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Visual Guide to Getting Started in Information Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2017 11:54:39 AM / by Madeline Sita posted in career change, cyber security jobs, cyber security training, information security, IT Jobs, IT Security, IT Certification

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Career paths are not always as straightforward as they seem. There are going to be those people fortunate enough to find what they're looking for in their first job and build a career from that point. For many though, the process of learning and self-discovery takes much longer and sends them down paths they never anticipated or allows them to find passion through different means than they had pictured. This is very accurate in the mysterious world of information technology (IT).

Just because you graduated college as a history major doesn't mean you can't pursue a career in IT, right?  If you want career change, and IT looks attractive to you, follow this infographic for some direction! Then for more helpful tips on breaking into IT check out our Getting Started in IT guide

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5 Entry-Level IT Jobs to Start Your Information Technology Career

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2017 9:30:39 AM / by Jeff Rinehard posted in career change, career development

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There are plenty of great entry-level career options that will put you on the right path for a lucrative career in the Information Technology field, but starting a new career, especially in the IT industry can seem a bit confusing at first. What position is right for you, what certifications do you need and what can you expect to make? Don’t worry; we’re going to answer these questions and make this a lot simpler.


Here are 5 entry-level IT jobs, certification requirements and the salary you can expect to make:

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5 Best Entry-Level IT Certifications

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2017 10:03:54 AM / by Jeff Rinehard posted in career change, CCNA, comptia a+ training, Comptia Security+, Comptia security+ certification, Entry-level IT, IT training, IT Security, IT Certification, CCENT, CCNA training, CCENT training, comptia network+ training

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In today’s fast paced and highly connected IT industry, seeking out the most relevant and useful career insight into the industry can seem like an intimidating task, especially when innovation in the tech field can change the name of the game overnight.

Most newcomers getting started in Information Technology have little to no experience but are desperately seeking the right IT and computer training. The catch 22 is that most hiring managers will only consider candidates who have the proper IT experience. So, what's the best way to get your foot in the door? Certifications. It’s really just that simple! If you are new to IT and want to break into the field but can't find a good way to do it, certifications are the best place to start.

Here are the five best entry-level IT certifications for newcomers:

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How to Start a Career in Information Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2016 7:13:42 PM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in career change, career development

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You have a way with computers. You write code, you dabble in programs, and you troubleshoot issues for friends and family. You dream of turning your avocation into a vocation, but the path from casual IT resource to paid IT professional feels elusive. The truth is that the path to a career in IT does not need to be intimidating.

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A Video on What the CEH Certification Training with TrainACE will do for Your Career – Jobs, Salary, Facts and Figures

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2013 9:43:12 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in advanced security, average salary, career change, ceh, CEH jobs, CEH training, certified ethical hacker, Cisco, computer training, cybersecurity, EC-Council, hacking, information assurance, information technology career, IT training, Online Training, penetration testing, security training

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Most people who are looking in to taking the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification training with us want to know a few key points. The CEH certification is arguably the leading baseline penetration testing certification on the market. Our CEH training class prepares people for a career in the field by offering more hands-on training than any other competitor’s class out there. The class also has a pass rate on the certification exam OVER 99% (yes that’s correct, in the last year, about 550 people took the CEH with us and only 5 failed the exam).  As you probably know, we offer classroom based training as well as online options, both are extremely effective.

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Average Salaries of the Most Common Entry Level Information Technology (IT) Jobs

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2013 5:15:08 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in average salary, career change, CompTIA, comptia a+ training, information technology career, Networking, comptia network+ training

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A+ and Network+ Average Salary and General Information for Career Changers

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2012 10:29:42 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in average salary, career change, CompTIA, comptia a+ training, comptia network+ training

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We just posted a very informative video on the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications. The video covers topics like average salary, average raises, topics covered, who the certifications are best fit for, what to expect on the exams and job roles that career changers can expect to see when they achieve these certifications.The video also discusses where the A+ and Network+ certifications fall in accordance to the DoD 8570 Directive.

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