Day 0: Who I Am & What I’m Learning

Introduction

Welcome to my first official blog post! I go by Alex or Alexandria. I am a senior undergraduate aiming to earn my bachelor’s in Cybersecurity. Some of you may know me as @alexandriastech on Twitter. I originally came to Twitter this past summer and had the goal of becoming a web developer.

Well, things change. I’ve decided to focus on getting my first role in Cybersecurity by the end of next year; I graduate in May 2022. I’ve had a couple of internships in the past related to Cybersecurity; most of them being related to governance and compliance. Currently, I serve as an IT Security Analyst intern but work with ServiceNow as my main responsibility.

What I’m Learning

One of the beautiful things about Cybersecurity is there is so much to do and so much to learn; however, one of the most difficult things about Cybersecurity is there is so much to do and so much to learn.

I’ve taken classes in networking, Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, and other technical topics/languages and have had difficulty focusing on which. I’ve been exploring more on my own and have probably picked up more by myself than college has ever taught me.

I think I am most interested in picking up:

  • Python
  • Networking
  • Cloud Technologies (Azure, AWS, or something of the sort)
  • ServiceNow

How I Plan to Move Forward

The thing is, I am not sure what I want to do after college. So as of right now, I am still learning as I go (and will continue to do this in life).

I hope to do a weekly update of what I’ve done throughout the week and post here.