Why Cyber Security
IT Security is one of the top career opportunities today. The job openings for workers in CyberSecurity is huge. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 job openings nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 job openings, but the amount of certified workers is very small. This makes IT Security a great choice for anyone looking into get into a career with lots of room to move up. Almost every day there is another story about breaches and attacks. The demand is through the roof for companies, the armed forces and government agencies–at the local, state and federal levels.
Cyber Security Certifications
Here is what employers are looking for
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 role where you might have access to sensitive government information, then you are required to have at least one of the certifications shown 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:
Cyber Security Classes
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