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Paul Ricketts

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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What Does an AWS Developer Do?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2022 9:52:42 AM / by Paul Ricketts

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the top cloud computing platform worldwide. In Q1 2022, AWS held 33% of the cloud computing market, with the closest competitor at only 22%. Since its launch in 2006, the AWS platform has grown year over year and shows no signs of slowing down. This growth means that the demand for professionals like AWS Developers also continues to increase.

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What is it Like to Be an Ethical Hacker?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2022 12:37:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts

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While more and more people are becoming familiar with the terms “ethical hacker” and “white-hat hacker,” there is still some mystery about what they do exactly. Organizations and businesses employ ethical hackers to help prevent data theft and fraud and to help improve the security of their computer systems, networks, and applications.

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What Are the Benefits of Instructor-Led Training for IT Teams in Maryland?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 8, 2022 12:33:07 PM / by Paul Ricketts

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Instructor-led training is just one of the ways that today’s trainees learn. However, it remains beneficial for a variety of reasons. The personalized, hands-on learning students receive from a live instructor is irreplaceable. An interactive classroom, whether in-person or virtual, is important for those learning technical skills that may be complex, like many IT and cybersecurity topics are.

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How to Build an Effective Cybersecurity Team

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 28, 2022 10:20:04 AM / by Paul Ricketts

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Cybersecurity is a vital concern for businesses today. While in the past, most companies only needed a physical security team, in the current technology-driven world, they now need much more. Today, an inadequate cybersecurity team could quickly put an organization’s assets at risk without the criminals even having to set foot on the business’s premises. Effective cybersecurity teams have the potential to protect business assets and stay one step ahead of cybercriminals. 

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Why is the CISSP a Top-Paying Certification?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2022 1:17:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts

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The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification has set the standard for security certifications since its launch in 1994. However, adding those letters to resumes is no easy task for cybersecurity professionals. The certification exam for the CISSP is typically described by those who have taken it as difficult. The certification requires five years of full-time paid work experience in a relevant security field.

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Why is the CISSP Certification Important?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2022 1:12:04 PM / by Paul Ricketts

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The Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) certification is a credential that was introduced by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, which is a non-profit organization specializing in training and certifications for cybersecurity professionals. The CISSP certification was created to validate information security knowledge and skills of security practices and principles. There are currently about 150,000 information security professionals who hold this credential.

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After CompTIA Security Plus, Which Training is Good?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2022 1:11:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts

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The CompTIA Security+ certification proves that you have the foundational knowledge for beginning cybersecurity roles. It’s a certification that serves as a stepping stone toward more advanced credentials and cybersecurity positions. Security+ provides the skills needed for jobs like systems administrators, security administrators, network administrators, and junior IT auditors.

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What is CompTIA A+ Certification?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2022 8:36:46 AM / by Paul Ricketts

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Are you thinking about starting a career in information technology? Or are you already working in IT and ready to start earning some professional certifications? If so, the CompTIA A+ certification should definitely be on your radar.

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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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