Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
In the last six years, cybersecurity jobs have seen a 94% increase. 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 a fast-growing industry that offers many career opportunities. Cyberseek estimates that there are nearly 500,000 job opportunities. There are more than 6,000 job opportunities in the Tampa / St.Petersburg/ Clearwater area, for example. These numbers indicate that cybersecurity professionals must always be in demand.
What do cybersecurity workers prefer-a degree or 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.
The right certification demonstrates that you have a specific skill the employer wants. There is also a legal requirement (see above). Because of all this, according to a recent Information Week’s, Dark Reading salary survey, 70% of workers in cybersecurity said certifications were the most important training in developing their career. 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?
On February 20, 2021, the average salary for cybersecurity professionals in the United States stood at $112,974 The average cybersecurity salary is between $65,000 (25th%) to $145,000. (75th%) Entry-level jobs typically offer lower salaries, but great work opportunities and greater responsibility.
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 Cybersecurity+ and CompTIA Net+ are two of the most important certifications that you’ll need, if you’re new to cybersecurity. This is why: The DOD-8570 regulation is a lesser-known government regulation. Although technically it has been updated as DOD-8140, the chart used the DOD-8570 old format. It states that if you are in a position where you might be exposed to sensitive government data, then you must have at least one of the certifications they have listed for that position. Typically the minimum asked for is CompTIA Security+. This certification is required by even companies that are not going to work with the government. These certifications are highly desirable and will help you to be placed.
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