On March 24, 2021, Udacity hosted Christine Izuakor, Ph.D., cybersecurity expert, to field questions about cybersecurity from the online community via Twitter.
Cybersecurity, also known as computer security, is an indispensable tech field focused on the protection of computing systems and networks. Protective measures include the safeguarding of information, hardware, software, and computing services.
Learn more about navigating the School of Cybersecurity and the career options available post graduation in the infographic below. Plus, find out who’s a good fit for each of the different cybersecurity Nanodegrees, what you’ll learn and what jobs you’ll be prepared for.
COVID-19 has radically changed our lives. Its impacts can be felt across workplaces, particularly where it has forced industries to reduce their activities including leisure, restaurants, oil and gas, and airlines.
Yet throughout COVID-19, the technology industry remains strong. The pandemic has spurred technological innovation. Technology enables work to continue despite lockdowns and other pandemic mitigation measures. Analysts project the tech industry will be worth $5 trillion in 2021, with a growth rate comparable to what it was prior to the pandemic (4 to 5%).
When Francisco Gutierrez decided to transition his career from waiting tables to developing software at Microsoft or when Amaury Gonzalez wanted more from his career than driving for Uber, one thing that they both knew — like many others — is that they will have to get the right practitioner-level skills to make any and all career moves.
Making a career transition is daunting and may feel easier to procrastinate than to learn something new. But if you take the time to struggle with something new you will eventually gain the skills and confidence to move into better professional circumstances.
As the pace of the world changes and new technologies emerge globally, it’s a necessity more than a choice to prepare yourself for a career transition.
Here are five steps that you can take to start your career transition.