ITProTV, a leading provider of self-paced online IT training and certification courses, today announced that Don Pezet, Co-founder and Lead Edutainer, ITProTV, and CTO of ACI Learning, will present during the virtual 2021 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference. Pezet’s session, “College or Certifications: Charting the Right Path to a Cybersecurity Career,” will take place on Monday, Dec. 6 at 3:00pm ET. “Many high school students and educators today view four-year colleges as the target after high school, but students can start building careers in cybersecurity as early as high school and may not even need to attend four years of college” The Annual NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference, supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), features timely and thought-provoking presentations that highlight effective collaborations, bold experiments and innovations, and other potentially game-changing methods in support of growing the cybersecurity workforce. Attendees include training and educational leaders from academia, business, and government. As part of the event’s Promoting Cybersecurity Career Pathways track, Pezet’s session will present a non-traditional path for breaking into the IT and cybersecurity workforce and the growing weight of certifications, real world experience and demonstrable skills. “Many high school students and educators today view four-year colleges as the target after high school, but students can start building careers in cybersecurity as early as high school and may not even need to attend four years of college,” said Pezet. “I am grateful to the NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference for this opportunity to present out of the box job roles in cybersecurity, the certifications and job skills that would be required to be successful, and timelines for how long it would take for one to gain the appropriate skills. It is my hope that attendees will walk away from this session equipped to support students who may be interested in pursuing cybersecurity as a career and make them aware of the multiple paths to success.” Pezet was selected as a presenter due to his continuous work in the IT industry, as well as his wealth of knowledge in IT and security training. He has been working in the IT industry for more than 25 years, and has spent time as a field engineer in the financial and insurance industries supporting networks around the world. Pezet has spent the last 15 years sharing his experiences with others by focusing on IT training. He is a co-founder of ITProTV and currently the CTO of ACI Learning. Pezet holds certifications from many vendors including the Microsoft MCSE, Amazon ACSA, Cisco CCNP, LPI LPIC-2, and PMI PMP. He also holds numerous certifications from CompTIA including A+, Network+, Security+, and Linux+. About ITProTV, an ACI Learning Company ITProTV is the industry leader for online, self-paced learning for technology professionals, students, and organizations worldwide. By blending entertainment and cutting-edge technology with IT education, ITProTV creates innovative, high-quality training shows taught by experienced educators and industry professionals. With thousands of hours of training video content on a variety of tech topics, ITProTV offers an innovative and effective solution to IT training designed to meet the needs of any learner and any organization - including anyone wanting to start their career, master their profession, or develop their teams. ITProTV is part of the ACI Learning family of companies providing Audit, Cyber, and IT learning solutions for enterprise and consumer markets.