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

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: comptia a+ training, information technology career

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

7 Reasons Why An Ethical Hacker Should Get Certified

Posted by Paul Ricketts on Mar 16, 2018 1:53:42 PM

According to the 2018 Hacker Report less than 5% of today’s ethical hackers learned their skills in a classroom. While the majority of ethical hackers do have some form of computer qualification, few have formal certification in the discipline itself. So why would an ethical hacker need anything as ‘establishment’ as formal training and certification?

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Topics: CEH training, EC-Council, ethical hacking

Using CompTIA A+ and Network+ to Break Into IT

Posted by Paul Ricketts on Mar 5, 2018 10:18:27 AM

For years you have dedicated yourself to a traditional trade - electrical contractor, plumbing, HVAC installation, roofing - all honorable and highly skilled jobs, but for any number of reasons you find yourself looking to change careers. Bad boss, bad pay, bad work/life balance, you name it, everyone has a breaking point. Maybe a fresh start in Information Technology is just the change of careers you are looking for.

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Topics: comptia a+ training, comptia network+ training