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  • @noUsernamesLef7
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    26 months ago

    Hey, I have a career question this week! I’ve been a sysadmin for the last 1.5 years (It’s a small shop so everything security related is currently my responsibility). I’ll soon be graduating with a BS in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance. I’m SSCP, CySA+, and PenTest+ certified. I want to end up in a penetration testing role. Once I graduate, should I start looking for pen testing gigs immediately or do you think I ought to get some experience directly in the security industry first? Would getting OSCP help my chances of moving directly to pen testing?

    • shellsharksOPMA
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      16 months ago

      Honestly. All of the above. If you have time for OSCP. Swing for it. It’s definitely a good one to have on the resume. When you’re ready to look for gigs, apply to both pentesting roles and really anything security-related. Breaking in is the hardest part but once you have some XP it’s easier to move about.