Why Cyber Security
IT Security is one of the best career opportunities today. The open positions for workers in CyberSecurity is very high. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 open positions across the country. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 open positions, but the amount of certified workers is very weak. This makes IT Security a great pick for a job seeker looking into get into a career with lots of potential to move up. Virtually every day there yet another story about hacking and attacks. The demand is always increasing for businesses, the armed forces and government bureaucracies–at the local, state and federal levels.
Cyber Security Certifications
Here is what you need to Succeed
What is the DOD 8570 chart and why does it matter in your IT Security career? Many jobs have a government rule they have to follow: If you are in a job where you could have access to sensitive government information, then you must have at least one of the certifications shown for that role (see chart). Even companies who do no business with the government are now often requiring these in similar jobs.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
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