Cyber Security

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.

Cyber-Security Certifications

This is what employers are looking for

DOD 8570

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:

Cyber-Security Classes

CompTIA Security+

The most popular entry-level certification

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ training provides an exceptional beginning for the IT Security field and also is normally a far better entry point than jumping right into an advanced cyber-security program. With Security+, you’ll develop a powerful foundation of knowledge to start off– helping you move up in 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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CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner


CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification training can prepare you for an higher level career in IT Security. This course is intended for professionals who have the know-how and abilities required to plan, construct and conceive 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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Certified Ethical Hacker


Certified Ethical Hacker training will help you learn to stop hackers by thinking and acting like one. The CEH training places students in an interactive setting where you will learn how to search, investigate, hack, and secure your own systems. You will learn how hackers escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. The CEH certification meets the DOD 8570 requirement for the following positions: CNDSP Analyst, CNDSP Infrastructure Support, CNDSP Incident Reporter, and CNDSP Auditor.
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Certified Information Systems Security Professional


The CISSP certification is a world-wide known CyberSecurity certification overseen and bestowed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)2. This is probably the most needed certification for IT Security management positions. There are two leveles, CISSP Associate and CISSP. To get the full CISSP certification, you must meet 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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