Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Is Cybersecurity a Good Career?
The number of cybersecurity jobs has increased by 94% over the last six years. If you’re looking for a career in cybersecurity, now is the right time. Cybersecurity is a fast-growing industry that offers many career opportunities. Cyberseek reports that there are almost 500,000 job positions. There are more than 6,000 job opportunities in the Tampa / St.Petersburg/ Clearwater area, for example. Cybersecurity professionals are always in high demand.
Which should you get for cybersecurity-A degree or Certifications?
While a certificate is cheaper than a degree in cybersecurity, it takes longer and costs more. The degree is more general and can be applied to many industries. However, it requires less practical skills.
The right certification demonstrates that you have a specific skill the employer wants. Also, there is a legal requirement (see above). According to Information Week’s Dark Reading salary survey, 70% said that certifications are the most important training for their careers. Only 10% said they had a bachelor’s and 5% said that they had a master’s.
How Much Can I Make In A Cybersecurity Career?
The average salary of cybersecurity professionals was $112974 in the United States on February 20, 2021. The average cybersecurity salary is between $65,000 (25th%) to $145,000. (75th%) Entry-level positions have lower salaries, but offer great opportunities for advancement and increased responsibility.
How can I get trained in just 5 weeks?
Microsoft and CompTIA, internationally recognized industry leaders, created the Cyber Security IT Practitioner program curriculum and hands-on labs and is designed to be able to be completed in five weeks (or ten weeks if you choose evening classes).
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. (Technically, it has been updated to DOD-8140, but that uses the old DOD-8570 chart). You must hold at least one certification if you’re in a situation where sensitive government data might be available to you. CompTIA Security+ is usually the minimum required. This certification is requested by companies even if they will not work for the government. If you get these certifications, the demand for your skills is very strong and you should have no problem getting placed.
What's next if I want to get started?
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