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    HI243 is offline Registered User
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    Need Help in Choosing Specialization

    I currently am working on my BS in IT however, i need to choose a specialization, i am stuck since there are so many choices i was wondering if i can get some feedback on some specializations aside from cyber security, that are worth looking into that will help narrow it down that you may recommend for those who are already much more experienced. any thoughts?

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    No body can recommend you what specialization except you. The specialization should be spark your interests, if you are enjoy working with the systems (Unix, Linux, Windows, Mac); then system engineering would be perfect for you.

    If you are interested making a network infrastructure working, then network engineering . Keep in mind that Cyber Security is too board as well:
    - Vulnerabilities
    - Penetration Testing
    - Software Security (Blackbox Testing)
    - Programming Security
    - Policy, Compliance , and Standard Security (e.i: PCI, HIPPA, NIST, ISO, SOX, and more)
    - Network Security (IPS, IDS, Firewall, NAC, and etc)
    - System Security
    -----and much more....
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    It would help to have a list of the available specializations.
    Texas State University - PhD CJ (ABD)
    Angelo State University - Master of Security Studies and Grad Cert Terrorism
    Thomas Edison State College/University - BA Soc Sci, AAS in Environmental Safety, ASNSM in Biology, & BSBA in CIS

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    Thank you for the feedbacks, my interest so far is within networking , i realized programming is not for me, here is a list of the specializations available.
    • Business Administration
    • Criminal Forensics
    • Criminal Justice Management
    • Criminology
    • Cyber Security
    • Data Management and Analysis
    • Emergency Management
    • Finance
    • Foundations of Accounting
    • Healthcare Informatics
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resources and Organizational Development
    • Intelligence and Homeland Security
    • Marketing
    • Operations Management and Supervision
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Professional Sales
    • Project Management
    • Public Administration
    • Public and Non-Profit Management
    • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
    • Strategic Communication

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    Quote Originally Posted by HI243 View Post
    Thank you for the feedbacks, my interest so far is within networking , i realized programming is not for me, here is a list of the specializations available.
    • Business Administration
    • Criminal Forensics
    • Criminal Justice Management
    • Criminology
    • Cyber Security
    • Data Management and Analysis
    • Emergency Management
    • Finance
    • Foundations of Accounting
    • Healthcare Informatics
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resources and Organizational Development
    • Intelligence and Homeland Security
    • Marketing
    • Operations Management and Supervision
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Professional Sales
    • Project Management
    • Public Administration
    • Public and Non-Profit Management
    • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
    • Strategic Communication
    Your list seems to be strange to me that Bachelor degree in Information Technology with non-technical specialization exception of Cyber Security and Data Management and Analysis. If those are the only specialization I would recommend Cyber Security, which you can steer to Network Security for professional. However, the following certifications are recommended.
    - CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional)
    - CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Security
    - CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) Security
    - CCIE (Cisco Certified Internet Expert) Security
    - GIAC GIH (Global Information Assurance ) Incident Handler
    - OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional)
    - OSCE (Offensive Security Certified Expert)
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    Very informative Thank you, do you know if by any chance any certifications are available and can be done online?

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by HI243 View Post
    Very informative Thank you, do you know if by any chance any certifications are available and can be done online?

    Thank you
    All those certifications are self study and can be done online. However, you have to challenge exam at Thomson Prometric or Pearson VUE testing centers.

    For example: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
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    Data Management and Analysis will become the fastest growing field in IT over the next two years.

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    Well, these days you can do specialization in any of the field online. Though many institutes are available which provide such kind of degrees like- NIIT Cloud Campus. NIIT Certification, NIIT Certification Courses | NIIT Certifications

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