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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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4 Traits of Highly Successful Information Technology Professionals

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 13, 2018 9:51:36 AM / by John Eberle posted in career development, Get to Work

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After over 40 years in the IT business, having done everything from starting a help desk to being Director of Network Operations for the largest Major Shared Resource Center for the U.S. Government, I have observed certain traits that all successful IT personnel seem to exhibit. Among them are Tenacity, Integrity Curiosity, and Leadership. So if you are looking to succeed in Information Technology, read on.
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Get to Work: How to Customize Your Resume and Cover Letters

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2018 3:18:32 PM / by Gina Palladino posted in Get to Work, Resume Writing

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Customizing your resume - The Good News and the Bad News

First, the bad news: gone are the days of sending one-size-fits-all resumes and generic cover letters as part of your job applications. Now, the good news: it is quick and easy to learn the practical, yet creative skills to customize your resume and cover letters for your job applications. To that end, we created a short checklist for customizing your resumes and cover letters, which is located towards the bottom of the article.

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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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10 Do's & Don'ts Using Social Media for Job Hunting in Information Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 11:58:56 AM / by Gina Palladino posted in Get to Work

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Your social media accounts are unique and personal; venues for your self-expression and the self-expression of your connections; digital spaces to be in touch with your loved ones and casual acquaintances; and more.

Ah, but you’ve started your job search, so should your social media usage and practices change? For most of us, the answer is yes, particularly if we are looking to get into Information Technology and Cybersecurity roles.

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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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Get to Work: 3 Simple Tips to Giving Your Resume a Makeover

[fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2018 4:09:54 PM / by Gina Palladino posted in Get to Work

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Give Your Resume a Makeover Using 3 Simple Tips

Do you like watching makeover stories? For many, there’s an endless fascination and sense of fulfillment in seeing individuals, homes, or not-so-well-behaved canines be transformed into better versions of themselves.

Your resume makeover could be the next interesting story (minus the cameras, crews, and commercial breaks) when you apply these tips to transform it into a more effective presentation of your skills, education, and professional results.

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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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