Student Spotlight: Micah Pegman
Major: Computer and Information
Micah Pegman’s interest in computers began at the age of 9 when his parents bought the first family computer.
He was 20 when a friend convinced him to study for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) credential. Now he has graduated from College of DuPage with multiple credentials, having completed both the Computer and Internetworking Technician and Information Systems Security associate degrees as well as CCNA certification in Routing and Switching, Voice, and Security.
Pegman worked as a network engineer at AIE and is now a senior security analyst with SecureWorks. He is also part of the 3+1 program with Lewis University, where he is finishing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
His eventual goal is to obtain the CCIE and a master’s degree in Cyber Security from Lewis University.
“Having been awarded two degrees and the CCNA certifications at College of DuPage, I gained more confidence in being able to perform at my work,” he said. “My advice to other students is to relax because it’s easy to overthink things in the beginning. Make sure you practice what is taught. Don’t just read the books and think you’re finished, because this is just the beginning.”
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