Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Over the past six years, the number of cybersecurity jobs has risen by 94%. If you’re looking for a career in cybersecurity, now is the right time. Cybersecurity is an expanding industry that offers many different job opportunities and great career prospects. Cyberseek reports that there are almost 500,000 job positions. There are more than 6,000 job opportunities in the Tampa / St.Petersburg/ Clearwater area, for example. This means cybersecurity professionals will always be in high demand.
What gets you a job faster in cybersecurity-a degree or certifications
The cost of a cybersecurity degree is higher than a certification, and it takes more time. The degree is more general and can be applied to many industries. However, it requires less practical skills.
The right certification demonstrates that you have a specific skill the employer wants. The law also requires you to have the right certification (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 a bachelor’s degree and 5% said a master’s degree.
What is the Average Salary in Cybersecurity?
On February 20, 2021, the average cybersecurity professional salary in America was $112974. The average cybersecurity salary is $65,000 (25th%) – $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?
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 hired in Cybersecurity without a degree?
CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+ are the most crucial certifications you’ll need if cybersecurity is your first topic. Here’s why: A little-known regulation by the government is DOD-8570. (Technically, it has been updated to DOD-8140, but that uses the old DOD-8570 chart). You need at least one of these certifications if your position might expose you to sensitive government information. Typically the minimum asked for is CompTIA Security+. 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 with your cybersecurity training program?
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 or make an appointment today for us to call you.