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Is CCNA going away?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2020 8:52:12 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

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CCNA is Cisco’s entry-level certification exam for anyone looking to get started in IT, especially in network support and network management roles. In February 2020, Cisco made significant changes to the CCNA accreditation by bringing together the old multi-track program under one comprehensive exam. Consequently, elements of the specialist exams such as CCNA Security were consolidated into the new CCNA 200-301.

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How to Get a CCNA Certification in Maryland

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2020 10:09:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

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Cisco certifications are some of the most sought after and globally recognized in the information technology industry. The Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) credential is an important first step for many IT professionals. The CCNA has become one of the most popular certifications in the world. It provides certificate-holders with validation that they have comprehensive associate-level knowledge of the technologies and solutions needed to implement and administer a wide range of modern networking and IT infrastructure.

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How to Get a CCNP Certification in Maryland

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 30, 2020 10:05:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNP, Cisco

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IT certifications, like the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), are designed to test the skills that you will use on the job, not merely the knowledge you memorize from training (though there is a lot to remember, too). Most IT certification exams have a hands-on component that requires you to have practical experience that can only be learned by doing. The CCNP certification exams tend to be highly technical, with some questions that are more like lab exercises.

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Cisco’s CCNA and CCNP Certifications in Maryland

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2020 9:59:56 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, CCNP, Cisco

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Cisco has some of the most popular IT certifications available to technology professionals. They are among the most well-known and widely recognized in the industry. Two of Cisco’s valuable certifications are Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). These two certifications have recently undergone some changes (February 2020), and it’s essential to understand the new requirements if you’ve decided to begin or advance your IT career.

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Why is CCNA important in Maryland?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2020 2:48:26 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CCNA, Cisco

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If you intend to work in the field of computer networking, system administration, or cybersecurity, getting to grips with Cisco based technology is critical to your future. With Cisco supplying two-thirds of the world's networking technology, you are sure to encounter Cisco equipment and software at some point in your career. This is particularly true in Maryland and the rest of the Washington DC region, where Cisco is heavily favored by the large organizations, agencies, and associations headquartered here.
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What's Next: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2017 12:18:56 PM / by Madeline Sita posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Jobs

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It's safe to say 2017 has been full of activity in the world of cybersecurity. What about 2018? Will there be an increase in cyber attacks? New and more sophisticated methods of attack? What about even more devastating data breach impacts? The answer is probably all of the above. There are countless predictions out there and we all THINK we have a hunch, but nevertheless it's hard to gage what will happen, until it happens. Here are three general predictions that I've gathered...

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Increase your Demand: Top 5 Benefits of CCNA Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Jeff Rinehard posted in CCNA, Cisco

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The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification is an important credential for IT professionals to have because it’s the first step to pursuing other, more advanced Cisco certifications. It will provide you with the foundational understanding of core technology concepts, and it looks great on a resume. But those are not the only reasons you should consider getting a CCNA certification – there are many others. Here are five of the best.

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IT Training and Cyber Security Training in Northern Virginia

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2016 10:06:24 AM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in Cisco, CompTIA, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Microsoft, Networking, Project Management

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Did you know that TrainACE and our Advanced Security branch offers IT training and Cyber Security training in Northern Virginia? TrainACE has a computer training facility located out of Loudoun County in Ashburn, Virginia. The Ashburn location offers our full catalog of courses and delivers the same high-quality training with unbeatable prices that we have been providing to our students at the Greenbelt, Maryland location since 2001.

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Network Administrator Job Outlook in Washington, DC

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2016 3:05:49 PM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in Salary, Cisco, CompTIA, Jobs, Networking

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Did you know that a job as a Network Administrator is ranked #8 in the U.S. News and World Report's Best Technology Jobs of 2016 and the demand is expected to grow by 8% between 2014 and 2024?

As a Network Administrator you can expect a career that allows upward mobility and comes with a good salary. According to Indeed, Network Administrators can expect an impressive pay rate in Washington, DC, which is 25% above the national average. So is a job as a Network Administrator right for you? Keep reading to find out more about this profession.

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EC-Council CEH v9 Exam- What’s Changed since v8?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2015 10:34:29 AM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in CEH, Cisco, EC-Council

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Cyber-attacks are becoming exceedingly more sophisticated and challenging to solve each and every day. The cyber security industry is growing rapidly and security professionals are in demand (now more than ever) to defend organizations against complex hacking attempts. The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a sought after certification for security professionals and CEH training is the most advanced ethical hacking course on the market. EC-Council has recently released a new Certified Ethical Hacker certification: CEH v9 to ensure that security pros stay up to date and trained on the most current security domains in the cyber security and IT industry.

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