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Career Specific Questions HELP

Hi guys I need some help on this one.

I am asking this for a friend of mine who is considering a career change and looking into cyber security degrees/paths. He has been told its pretty easy to get in and make good money. However this was advised by a CC Advisor.

His position:

Zero IT/Helpdesk/Technology Experience of Any Kind. (Cannot assemble a computer)

4 Year Degree in Bible

25 Years Old


I am reading up on how to help advise him. I am under the impression that while cyber security is an awesome field, with many incredible paying paths, nearly all of them need a large amount of experience in technology related fields. He is expecting to make 50-60k out of school with a 2 year degree in "cyber security" alone. (Massachusetts)

Please advise and add thoughts. I am hoping to help direct him, either to encourage or shine a light on this potential career change.

He is a good friend, and I want whats best for him. I know literally nothing about this field and its many facets which is why I am coming to the source.

  • Sdknighted
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Career Advice

Hi guys I need some help on this one.

I am asking this for a friend of mine who is considering a career change and looking into cyber security degrees/paths. He has been told its pretty easy to get in and make good money. However this was advised by a CC Advisor.

His position:

Zero IT/Helpdesk/Technology Experience of Any Kind. (Cannot assemble a computer)

4 Year Degree in Bible

25 Years Old


I am reading up on how to help advise him. I am under the impression that while cyber security is an awesome field, with many incredible paying paths, nearly all of them need a large amount of experience in technology related fields. He is expecting to make 50-60k out of school with a 2 year degree in "cyber security" alone. (Massachusetts)

Please advise and add thoughts. I am hoping to help direct him, either to encourage or shine a light on this potential career change.

He is a good friend, and I want whats best for him. I know literally nothing about this field and its many facets which is why I am coming to the source.

  • Sdknighted
4 points · 4 days ago

I suggest you post at /r/itcareerquestions

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Original Poster1 point · 4 days ago

Thank you i will !

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Career Help Question

Hi guys I need some help on this one.

I am asking this for a friend of mine who is considering a career change and looking into cyber security degrees/paths. He has been told its pretty easy to get in and make good money. However this was advised by a CC Advisor.

His position:

Zero IT/Helpdesk/Technology Experience of Any Kind. (Cannot assemble a computer)

4 Year Degree in Bible

25 Years Old


I am reading up on how to help advise him. I am under the impression that while cyber security is an awesome field, with many incredible paying paths, nearly all of them need a large amount of experience in technology related fields. He is expecting to make 50-60k out of school with a 2 year degree in "cyber security" alone. (Massachusetts)

Please advise and add thoughts. I am hoping to help direct him, either to encourage or shine a light on this potential career change.

He is a good friend, and I want whats best for him. I know literally nothing about this field and its many facets which is why I am coming to the source.

  • Sdknighted
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[Unpopular Opinion]

Back bling or not. I love the red knights look and bought it anyway. Just play the D@MN game people lol :)

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Cyber Security Career Question

Hi guys,

So to start I work in a completely unrelated field. One of my best friends is looking into careers in cyber security. Now I know of many people who make an incredible living with this career choice. Even making deep 6 figures. However given his situation I think this is going to be a Lot more work than he thinks it will be.

His Position:

25 Years Old

4 Year Degree in Bibilcal Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

No Prior Techincal experience of any kind. (No Job related, or really even basic computer knowledge).

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He Has been told by attaining a 1 Year Cert from the local community college he will be able to walk into a job at 45 - 55K a year. and Within 5 be making 70k + a year. This sounds unusual to me. I know many CS guys who have a degree related, and multiple certs who do not make that much. Howver I am completely blind when it comes to knowing norms for this field. I am hoping to either reinforce his decision and back him up as a friend, or give him a dose of reality. I am hoping to get advise from people who know better than myself. I should also add this is specifically for the Massachusetts/Rhode Island Area.

Thank you in Advance for your time and expertise on the subject matter

- SDknighted

Stop him now.

there is a better way to do this. He'll literally destroy his credit

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Original Poster2 points · 10 days ago

This is exactly what I have been saying, but he thinks it won't matter once he is out of school.

