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5 Entry-Level IT Jobs, to Start Your Information Technology Career (2021)

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2017 9:30:39 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA, Getting Started in IT, A+

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(**updated in Oct 2021)

Information technology professionals are in demand. It's one of the few industries where there are more jobs available than candidates to fill them. Working in IT is especially rewarding, with exciting roles and potentially lucrative salaries. With technology constantly evolving, IT roles suit candidates willing to learn and stay up to date with technological advances, proving their knowledge with appropriate certifications.

So, how do you get started in an IT career? In this article, we'll break down the five best entry-level IT jobs in Maryland, their certification requirements, and how much you can expect to make from them.

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CompTIA CySA+ : What it means to the Cybersecurity field

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 10:42:49 AM / by Jeff Rinehard posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, CySA+

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Nowadays organizations experience malware attacks, system intrusions, DDOS attacks and countless other threats coming at them from every corner of the web. This is an ongoing assault that has profoundly transformed how organizations need to approach cybersecurity.

The rapid increase in volume and the growing intricacy of threats means that if organizations want to stay secure they need look at the responsibility in a different way. The way to do this is with understanding the data and well-trained and perceptive employees who know what they’re looking at, interpret it correctly and apply it properly.

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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, 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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CompTIA Certification Renewal Policy

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2016 12:00:09 PM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in CEU, CompTIA, Uncategorized

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CompTIA A+ Exam Cost and Testing Locations in Maryland and Virginia

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2016 11:57:00 AM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in CompTIA, Getting Started in IT, A+

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Whether you are transitioning to an IT career or you are already an entry-level IT professional, the CompTIA A+ certification is an essential piece to establishing your career. Once you feel confident that you have mastered the material, you will need to schedule your A+ certification exam. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about how much the CompTIA A+ exam cost and testing locations in Maryland and Virginia.

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Help Desk Jobs with Security+ Certification in the D.C. Metro Area!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2015 3:57:14 PM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, Security+

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Are you a DC, Maryland or Virginia resident looking for an IT job in your area? You've come to the right place! Take a look at these recent job openings. Make sure to check TrainACE's Blog periodically for updates!

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Information Security Certification Path After Security+

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2015 11:41:39 AM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in CASP+, CEH, Cisco, CISSP, CompTIA, Cybersecurity, EC-Council, Security+

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As an entry-level certification for information security jobs, Security+ will get your foot in the door for a promising career. But why stop there? If you are looking to advance your information security career, you should treat the Security+ certification as just a first step on the job path. In order to be more marketable as an experienced security professional as well as more valuable to current employers, consider advancing your proficiency in information security with additional training and certifications! The following options will validate your further expertise of information security and can increase the chances of promotion opportunities and salary increases! If information security is an industry worth pursuing to you, then keep reading to learn how to make the most out of your career!

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Job Salaries with a CompTIA Security+ Certification in the D.C. Area

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2015 10:32:39 AM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, Security+

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Linux Certified Professionals are in High Demand

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2015 9:50:47 AM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in CompTIA, Linux+, Systems Administration, Network Administration, Operating Systems

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When Linux first appeared on the market, it was barely understood. Now, it's one of the major players in networking, servers, smartphones, the web, and supercomputers, which means its grabbing demand from hiring managers.

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