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 are looking for a career with a high degree of flexibility and change, then cybersecurity is the right career choice. 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. There are more than 6,000 job opportunities in the Tampa / St.Petersburg/ Clearwater area, for example. This means that cybersecurity professionals need to be available at all times.
Degree vs 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.
The right certification demonstrates that you have a specific skill the employer wants. You must also meet 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% 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, 2019, the average salary for cybersecurity professionals was $112974 in the United States. The average cybersecurity salary ranges between $65,000 (25%%) and $145,000 (15%). (75th%) Entry-level positions typically have lower salaries but offer excellent work opportunities with increased responsibility and upward mobility.
How can I get trained in just five weeks?
Microsoft and CompTIA, internationally recognized industry leaders, created the Cyber Security IT Practitioner program curriculum and hands-on labs 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. Here is why: There is a little-known government regulation called DOD-8570. (Technically, it has been updated to DOD-8140, but that uses the old DOD-8570 chart). 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+. 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.
How do I start this 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 today or make an appointment for us to call you.