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21 04, 2018

New Cyber Threats: Trends Mean New Opportunities for IT Professionals


  Hackers are constantly coming up with new ways to attack businesses and steal data or disrupt operations. During March alone, IT Governance listed 47 major ransomware attacks and data breaches against companies, government agencies, healthcare organizations, and school districts. Nearly 21 million records were leaked during these attacks.   One of the biggest ransomware attacks took down systems throughout [...]

New Cyber Threats: Trends Mean New Opportunities for IT Professionals2019-01-23T14:48:22-04:00
17 04, 2018

How to Find an Unadvertised Job


Many available jobs are not advertised online on paid job boards.   According to Glassdoor, only about 15-20 percent of available jobs are advertised on job boards and websites. Many smaller companies don't have a big enough hiring budget to pay for these listings, so they use other means to get the word out when they need to [...]

How to Find an Unadvertised Job2018-09-04T20:39:51-04:00
12 04, 2018

Can Hacking Be Ethical?


White hat or ethical hackers are needed by many businesses to counter security threats.   Hackers are typically seen as criminals that use their tech skills to break into companies' computer systems and steal information, money, or customer data. In most cases, hacking is extremely unethical and involves committing crimes that hurt others. What Is Ethical Hacking? It [...]

Can Hacking Be Ethical?2018-09-04T20:39:51-04:00
3 04, 2018

7 PC AGE Student Success Stories Worth Sharing


Many students have found new IT careers after taking PC AGE's IT Program.   PC AGE has helped thousands of students get the skills they needed to start or advance in an IT career. By helping students gain advanced computer skills including networking, data analysis, and cybersecurity, PC AGE prepares students for a number of different careers in [...]

7 PC AGE Student Success Stories Worth Sharing2018-09-04T20:39:51-04:00
22 03, 2018

Addressing the Challenge of Security in the Cloud


Cloud services may not be as secure as they say they are, especially on the user end.   Companies have begun to see the advantages of moving their data and networks to cloud-based services, including less need for expensive physical equipment, user-friendliness of cloud services, and cost savings. Cloud services may seem easy to use, but they do [...]

Addressing the Challenge of Security in the Cloud2018-09-04T20:39:51-04:00
16 03, 2018

5 Tips for Deciding Which Career Path to Take


Exploring different interests may lead you to a career choice you want to pursue.   If you're an adult who's still struggling with the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?", you aren't alone.  Even those who think they know which career they want to pursue often end up doing something else after their [...]

5 Tips for Deciding Which Career Path to Take2018-09-04T20:39:51-04:00
9 03, 2018

CompTIA Security+ vs. CASP Certification: How Are They Different?


Certified cybersecurity professionals are in high demand now and for the foreseeable future. IT certifications have grown from just a handful to hundreds over the last several decades. It can be difficult for an IT professional or student to understand what each certification tests and which ones are worthwhile to pursue for the kind of IT job you [...]

CompTIA Security+ vs. CASP Certification: How Are They Different?2019-01-23T14:49:01-04:00
2 03, 2018

Cisco CCENT vs CCNA: What Are the Differences?


  IT certifications show employers that you have demonstrable skills in that area, making them more likely to want to hire you and leading to higher salary offers. Two popular certifications that seem to teach similar skills are the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).   CCENT and CCNA certifications are both specific [...]

Cisco CCENT vs CCNA: What Are the Differences?2019-01-23T14:49:26-04:00
19 02, 2018

5 Best Practices for Effective Salary Negotiation


Salary negotiations can be an important part of your IT job search. You've completed your IT courses and certifications, and you've received a job offer. Unfortunately, the salary they've offered is lower than what you expected. Thankfully, there's always room to try and negotiate. Here are some best practices for effective salary negotiation. Rameez Khizer 1. Research similar positions. [...]

5 Best Practices for Effective Salary Negotiation2018-09-04T20:39:52-04:00
12 02, 2018

What Does a LAN/WAN Engineer Do?


The functioning of computers in a workplace is up to engineers training in LAN/WAN systems. LAN/WAN engineers are IT professionals that set up and maintain local area networks and wide area networks for businesses that need these networks to function. LAN/WAN engineers use a wide variety of IT knowledge and skills for these positions.   Wide area networks [...]

What Does a LAN/WAN Engineer Do?2018-09-04T20:39:52-04:00