IT Security is one of the most lucrative career opportunities today. The open positions for workers in CyberSecurity is growing. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 positions that need to be filled nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 openings, but the supply of certified workers is very small. This makes IT Security a perfect pick for anyone looking into get into a career with lots of opportunities to move up the ladder. Virtually every day there yet another story about hacking and cyber attacks. The demand is soaring for companies, the armed forces and government agencies–at the local, state and federal levels.
IT 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 legal rule they have to follow: If you are in a job where you might have access to sensitive government information, then you must have at least one of the certifications listed for that role (see chart). Even businesses who do no business with the government are now often requiring these in similar jobs.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
IT Security Classes
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