As documented by Emmanuel Mothogwane
My career began as a field service technician with Telkom, the leading wireline and wireless telecommunications provider in South Africa. I earned my degree in electrical engineering, so working with ADSL, routers and switches, and other configurations needed in telecom was a natural fit. However, after a few years, I realized that there weren’t enough opportunities for growth in the field. I started working within other organizations and realized that hacking is a huge problem for businesses and that there was a demand for professionals who know how to make our systems more secure.
I began learning more about IT networks and cyber security using free courses through SkillUp by Simplilearn. From there, I decided to pursue training to help me enter the cyber security field. Simplilearn’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification, felt like the right next step because it’s globally recognized and is an audit professional certification sponsored by the reputed Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).