Cyber Security

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Why Cyber Security

CyberSecurity is one of the best career fields today. The open positions for workers in CyberSecurity is growing. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 positions that need to be filled across the country. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 openings, but the amount of qualified workers is very low. This makes CyberSecurity a great choice for a job seeker looking into get into a career with lots of opportunities to move up the ladder. Virtually every day there yet another story about hacking and attacks. The need is soaring for businesses, the military and government bureaucracies–at the local, state and federal levels.

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Cyber Security Certifications

Here is what you need to Succeed

DOD 8570

What is the DOD 8570 chart and why does it matter in your CyberSecurity career? Many jobs have a government requirement: If you are in a position where you might have access to sensitive government information, then you must have at least one of the certifications listed for that role (see chart). Even companies who never do business with the government are now often requiring these in similar roles.

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Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:

CompTIA Security+

The most popular entry-level certification

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ training provides an ideal beginning for the CyberSecurity field and also is normally a far better entry point than jumping right into an advanced cyber-security program. With Security+, you’ll develop a strong foundation of understanding to start off– helping you move up in your career in the months as well as years to come. This also meets the DOD 8570 requirement for IAT Level II and IAM Level I.
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CASP+

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner

CASP+

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification training can prepare you for an advanced career in CyberSecurity. This class is intended for professionals who have the knowledge and skills needed to create, design and engineer secure solutions. The CASP+ certification also satisfies the qualifications for DOD 8570 IAT Level III, IAM Level II, as well as IASAE I and II.
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CEH

Certified Ethical Hacker

CEH

Certified Ethical Hacker training will help you learn to stop hackers by thinking and acting like one. The CEH training places you in an interactive situation where you will learn how to scan, test, hack, and protect your own systems. You will learn how infiltrators expand privileges and what steps can be taken to protect a system. The CEH certification meets the DOD 8570 requirement for these positions: CNDSP Analyst, CNDSP Infrastructure Support, CNDSP Incident Reporter, and CNDSP Auditor.
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CISSP

Certified Information Systems Security Professional

CISSP

The CISSP certification is a internationally known CyberSecurity certification administered and bestowed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, aka (ISC)2. This is likely the most needed certification for CyberSecurity management positions. There are two leveles, CISSP Associate and CISSP. To get the full CISSP certification, you must also have the experience requirements. Both levels meet the DOD 8570 requirements for IAT Level III, IAM Level II and III, as well as IASAE levels I and II
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