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How TrainACE Helps You Pass the CompTIA A+ and Network+ Exams

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2022 4:25:50 PM / by Alexandra Ducane

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There are a ton of great reasons to work in the IT industry. With more openings than skilled people to fill them, IT and Cybersecurity roles offer the potential for an engaging career with excellent salaries. But to qualify for those roles, you need professional IT certifications, which can be challenging, particularly if you are new to the industry.

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The 12 Most In-Demand Tech Jobs for 2022

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2022 3:43:57 PM / by Paul Ricketts

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Employment growth in the computer and information technology industry is expected to increase by 13% during the 2020s. It’s predicted that almost 700,000 new jobs will be added, making the demand for technology professionals even higher than it is currently. That demand, which is greater for technology jobs than any other occupations, stems from the need for cloud computing, collecting and storing big data, and cybersecurity professionals.

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The 14 Most Valuable IT Certifications Today

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2022 3:32:11 PM / by Paul Ricketts

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Information technology (IT) certifications come with certain benefits. Not only are they a valuable way to increase skills, but for many IT professionals, they provide an advantage in the job market. Recruiters, HR managers, and other hiring personnel often look at professional credentials on resumes first when filling IT positions. And it’s not just in hiring that having certifications will give you an edge. It’s also in earning potential. Certified employees typically earn higher salaries than their uncertified counterparts. In the IT world, that means a lot because some of the highest paying jobs are in this industry.

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Why take CySA+ Certification in Maryland?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2022 1:55:44 PM / by John Eberle posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, CySA+

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So, you've gained IT experience and your foundational certifications such as CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+, and you're trying to decide your next step in advancing your IT career. For most people following a cybersecurity career path CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification is the next logical step.

But what is CySA+ and why should you take it?

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How to build an IT Career with a strong foundation

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 19, 2022 4:51:05 PM / by Wilhemina Rias-Martin posted in CompTIA, A+

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When it comes to building a long-lasting and successful career, there are few industries that offer the exciting opportunities and financial rewards available in Information Technology (IT). But as with all good things, those rewards take time and experience to attain. To succeed in the IT world, you need experience and certifications.

While you can build a technology career without certifications, you will find it much slower and much harder. So, why are certifications so important, and where do you start? In this article, we’ll dive into CompTIA’s A+ certification and how it can help you create a strong foundation from which to build a successful IT career.

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What You Need to Know Before Taking Azure Administrator Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2022 9:47:04 AM / by John Eberle posted in Microsoft, Azure

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As one of TrainACE’s top instructors, Azure administration is just one of John Eberle’s specializations. With years of industry experience, he has tracked the evolution of Microsoft's administrative tools with the eye of an expert practitioner -  from early Windows versions to the latest cloud technologies. In his latest blog he discusses Azure Administration certification prerequisites and offers advice on preparing for the exam.

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Monsters in the Deep – A Fresh Perspective on Modern Cybersecurity

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2021 11:05:55 AM / by Joe Perry posted in CEH, Cybersecurity, Security+

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How Hard is the CySA+ Exam?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2021 11:05:09 AM / by John Eberle posted in CompTIA, CySA+

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Cybersecurity skills are at a premium in the Washington DC region. IT professionals with the ability to assess the cyber threat landscape are in demand. CompTIA’s CySA+ Certification demonstrates you are ready to take on higher levels of responsibility in the industry. Still, before you commit to training, you want to know how hard is the CySA+ exam, and can I do it?

Learn more about CySA+ and what is expected in the exam.

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Who Needs Azure Administrator Certification?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2021 4:17:42 PM / by John Eberle posted in Microsoft, Systems Administration, Azure

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As more and more organizations move all, or parts, of their operations into the cloud, Microsoft has built the Azure platform to stake its claim as a leading player in the technology. But as its popularity grows, who will need Azure Administrator certification, and why is it so important around the Washington, DC region?

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Should I Become a System Administrator?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2021 1:35:55 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Systems Administration

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Suppose you are thinking about becoming a system administrator in your organization's information technology (IT) department. In that case, you need to have specific training and experience and get things done. To know if you are a good fit for a system administrator role, it's important to understand what it is, what you'll do in that role and the benefits of this career path.

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