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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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Taking Charge: The Career Potential of PMP Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2019 10:47:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts

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Project management professionals (PMPs) are in-demand, with PMP-certified staff earning more than $110,000 annually. But what exactly is PMP certification? How do you get started? What are your career options? And what type of jobs are available in your area?

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Launch Your Cloud Career With AWS Technical Essentials

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2019 10:47:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in cloud computing

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Want a job in cloud computing? With cloud-based skillsets now in demand, the right combination of experience, training, and certification can help IT pros land the job they’ve always wanted.

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Jumpstart: Java Training Boosts Your IT Options

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 23, 2019 10:35:24 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Programming

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Java programming experts are in high demand. This popular code language is now the go-to option for both web and mobile application development, making it a great starting point for any IT career.

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Why and How to Start a Cybersecurity Career

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2019 9:13:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in career development

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Almost everyone has inevitably been affected by malware or phishing scams. In 2019 alone there have been at least 48 security breaches involving large companies such as Houzz, Coffee Meets Bagel, and Facebook. Compromised personal data continues to headline the news, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

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What Jobs Can I Get in Virginia with a Network Plus Certification?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2019 8:42:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in comptia network+ training

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A CompTIA Network+ certification proves to prospective employers that you have the skills and knowledge to create, configure, manage, and troubleshoot wireless and wired networks. The Network+ certification that is provided by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), is well-known and sought after worldwide. In fact, it is globally recognized in more than 120 countries. It’s an IT certification that significantly enhances your career opportunities and earning potential.

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Is a Network Plus Certification Worth It in Maryland?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2019 8:38:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts

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The CompTIA Network+ certification has been around since 1999, when it was introduced by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). The certification was designed to test the skills of technicians with some experience with networking and the minimum knowledge that is needed for working on network design and implementation.

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The Cost Of CEH Training And Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 25, 2019 1:38:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CEH training

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Information security professionals are in high demand — job opportunities and salaries are on the rise as organizations seek top talent to help defend cloud-based networks, improve application security and develop innovative threat-reduction strategies.

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The Cost Of CCNA Certification And Training

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2019 1:32:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA training

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Organizations are now looking for infosec specialists — IT professionals who have both hands-on experience in network defense and the high-level certifications necessary to help develop advanced security strategies.

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What You Need to Know about the CEH Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 12, 2019 1:22:03 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in ceh certfication

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The Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH) certification isn’t just another credential that IT professionals add to their collection. It’s an important IT role that organizations need in today’s technologically advanced world to protect their systems, data, and IT infrastructure. Ethical hackers are the “white hat” counterparts of cybercriminals who use hacking to attack and exploit private businesses, government agencies, and public organizations. Obtaining the CEH certification demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills to fill this essential role.

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Will a CompTIA Security+ Certification Help You Find a Job?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2019 2:36:08 PM / by Paul Ricketts

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Some of the best and most popular certifications in the IT industry are CompTIA certifications. But what can you do when you are starting out and have just passed the CompTIA Security+ exam? With the Security+ credential, but limited experience in information security, it may seem like you have to get other certifications in order to find a good job. But that isn’t the case. You can find great entry-level security jobs that you qualify for when you have a Security Plus certification.

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