Frequently asked questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Why Should I Train For Cybersecurity?
The number of cybersecurity jobs has increased by 94% over the last six years. If you are interested in a career that is constantly evolving and changing, this is the time to start a career as a cybersecurity professional. Cybersecurity is a growing industry with a lot of different jobs that offer ample opportunity for career growth. Cyberseek reports that there are almost 500,000 job positions. Over 6,000 job openings are available in Tampa/ St.Petersburg/ Clearwater, for instance. This means cybersecurity professionals will always be in high demand.
What gets you a job faster in cybersecurity-a degree or certifications
The cost of a cybersecurity degree is higher than a certification, and it takes more time. While the degree offers a wide range of knowledge that can be applied in many industries, it has less hands-on skills.
The right certification demonstrates that you have a specific skill the employer wants. 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 a bachelor’s degree and 5% said a master’s degree.
How Much Can I Earn 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 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 in Cybersecurity Even Without a Degree?
CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, are the most essential certifications you will need if your new to cybersecurity. Here’s why: A little-known regulation by the government is DOD-8570. It has been technically updated to DOD-8140. However, it still uses the DOD-8570 chart. 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. CompTIA Security+ is the minimum requirement. 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.
How do I get started for my cybersecurity training?
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 today or make an appointment for us to call you.