Making a Career Change

Making a Career Change

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.

If you wish to contact me, please use the current email address: peter@q-sing.com. I can also be found on twitter at @_Qsing

1 https://www.scmagazineuk.com/us-launches-cyber-attack-iranian-weapons-systems/article/1588587

2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-48707033/ransomware-cyber-attacks-are-targeting-large-companies-and-demanding-huge-payments

3 https://www.isc2.org/-/media/ISC2/Research/2018-ISC2-Cybersecurity-Workforce-Study.ashx?la=en&hash=4E09681D0FB51698D9BA6BF13EEABFA48BD17DB0

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