Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Why Should I Train For Cybersecurity?
Over the past six years, cybersecurity jobs have increased 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. There are many jobs in cybersecurity that can offer career growth opportunities. Cyberseek estimates that there are nearly 500,000 job opportunities. There are more than 6,000 job opportunities in the Tampa / St.Petersburg/ Clearwater area, for example. These numbers indicate that cybersecurity professionals must always be in demand.
What do cybersecurity workers prefer-a degree or certifications?
The cost of a cybersecurity degree is higher than a certification, and it takes more time. The degree provides a broad range of understanding that can be applied to many different industries but has fewer hands-on 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). 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 have a bachelor’s degree while 5% said they have a master’s degree.
How Much Can I Make In A Cybersecurity Career?
The average salary of cybersecurity professionals was $112974 in the United States on February 20, 2021. The average cybersecurity salary ranges between $65,000 (25%%) and $145,000 (15%). (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?
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 as a Cybersecurity professional without a degree?
CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, are the most essential certifications you will need if your new to cybersecurity. Here is why: There is a little-known government regulation called DOD-8570. Although technically it has been updated as DOD-8140, the chart used the DOD-8570 old format. It states that if you are in a position where you might be exposed to sensitive government data, then you must have at least one of the certifications they have listed for that position. 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 are highly desirable and will help you to be placed.
How do I get started for my cybersecurity training?
We will start by checking your eligibility for a WIOA Grant. If you qualify, it might pay for this for you. Call today or make an appointment for us to call you.