Cyber Security

Why Cyber-Security

Cyber-Security is one of the top career opportunities today. The demand 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 job market they estimate over 4,000 job openings, but the amount of qualified workers is very low. This makes Cyber-Security a perfect pick for anyone looking into get into a career with lots of opportunities to move up the ladder. Almost every day there yet another story about hacking and attacks. The demand is soaring for companies, the military and government bureaucracies–at the local, state and federal levels.

Cyber-Security Certifications

This 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 government requirement: If you are in a position where you might have access to sensitive government information, then you are required to have at least one of the certifications listed for that role (see chart). Even businesses who never do 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 ideal beginning for the Cyber-Security field and also is normally a far better way to start than hopping right into an advanced cyber-security program. With Security+, you’ll develop a strong foundation of understanding that you can build on– 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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CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner


CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification training can help you be ready for an better career in Cyber-Security. This class is intended for professionals who have the expertise and abilities required to plan, design and set up secure solutions. The CASP+ certification also satisfies 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 learning how to act like one. The CEH training places students in an interactive setting where you will learn how to search, analyze, hack, and defend your own systems. You will learn how infiltrators escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to defend 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 globally known CyberSecurity certification governed and granted by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, aka (ISC)2. This is likely the most desired 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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