Cyber-Security is one of the most lucrative career opportunities today. The open positions for workers in CyberSecurity is huge. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 job openings nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater job market they estimate over 4,000 job openings, but the amount of certified workers is very low. This makes Cyber-Security a perfect pick for a job seeker looking into get into a career with lots of potential to move up. Almost every day there are news articles about hacking and attacks. The need is always increasing for businesses, the armed forces and government agencies–at the local, state and federal levels.
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What is the DOD 8570 chart and why does it matter in your Cyber-Security career? Many jobs have a government rule they have to follow: If you are in a job where you might have access to sensitive government information, then you are required to have at least one of the certifications shown for that role (see chart). Even companies who do no business with the government are now often requiring these in similar roles.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
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