CompTIA: No Longer Just for Newbies

CompTIA: No Longer Just for Newbies

CompTIA has been providing vendor-neutral training for IT technicians since 1982. While CompTIA has traditionally specialized in entry-level IT training, they’re now providing more advanced-level certifications that look great on any resume. The two advanced-level certifications that stand out are CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) and CompTIA Cloud+. Both certifications take the learner into advanced […]

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The Best Paying Jobs in IT

The Best Paying Jobs in IT

Emerging technologies and the lack of workforce-ready, college graduates have created a vast skills gap between organizations with technical needs and the American workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, information technology jobs are expected to grow by 22% through the year 2020. However, IT jobs continue to go unfilled as college graduates […]

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The CompTIA Holy Trinity of Certifications

The CompTIA Holy Trinity of Certifications

A+, Network+ and Security+ open the gates to career success. New to IT? Early-career professional? No matter where you’re at on the corporate ladder, you need to know that the IT world believes in the value of certifications. In particular, CompTIA’s vendor-neutral certifications—A+, Network+ and Security+–are considered the Holy Trinity. The credentials you need. The […]

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5 IN-DEMAND IT CERTIFICATIONS

5 IN-DEMAND IT CERTIFICATIONS

How do you launch a career in IT? A college education is helpful, but not necessary. What you really need is tech training—and a certification. That’s because several IT positions require knowledge in dealing with specific technical procedures or software. By becoming certified, you’ll prove that you have the skills needed to succeed. Don’t know […]

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What are the Best Courses to Protect My Organization?

What are the Best Courses to Protect My Organization?

Security breaches are becoming more common and pose a real threat to organizations both big and small. The 2016 Clinton campaign is a perfect example of this. Alleged Russian hackers were able steal highly confidential information that was being stored on an insecure, personal server. Ultimately, poor security practices can bring embarrassment and harm to […]

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Bridging the IT Skills Gap with Online Training

Bridging the IT Skills Gap with Online Training

There’s an expanding IT skills gap developing between college graduates and employers who require technically skilled talent. Unfortunately, American colleges and universities are getting a failing grade when it comes to preparing IT professionals for the demands of the workforce. The skills gap is partially due to graduates earning degrees like History, Psychology and Performing […]

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The Growing Demand for Cybersecurity Experts

The Growing Demand for Cybersecurity Experts

The global demand for cybersecurity experts should rise to 6 million within three years, according to Michael Brown, CEO with Symantec. Additionally, Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report concluded that there is a severe shortage for cybersecurity professionals. Currently, the average salary for cybersecurity professionals is well over $100,000 and is expected to grow as the […]

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Making Time for IT Training

Making Time for IT Training

Making time for IT training isn’t easy. After all, no one works longer hours than the IT staff. Yet, the systems that IT professionals work on are always evolving and require continuing education. For some, training is great way to break up the day and learn a new skill. For others, it’s dreaded task that […]

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