The lack of qualified professionals at major businesses with knowledge in cybersecurity is exacerbating data breaches, and has been called an “existential threat to our national security.” What there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on is how that problem should be solved. Are there really not enough qualified people to fill the cybersecurity skills gap? The short answer is no.
If you are clear on a career in cybersecurity, spending 4 years on a bachelor’s degree is more than likely a waste of your time and money. You can learn everything for free on the Internet. And, are “core” courses really going to help you? Political science, art appreciation, history?
If you’re looking to break into the cybersecurity profession, you have two different potential career paths facing you. You can either enroll in a college degree program, or complete cybersecurity certifications. This article will walk you through both options so that you can determine which path is better suited to your career goals.
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