Is working Technical Support as a stepping stone a good idea?

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Hi all, I am currently working at a big 4 consulting firm in GRC / security auditing with 1 year of experience and am looking to move into industry. I am hoping to move into presales but don’t think I have a strong enough technical background so I am considering technical support roles (as I have experience in general IT support from a part time position a few years ago) as a stepping stone before moving across to presales. Is this a good idea? Do you think this may be a step backwards in my career? How would you approach this? Any thoughts/ comments would be much appreciated. Thanks 😊

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Any experience in IT is useful. Helps you understand how things works in real life and technical support will give you insight into the end users mindset.

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It's literally one of the best stepping stones. A lot of folks who get "security" certs or degrees know nothing about technology. That's a serious problem. Get your A+ (comptia), get on a desk for a year, move to a SOC.

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Is there a good step after SOC, or is that the time to try to slalom into pentest/threat Intel/red team?

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Yes. It can be great. I started out as a college intern working IT. Then moved to the firewall team and realized I loved cyber security.

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I was on a hiring team not too long ago and I would almost always end up recommending the experienced support engineer or sysadmin over a bunch of certificates. More so I know of a good number of certificates only hires who ended up failing.

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Bluntly, if you want to get into security, I'd rather want to see a support job than a presales in your resume.

Why do you want to waste your talent with the marketing people? Not enough creativity nose-candy in your diet? 🙂

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If you don't do technical support, then how can you do cybersecurity?

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To answer your question, any experience and information technology is beneficial to career development. Whether you're deciding to go into presales, security, or management. Having a basic understanding of information technology and what individuals in a support position do on a daily basis or a requested to do but cannot fulfill our very beneficial skills to have. Best of luck in whatever endeavor you choose.

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