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What Can You Do With CompTIA A+ Certification in Washington DC?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2019 8:59:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in comptia a+ training

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CompTIA A+ certification remains one of the most popular IT qualifications available – and with good reason. This introductory-level certification focuses on identifying and troubleshooting common IT problems faced by organizations, making trained professionals indispensable as businesses must integrate new technology and ensure current deployments are working as intended to own their market space and get ahead of the competition.

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CompTIA A+ Certification: Is It Worth it in Washington D.C.?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2019 8:45:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in comptia a+ training

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Looking for a technology career in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) areas? There is no shortage of open positions as big tech “takes off” in this area and companies look to expand their IT impact.

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CompTIA A+ Training & Certification FAQ in DC

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2019 2:43:00 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in comptia a+ training

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Many people start their IT career with an A+ certification. Naturally, people have a lot of questions about it. Here’s some common ones we receive- and some helpful answers.

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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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6 Benefits of a Combined CompTIA A+/Network+ Certification Class

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 4:54:41 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in comptia a+ training, comptia network+ training

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If you’ve been searching for a job in IT you will have undoubtedly come across a lot of information regarding the CompTIA series of IT Certifications. The CompTIA A+ and Network+ in particular, are foundational to getting started in IT, whether you are a graduate looking for that first job or a computer enthusiast who wants to jump from an unrelated job into the IT Industry. Of course, you can take both of the Certifications separately but there are several reasons to consider taking them as a combined class.

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How to Get a Job In IT With CompTIA A+ Training

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2018 9:41:43 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in comptia a+ training, information technology career

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You made the decision to jump feet first into a new IT career. You heard all about the high salaries, the career growth opportunities, and the cool code and hardware you'll get to work with. But after that initial excitement, you sat down to plan out your job search strategy and you drew a blank. Where on earth do you start?

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CompTIA A+ and Network+ Features at TrainACE Open House

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 2, 2018 11:26:50 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in comptia a+ training, comptia network+ training, News and Events

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CompTIA A+ and Network+ certification training was top of the agenda for many attendees of our Career-Changer Open House earlier this week. On hand to talk in more depth about our classes were TrainACE Instructors Rita Whitfield, Rico Cody and John Oyeleke. Held at our headquarters in Greenbelt, MD, attendees enjoyed pizza, cookies, and soda, whilst they learned more about our training classes from some of our most engaging instructors.

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Using CompTIA A+ and Network+ to Break Into IT

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2018 10:18:27 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in comptia a+ training, comptia network+ training

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For years you have dedicated yourself to a traditional trade - electrical contractor, plumbing, HVAC installation, roofing - all honorable and highly skilled jobs, but for any number of reasons you find yourself looking to change careers. Bad boss, bad pay, bad work/life balance, you name it, everyone has a breaking point. Maybe a fresh start in Information Technology is just the change of careers you are looking for.

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Mission Accomplished - How Students Succeed in Information Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2017 11:01:19 AM / by Madeline Sita posted in CompTIA, comptia a+ training, Comptia Security+, cybersecurity, information technology career, IT training, cyber security certifications, IT Security, IT Certification

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Need a career change? Not sure if you're cut out for the information technology (IT) industry? It's normal to be apprehensive. However, don't let your doubts stand in between you and your dreams! TrainACE connected with a couple of students from different backgrounds to show that success comes in many ways. See how they overcame their obstacles to earn IT Training certifications. If they can do it, so can you!

 

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5 Best Entry-Level IT Certifications

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

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If you are thinking about a career in the information technology (IT) industry, the quickest way to get your foot in the door with an entry-level job is by earning IT certifications. But there are so many different certifications out there, it’s hard to know which ones to start with. You don’t have to wonder anymore. To help you know where to begin, we’ve put together a list of the first five IT certifications newcomers should work to earn.

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