From retail to cyber security - a career leap Daniel doesn't regret

22 April 2021

Daniel was working in retail, selling music instruments, when he was drawn to a career in IT. He found Victoria University Polytechnic to be the perfect fit, saying the encouragement he received while studying his cyber security course pushed him ahead.

"I left my job as a sales professional so I could focus on studying the Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC), and take care of my kids while my wife worked. It helped that the course could be studied online when I was unable to make it to classes. From day one, I was impressed with the infrastructure and the teachers. My time studying at VU Polytechnic gave me a good foundation in IT. The teachers were supportive and had a wealth of knowledge.

We were introduced to Immersive Labs, which was a hacking platform and I was able to reach the highest score in the college. This taught me a lot and I gained new IT skills. The best thing about studying cyber security at VU Polytechnic was the positive and fun environment we were in. I loved going through the hacking challenges that were gamified in the labs."

I would recommend Victoria University Polytechnic because of the quality of teachers and the well-structured course. The classrooms were comfortable and the online learning portal VU Collaborate was easy to use. I completed my course and I am currently working as a Customer Support Engineer for an American software company. Overall, my journey has been fantastic!

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