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Paul Ricketts

Originally from the UK, Paul Ricketts is the Director of Marketing at TrainACE in Greenbelt, MD. Having started out in the field of Geographic Information Systems, Paul has a wealth of experience in a wide variety of industries, focused on tech., graphics and data analysis. Having finally settled in the field of marketing, he has spent the last 8 years fine tuning his skills in the art of communication and persuasion.
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Cybersecurity Awareness Training Market Heats Up

Posted by Paul Ricketts on Sep 21, 2018 10:26:06 AM

Human interaction remains the single biggest threat to businesses as they attempt to secure their networks from cyber-attack. Increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks represent the dominant way in which cyber-criminals manipulate employees within small and large businesses, to open their networks to malicious activities. It's not surprising then, that venture capitalists are paying close attention to the cybersecurity awareness training market.

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Topics: cybersecurity

Landing A Lucrative Cyber Security Career: Five Tips To Boost Your Chances

Posted by Paul Ricketts on Sep 19, 2018 9:21:14 AM

Cyber security is a growing field, with more than 350,000 open positions in the United States alone. What’s more, cyber and information security professionals often enjoy above-average salaries, autonomy and upward career mobility.

But how do you make the shift from front-line or mid-corporate IT to grab a lucrative cyber security career? Here are five tips to boost your chances of landing the job.

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Topics: career development, cybersecurity

8 Reasons To Get Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified

Posted by Paul Ricketts on Aug 3, 2018 4:46:47 PM

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification acts as the standard measure of competence for all project managers regardless of their industry of operation. It, therefore, follows that any individuals who are serving in project related fields such as IT and Cybersecurity would benefit significantly from formal project management training.

But why should a programmer, network engineer, or help desk technician take project management training? Especially if they are relatively new to the industry?

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Topics: Project Management, PMP training

7 Roles CompTIA Security+ Training Can Prepare You For

Posted by Paul Ricketts on Jun 26, 2018 3:53:51 PM

 

Looking for a challenge? Think you have what it takes to be an information security professional? CompTIA's Security+ is the industry standard when it comes to cybersecurity certifications!

The internet is a continually-changing environment where digital threats evolve and seek to erode, compromise and destroy networked systems or even steal essential and sensitive information from these systems. The need to further enhance network security has never been higher, with the demand for people qualified to fill in gaps within organizations at an all-time high.

Here are 7 of the most common jobs you can expect to apply for once you pass the CompTIA Security+ certification:

 

System Administrator

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Topics: Comptia Security+

What Does EC-Councils CND & CHFI ANSI Accreditation Mean to You?

Posted by Paul Ricketts on Jun 5, 2018 2:22:28 PM

In May the EC-Council announced it had achieved a major milestone in its efforts to set standards for cybersecurity training and certification. Both the Certified Network Defender (CND) and the Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) certification programs received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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Topics: CHFI Training, CND Training, Career Development

Security+ Training: SY0-401 vs SY0-501 - What’s the Difference?

Posted by Paul Ricketts on May 19, 2018 9:30:41 AM

The CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam is officially slated to be replaced by Security+ SY0-501 exam on July 31, 2018. Initially released in October 2017, SY0-501 reflects the continuing evolution in the cybersecurity environment. We are pleased to announce that TrainACE is adopting this new version of Security+ in its training schedules.

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Topics: Comptia Security+, cybersecurity

Choosing the Right Cisco Certification for You

Posted by Paul Ricketts on May 8, 2018 11:56:29 AM

Whether you’re a seasoned network administrator, a developer, or are just starting out in the computer networking industry, Cisco certification is something that will be very beneficial to you. With Cisco owning over 60% of the enterprise network market you are sure to be working with their technology at some point in your career. So how do you get started or take the next step in your networking career?

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Topics: CCENT training, CCNA training, CCENT, IT Certification, CCNP

6 Benefits of a Combined CompTIA A+/Network+ Certification Class

Posted by Paul Ricketts on Apr 19, 2018 4:54:41 PM

If you’ve been searching for a job in IT you will have undoubtedly come across a lot of information regarding the CompTIA series of IT Certifications. The CompTIA A+ and Network+ in particular, are foundational to getting started in IT, whether you are a graduate looking for that first job or a computer enthusiast who wants to jump from an unrelated job into the IT Industry. Of course, you can take both of the Certifications separately but there are several reasons to consider taking them as a combined class.

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Topics: comptia a+ training, comptia network+ training

How to Get a Job In IT With CompTIA A+ Training

Posted by Paul Ricketts on Apr 6, 2018 9:41:43 AM

You made the decision to jump feet first into a new IT career. You heard all about the high salaries, the career growth opportunities, and the cool code and hardware you'll get to work with. But after that initial excitement, you sat down to plan out your job search strategy and you drew a blank. Where on earth do you start?

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Topics: information technology career, comptia a+ training

CompTIA A+ and Network+ Features at TrainACE Open House

Posted by Paul Ricketts on Apr 2, 2018 11:26:50 AM

CompTIA A+ and Network+ certification training was top of the agenda for many attendees of our Career-Changer Open House earlier this week. On hand to talk in more depth about our classes were TrainACE Instructors Rita Whitfield, Rico Cody and John Oyeleke. Held at our headquarters in Greenbelt, MD, attendees enjoyed pizza, cookies, and soda, whilst they learned more about our training classes from some of our most engaging instructors.

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Topics: comptia a+ training, comptia network+ training