Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Why Should I Train For Cybersecurity?
The number of cybersecurity jobs increased by 94% in the last six years. If you’re interested in a career that is always changing and evolving, the perfect time is now to pursue a career in cybersecurity. There are many opportunities for career advancement in cybersecurity, which is a rapidly growing industry. Cyberseek claims that there are over 500,000 job openings. For example, the Tampa / St.Petersburg/ Clearwater job market has over 6,000 open positions. This means that cybersecurity professionals should always be in demand.
What gets you a job faster in cybersecurity-a degree or certifications
The cost of a cybersecurity degree is higher than a certification, and it takes more time. The degree provides a broad range of understanding that can be applied to many different industries but has fewer hands-on skills.
A certification shows that you are able to demonstrate the skills employers require. You must also meet 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.
What is the Average Salary in Cybersecurity?
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-level jobs typically offer lower salaries, but great work opportunities and greater responsibility.
How can I get trained in just 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 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 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 do not work with government agencies are required to obtain this certification. If you get these certifications, the demand for your skills is very strong and you should have no problem getting placed.
How do I get started for my cybersecurity training?
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 now or book an appointment for us to call you.