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 interested in a career that is always changing and evolving, the perfect time is now to pursue a career in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is a fast-growing industry that offers many career opportunities. Cyberseek reports that there are almost 500,000 job positions. In the Tampa / St.Petersburg / Clearwater job market, for instance, there are over 6,000 job openings. This means that cybersecurity professionals need to be available at all times.
Which should you get for cybersecurity-A degree or Certifications?
A degree in cybersecurity is more expensive than a certification and takes much longer. The degree is more general and can be applied to many industries. However, it requires less practical skills.
You can demonstrate that you have the skill an employer is looking for by getting the right certification. There is also a legal requirement (see above). Because of all this, according to a recent Information Week’s, Dark Reading salary survey, 70% of workers in cybersecurity said certifications were the most important training in developing their career. Only 10% said they had a bachelor’s and 5% said that they had a master’s.
What is the Average Salary in Cybersecurity?
The average salary of cybersecurity professionals was $112974 in the United States on February 20, 2021. The average cybersecurity salary is $65,000 (25th%) – $145,000 (75th%) Entry-level positions have lower salaries, but offer great opportunities for advancement and increased responsibility.
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 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. This is why: The DOD-8570 regulation is a lesser-known government regulation. (Technically, it has been updated to DOD-8140, but that uses the old 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. Typically the minimum asked for is CompTIA Security+. Even companies that will never work with the government are asking for this certification. 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 or make an appointment today for us to call you.