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Information Technology Security Consultants

Education and Training Requirements

High School

Take as many computer science courses in high school as possible—especially those in IT security, programming, and database management. Information technology security consultants frequently interact with colleagues and customers during meetings and phone calls, via e-mail and online collaboration software, and through written reports, so it’s important to develop excellent communication skills by taking English and speech classes and joining the debate club. If you plan to own a consulting firm, be sure to take classes in business, marketing, mathematics, and accounting. Other recommended classes include psychology, social studies, science, and foreign languages.

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