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 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 estimates that there are nearly 500,000 job opportunities. In the Tampa / St.Petersburg / Clearwater job market, for instance, there are over 6,000 job openings. These numbers indicate that cybersecurity professionals must always be in 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.
The right certification demonstrates that you have a specific skill the employer wants. Also, there is 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 Make 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.
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 in Cybersecurity Even 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. CompTIA Security+ is usually the minimum required. 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.
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