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Trying to plot out a career pivot from Financial Audit to Cyber security where the end goal is becoming Cloud Security Architect. Looking for some feedback on my current plan. Here’s what I’m thinking: 1. Core CompTia certa-> Sec+ 2. Seek first Cy Sec. position 3. CySA+ ->Azure Security Certs 4. Transition into cloud security position Does this make sense, or is it to much/ to little? Im in Public Accounting and am strongly considering sitting for the CPA Exam in order to land a b4 role.

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Skip it all and get gcp and aws or azure certs. Then get cissp after.

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What will I do about experience then? All the certs in the world aren’t that valuable if you don’t have the experience with it.

Are you trying to be a CPA or in cyber? Doing cpa won’t help you directly with security and there is more to cyber than just the big 4. You could look into cyber risk mgmt and audit (CISA/CISM) instead of cpa. Unless you want to go more technical then yes so azure or cloud certs. There’s also more to cloud than only azure. GCP and AWS have big presence depending on the client. Sec+ is a decent start to get a foundation. SANS has more general cloud certs as a building block on top of sec+ for cloud focus if you can afford the class/cert or get company to pay

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Honestly, trying to be in cyber. My thinking was that it would be easier to transition to a Public Accounting firm that offers cyber security services than to find another role out in the wild.

If you don't think you'll be able to get into cyber directly, go into IT Audit and get a CISA; Big4 is always hiring because no one wants to do this. Study up on one of the major cloud providers (AWS/Azure/GCP). Network your way into the Cyber practice.

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