Regarding OSCP and my situation

edited March 13 in Off-topic

Hello fellow members,

I've always had a passion for infosec going as far back to my teenager years. It was my dream to work in this field. However, where I live, dreams seldom come true. Of course I'm not entirely innocent. I should've worked harder for my dream instead of succumbing to my parents a long time ago. Currently I'm a phd candidate in an unrelated field. Since there really isn't an industry in my country the only way for me is to go academic after the phd. However deep down I still want to work in infosec. But I don't see why anyone would hire me. Anyway, a friend of mine, who also graduated from an unrelated field but working in infosec in a relatively good company told me that if I get OSCP, it would at least make potential employers think twice. I'm now thinking maybe I should give a shot at my dream job before going full academic after phd. What do you experienced people think about this? Would I have a chance or should I let it go?


  • To be honest, you need to follow your dream job and work hard until you got it.


  • edited March 13

    I wish I understood that years ago... It is never late but I think advices from people in this field will be valuable for planning a path for me.

  • @krypt I'm almost 40 and although I have been in Technology jobs for mot of my working career I only decided that InfoSec was my passion a couple of years ago. I worked hard, though I still have a TON to learn, but I landed my first job in infosec a few months ago. This is without any degree or certifications yet. You can do it, if you are willing to do it.

  • Go for it. You can do it. Never too late.

    OSCP + CISSP could give you a shot and fast forward 2 years of OTJ, and you're gucci.


  • Thank you mates. This means a lot to me. I'm all hyped up now :)
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