I'm a SW developer, have been working in industry and research for 8 years, mainly coding in UNIC/C/C++. I'm currently working on a fixed term contract that ends in a year from now.
My skills in SW are obsolete, I think my market value is very low.
I want to change my orientation a little, and try something more marketable. I'm tired of development, I don't have the energy to learn new languages and frameworks etc. Any young college grad. can do it better.
So I'm thinking of going into IT security.
I have no past experience on IT security at all. I have to get training.
As I see it, my options are:
OPTIONS: 1. Enroll in a Univ. somewhere, get an MSc degree in IT security, online or with physical presence
2. Try to get the CISCO Security Professional certification.
MY QUESTION: Is there any other, better option? If not, which one of these two is the best, from your point of view?
Thanks in advance.