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jmegamar

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Try to get your Security+ and start applying for govt roles in cyber.
Got that. Got the Comptia Trifecta and recently my CCNA. Been doing service desk type stuff for 2 years. I’m applying to stuff on usajobs now. I really wanna do network type work but shyt I’ll take whatever to get my foot in the door.
 

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Got that. Got the Comptia Trifecta and recently my CCNA. Been doing service desk type stuff for 2 years. I’m applying to stuff on usajobs now. I really wanna do network type work but shyt I’ll take whatever to get my foot in the door.
you try Indeed? I heard they are good for jobs that require or have the potential to get you Secret clearance cleared
 

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you try Indeed? I heard they are good for jobs that require or have the potential to get you Secret clearance cleared
Haven’t tried there yet. I’ll do that tomorrow. Thanks for the advice.
 

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Can anyone speak to getting an "entry" level job in Cybersecurity? If i can get the Sec+ and Pentest+ certs i want to get a SOC analyst job or Junior Pentester Role.

Is this doable without any real prior experience in Cyber? Or would it be more realistic to have to get a help desk role for a year or so then try to leverage that
 

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I'm thinking about switching industries not necessarily because of the layoffs. But I invested so much time into this shyt and you gotta continue to learn new shyt constantly. I already got a bunch of certs and working on a BS. A lot of the things you study you don't even use on the job. IT cacs are a lot of times latent racist and constantly do little fukk shyt on the job. I just don't know what industries I could jump to honestly.
 

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Can anyone speak to getting an "entry" level job in Cybersecurity? If i can get the Sec+ and Pentest+ certs i want to get a SOC analyst job or Junior Pentester Role.

Is this doable without any real prior experience in Cyber? Or would it be more realistic to have to get a help desk role for a year or so then try to leverage that

Honestly just go for it and see where you end up. There is no guaranteed. I was rejected hundreds of time for a good year and half for lack of experience and ended up landing a Senior role(which rarely does not happen). I saw some pen test influencer with thousands of followers with only a year and hallf experience..lol she may be making more money than me.

It is honestly unpredictable. Just have to shoot your shot.
 
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Can anyone speak to getting an "entry" level job in Cybersecurity? If i can get the Sec+ and Pentest+ certs i want to get a SOC analyst job or Junior Pentester Role.

Is this doable without any real prior experience in Cyber? Or would it be more realistic to have to get a help desk role for a year or so then try to leverage that
You are going to have to interview a lot and deal with rejection a lot. Soon you'll figure out these people ask a rotation of similar questions. After every interview take these questions down and just work on your responses. If you don't know, don't say I don't know. Learn it to show you're knowledgeable but admit you don't have much hands on experience with it. Maybe set up a simple homelab. Download trials for like Tenable or VMware or something to get your own hands on experience.

I remember my first Security Analyst job I applied to, I think I answered maybe 1 or 2 questions and bombed the other 8 lol but it was a learning experience. Humbled me real quick.

What is port 80? :yeshrug:
What is port 53? :yeshrug:
Can you tell me any port number? :sadcam:
What is Whaling? :gucci:
Explain to me what happened with the SolarWind Hack? :manny:

I'll never forgot how embarrassed I was to not be able to answer any of those question.
 

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You are going to have to interview a lot and deal with rejection a lot. Soon you'll figure out these people ask a rotation of similar questions. After every interview take these questions down and just work on your responses. If you don't know, don't say I don't know. Learn it to show you're knowledgeable but admit you don't have much hands on experience with it. Maybe set up a simple homelab. Download trials for like Tenable or VMware or something to get your own hands on experience.

I remember my first Security Analyst job I applied to, I think I answered maybe 1 or 2 questions and bombed the other 8 lol but it was a learning experience. Humbled me real quick.

What is port 80? :yeshrug:
What is port 53? :yeshrug:
Can you tell me any port number? :sadcam:
What is Whaling? :gucci:
Explain to me what happened with the SolarWind Hack? :manny:

I'll never forgot how embarrassed I was to not be able to answer any of those question.
yeah that early interview experience is really humbling

a nikka be questioning life after that shyt :dead: it will truly make or break someone
 

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yeah that early interview experience is really humbling

a nikka be questioning life after that shyt :dead: it will truly make or break someone
I remember that day like it was yesterday. It felt like shyt was moving in slow motion. I didn’t know any answers. Seemed like the interviewer had 100 questions on his sheet and it was just a desktop support interview:dahell::snoop:
 

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I’m getting ready to move into cybersecurity purchasing to eventually make a full fledged leap into cybersecurity any tips?
 

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You are going to have to interview a lot and deal with rejection a lot. Soon you'll figure out these people ask a rotation of similar questions. After every interview take these questions down and just work on your responses. If you don't know, don't say I don't know. Learn it to show you're knowledgeable but admit you don't have much hands on experience with it. Maybe set up a simple homelab. Download trials for like Tenable or VMware or something to get your own hands on experience.

I remember my first Security Analyst job I applied to, I think I answered maybe 1 or 2 questions and bombed the other 8 lol but it was a learning experience. Humbled me real quick.

What is port 80? :yeshrug:
What is port 53? :yeshrug:
Can you tell me any port number? :sadcam:
What is Whaling? :gucci:
Explain to me what happened with the SolarWind Hack? :manny:

I'll never forgot how embarrassed I was to not be able to answer any of those question.
:dead:@ not knowing any port numbers. I interviewed at a place and they asked me about PKI (public key infastructure) i didn't even know wtf that meant i just made some shyt up and interviewer said "so you don't know much about PKI". I got an offer letter anyway and worked there for 1 year and half
 

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You are going to have to interview a lot and deal with rejection a lot. Soon you'll figure out these people ask a rotation of similar questions. After every interview take these questions down and just work on your responses. If you don't know, don't say I don't know. Learn it to show you're knowledgeable but admit you don't have much hands on experience with it. Maybe set up a simple homelab. Download trials for like Tenable or VMware or something to get your own hands on experience.

I remember my first Security Analyst job I applied to, I think I answered maybe 1 or 2 questions and bombed the other 8 lol but it was a learning experience. Humbled me real quick.

What is port 80? :yeshrug:
What is port 53? :yeshrug:
Can you tell me any port number? :sadcam:
What is Whaling? :gucci:
Explain to me what happened with the SolarWind Hack? :manny:

I'll never forgot how embarrassed I was to not be able to answer any of those question.

Once interviewed someone who couldn't tell me what the CIA triad was.
Literally the first question, I watched his soul leave his body
 
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