Cyber Security

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Why Cyber Security

Cyber-Security is one of the most in demand career fields today. The open positions for workers in CyberSecurity is growing. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 positions that need to be filled across the country. 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 anybody looking into get into a career with lots of room to move up. Virtually every day there is news about breaches and cyber attacks. The demand is soaring for companies, the military and government agencies–at the local, state and federal levels.

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Cyber-Security Certifications

Here is what you need to Succeed

DOD 8570

What is the DOD 8570 chart and what impact does it have on your career? Many jobs have a legal requirement: If you are in a job where you could have access to sensitive government data, then you must have at least 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 roles.

DOD 8570 chart

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

Cyber-Security Classes

CompTIA Security+

The most popular entry-level certification

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ training provides an exceptional beginning for the Cyber-Security career and also is normally a far better way to start than jumping right into an advanced cyber-security program. With Security+, you’ll develop a powerful foundation of understanding to start off– helping you move up in your career in the months as well as years to come. 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 prepare you for an higher level career in Cyber-Security. This course is intended for professionals who have the knowledge and skills needed to plan, draft and engineer secure solutions. The CASP+ certification also satisfies the requirements 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 students in an interactive environment where you will learn how to check, test, hack, and secure your own systems. You will learn how intruders escalate 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 internationally accepted CyberSecurity certification administered and bestowed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)2. This is likely the most needed certification for Cyber-Security 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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