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I have done BS in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from International Islamic University. Nowadays I am doing MS in information Security from Military College of Signals. Please guide me that is there any good career path with respect to my specific education?

I have done BS in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from International Islamic University. Nowadays I am doing MS in information Security from Military College of Signals. Please guide me that is there any good career path with respect to my specific education?

Query Statement: Hello, I wanted advice about my career progression. I have done BS in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from International Islamic University. Nowadays i am doing MS in information Security from Military College of Signals. After bachelors I worked in an ISP as network and field support engineer, meanwhile doing some network and system based courses like CCNA, MCITP and VMware assocaite level courses. I stayed there for about 1 and a half years. Nowadays with my MS i am doing a job as an IT officer in a Textile mill. Actually as you see my bachelors and my present MS and job description are different fields, i chose information security because i feel that i can excel in this field and in my bachelors i felt more comfortable and keen in learning network related courses. I always face questions about my diverse field nature. Please guide me that is there any good career path with respect to my specific education?. Or should I change my path? Or I should do PhD in my present field?

If there are opportunities then guide me through the proper way so that I can have a good job with these specific levels of expertise

Waiting for your reply.

Education Level: Masters

Skills – Subject Related: Network and System Planning, Deployment and Support

All network and system related queries and support Embedded Systems for Automation Digital Image Processing

Skills – Non Subject Related: Ability to work under high pressure and little time Always ready to learn new things and technologies Can survive in harsh environments provided there is something to learn of my interest

Interests: Latest Technologies information gathering and learning, Embedded systems design and implementation, Information Security related tasks and tools

Career Objective: I want to excel as an embedded systems security specialist.

Counseling(History): I have previously talked to my seniors and colleagues but they have always discouraged me in choosing these diverse fields.

 

CCP Pakistan Advisors Replies

 Zubair Bajwa

Dear Yaseen,

Your choice of degrees and colleges are excellent, only that there are not many job openings right now in the country. I suggest you get into telecom industry (mobilink etc, ericsson , NCR, teradata) or defense like  SPD; should also try abroad.

PhD is also not bad only if, you get HEC scholarship.

Good Luck,

Sajid Ali

I appreciate your competencies and i will definitely encouraging you to pursue your higher studies. Now a days employers are looking for people with diverse experiences and expertise. Don’t lose hope go head as you are going… 

Hamid Gul

Hi,

It seems strange to me that after getting specialize in Information Technology you are doing job in Mill.

Here I can suggest you something up to the market, please go for emerging trends like:

Cloud Computing + Information Security

BYOD and IoT

Kind regards

Farhan Khan

Nice to read about your progressive approach. Unfortunately in Pakistan there are 100’s of practical examples where people from entire different educational backgrounds work on diversified job roles. So there is no promise that you will get a job role which may best suites to your educational background. I suggest that you should go ahead with PhD in information Security in any reputed University in Europe or Japan. Regarding job opportunity

Best of Luck ………..

Hasnain Malik

Yeah what your experience is   its great and you should contact any specialist networker like haroon malik cisco head Islamabad and umer gul ciscom networking head .You should do Phd

Syed Iqbal haider

Asslam O Alaikum

It seems that you are progressing very well with what you are doing! What is wrong pursuing with what you’re already, are doing?

If. however, it is not your choicest career and you want to go in Research and university teaching, then of course Ph. D. is the best route, otherwise I would advise  you make the best of your innovative talent in your present field of practice.

REGARDS

Safeer Abbas

Just go for your interest because you can do your best only with your interest.

Good Luck!

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