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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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Is CISA Worth It? Auditing the IT Impact

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2019 10:52:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in cisa

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Security professionals are in high demand as companies look to protect critical assets and frustrate attacker efforts. The result? Along with cybersecurity job postings, the variety and volume of certifications are also on the rise. From delivering generalized systems defense to deploying specific IT controls to meeting essential compliance requirements, there’s no shortage of infosec training opportunities for interested technology staff.

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Climbing the Cybersecurity Career Ladder? Python has Potential

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2019 10:36:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts

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IT experts are in demand as companies deal with growing networks and expanding malware threats. But with supply falling behind, it’s tough for organizations to find best-fit candidates — especially for cybersecurity roles.

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Practice Makes Purpose: Four Benefits of ITIL Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 27, 2019 10:32:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts

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The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification is one of the most popular IT certifications available. With a focus on service delivery best practices, ITIL helps technology professionals better align IT environments with fundamental business purpose while broadening their career prospects.

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Defense by Design: Career Advantages of CISSP Training

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2019 10:29:14 AM / by Paul Ricketts

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IT certifications are now an integral part of long-term career success. While companies still prioritize traditional four-year degrees and require hands-on industry experience for infosec professionals, organizations also recognize the value of cybersecurity certifications — reputable and accredited courses that demonstrate competence and confidence in specific areas of information security.

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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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