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What's the Difference between Security+ 501 and 601?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2021 10:19:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, Security+

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CompTIA certifications are globally recognized and highly sought-after credentials, and Security+ is considered by many to be an essential cybersecurity certification. Information technology professionals who earn the CompTIA Security+ certification are in high demand worldwide by many large corporations and organizations. In Washington, D.C., where many businesses are headquartered, there is a huge need for cybersecurity professionals to fill the hundreds of available job roles.

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What Are the Benefits of a CompTIA Security Plus Certification in DC?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2021 10:12:36 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA, Washington DC, Security+

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Each year, there are more cybersecurity attacks than the year before. As a result, organizations are allocating more of their IT budgets to increase security, which leads to the need to hire more cybersecurity professionals to help protect their data and systems. In the metropolitan Washington, DC area, there are hundreds of open positions for cybersecurity experts and not enough qualified candidates to fill them. 

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Which is Better in Washington D.C.- Network Plus or Security Plus?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2020 9:25:00 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in Network+, Security+

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Professionals in the IT industry are in demand in Washington, D.C. and around the world. In fact, the current demand far outweighs the candidate pool for many IT roles. One of the first things that hiring managers look for in potential new hires is their certifications. The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is one of the most well-known and trusted certifying agencies for IT professionals, offering many certifications including the Network+ and Security+ credentials.

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Will a CompTIA Security+ Certification Help You Find a Job?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2019 2:36:08 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, Security+

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Some of the best and most popular certifications in the IT industry are CompTIA certifications. But what can you do when you are starting out and have just passed the CompTIA Security+ exam? With the Security+ credential, but limited experience in information security, it may seem like you have to get other certifications in order to find a good job. But that isn’t the case. You can find great entry-level security jobs that you qualify for when you have a Security Plus certification.

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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 CCNA, CEH, PMP, Network+, Security+, A+, career advice, CAPM

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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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7 Roles CompTIA Security+ Training Can Prepare You For

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2018 3:53:51 PM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, Security+

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Looking for a challenge? Think you have what it takes to be an information security professional? CompTIA's Security+ is the industry standard when it comes to cybersecurity certifications!

The internet is a continually-changing environment where digital threats evolve and seek to erode, compromise and destroy networked systems or even steal essential and sensitive information from these systems. The need to further enhance network security has never been higher, with the demand for people qualified to fill in gaps within organizations at an all-time high.

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Security+ Training: SY0-401 vs SY0-501 - What’s the Difference?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2018 9:30:41 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, Security+

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The CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam is officially slated to be replaced by Security+ SY0-501 exam on July 31, 2018. Initially released in October 2017, SY0-501 reflects the continuing evolution in the cybersecurity environment. We are pleased to announce that TrainACE is adopting this new version of Security+ in its training schedules.

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How To Succeed in an IT Career

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2017 11:01:19 AM / by Madeline Sita posted in CompTIA, Security+, A+

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Are you feeling stuck in your current job and considering a career change? If you've thought getting in an IT career but are having some doubts, it's normal to be apprehensive. But don't let your doubts stand between you and your dreams! 

To help you understand how you can succeed in an IT career, TrainACE connected with a couple of our students from different backgrounds to show that success comes in many ways.

Learn about their challenges and how they were able to succeed in their IT careers through training and commitment. If they can do it, so can you!

 

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CompTIA's New Security+ Exam: SYO-501

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Madeline Sita posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, Security+

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The lucrative world of Information Technology is dynamic and developing constantly. With some of the highest job growth projections of any industry, there has never been a better time to get certified and start a new career path in this industry. So you are probably asking yourself, where do I begin?

 

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Help Desk Jobs with Security+ Certification in the D.C. Metro Area!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2015 3:57:14 PM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, Security+

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Are you a DC, Maryland or Virginia resident looking for an IT job in your area? You've come to the right place! Take a look at these recent job openings. Make sure to check TrainACE's Blog periodically for updates!

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