Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Why Should I Go Into A Cybersecurity Career?
The number of cybersecurity jobs increased by 94% in the last six years. If you’re looking for a career in cybersecurity, now is the right time. There are many jobs in cybersecurity that can offer career growth opportunities. According to Cyberseek, there are almost 500,000 job openings. For example, the Tampa / St.Petersburg/ Clearwater job market has over 6,000 open positions. These numbers indicate that cybersecurity professionals must 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. While the degree offers a wide range of knowledge that can be applied in many industries, it has less hands-on skills.
Employers want to see that you have the right certification. Also, there is a legal requirement (see above). This is why 70% of cybersecurity workers believe that certifications are essential for their professional development. Only 10% said they have a bachelor’s degree while 5% said they have a master’s degree.
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 ranges from $65,000 (25th%) up 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?
Microsoft and the Computing Technology Industry Association are globally respected industry leaders. The Cyber Security IT Pro program curriculum and hands on labs were developed by Microsoft and CompTIA 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 in Cybersecurity Even Without a Degree?
CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ are the most important certifications you need if you are brand new to cybersecurity. Here is why: There is a little-known government regulation called DOD-8570. Although technically it has been updated as DOD-8140, the chart used the DOD-8570 old format. The document states that you need to have at least one certification if you are in a job that could expose you to sensitive data. CompTIA Security+ usually is the minimum certification required. This certification is requested by companies even if they will not work for the government. You should be able to get a job if you have these certifications.
How do I get started with your cybersecurity training program?
First, let’s see if you qualify for a WIOA Grant that could pay for this for you (yes, that means it might be free if you qualify!) Call today or make an appointment for us to call you.