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Finding Cyber Security Jobs

Looking for cyber security jobs? It’s a good time for that. The cyber security industry is growing rapidly for many reasons. Our networks contain sensitive and extremely valuable information that can cost most companies millions or more if compromised.

Security is not just a concept in itself. Security permeates everything we do from how we lock our doors to how we secure email with Two Factor Authentication.

The need to have skilled cyber security experts is critical while there is a shortage of talent. This has caused a lot of students, current technical professionals and companies to all look at cyber security certifications. The question is, what are the best cyber security certifications to obtain?

Cyber Security Talent Shortage

If you are looking to make a career change to Information Technology, starting with the CompTIA A+ certification may be your best bet. Cyber security, while growing quickly, is not a field you jump into before you understand computer fundamentals.

Once you obtain the A+, networking certifications such as CompTIA’s Network+ provide the career changer an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of networking. Once you understand how systems work together, you can move on to understanding how to secure them.

The CompTIA Security+ certification provides the grass root security concepts needed to obtain important baseline knowledge. Once the Security + course is complete, the next step is to take the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) course. This course prepares you for the CAS-002 exam and helps you understand encryption along with physical security.

Individuals and companies must also align with the right organizations to understand the changing world in security as well as obtain the necessary continuing education credits to keep certain credentials. Organizations such as ISSA (The Information Systems Security Association) work with certified security auditors and managers. Groups such as InfoGuard work with the FBI and SBI where the new E-commerce and security battles are taking place. These groups will help you understand what is going on in the industry and get a broader understanding of the following:

1) Physical Security Threats
2) Digital Security Threats
3) Legal Ramifications

Looking into cyber security as a career is a smart choice and certifications can help provide an edge in the market. Carolina Career College offers Information Technology certification training and career placement assistance to help start a cyber security career.

Consider attending “How to Change Careers in 7 Steps”, featuring special guest Dawn Barnett, President of Connected Women of NC and a manager at Cisco Systems Saturday, October 15th from 10a-Noon at Carolina Career College, 5400 S. Miami Blvd, #140, Durham, NC 27703.

Spaces are limited.  Reserve your seat now!

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