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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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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, CompTIA A+, Networking

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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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Is TrueCrypt now unsafe?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 29, 2014 1:46:10 PM / by Christian Crank posted in Cybersecurity, encryption, Networking, Uncategorized

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Do you use TrueCrypt? You might not want to now. It seems as though the main SourceForge page for TrueCrypt has been defaced, though it might just be legitimate. How do I know? The first line on the page reads as follows: "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues." While many people thought it was a hoax or that TrueCrypt got hacked, the newest application that was pushed out only allows you to decrypt and migrate data, not encrypt data, was signed with the TrueCrypt private key, ensuring its legitimacy.

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The Most Common Jobs for Cisco CCNP Certified Professionals

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2013 1:27:26 PM / by Ryan Corey posted in Salary, CCNP, Cisco, computer training, Networking

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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.

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The Most Common Jobs for Cisco CCNA Certified Professionals

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 10, 2013 4:13:18 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in CCNA, Cisco, Jobs, Networking, Online Training

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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.

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Average Salaries of the Most Common Entry Level Information Technology (IT) Jobs

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2013 5:15:08 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in Salary, CompTIA, CompTIA A+, Jobs, Networking, CompTIA Network+

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Introducing the Cisco ISR-AX

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2013 11:40:22 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in CCNA, Cisco, Networking, Online Training, Updates

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Two IT hosting trends, the central data center and the cloud, are changing Internet infrastructure requirements. Organizations are seeking to lower cost and complexity while better serving internal and external customers in diverse locations. As IT centralizes application hosting, Cisco has responded with the introduction of the Integrated Services Router with Application Experience or ISR-AX. ISR-AX combines a branch router, application optimization, and security and performance features in one box.

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Why CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certification Training is Beneficial

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2013 12:59:54 PM / by Ryan Corey posted in CompTIA A+, Maryland, Networking, Online Training, Updates, Washington DC, CompTIA Network+

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Are you a recent graduate looking to enter into the IT world or maybe you are somebody that is considering a career change into a more in demand field? Are you someone who can think logically as well as creatively? More and more technology employers in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area are looking for candidates that possess solid computer abilities as well as industry certifications.

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The Role the Cloud Plays in the New Microsoft MCSE Curriculum

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 4, 2013 10:56:35 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in Cloud Computing, MCSE, Microsoft, Networking, Online Training, systems administration

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Microsoft has retooled its MCSE certification for IT professionals to include a major focus on the cloud. The company made the changes in response to the growing movement of IT resources to cloud-based solutions. According to Microsoft-sponsored research, cloud computing may create 14 million jobs and generate 1.1 trillion in revenue by 2015. The new MCSE certificate holder is expected to have more comprehensive knowledge of both on-premises and cloud resource technologies.

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