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A New Era in Cyber-Security  Training 

CyberSecurity is one of the best career opportunities today. The demand for workers in CyberSecurity is very high. According to Cyberseek, as of April 2024, there are almost 500,000 job openings nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater job market, there are almost 4,500 job openings. The numbers are similar across the US, but the supply of qualified workers is very low. This makes CyberSecurity an ideal choice for anyone looking for a career with many opportunities to advance. Almost every day, there are news articles about breaches and attacks. The demand is through the roof for companies, the military, and government agencies–at the local, state, and federal levels.

However, many go about this the wrong way. It is easy to spend considerable money and time on university programs and courses that do not give the results you would expect. We focus on the specific training, skills, and mandatory requirements that companies want their employees to have: certifications. The right ones help you jump-start your career quickly and move up the ladder in this high-demand field.

A New Era in Cyber-Security  Training

CyberSecurity is one of the best career opportunities today. The demand for workers in CyberSecurity is very high. According to Cyberseek, as of April 2024, there are almost 450,000 job openings nationwide. In the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater job market, there are almost 4,500 job openings. The numbers are similar across the US, but the supply of qualified workers is very low. This makes Cybersecurity an ideal choice for anyone looking for a career with many opportunities to advance. Almost every day, there are news articles about breaches and attacks. The demand is through the roof for companies, the military, and government agencies–at the local, state, and federal levels.

However, many approach this the wrong way. It is easy to spend considerable money and time on university programs and courses that do not yield the expected results. We focus on the specific training, skills, and mandatory requirements companies want their employees to have: certifications. The right ones help you jump-start your career quickly and move up the ladder in this high-demand field.

Entry Level Skills-Our Cyber Security IT Pro Program

Starting from scratch? First, look at getting your CompTIA IT Fundamentals, followed by CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+, then Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA). We can train you to get your certifications in all of these to provide the essential foundation employers are looking for and meet the DOD 8570 requirements

Intermediate Level Skills

Ready to keep going and take on more responsibilities? The next step in your education is to add to your computer networking skills. You can do this with certifications such as Cisco’s CCNA, Microsoft Azure Administrator, or Azure Fundamentals. Add to your Cyber-Security repertoire with CompTIA Penetration Tester (PenTest+) and more.

Advanced Level Skills

Ready to become an expert? Get the certifications for the experienced professional to set yourself apart: our Cyber Forensic Intrusion program which includes Cyber Security Analyst (CYSA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and more. We also offer Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and more. Use your new skills to protect your employer from cyberattacks.

Entry Level Skills-Our Cyber Security IT Pro Program

Starting from scratch? First, look at getting your CompTIA IT Fundamentals, followed by CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ and then Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA). We can train you to get your certification in all of these to provide the essential foundation employers are looking for and meet the DOD 8570 requirements

Intermediate Level Skills

Ready to keep going and take on more responsibilities? The next step in your education is to enhance your computer networking skills. You can do this with certifications such as Cisco’s CCNA, Microsoft Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, and/or Microsoft Azure Administrator. You can also add to your Cyber-Security repertoire with CompTIA Penetration Tester (PenTest+) and more.

Advanced Level Skills

Ready to become an expert? Get the certifications for the experienced professional to set yourself apart: our Cyber Forensic Intrusion program, which includes Cyber Security Analyst (CYSA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator. We also offer Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and more. Use your new skills to protect your employer from cyberattacks.

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CyberSecurity Awareness Education–what you really need

What type of courses do you need to to get hired in this lucrative career? How do you obtain the skills to deal with the constant threat from cyber attacks that companies face? This was addressed by a recent salary survey by Information Week’s Dark Reading reports. This may surprise you: 70% of individuals in the Cyber-Security field said that learning certification courses were the most valuable in developing their career. Only 10% said a college degree (and only 5% said an MBA). Many of the jobs in this field have a mandatory legal requirement that you are required to be certified. This means you can get the skills you need to get started and move up in your career that much faster! Learn the skills you need so you can be a valuable and trusted member of their team.

 

Why get certified in CyberSecurity?

Many jobs in Cyber-Security have a legal requirement: According to the DoD 8140 (which replaced DOD 8570) regulation you are required to be certified for certain roles if you might get access to sensitive government data. With so many large companies who do business with the government needing qualified people for these positions, many other companies follow suit, requiring the same certifications even if there is not a legal requirement. Since so many companies use applicant tracking systems to filter applications and resumes, it is imperative to get the certifications just to have your application even being seen! We help you learn about this technology so you can get into this industry.

My IT Future

What My IT Future Provides

Don’t waste years trying to get an education in cybersecurity awareness that may not even give you the mandatory job requirements you need. In a few short, intense weeks you can get the training, preparation and certifications you need to get started and move up in this field.  In Central Florida alone we work with over 3,000 employers who use us for their training needs.

Short term, intense training

A community college may take a whole semester to conduct a 40 hour class. We can do this in as little as one week so we can work with you that much more quickly to help you in your job search. Classes are offered onsite at our center or online.

Unparalleled services and support

You can retake a class for free if needed. We have practice exams and exam crams for our students at no charge to help them pass more easily. Depending on the program, day and evening classes may be available.  

Job Placement Assistance

We have a full-time Career Services Director who works with you to help you get placed. She works at our facility exclusively with our students. This includes help with your resume, cover letters, LinkedIn profile, interviewing skills, how to beat the applicant tracking systems, and most importantly, getting your information in front of the hiring managers. Many of the companies who use us for their training also recruit from us, giving us job leads that are not advertised. You can also get some free job-hunting tips at https://jobhuntingtips.org.

Resources

Grants and Financing Your Education

Student Loans

If you do not qualify for a grant, you can get a student loan and even have payments deferred until after you complete your training to give you a chance to get started in your career before paying anything back. 

 

Do you have a Security clearance?

According to Clearance Jobs, while the number of jobs requiring a security clearance is at an all-time high, the candidate supply is at an all-time low. There are not enough cleared workers to fill the massive number of open positions. When new federal government contracts are being awarded, and they typically require two things: a security clearance and a DOD-8570 certification. In many cases, the candidates do not exist or they exist in such limited quantities that only a handful of candidates qualify. What does this mean for you? If you have the clearance already, all you need is at least one of the DOD-8570 certifications (CompTIA Security+, CISSP, CEH, etc.) and you become extremely marketable. It takes considerable time and money to sponsor someone to get cleared which you can save for them.

WIOA Grants for the unemployed or under-employed

Are you in Florida or Louisiana? If so, you may qualify for a WIOA grant that can pay up to $15,000, depending on where you live, to help you get trained, certified, and placed in your field at no cost to you. There are also special programs for 18 – 24-year-olds, military spouses, and those who have been notified the facility where they work is being closed.

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