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Lack of IT Work Experience Holding You Back? Here's 13 Creative Ways to Boost Your Resume

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2023 11:39:22 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Getting Started in IT

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When you’re just starting out in the IT industry lack of relevant experience can make it really difficult to land that all-important first job, even if you have certifications such as CompTIA A+ and Network+. This can make things very disheartening, and it feels counterintuitive that companies are asking for candidates with significant experience for supposedly entry-level jobs. But don’t give up, there are creative ways to build your professional experience and enhance your resume. Here are some strategies to try:

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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2023 6:54:23 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Glossary

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In today's digital world, businesses face a great challenge to keep their networks and data safe from cyber threats. Without proper protection, cyber attacks can lead to data breaches, data loss and costly downtime. In response, the IT industry has developed a range of security technologies to help organizations defend against these malicious threats. One such technology is Security Information and Event Management, or SIEM, which has become increasingly popular in recent years. In this article, we will explore what SIEM is, how it works, and its importance in cybersecurity. We will also delve into the key components of a SIEM system, the types of data analyzed, the benefits of using SIEM for security monitoring, and challenges and limitations of SIEM implementation.

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Ransomware prevention

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 27, 2023 9:29:05 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Glossary

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Ransomware attacks have become increasingly common and devastating, affecting businesses and individuals alike. Cybercriminals use this tactic to lock victims out of their systems and demand a ransom in return for restoring access. In this article, we will explore what ransomware is, the common types of ransomware attacks, and most importantly, how CompTIA can help prevent such attacks.

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CompTIA A+ vs. CompTIA Network+: Which Certification is Right for You?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2023 4:52:22 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA, Network+, A+

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After being in the IT training business for over two decades, we can confidently state that certifications can make a significant difference in pursuing an IT career. When starting a career in IT, two popular options for our students are CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+. Both certifications are well-respected and can open doors to various IT career paths. In this article, we'd like to compare CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ to help you decide which is the right choice for your career.

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Social Engineering Tactics

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2023 8:50:42 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Glossary

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Social engineering is a technique used by hackers and scammers to trick people into divulging confidential information or taking some kind of action that would be harmful to their security. It can take many forms, from phishing scams and pretexting to baiting and quid pro quo tactics. In today's world of advanced technology, social engineering has become a major concern for individuals and businesses alike. In this article, we will explore the basics of social engineering and the role that CompTIA plays in preventing these types of attacks.

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5 Tips To Help Optimize Your Social Media Profiles For IT Recruiters

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2023 3:33:21 PM / by Kamilah Wright posted in career advice

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Improving your social media presence as an IT professional can help you showcase your expertise, network with peers, and advance your career. Here are some tips to enhance your IT-focused social media strategy and bring you closer to your desired opportunities.

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Unified Threat Management

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2023 12:14:41 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Glossary

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Penetration Testing

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2023 10:29:11 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Glossary

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When it comes to cybersecurity, one of the most critical measures that organizations take to ensure that their digital assets remain safe is penetration testing. This process involves simulating an attack on an organization's network or system to identify vulnerabilities. However, to conduct effective penetration testing, IT professionals require specialized knowledge, skills, and certification. This is where CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) comes in. In this article, we explore the relationship between penetration testing and CompTIA, its certification programs, and how they benefit IT professionals in the cybersecurity industry.

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Patch management

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2023 5:05:10 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Glossary

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In today's digital age, cybersecurity has become a crucial aspect of business operations. One of the most important components of cybersecurity is patch management. Patch management involves the process of updating and maintaining software applications to protect against vulnerabilities and keep the systems secure. In this article, we will be exploring the world of patch management using the valuable insights provided by CompTIA, a leading provider of IT certifications.

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Network Security Fundamentals

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2023 7:14:28 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Glossary

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Network security is an essential practice in today's digital landscape. The increasing number of cyber threats and vulnerabilities makes safeguarding data, devices, and networks imperative. CompTIA is one of the most widely recognized certifications in computer networking and security. In this article, we will explore the importance of network security, the CompTIA certification program, common threats and vulnerabilities, risk mitigation strategies, wireless network security, malware, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, access control, and authentication management, and incident response and disaster recovery planning.

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