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4 Transferable IT Skills To Achieve Career Advancement

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2019 10:31:26 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in comptia a+ training, comptia network+ training, career development

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Highly skilled IT professionals are in demand. Expanding corporate need is outstripping current candidate pools, and as a result, companies are now looking for outside-the-box IT skills that are transferable across job markets and can fill expanding cyber vacancies.

IT pros, meanwhile, aren’t static in their job searches. Recent data suggests the average worker changes jobs between 10 and 15 times over the course of his/her career. The reasons vary — better pay, improved benefits, greater autonomy — but IT career advancement often depends on transferable IT skills that are in demand across multiple industries. Let’s tackle the top four.

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IT Careers: How To Decide Which IT Career Suits You Best

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2019 11:10:55 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in career development

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What do digital transformation, rapid mobile adoption and increasing cloud uptake have in common? They’re driving substantial market growth for IT professionals. According to recent U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, IT will grow “faster than the average for all other occupations,” adding more than 500,000 jobs over the next five years.

If you’re considering careers in information technology, opportunity is knocking. The caveat? Figuring out your best fit.

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Here's How To Become A Computer Systems Analyst

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2018 11:46:06 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in career development

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Companies need IT expertise.  Recent data suggests that by 2020, more than three-quarters of organizations will “experience visible business disruptions due to skills gaps.” Just two years ago, only 25 percent of businesses said the skills gap was an issue.

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Developer IT Training: Why It’s Always Worth The Effort

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2018 10:37:19 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in career development

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The cyber skills gap is widening: Recent data suggests a shortfall of more than 3 million IT experts in the next three years. What does this mean for your business? Looking for new staff to meet expanding tech requirements may not be possible — instead, companies are better served bolstering current employee experience with the right mixture of on-site training and classroom-led learning.

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

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

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Information technology professionals are in demand. It’s one of the few industries that have more jobs available than there are candidates to fill them. The IT industry is also one that can lead to a lucrative career for professionals who like to continually learn, staying up-to-date with technological advances, and those who have the right IT certifications. So, how do you get started? We have the answers you need. Below are five of the best entry-level IT jobs, their certification requirements, and salary expectations to help you take the first step toward the IT career you’re looking for.

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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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