From estate agency to penetration tester, gaining a certification can give you the boost you need to change your career.
Published on: 15th November 2019
We caught up with former cyber security student, Jordan, about his experience as a student and how it led to a career change into the tech industry.
Here's what he had to say
"I took the cyber security bundle with the aim of changing careers from estate agency, I had a good background knowledge of hacking and cyber security, but I wanted to formalise my knowledge and get some industry recognised certificates to help me find a job. I now work as a Penetration Tester full time and have been for over 3 years."
Why were you looking to develop a skill prior to enrolling with Learning People?
"I wanted a career change as I had been working in property and sales for 7 years and I always knew I liked cyber security."
How did you find your career consultation phone call with Learning People?
"Very good, I already knew what I wanted to achieve out of the course."
What led you to choose the course with Learning People? Did you look at any other types of training?
"Yes I looked at the OSCP but that was above my skill level and I wanted to get a deep understanding of the core computer security concepts."
How did you find the online learning?
"Very good but hard work. You have to be disciplined to get through all of the material but the courses are well set out and the online tests are an excellent way to practice."
Would you recommend Learning People?
"100% these courses directly lead to me getting a job in cyber security in a technical role with no prior formal IT training."
What advice would you give someone thinking about starting an online course?
"Commit to it, it is not easy but you can pass if you put in enough effort and study the material carefully. Do as many practice tests as you can before doing the exam."
What has been the best part of your Learning People experience?
"Getting a job after the initial upfront investment which made it all the more worth it."
Thank you for your kind words Jordan and we wish you all the future success in your career.