Cyber Security

Why Cyber-Security

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.

IT Security Certifications

This is what you need to Succeed

DOD 8570

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:

IT Security Classes

CompTIA Security+

The most popular entry-level certification

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ training provides an ideal beginning for the Cyber-Security career and also is normally a much better entry point than hopping right into an advanced cyber-security program. With Security+, you’ll develop a powerful 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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CASP+

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner

CASP+

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification training can prepare you for an better career in Cyber-Security. This class is intended for professionals who have the know-how and skills needed to create, draft and engineer secure solutions. The CASP+ certification also meets the requirements for DOD 8570 IAT Level III, IAM Level II, as well as IASAE I and II.
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CEH

Certified Ethical Hacker

CEH

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 environment where you will learn how to examine, test, hack, and guard your own systems. You will learn how intruders widen privileges and what steps can be taken to guard a system. The CEH certification meets the DOD 8570 requirement for these positions: CNDSP Analyst, CNDSP Infrastructure Support, CNDSP Incident Reporter, and CNDSP Auditor.
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CISSP

Certified Information Systems Security Professional

CISSP

The CISSP certification is a internationally known CyberSecurity certification governed and bestowed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)2. This is likely the most requested 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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