Last week everyone was riveted to the news coming out of CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016, wanting to see the latest and greatest in tech. Much was expected out of this year’s event, and it didn’t disappoint. CES 2016 gave us revelations like the Faraday Future, Samsung’s dancing modular TV, HTC's Vive VR Headset, midair iPhone charging technology, and a single-rider drone taxi. The overriding theme of the show however, was the Internet of Things. And as exciting as the Internet of Things can be, it also brings up consumer concerns about cybersecurity. When everything you own is connected to the internet — which could happen sooner than you think — then suddenly the array of personal electronic devices that need to be protected from hackers is a whole lot bigger than when it was just your in-home wireless router and a few computers.
Accordingly, the cybersecurity job market is on the rise, with qualified security personnel in demand wherever you look. Information in our day and age is so readily available, including sensitive information. Everyone sees the value in protecting their personal sensitive information, and many are not sure how to protect things in the cloud. With this in mind, anyone entering the cybersecurity field can be assured of long-term security.
Not only will your job be secure, it will be highly paid. We reported last month that someone holding an IT security certification can find many jobs with annual salaries in excess of $100,000. In fact, according to Certification Magazine’s most recent cybersecurity salary survey, eight of the top 12 cybersecurity certifications averaged over $100,000 in annual salary.
If you are currently looking to get your foot in the door of this thriving career field, then your first stop needs to be CompTIA’s Security+ credential. This certification all by itself can get you gainfully employed and gaining experience that will lead to greater opportunities in the future. With the best simulations, demonstrations and lessons on the market, you can be certain that the Security+ training you receive from TestOutCE will give you the experience you need to be successful in the cybersecurity field.
Who knows where IT security certification will lead you. Whether it’s working on the latest internet-enabled gadget, or securing the cloud for your current employer, you’re guaranteed a steady and successful occupation. Who knows? You may even be led down the path that leads to the next best thing presented at a CES show in the future.
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