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?
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...
Career paths are not always as straightforward as they seem. There are going to be those people fortunate enough to find what they're looking for in their first job and build a career from that point. For many though, the process of learning and self-discovery takes much longer and sends them down paths they never anticipated or allows them to find passion through different means than they had pictured. This is very accurate in the mysterious world of information technology (IT).
Just because you graduated college as a history major doesn't mean you can't pursue a career in IT, right? If you want career change, and IT looks attractive to you, follow this infographic for some direction! Then for more helpful tips on breaking into IT check out our Getting Started in IT guide
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.
Another year has come and gone, and in just a few short weeks we will ring in 2016. This time of year, we tend to reflect on our successes and failures and create a plan for the new year ahead. What changes do you want to make in 2016? Today, I am going to inform you about something I can guarantee is not changing in 2016--- the rapidly growing demand for information security jobs.
Professionals who are certified through the Cisco CCNA program are qualified for a number of jobs in the technology field. The exams required for this certification demand that each candidate demonstrate an ability to install, configure, and operate a variety of networks, making these qualified individuals flexible workers. Successful CCNA graduates are able to troubleshoot systems, operate under a number of different protocols, and demolish threats to a network’s security. This is a broad range of skills, and the Cisco CCNA certification provides each professional with a comprehensive understanding of networks. These skills allow CCNA certificate-holders to tackle a number of technology-related occupations.
A Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) is someone with considerable experience in information technology (IT) security fields who has also completed a rigorous exam to verify his or her qualifications. CISSP holders must also meet continuing education requirements to maintain their certification.
Information Technology is a reliable industry with continued growth, competitive compensation and a variety of specializations. Even in the recession-ridden decade between 2008 and 2018, job growth in the Information Technology field is expected to grow by approximately 17 percent.