Student testimonial: From retail to networking

    Find out how Scott’s online training has opened up some incredible career opportunities in networking and future prospects in cyber security.

    Published on:  27 March 2020


    Glasgow based student, Scott began working his way through our Certified Ethical Hacker collection whilst working in retail part-time. After completing the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ he landed a new role in networking. 

    Now completed the CompTIA Security+ and moving through the CompTIA PenTest+ he has high hopes for his future career in cyber security. Discover what he had to say about his student experience.

    Why were you looking to develop a skill prior to enrolling with Learning People?Learning People | cyber security student Scott Mcinnes

    “I was interested in going into intelligence, but cyber security was the only area within this that I felt I couldn't pursue without gaining certificates first. I found Learning People through this search for further skills.”

    How did you find your career consultation phone call with Learning People?

    “Very insightful, I was given tips and advice that I would never have thought of. For example they have different checklists to work through (CV building, cover letter, attend events, etc), which makes you think about all the different aspects that go into an application and selling yourself”

    What led you to choose the course with Learning People? 

    “The value for money was the main attraction. Exam fees were included and resits too, as well as all learning materials and labs. Doing these courses straight through the vendors or other resources meant paying for the resources and only getting a discount voucher for the exams, so it’s nice to have everything included and ready to be used”

    How did you find the online learning?

    • “Easy to follow
    • “Clear and concise
    • “Plenty there to work through”

    “It was nice to be able to take my time with things and go at my own pace”

    Would you recommend Learning People?

    “Of course, they’re very accommodating to any questions and needs”

    What has been the best part of your Learning People experience?

    “Being able to make progress with my career and learn new and valuable skills”

    How has your career developed since enrolling on the course?

    “When I started the course I was working part-time in retail, and after only 2 certifications I managed to get a job as a Network Support Analyst and have plans to move into cyber security on completion of all courses included in this package.”

    We’re really excited about the next generation of students as they embark on the world of networking and cyber security. If this sounds like you, then discover more about a career in cyber security, and arrange a consultation call with one of our experts today to find out how you can start.

    Topics: Student Testimonials, IT