I will start with a quick run down of how i got here. I am 2 classes away from finishing an associates in managment. About 18 months ago I was bitten by the tech bug (building little static sites for small businesses) and it has only gotten stronger. Now i am thinking about switching from my management degree to an IT degree once i get my A.S. this semester (my current school has a CNSS endorsed B.S. in info tech and security).
I started researching this IT field about a week ago after talking with a few people who are knowledgeable about this topic (for those who want to know, i found this site by googling "CNSS"...1st page results). So far i have had a hard time finding solid info from a "hands on" source.
I really just want to know what i should expect to get out of this type of work? What knowledge do you use the most (hardware, programming, neither)? Is a specific degree that focuses on info security the way to go or should i get a more general degree (computer sciences?)
And lastly, is there any way i could jump in before switching majors and try some of this kind of work at home? I have been playing with HTML, CSS, JS, and a little php for the past 18 months...will any of that carry over to this?
Thanks, and hello again