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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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Building a Better Cloud: How to Become an AWS Solution Architect

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2019 11:09:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts

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Cloud competition is heating up as off-site security comes to rival on-prem deployments, connections become more robust and advanced features become commonplace. As noted by data from Gartner, however, there’s clear frontrunner: Amazon.

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Back to the Future: Why It’s Still Worth Learning C

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Programming

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According to data from a recent McKinsey & Company report, the demand for “advanced IT and programming skills” could grow by 90 percent over the next ten years. Right now, developers are leaning on advanced code technologies such as Python, Ruby, and JavaScript to create cutting-edge web and mobile applications.

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Secret Tips to Get Your Boss to Pay for Training

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 23, 2019 8:55:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts

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You’ve got your eye on a new IT course

Maybe it’s something entry-level like CompTIA A+ or Security+, or perhaps you’re looking to specialize with Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional Training and Certification (CISSP) or Project Management Professional (PMP) training.

There’s no question that you’ve got the drive, you’ve done the research, and you know the business benefits. You’re ready.

Except … You’ve got to ask the boss. How do you get them to say yes? More importantly — how do you get them to pay for it?

We’ve got you covered: Here are five tips to help lower your stress and boost your chances when it’s time to ask for training.

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