist is not simple too, u can choose many different tracks like being IT auditor, pen tester and so on.

Since u r into sales, i can recommend that u can join the cybersecurity industry as sales too as they also need people like u! :)

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4 months 2 weeks ago #3861 by Alson-Wong-facebook

Thank you so much for your reply.
Cyber security is a field that has a lot of potential in the near future in Singapore. I also had witness the importance of it which lead me to read up a little on it and found some interest in it.

I am defenately looking at sales position in CS for now but, do not know what is recognized in the industry. A diploma? A degree? Or a professional certification wil do?

I was shopping for courses and couldn't find any basic IT course yet, which I believe is critical for me to learn about CS. Any places would you recommend?

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4 months 2 weeks ago #3862 by penguin78

Nice to hear u r passionate in joining the cyber security industry! Usually a professional cert will do the trick (E.g. CISA) coupled with 1-2 years of experience but if you are IT trained, should suffice.

Why don;t you try out those short term courses via course providers like COMAT, they have tons of it there and can claim some govt subsidy. Hope it helps. :)

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4 months 2 weeks ago #3863 by Alson-Wong-facebook

Wow that's very helpful. But I'm with 0 IT work experience..
Think I will be getting a pte diploma which will cover fundementals.
www.psb-academy.edu.sg/partners/psb-acad...sic-countermeasures/
Would the above open doors for me into IT? And recognized? Thanks a lot Penguin!!

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4 months 2 weeks ago #3864 by penguin78

Mmm.. have you signed up for the diploma yet? i took a look at the link and find it rather a technical course, not sure if u can cope cos u mentioned u have 0 IT work experience.

Have you taken a look at Comat courses yet? maybe u can try them out first, give them a call and i think they will advice u accordingly. Cheers!

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