Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Why Should I Go Into A Cybersecurity Career?
Over the past six years, cybersecurity jobs have increased by 94%. If you’re looking for a career in cybersecurity, now is the right time. Cybersecurity is a growing industry with a lot of different jobs that offer ample opportunity for career growth. According to Cyberseek, there are almost 500,000 job openings. Clearwater, Tampa, St.Petersburg, and Clearwater have over 6,000 job vacancies. This means that cybersecurity professionals should always be in demand.
Which should you get for cybersecurity-A degree or Certifications?
A degree in cybersecurity is more expensive than a certification and takes much longer. Although the degree gives you a broad understanding that can be used in many industries, it does not have as many hands-on skills.
A certification shows that you are able to demonstrate the skills employers require. 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 they had a bachelor’s and 5% said that they had a master’s.
How Much Can I Make In A Cybersecurity Career?
On February 20, 2021, the average cybersecurity professional salary in America was $112974. The average cybersecurity salary is $65,000 (25th%) – $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 five 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 in Cybersecurity 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. It has been technically updated to DOD-8140. However, it still uses the DOD-8570 chart. You need at least one of these certifications if your position might expose you to sensitive government information. CompTIA Security+ usually is the minimum certification required. 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?
Are you unemployed? If so, you may be eligible for a WIOA Grant that could pay for your training and job placement assistance (yes, that means it might be free if you qualify!) Call today or make an appointment for us to call you.