I'm a career changer and have been doing the Freecodecamp syllabus alongside with working on a few hobby projects which have required me to learn SQL and PHP.
Ultimately, I want to work in software or web development and working towards something like database administration. I have also considered security as it seems to be in demand, but I would like to work in the software side of security, rather than in infrastructre.
I have been offered a course in Cyber Security and Networking - which is a 6 month course and covers Intro to Cyber Security, Networking and Routing and Project Management. The Cyber Security component follows the Cisco 'Intro to Cyber Security' - I'm not sure whether this is what I am looking for as it seems that it is more based on hardware and configuration.
I am trying to build my GitHub and continue learning, but I'm just not sure whether it will ever be enough.
- Is any tertiary qualification better than self taught?
- If I want to do DBA or software security, is learning networking and routing worthwhile?
- Are the qualifications that would be better suited to what I am looking for?
Cheers for any help, I don't really have many contacts in the industry and COVID has ceased the ability to build my network.