Do you have to know how to program code to work in cybersecurity?


Typically, the majority of entry-level cybersecurity positions do not require any coding skills. However, some mid-level and upper-level cybersecurity positions, that you may progress to with experience, will require coding knowledge.

Nonetheless, as the cybersecurity profession is huge, most cybersecurity professionals do not require any knowledge of coding and can make an incredibly successful career knowing only about networks and OS administration.


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