Welcome to my blog.
My name is Peter, and I am a career-changer and this blog is about my efforts in learning and trying to enter into the IT Networking/Cyber Security industries.
My previous career was as a Quantity Surveyor where I worked on small domestic works with costs of £25k to Europe’s largest construction project currently costed at £17.6 billion (subject to its completion.) My time in one industry has come to an end and my next challenge and career I am hoping, lay in information technology.
In particular, I would like to explore the fields of networking and/or cyber security, areas I have chosen, because of past experience I had from a Cisco Internetworking Course and because today we are constantly informed of dangers from our reliance on technology whether it be from state to state cyber-attacks1, ransomware2, phishing emails, malware, hacking and so on….oh and there are something in the region of 2.93million3 job vacancy’s to fill.
I am presently retraining and in this blog I am aiming to record my progress, the barriers that I encounter, the people I meet, the mistakes I make and the learning and understanding to be gained. The journey, is daunting but at the same time I see something exciting ahead of me, especially in seizing one of those vacancies out there waiting for me.