I like to pursue a career in Computer Security? (degrees to get)?

When i grow up, i want to be in a career involving computer security. I would want to do something like IT security. What would be the best degree to get in undergraduate school or Graduate school?? What should i do to advance my learning in the security side of computers??? Also if you could, can you tell me the path i should take to have a job in computer security? Thank you so much for your help and have a nice day.

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  1. jwong71091 says:

    Here are some resources you can try out for learning how to pursue a career in Computer Security

    If you need career suggestions and information then a website you might find to be very helpful is the one at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics which has lots of information for careers such as the nature of the work, educational and training requirements, wages, estimated job outlook, and etc.

    They also include a list of organizations that can provide more information about these careers

    Computer Network, Systems, and Database Administrators

    Various Professional and related occupations

    h ttp://www.bls.gov/oco/oco1002.htm

    h ttp://www.bls.gov/k12/

    You also can contact their office at the above website to see if they have any other information and resources for the career that you are interested in

    Hopefully this information would give you a better idea about which career path to take and find out what kind of training and education you need to prepare yourself for these careers

    You can also take a look at Professormesser.com has many good video tutorials for PC Repair and Computer Networking:


    Mr. Messer is a computer repair and computer support expert and you can contact him at the above website to get advice on computer hardware and software and computer career advice

    There are also many online forums for computer security and etc…you can ask them for any advice and information

    Computer security forum

    Good luck and I hope this will help

  2. Fowler Fan says:

    If you want to get into IT security, your best undergrad degree would be one in Computer Science. This is the study of all things computers – networks, software, hardware, databases, etc. IT security impacts all of those areas.

    Just like any field, there are worker bees, and there is research. If you want to get into more research, you could move on to a Masters or Doctorate in this field. Though I certainly recommend you go out and get some work experience after your undergrad.

    On the side, sign up for some forums, become active in the community. There is obviously a lot of information on the internet. Get a twitter account – start following some key resources in network security. Find some key companies and keep an eye on their websites for information and job openings …

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