Why Cyber Security
IT Security is one of the top career opportunities today. The demand 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 job market they estimate over 4,000 job openings, but the supply of qualified workers is very small. This makes IT Security a great choice for anyone looking into get into a career with lots of potential to advance. Almost every day there are news articles about breaches and cyber attacks. The need is soaring 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 position where you might have access to sensitive government data, then you must 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 positions.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
Cyber Security Classes
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