He's making some rash decisions into a career he knows nothing about.

There is nothing wrong with betting on yourself, but he needs to be smart about this.

Does he really think he can make it a whole year without a job?

I mean sometimes you have to let people make their own mistakes but i would give it one more shot and try to convince him another way to do it.

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Original Poster1 point · 10 days ago

I absolutely will, im gathering evidence to help tell him. I want to prove he needs to pump the brakes

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US 997 Amazon Unlocked Oreo?

Hey guys so I see quite a few US997 edition Have gotten the update, im curious if any of them were the unlocked Amazon prime edition?

Im on software version US997A10c

Assuming that is some odd Amazon variant.

I know they roll out in batches, but this is an odd version and im not sure what is going to happen with the update.

I have tried OTA, and Bridge both say "Up to Date".

Original Poster1 point · 11 days ago

Hey Guys I got my Notification to download the update around 2 hours ago! FINALLY

Update out to Amazon devices now. My network is T-Mobile.

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Original Poster1 point · 11 days ago

Mine Is updating now!

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Thoughts on how EPIC is actially improving FortniteBR

Hi Guys,

So I do not post much (or at all), but I wanted to throw out a few thoughts and comments on how I believe EPIC is doing with Battle Royale.

For starters: Season 4

Battle Pass. I see alot of complaints on the amount of "grinding" this season has talen to get the desired level 80 "full unlock".

Im my opinion this was an awesome move, not only does it allow for a relatively normal doffoculty to unlock the 100 tier, but also gave us something else to aspire to throughout the season. I know I personally unlocked Omega quickly and would probably have lost some interest in the season if I didnt want those colored lights so badly. I understand this made alot of people angry, but they need to realize games need to have things that require alot of work to obtain.

As far as the updates.

I want to say I understand many of the people who have started to play this game are younger gamers, who have not had a long history with games. I myself am almost 30 years old and have been "gaming" for almost 20 of those years. Something often forgotten especially on Xbox and PS4 is that games rarely last more than a year or 2 of use. On PC we are fortunate enough to see games like Leagie of Legends, Overwatch, SWTOR, and many other games that continue with a loyal fambase for many years.

Epic Games is attempting to lift Fortnite into that next level. A game that will have a following for years to come.

Something else they have always been criticized for (mainly by PUBG fanboys) is Fortnite's legitimacy as a shooter. Fortnite has long been a Build and Shotgun type of game. The problem with that, is it isnt how most proper shooting games function. It minimizes how players effectively use the rest of the weapon set available.

If you watch these updates, piece by piece, Epic is creating an even more legitimate shooter. Now I am NOT saying they have arrived, i am saying its improving.

  • The shotgun nerf was to minimize people depending on them
  • The building nerf was to minimize people who dont fight properly and instead simply build continously.
  • Buffs to other weapons like the minigun and now SMGs all attempts to bring viability to these other weapons.
  • The opaque editing, was to minimize the amount of time people spend in hiding avoiding conflict.

And there are many others...

I write this knowing this will likely be downvoted, however I feel its important to shed a little perspective on the subject.

This is just one Gamers perspective, feel free to comment and question. I enjoy friendly discussion and am more than open to correction on these thoughts.

  • Sdknighted

https://i.redd.it/yrpnvf9dpg711.jpg

Exactly, I still try to run a shotgun in my loadout too, those SMGs really tear through bullets.

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Original Poster2 points · 13 days ago

They really do... and if someone is moving quickly its not always easy to land the 10+ bullets you need for that complete kill.

Hey, mind if I ask if you play on PC or console? I'm looking for someone to play, you seem pretty cool :D I'm a decent player if you're worried about that.

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Original Poster1 point · 13 days ago

I play PC but Im fine with crossplay if you are. Feel free to add me, username is the same on here as in game.

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I got the unlocked Amazon version and it's still on December 2017. Super lame.

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Same no update to Oreo.

Any chance you can show a screenshot?

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