Due to the advancement of technology, as well as the advancement of cyber criminals, cybersecurity professionals are more in demand than ever. There are many different roles that professionals in the information technology (IT) industry can take on, from entry-level through senior-level, and many require certifications for credentials. One such IT position is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), a leadership role that more and more organizations are looking to fill.
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.
As technology innovation accelerates and becomes increasingly sophisticated, grows at an exponential rate, and there are continually new and exciting devices and gadgets hitting the market. While these advancements in society have largely offered us a tremendous level of convenience, there are always a few bad apples in every barrel, and some people use technology to their own benefit at the expense of innocent victims. The demand for qualified personnel to assess the security of computer systems is at an all-time high in the Washington, DC area, and you have a lot to gain by obtaining a Certified Ethical Hacker certification. There are five lucrative areas in the field worth consideration.
Are you an experienced project manager in the Washington D.C. area looking to stand out to current and prospective employers? Do you want your credentials to shine and take the spotlight? If so, the Project Management Professional Certification through PMI (Project Management Institute) is exactly what you have been searching for. The PMP certification is globally recognized in the industry and demonstrates that you have received the proper education and experience to lead and direct projects successfully. Employers can't help but be impressed by your achievements and obvious drive to succeed!
As cyber attacks increase in frequency and scandals involving governments hacking into private computers become more commonplace, it's no wonder that one of the most promising fields in the current IT sector would be cyber security. In fact, recent research has indicated that cyber security has grown by more than one hundred percent in the last year. Clearly, anyone seeking a job in the information technology area would do well to start at the first line of defense against hackers.
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.
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.
We just posted a very informative video on the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications. The video covers topics like average salary, average raises, topics covered, who the certifications are best fit for, what to expect on the exams and job roles that career changers can expect to see when they achieve these certifications.The video also discusses where the A+ and Network+ certifications fall in accordance to the DoD 8570 Directive.