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I would advise taking the job. Security is a difficult field to get into without experience, and a few years of security operations experience will make you much better qualified for penetration testing jobs that may become available.


I beleive you have your terms confused as I have never seen a Computer Security degree or job posting for such. I beleive by Computer Security you mean Information Security which usually falls under an Information Technology "IT" degree. A Computer Science "CS" degree is usually what programmers get. I have a bachelor's degree in IT with a specialization in ...


It depends how passionate you are about security and if you are 100% sure it's what you want to do. If so, then great, I'm sure you'll do well at the course and have no problems getting a job at the end. If not though, it might be a good idea to switch to Computer Science (I assume that's what you mean by 'CS'). In Computer Science you will study a far ...


I have been doing systems development for years starting with Basic and Cobol, then dBase III+, VB6, Asp.Net using Access, and SQL Server. I am also a CISSP. I think he should learn assembly language. Though it may sound irrelevant, it will give him a strong foundation in reverse engineering and also help him to understand the basis of C, C++ etc. When ...

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