Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Is Cybersecurity a Good Career?
In the last six years, cybersecurity jobs have seen a 94% increase. If you are interested in a career that is constantly evolving and changing, this is the time to start a career as a cybersecurity professional. There are many opportunities for career advancement in cybersecurity, which is a rapidly growing industry. 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. Although the degree gives you a broad understanding that can be used in many industries, it does not have as many hands-on skills.
A certification shows that you are able to demonstrate the skills employers require. There is also 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% said they have a bachelor’s degree while 5% said they have a master’s degree.
What is the Average Salary in Cybersecurity?
The average salary of cybersecurity professionals was $112974 in the United States on February 20, 2021. The average cybersecurity salary is $65,000 (25th%) – $145,000 (75th%) Entry-level jobs typically offer lower salaries, but great work opportunities and greater responsibility.
Can I really finish the training in 5 weeks?
Our Cyber Security IT Professional program is designed to do just that. The curriculum and hands-on labs are developed by Microsoft and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) – globally recognized industry representatives.
How can I get a job in Cybersecurity without a degree
CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ are the most important certifications you need if you are brand 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. 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 the minimum requirement. 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.
What's next if I want to get started?
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!) Call or make an appointment today for us to call you.