Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Why Should I Go Into A Cybersecurity Career?
The number of cybersecurity jobs has increased by 94% over the last six years. If you’re interested in a career that is always changing and evolving, the perfect time is now to pursue a career in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is an expanding industry that offers many different job opportunities and great career prospects. Cyberseek claims that there are over 500,000 job openings. Over 6,000 job openings are available in Tampa/ St.Petersburg/ Clearwater, for instance. This means that cybersecurity professionals need to be available at all times.
What gets you a job faster in cybersecurity-a degree or certifications
A degree in cybersecurity is more expensive than a certification and takes much 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.
You can demonstrate that you have the skill an employer is looking for by getting the right certification. You must also meet 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.
What is the Average Salary in Cybersecurity?
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-level roles typically have lower wages but offer more opportunities for growth and responsibility.
How can I get trained in just 5 weeks?
Microsoft and the Computing Technology Industry Association, (CompTIA), are internationally recognized industry representatives who developed the Cyber Security IT Professional program curriculum, which is designed to complete your training in five weeks (or ten weeks if you choose evening classes). They also created the hands-on labs.
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. (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. CompTIA Security+ usually is the minimum certification required. This certification is requested by companies even if they will not work for the government. These certifications are highly desirable and will help you to be 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 today or make an appointment for us to call you.