Anyone work in technology (cloud, cyber security, etc) without a technology background? Looking to leverage my TS clearance but best opportunities are all tech heavy and I don’t have those skills. Are all the people doing these roles computer science people/programmers? how do you get those skills without that background?

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I'm not a programmer and am a senior manager in Salesforce. They have free training online if you want to get into it - it's called Salesforce trailhead


I second this. I’m a Salesforce implementation consultant without a technical background. You can learn a lot from trailheads, but also just on the job. I don’t do any coding, although I sometimes “read” over it when I’m doing QA (testing). Most of my job is coordinating between client and devs or doing point and click implementation myself


Plenty of people. You got this.


Get some certs


SA1 is correct. Not sure why everyone thinks you need to be a programmer. No. You can do plenty without being one.


I do. Got a security+ which allowed me get hired to do cyber security stuff. Got some cloud certs and am pivoting that way now.

All of them. Get on a cyber account. If you have the skills/certs + that level of clearance $170k is a very easy ask.

A lot of tech in the cleared space isn’t that exciting bc of all of the tech restrictions

Govcloud isn’t the end to end solution though. Python packages still have a lag on getting updated onto the higher networks, tableau maps can’t be connected to the internet (so no map box) etc

Doesnt have to be development work. DevOps or Cloud Engineering are good options. Get a AWS Cert if you have time.

I’m a C right now with TS, with the skills/project exp/knowledge I have other firms are offering me 30-40% more...

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