You may be working on the entry-level skills to break into IT, or you may already be a working professional. But you should always be looking both ahead, at what the landscape will look like in two to five years, and over your shoulder, at the skills your peers are gaining and polishing. Inevitably you’re going to move in the direction of some specialty, be it programming, networking, security or niches like medicine or law.
Take a look at this NetworkWorld piece, “Security pros seek hacking, forensics skills” at http://tinyurl.com/ylg3n84 . In a word, your peers (and competitors) are pursuing security certifications (37%), learning ethical hacking (20%) and studying forensics (13%).
Start running now, if you want to catch up….