Why Cyber Security
IT Security is one of the best career opportunities today. The need for workers in CyberSecurity is huge. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 open positions nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 openings, but the supply of certified workers is very low. This makes IT Security a great pick for a job seeker looking into get into a career with lots of opportunities to advance. Almost every day there is news about breaches and cyber 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 employers are looking for
What is the DOD 8570 chart and why does it matter in your IT Security career? Many jobs have a government requirement: If you are in a job where you might have access to sensitive government data, then you must 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 roles.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
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