Cyber Security

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Why Cyber-Security

Cyber-Security is one of the best career fields today. The need for workers in CyberSecurity is soaring. According to Cyberseek, there are over 300,000 job openings nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area 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 potential to move up the ladder. Virtually every day there is news 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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Cyber-Security Certifications

This is what employers are looking for

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 position where you could have access to sensitive government data, then you must have at least one of the certifications listed for that role (see chart). Even employers who do no business with the government are now often requiring these in similar jobs.

DOD 8570 chart

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 exceptional introduction to the Cyber-Security career and also is normally a far better entry point than plowing right into an advanced cyber-security program. With Security+, you’ll develop a strong foundation of understanding to start off– helping you advance 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 prepare you for an advanced career in Cyber-Security. This certification is intended for professionals who have the knowledge and skills needed to conceptualize, devise and engineer secure solutions. The CASP certification also meets 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 teach you to stop hackers by learning how to act like one. The CEH training immerses you in an interactive environment where you will learn how to examine, investigate, hack, and protect your own systems. You will learn how hackers widen privileges and what steps can be taken to protect 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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Certified Information Systems Security Professional


The CISSP certification is a internationally recognized information security certification overseen and bestowed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, aka (ISC)2. This is probably 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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