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IDG Contributor Network: Security newbs find training program that pays

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 20, 2016.

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    When new to any industry, one of the greatest challenges is landing that first job. Look at the requirements for most job postings, and you'll see--everyone is looking for someone with experience. But how do you gain experience without first landing a job?

    It's a classic chicken and egg conundrum for job seekers, except for Jessica Carney and Erik Dominguez who were lucky enough to enter into the OptivU training program and launch their careers.

    Want to know what worked about the program for them? Here are their stories:

    Jessica Carney, architecture and implementation security consultant, Optiv, was enlisted in the military for six years and is a current reservist. Carney earned an undergrad degree in IT and a master’s in computer science, specializing in forensics. After spending four years as a contractor with the military, Carney longed to get out of shift work and put her degree to use.

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