Cyber Security

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Why Cyber-Security

CyberSecurity is one of the best career opportunities today. The demand for workers in CyberSecurity is huge. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 open positions nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 openings, but the amount of certified workers is very small. This makes CyberSecurity a perfect choice for a job seeker looking into get into a career with lots of potential to advance. Almost every day there is another story about breaches and cyber attacks. The need is soaring for businesses, the military and government agencies–at the local, state and federal levels.

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IT Security Certifications

Here is what you need to Succeed

DOD 8570

What is the DOD 8570 chart and what significance does this have on your 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 data, then you are required to have at a minimum of 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.

DOD 8570 chart

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

IT Security Classes

CompTIA Security+

The most popular entry-level certification

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ training provides an ideal introduction to the CyberSecurity career and also is normally a far better entry point than plowing right into an advanced cyber-security program. With Security+, you’ll develop a powerful foundation of understanding to start off– helping you advance your career in the short term as well as the long term future. 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 help you be ready for an higher level career in CyberSecurity. This certification is intended for professionals who have the know-how and abilities required to conceptualize, draft and set up secure solutions. The CASP certification also meets 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 learning how to act like one. The CEH training immerses you in an interactive environment where you will learn how to check, test, hack, and secure your own systems. You will learn how hackers widen privileges and what steps can be taken to secure 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 world-wide known CyberSecurity certification overseen and bestowed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, aka (ISC)2. This is probably the most sought after 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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