Why IT Security
Cyber-Security is one of the most lucrative career fields today. The open positions for workers in CyberSecurity is growing. 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 openings, but the amount of certified workers is very low. This makes Cyber-Security a great choice 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 breaches and attacks. The demand is through the roof for businesses, 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 Cyber-Security career? Many jobs have a government rule they have to follow: If you are in a role where you could 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 roles.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
Cyber Security Classes
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