Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Is Cybersecurity a Good Career?
Over the past six years, cybersecurity jobs have increased by 94%. If you are looking for a career with a high degree of flexibility and change, then cybersecurity is the right career choice. There are many opportunities for career advancement in cybersecurity, which is a rapidly growing industry. Cyberseek claims that there are over 500,000 job openings. Clearwater, Tampa, St.Petersburg, and Clearwater have over 6,000 job vacancies. These numbers indicate that cybersecurity professionals must always be in demand.
Degree vs Certifications
A cybersecurity degree costs more than a certification and takes longer. While the degree offers a wide range of knowledge that can be applied in many industries, it has less hands-on skills.
The right certification demonstrates that you have a specific skill the employer wants. Also, there is a legal requirement (see above). All this is why, according to the recent Information Week Dark Reading salary survey 70% of cybersecurity workers said that certifications were their most important training. only 10% said a bachelor’s degree and 5% said a master’s degree.
What is the Average Income in Cybersecurity?
The average salary of cybersecurity professionals in the United States was $112,974 on February 20, 2021. The average cybersecurity salary is between $65,000 (25th%) to $145,000. (75th%) Entry levels typically have lower salaries but offer exceptional work opportunities with greater responsibility and higher mobility.
Can I really finish the training in 5 weeks?
Our Cyber Security IT Professional program is designed to do just that. The curriculum and hands-on labs are developed by Microsoft and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) – globally recognized industry representatives.
How can I get hired as a Cybersecurity professional without a degree?
CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, are the most essential certifications you will need if your new to cybersecurity. This is because of a less-known government regulation, DOD-8570. Although technically it has been updated as DOD-8140, the chart used the DOD-8570 old format. You must hold at least one certification if you’re in a situation where sensitive government data might be available to you. Typically the minimum asked for is CompTIA Security+. Even companies that will never work with the government are asking for this certification. These certifications will make you highly sought-after and should not be a problem to get placed.
What's next if I want to get started?
First, let’s find out if you are eligible for a WIOA Grant. This grant can cover the cost of this (yes, it might be free if you qualify!) Why don’t you call right now or make an appointment for us to call you