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I am currently studying MSC Distributed system security and networks in the U.K., and I want to know what I should do after completing my degree to get a job in this related field. What particular subject should I focus more or study more about, and what skills should I develop to make a place for myself in the current market?
You might want to consider pursuing a technical information security certification of some kind or another. Were you here in the US, I would recommend something like the ISC-squared's CISSP, ISACA CISM, or one of the SANS GIAC intermediate or senior level credentials. But since I don't know much about how those credentials are recognized or accepted in the U.K., I'd urge you to talk to a faculty advisor or mentor about how best to pursue your career goals. At a minimum, you'll want to make sure your research and/or thesis work is relevant to the workplace (that will help you find a good position); at best, you might luck into research work that would lead directly to post-matriculation employment.
Best of luck in your career planning and training/education activities!
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