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. There are many jobs in cybersecurity that can offer career growth opportunities. Cyberseek says there are almost 500k job openings. Over 6,000 job openings are available in Tampa/ St.Petersburg/ Clearwater, for instance. Cybersecurity professionals are always in high demand.
Which should you get for cybersecurity-A degree or Certifications?
While a certificate is cheaper than a degree in cybersecurity, it takes longer and costs more. The degree is more general and can be applied to many industries. However, it requires less practical skills.
Employers want to see that you have the right certification. 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 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, 2019, the average salary for cybersecurity professionals was $112974 in the United States. 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 finish the training 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 as a Cybersecurity professional without a degree?
CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+ are the most crucial certifications you’ll need if cybersecurity is your first topic. This is why: The DOD-8570 regulation is a lesser-known government regulation. Although technically it has been updated as DOD-8140, the chart used the DOD-8570 old format. 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+ usually is the minimum certification required. 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 start this cybersecurity training program?
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