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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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Cybersecurity Awareness Training Market Heats Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2018 10:26:06 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in cybersecurity

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Human interaction remains the single biggest threat to businesses as they attempt to secure their networks from cyber-attack. Increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks represent the dominant way in which cyber-criminals manipulate employees within small and large businesses, to open their networks to malicious activities. It's not surprising then, that venture capitalists are paying close attention to the cybersecurity awareness training market.

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Landing A Lucrative Cyber Security Career: Five Tips To Boost Your Chances

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2018 9:21:14 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in cybersecurity, career development

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Cyber security is a growing field, with more than 350,000 open positions in the United States alone. What’s more, cyber and information security professionals often enjoy above-average salaries, autonomy and upward career mobility.

But how do you make the shift from front-line or mid-corporate IT to grab a lucrative cyber security career? Here are five tips to boost your chances of landing the job.

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8 Reasons To Get PMP Certified

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 3, 2018 4:46:47 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in PMP training, Project Management

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Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification acts as the standard measure of competence for all project managers regardless of their industry of operation. It, therefore, follows that any individuals who are serving in project related fields such as IT and Cybersecurity would benefit significantly from formal project management training.

But why should a programmer, network engineer, or help desk technician get PMP certified? Especially if they are relatively new to the industry?

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7 Roles CompTIA Security+ Training Can Prepare You For

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2018 3:53:51 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Comptia Security+

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Looking for a challenge? Think you have what it takes to be an information security professional? CompTIA's Security+ is the industry standard when it comes to cybersecurity certifications!

The internet is a continually-changing environment where digital threats evolve and seek to erode, compromise and destroy networked systems or even steal essential and sensitive information from these systems. The need to further enhance network security has never been higher, with the demand for people qualified to fill in gaps within organizations at an all-time high.

Here are 7 of the most common jobs you can expect to apply for once you pass the CompTIA Security+ certification:

 

System Administrator

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What Does EC-Councils CND & CHFI ANSI Accreditation Mean to You?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2018 2:22:28 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CHFI Training, CND Training, Career Development

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In May the EC-Council announced it had achieved a major milestone in its efforts to set standards for cybersecurity training and certification. Both the Certified Network Defender (CND) and the Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) certification programs received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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Security+ Training: SY0-401 vs SY0-501 - What’s the Difference?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2018 9:30:41 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Comptia Security+, cybersecurity

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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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Choosing the Best Cisco Certification for You

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2018 11:56:29 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNP, IT Certification, CCENT, CCNA training, CCENT training

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Whether you’re a seasoned network administrator, a developer, or are just starting out in the computer networking industry, understanding the best Cisco certification to suit your needs 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 find the best Cisco certification for you to get started or take the next step in your networking career?

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6 Benefits of a Combined CompTIA A+/Network+ Certification Class

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 4:54:41 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in comptia a+ training, comptia network+ training

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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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How to Get a Job In IT With CompTIA A+ Training

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2018 9:41:43 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in comptia a+ training, information technology career

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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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CompTIA A+ and Network+ Features at TrainACE Open House

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 2, 2018 11:26:50 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in comptia a+ training, comptia network+ training, News and Events

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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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