Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Is Cybersecurity a Good Career?
The number of cybersecurity jobs increased by 94% in the last six years. If you are looking for a career with a high degree of flexibility and change, then cybersecurity is the right career choice. Cybersecurity is a growing industry with a lot of different jobs that offer ample opportunity for career growth. Cyberseek estimates that there are nearly 500,000 job opportunities. 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. The law also requires you to have the right certification (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?
On February 20, 2021, the average salary for cybersecurity professionals in the United States stood at $112,974 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 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 Even Without a Degree?
CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ are the most important certifications you need if you are brand new to cybersecurity. Here is why: There is a little-known government regulation called DOD-8570. It has been technically updated to DOD-8140. However, it 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. 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.