I am currently working on getting a degree in cybersecurity. Have only done some of the basics so far.
I've been working with computers (almost entirely Windows based) casually for over two decades so not all of this is super new.
My biggest concern is being able to certify and actually utilize the knowledge I'm getting. I am not having too hard a time understanding what I'm seeing (on some level) but I worry how well I'll retain it. It's like a second language or math, if I'm not using it, I'm losing it.
Are there any suggestions on how I can ingrain stuff more and what kind of expectations would I have for a job? I worry I won't be hired because I won't have years of network/security experience compared to other folks. I'm a very quick learner, but I want to give myself the best chances.