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 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 jobs in cybersecurity that can offer career growth opportunities. According to Cyberseek, there are almost 500,000 job openings. For example, the Tampa / St.Petersburg/ Clearwater job market has over 6,000 open positions. This means cybersecurity professionals will always be in high demand.
What do cybersecurity workers prefer-a degree or certifications?
A cybersecurity degree costs more than a certification and takes longer. 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. Also, there is a legal requirement (see above). This is why 70% of cybersecurity workers believe that certifications are essential for their professional development. only 10% said a bachelor’s degree and 5% said a master’s degree.
How Much Can I Earn 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 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 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 in Cybersecurity without a degree?
CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ are the most important certifications you need if you are brand new to cybersecurity. Here’s why: A little-known regulation by the government is DOD-8570. Although technically it has been updated as DOD-8140, the chart used the DOD-8570 old format. You must hold at least one certification if you’re in a situation where sensitive government data might be available to you. Typically the minimum asked for is CompTIA Security+. This certification is requested by companies even if they will not work for the government. You should be able to get a job if you have these certifications.
What's next if I want to get started?
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.