TrainACE - IT and Cybersecurity Training Blog

Can You Get into IT Without a Degree in Maryland?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 11, 2021 3:52:44 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA, CompTIA A+

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

It’s a question we hear a lot here at TrainACE – Can I get into IT without a degree?

In short, yes you can. An increasing percentage of successful IT professionals have built their careers on their experience, and by obtaining professional certifications, rather than taking a four-year degree. Professional IT certifications cover a wide range of topics in a focused way, and many can be obtained relatively quickly. Increasingly employers in Maryland are looking for people with specific skill sets and are relying on certifications to assess an individual’s skills and knowledge.

Let’s explore.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

What's the Difference between Security+ 501 and 601?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2021 10:19:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA, CompTIA Security+

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

CompTIA certifications are globally recognized and highly sought-after credentials, and Security+ is considered by many to be an essential cybersecurity certification. Information technology professionals who earn the CompTIA Security+ certification are in high demand worldwide by many large corporations and organizations. In Washington, D.C., where many businesses are headquartered, there is a huge need for cybersecurity professionals to fill the hundreds of available job roles.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

What Are the Benefits of a CompTIA Security Plus Certification in DC?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2021 10:12:36 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA, CompTIA Security+, Washington DC

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Each year, there are more cybersecurity attacks than the year before. As a result, organizations are allocating more of their IT budgets to increase security, which leads to the need to hire more cybersecurity professionals to help protect their data and systems. In the metropolitan Washington, DC area, there are hundreds of open positions for cybersecurity experts and not enough qualified candidates to fill them. 

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

A Day in the Life of a Network Engineer in Washington, DC

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2020 9:13:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Washington DC, CompTIA Network+

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

As a network engineer in Washington, D.C., you will be in the heart of the country and the IT industry. The duties of someone in this role are wide-ranging and can be very complex. Putting it simply, a network engineer is responsible for building and maintaining the daily operations of an organization’s computer networks, including an intranet, extranet, wide area network (WAN), and local area network (LAN). However, there isn’t a typical day for a network engineer, and you never know what will come up.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

What is the Best Way to Study for Network Plus in Maryland?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2020 1:16:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA Network+

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

CompTIA certifications are some of the most sought-after credentials worldwide. The Network+ certification is an entry-level designation that validates your proficiency in managing, maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, and configuring necessary network infrastructures. Like other certifications, Network+ requires that you pass a certification exam to earn your credential. While this certification is a beginner-level credential, it doesn’t mean the exam will be easy. It requires that you study sufficiently and that you have the necessary knowledge and skills if you want to pass.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Which is Better in Washington D.C.- Network Plus or Security Plus?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2020 9:25:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Professionals in the IT industry are in demand in Washington, D.C. and around the world. In fact, the current demand far outweighs the candidate pool for many IT roles. One of the first things that hiring managers look for in potential new hires is their certifications. The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is one of the most well-known and trusted certifying agencies for IT professionals, offering many certifications including the Network+ and Security+ credentials.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

What Are CompTIA Network+ Salaries in Maryland?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2020 2:56:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

A Network+ certification from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) proves that you have the knowledge and skills to design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot both wired and wireless networks. This certification is a globally recognized credential that is highly sought after all over the world. Not only will the Network+ certification boost your employability and job opportunities, but many of the jobs that it makes you qualified for offer lucrative salaries, especially in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. area. Metropolitan D.C. typically offers higher salaries for IT roles than the rest of the country, and the CompTIA Network+ certification can help you land one.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

What Entry Level Jobs Can You Get in Maryland with Network Plus?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2020 2:49:07 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA Network+

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) introduced the Network+ certification more than two decades ago, and it has continued to be one of the most recognized and sought-after credentials in the IT industry since then. The certification tests the skills of IT professionals who have some prior experience with networking that is required to work on network design and implementation.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

What Entry Level CCNA Jobs are Available in Maryland?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2020 10:16:24 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

You've learned about the exciting possibilities of a career in IT and are looking to jump in. You have some computer experience but need a qualification to help you get the entry-level role you need to get started. So, let us talk you through Cisco's CCNA certification and the types of jobs you can expect to get once you have it.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Is CCNP Certification Worth It in Maryland?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2020 11:28:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNP

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification program underwent some changes earlier this year. It now encompasses two exams, one that tests your core networking skills, and a second that tests your knowledge in a concentration area of your choice. Earning the CCNP credential means that you have successfully passed both exams.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Need IT Certifications?
Want more info?

Call (301) 220-2802


or