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 are interested in a career that is constantly evolving and changing, this is the time to start a career as a cybersecurity professional. Cybersecurity is an expanding industry that offers many different job opportunities and great career prospects. Cyberseek estimates that there are nearly 500,000 job opportunities. For example, the Tampa / St.Petersburg/ Clearwater job market has over 6,000 open positions. This means cybersecurity professionals will always be in high demand.
Degree vs Certifications
While a certificate is cheaper than a degree in cybersecurity, it takes longer and costs more. While the degree offers a wide range of knowledge that can be applied in many industries, it has less hands-on skills.
A certification shows that you are able to demonstrate the skills employers require. There is also 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% of respondents said they had a bachelor’s or master’s degree, while 5% said they had a combination.
How Much Can I Earn In A Cybersecurity Career?
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-level roles typically have lower wages but offer more opportunities for growth and responsibility.
How can I get trained in just five weeks?
Microsoft and the Computing Technology Industry Association, (CompTIA), are internationally recognized industry representatives who developed the Cyber Security IT Professional program curriculum, which is designed to complete your training in five weeks (or ten weeks if you choose evening classes). They also created the hands-on labs.
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. Here is why: There is a little-known government regulation called 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. Typically the minimum asked for is CompTIA Security+. Even companies that will never work with the government are asking for this certification. These certifications are highly desirable and will help you to be placed.
How do I get started with your cybersecurity training program?
First, we want to check to see if you are eligible for a WIOA Grant, which could pay for it for you (yes, that means it might not cost you anything if you qualify)! Call or make an appointment today for us to call you.