Why IT Security
IT Security is one of the most in demand career opportunities today. The open positions for workers in CyberSecurity is soaring. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 positions that need to be filled nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater job market they estimate over 4,000 open positions, but the amount of qualified workers is very low. This makes IT Security a perfect pick for anyone looking into get into a career with lots of room to move up the ladder. Virtually every day there yet another story about hacking and attacks. The demand is soaring for companies, the armed forces and government bureaucracies–at the local, state and federal levels.
This is what employers are looking for
What is the DOD 8570 chart and what significance does this have on your career? Many jobs have a government requirement: If you are in a job 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 employers who do no 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:
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