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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.

For IT professionals, this creates a high-demand marketplace: Both specialists and generalists are necessary for companies to achieve line-of-business goals and drive ROI. One potential career for technology experts is the computer systems analyst. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports more than 600,000 systems analyst positions were filled in 2016 alone, while the median salary last year was just under $90,000.

Wondering how to become a computer systems analyst? We’ve got you covered.

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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 career development, cybersecurity

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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 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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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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