January 8th, 2003, 06:48 PM
Direction of study....
So starting next year I will be going to University of Florida and have no clue the direction my studies should take. I eventually want to get into Networking with a large focus on Sercurity. I am trying to figure out the best balance of degree/certifications that would put me on the correct path. I would love to focus on open source OS's but feel that it would severely limit the market I could apply to. Am I wrong in this assumption? Any help that you could offer would be greatly appreciated.
"Where the tree of knowledge stands, there is always paradise": thus speak the oldest and the youngest serpents.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
January 8th, 2003, 06:52 PM
hjack, I presently work in network security. My advice to you would be to learn programming
as with that you can do almost anything. It is the one skill I miss having and hope to learn
very son. Secondly learning "all" OS's is very important, from M$ to linux/unix. Most large networks are a mishmash of both windows/*nix. If you got the cash take some foundstone,
sans, and other type courses. That is my .02 cents worth.
January 8th, 2003, 07:23 PM
I would go for a degree in Computer Science. Unless you know the exact field your going into. Computer Science is more wide-spread. I have my associates in Computer Science, I'm morking on my Masters in Electronic Forensics.
January 8th, 2003, 08:41 PM
I would suggest doing the computer engineering program there. My friend just graduated and as a senior project DELL flew him and his team to silicon valley to work on a problem they are having. Fully paid. Not bad eh. Heh, Gainesville, oh the times I had there. I used to work at Maui teriyaki there on 13th street. heh.. What a small world.