Why IT Security
IT Security is one of the most in demand career opportunities today. The demand for workers in CyberSecurity is huge. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 open positions across the country. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater job market they estimate over 4,000 job openings, but the supply of certified workers is very weak. This makes IT Security a great pick for anybody looking into get into a career with lots of room to move up the ladder. Almost every day there yet another story about hacking and cyber attacks. The demand is always increasing for businesses, the armed forces and government agencies–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 requirement: If you are in a job where you could have access to sensitive government information, then you must have at a minimum of one of the certifications listed for that role (see chart). Even companies who do no business with the government are now often requiring these in similar positions.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
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