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’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 jobs in cybersecurity that can offer career growth opportunities. Cyberseek says there are almost 500k job openings. Over 6,000 job openings are available in Tampa/ St.Petersburg/ Clearwater, for instance. These numbers indicate that cybersecurity professionals must always be in demand.
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 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. There is also a legal requirement (see above). All this is why, according to the recent Information Week Dark Reading salary survey 70% of cybersecurity workers said that certifications were their most important training. 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?
The average salary of cybersecurity professionals in the United States was $112,974 on February 20, 2021. The average cybersecurity salary is $65,000 (25th%) – $145,000 (75th%) Entry-level positions have lower salaries, but offer great opportunities for advancement and increased responsibility.
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 as a Cybersecurity professional without a degree?
CompTIA Cybersecurity+ and CompTIA Net+ are two of the most important certifications that you’ll need, if you’re new to cybersecurity. This is because of a less-known government regulation, DOD-8570. Technically, it has been updated by DOD-8140 but still uses the DOD-8570 chart. You need at least one of these certifications if your position might expose you to sensitive government information. CompTIA Security+ is the minimum requirement. This certification is requested by companies even if they will not work for the government. These certifications will make you highly sought-after and should not be a problem to get placed.
How do I get started for my cybersecurity training?
First, let’s find out if you are eligible for a WIOA Grant. This grant can cover the cost of this (yes, it might be free if you qualify!) Why don’t you call right now or make an appointment for us to call you