Why IT Security
Cyber-Security is one of the most in demand career opportunities today. The demand for workers in CyberSecurity is soaring. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 open positions nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 job openings, but the supply of qualified workers is very low. This makes Cyber-Security a great choice for anyone looking into get into a career with lots of opportunities to advance. Almost every day there is news about breaches and cyber attacks. The need is always increasing for businesses, the armed forces and government bureaucracies–at the local, state and federal levels.
Cyber Security Certifications
This is what employers are looking for
What is the DOD 8570 chart and what impact does it have on your career? Many jobs have a government requirement: If you are in a job where you could have access to sensitive government information, then you are required to have at a minimum of 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 jobs.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
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