Cyber-Security is one of the most in demand career opportunities today. The demand for workers in CyberSecurity is growing. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 open positions across the country. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 open positions, but the supply of qualified workers is very low. This makes Cyber-Security a great choice for a job seeker looking into get into a career with lots of opportunities to move up the ladder. Virtually every day there are news articles about breaches and cyber attacks. The need is soaring for companies, the military and government agencies–at the local, state and federal levels.
IT Security Certifications
This is what you need to Succeed
What is the DOD 8570 chart and why does it matter in your Cyber-Security career? Many jobs have a government requirement: If you are in a role where you might have access to sensitive government information, then you must have at a minimum of 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:
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