Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Why Should I Train For Cybersecurity?
Over the past six years, the number of cybersecurity jobs has risen by 94%. If you are looking for a career with a high degree of flexibility and change, then cybersecurity is the right career choice. There are many jobs in cybersecurity that can offer career growth 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. This means that cybersecurity professionals need to be available at all times.
What gets you a job faster in cybersecurity-a degree or certifications
While a certificate is cheaper than a degree in cybersecurity, it takes longer and costs more. The degree is more general and can be applied to many industries. However, it requires less practical skills.
A certification shows that you are able to demonstrate the skills employers require. The law also requires you to have the right certification (see above). This is why 70% of cybersecurity workers believe that certifications are essential for their professional development. Only 10% said they had a bachelor’s and 5% said that they had a master’s.
What is the Average Income in Cybersecurity?
On February 20, 2021, the average cybersecurity professional salary in America was $112974. The average cybersecurity salary ranges from $65,000 (25th%) up to $145,000. (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 the Computing Technology Industry Association, (CompTIA), are internationally recognized industry representatives who developed the Cyber Security IT Professional program curriculum, which is designed to complete your training in five weeks (or ten weeks if you choose evening classes). They also created the hands-on labs.
How Can I Get Hired in Cybersecurity Even Without a Degree?
CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+ are the most crucial certifications you’ll need if cybersecurity is your first topic. This is why: The DOD-8570 regulation is a lesser-known government regulation. (Technically, it has been updated to DOD-8140, but that uses the old DOD-8570 chart). 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+ is usually the minimum required. Even companies that do not work with government agencies are required to obtain this certification. These certifications are highly desirable and will help you to be placed.
How do I get started for my cybersecurity training?
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.