IT Security is one of the best career fields today. The open positions for workers in CyberSecurity is huge. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 positions that need to be filled nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area they estimate over 4,000 job openings, but the supply of qualified workers is very weak. This makes IT Security a great pick for a job seeker looking into get into a career with lots of room to advance. Virtually every day there are news articles about hacking and cyber attacks. The need is soaring for companies, the military and government bureaucracies–at the local, state and federal levels.
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What is the DOD 8570 chart and what significance does this have on your career? Many jobs have a legal requirement: If you are in a position where you could have access to sensitive government information, then you must have at a minimum of 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 positions.
Here are just a few of the most popular certifications that meet the DOD 8570 requirements:
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