New in the civilian IT world.
Hey everyone. I'm new in the civilian field and could use some direction. I served 6 years in the Army, all of which I worked and gained experience as my units head Information Management Officer, Information Assurance Systems Officer, and Technical Area Security Officer. I am also a Operation Enduring Freedom veteran for which I received an Army commendation medal for my performance in these areas. Have experience with various programs including Rumba, Oracle, Active Directory, etc. I also have an active Secret clearance with the Department of Defense. Now I am fresh out and want to seek a civilian career in the Information security field. I have no idea where to start or if any of my military experience would be considered in a job interview. I was recommended by a friend to take A+, Network+, and Security+ to jump-start my civilian resume. I have already began studying for A+ and am planning on signing up for a Security+ class, which is the direction I want to take. Any suggestions? Would a company consider my military experience at all?