Michael Coleman

From Account Manager to Cyber Security Expert: Michael’s Story

At ITonlinelearning, we are thrilled to witness the transformative journeys of our students. One such inspiring story is that of Michael, who made a significant career shift from an account manager to a cyber security professional.

A New Beginning

Michael, who had spent seven years as an Openreach engineer and previously worked as an account manager for the Daily Mirror, decided it was time for a change. “Hi, my name is Mike. I’ve been an Openreach engineer for the last seven years. Before that, I was an account manager for the Daily Mirror,” Michael shared. Eager to pursue a new path, he enrolled in ITonlinelearning’s Cyber Security course in November 2023.

The ITonlinelearning Journey

Michael chose ITonlinelearning after conducting thorough research. “I wanted to study cyber security for a while, and through doing my research online, I found the ITonlinelearning course. It looked perfect for the journey I wanted to go on,” Michael explained. The course’s comprehensive curriculum and industry-recognized certifications attracted him, providing a solid foundation in cyber security.

Comprehensive and Practical Learning

The Cyber Security course at ITonlinelearning covered a broad spectrum of essential certifications, including A+, Network+, Security+, and CySA+. Michael emphasized the importance of these certifications, stating, “The certifications were popular amongst employers and provided a brilliant foundation of knowledge to get into the IT industry and hit the ground running.”

Supportive Tutorship

One of the standout features of Michael’s experience was the exceptional support from his tutor, Jerry. “The most memorable feature was definitely the tutorship. Having someone like Jerry on the other end of the phone that you can contact was brilliant,” Michael recalled. The personalized support and guidance helped him grasp complex concepts and boosted his confidence throughout his studies.

Achieving Success

Michael’s dedication and hard work paid off. “It only took me three weeks of looking since I passed my second certification to find a job, and I’ll be starting in a month’s time,” he shared. The support from ITonlinelearning’s recruitment team and the confidence he gained through the course played a crucial role in his success.

A Transformative Experience

Reflecting on his journey, Michael expressed his gratitude for ITonlinelearning. “ITonlinelearning has helped me grow professionally and personally tremendously. The knowledge you gain through these certifications and the study is vital to getting into the actual IT industry,” he stated.

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