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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.

Recent Posts

Is Linux+ Worth it in Washington, DC?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 2, 2020 3:13:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA Linux+, Washington DC

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Most of the enterprise IT world runs on Windows — Microsoft’s familiar OS is an organizational mainstay for its familiarity and ease of use. But there’s another common operating system hiding in plain sight: Linux.

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Is CCISO Training Worth it in Washington, DC?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in computer training, Cybersecurity, Jobs, Washington DC, CCISO

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Washington, DC continues to deliver on startup tech potential — The Tech Tribune recently highlighted 20 technology companies to watch heading into 2020. Combined with increasing federal investment in IT solutions and the infrastructure needed to support these new deployments, there’s a growing market for IT professionals in the DC area.

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Am I Too Old to Learn Programming?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2019 11:04:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Programming

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Is there an age limit on programming? This in-demand digital skill isn’t always easy — it requires attention to detail and great memory — but the increasing diversity of programming languages paired with new training courses and popular certifications means it’s possible for just about anyone, of any age, to learn to program and jump-start their IT career.

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How Do I Get a Pentesting Job?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2019 11:02:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Pentesting

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Penetration testing (pentesting) positions are quickly becoming common in IT job listings across the country. This is especially true in areas like Washington, DC where the high number of government agencies and defense contractors increases the need for effective data defense and the ability to identify potential network weaknesses on-demand.

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Is MCSA Windows Server 2016 Worth It?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2019 2:47:05 PM / by Paul Ricketts

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Microsoft remains an industry giant, dominating both the operating system (OS) and the business server solutions market worldwide. The result? IT professionals are well-served earning Microsoft certifications such as MCSA to both enhance day-to-day skills and increase their career earning potential.

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What Can You Do With CompTIA A+ Certification in Washington DC?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2019 8:59:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA A+

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CompTIA A+ certification remains one of the most popular IT qualifications available – and with good reason. This introductory-level certification focuses on identifying and troubleshooting common IT problems faced by organizations, making trained professionals indispensable as businesses must integrate new technology and ensure current deployments are working as intended to own their market space and get ahead of the competition.

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What’s the Difference Between SSCP and CISSP Certification?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2019 8:54:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CISSP

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There’s a gap between cybersecurity demand and the number of skilled professionals — and with more than 500,000 unfilled jobs in North America alone, it’s no surprise that 80 percent of IT professionals say the gap is getting bigger. Fast.

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CompTIA A+ Certification: Is It Worth it in Washington D.C.?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2019 8:45:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA A+

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Looking for a technology career in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) areas? There is no shortage of open positions as big tech “takes off” in this area and companies look to expand their IT impact.

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What’s the Difference Between CCNA and CCNA Security?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2019 8:38:29 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA

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Cisco networking technologies remain the IT infrastructure backbone of many organizations. As a result, Cisco-certified professionals are always in high demand; qualifications such as CCNA and CCNA Security are now prerequisites for many mid- and high-level technology positions.

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CompTIA A+ Training & Certification FAQ in DC

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2019 2:43:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA A+

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Many people start their IT career with an A+ certification. Naturally, people have a lot of questions about it. Here’s some common ones we receive- and some helpful answers.

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