Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Why Should I Go Into A Cybersecurity Career?
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. 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. These numbers indicate that cybersecurity professionals must always be in 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.
Employers want to see that you have the right certification. You must also meet a legal requirement (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.
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 salaries are between $65,000 (25th%) and $145,000. (75th%) Entry levels typically have lower salaries but offer exceptional work opportunities with greater responsibility and higher mobility.
How can I finish the training 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 Even 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. 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 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 required by even companies that are not going to work with 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 see if you qualify for a WIOA Grant that could pay for this for you (yes, that means it might be free if you qualify!) Call or make an appointment today for us to call you.