Washington, DC continues to deliver on startup tech potential — The Tech Tribune recently highlighted 20 technology companies to watch heading into 2020. Combined with increasing federal investment in IT solutions and the infrastructure needed to support these new deployments, there’s a growing market for IT professionals in the DC area.
The economy might still be limping along, but the IT industry remains as healthy as ever. IT outsourcing companies have become popular in recent years, but larger companies from hospitals to manufacturers are also hiring for a continually growing workforce of in-house IT professionals. If anything, the high job demand present in the early '00s has increased since the 2008 recession. Networking, a distinct career path in IT, remains one of the main stays.
Most people who are looking in to taking the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification training with us want to know a few key points. The CEH certification is arguably the leading baseline penetration testing certification on the market. Our CEH training class prepares people for a career in the field by offering more hands-on training than any other competitor’s class out there. The class also has a pass rate on the certification exam OVER 99% (yes that’s correct, in the last year, about 550 people took the CEH with us and only 5 failed the exam). As you probably know, we offer classroom based training as well as online options, both are extremely effective.
In October, CompTIA announced the release of new tests, the 800 series, that will replace the 700-series exams that had been the basis of CompTIA’s A+ certification, the certification that covers entry-level technicians. The 700 series will remain in use through August 31, 2013. Until then, candidates can choose either series as a testing option for the A+ designation.
A huge portion of modern society uses some form of digital technology on a daily basis. Many conveniences on a national and personal level have been made possible due to this technology, but also opens up a Pandora's box of a whole new set of problems as well. The cyber battlefield grows more dangerous as organized hackers and other cyber threatening criminals set out to exploit the conveniences produced by the digital age for their own gain. There is an ongoing challenge, therefore, creating cyber security or defenses to protect the country from attacks; but have, on many occasions, been successfully breached to raise considerable concern even among the most savvy cyber security agencies in the world.
From the earliest days of the computer, long before the World Wide Web became a pervasive part of our lives, the role of this new machine was not restricted to government or business applications. The idea of the computer as educational tool was already up for serious discussion in the 1960s, some two decades before the “personal computer” began its conquest of the desktop.