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Is the Role of a Network Security Analyst Right for You?

Network security analysts are tech employees that plan and implement systems to protect a computer network from viruses and malware that can expose private information or lead to the destruction of the network. While not every business has a network security analyst, there is a growing need for this versatile position. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that network [...]

Is the Role of a Network Security Analyst Right for You?

The Pros and Cons of Freelancing as an IT Professional

IT freelancing seems like a dream. You sleep until you're not tired anymore, you get up and make a leisurely breakfast, and then you take your laptop outside and sit in the sun on your patio and get down to business. Another day, you meet your friend for a long lunch and don't have to worry about getting back to [...]

The Pros and Cons of Freelancing as an IT Professional

A Quick Guide to the PC Age Study Companion Scholarship

PC AGE awards a $500 Study Companion Scholarship to a student and his/her friend/relative if both students start the program at the same time. The rationale behind this program is that studying with a friend or another person can lead to better educational outcomes. The Benefits of Co-Learning Friends who learn together can increase the amount each one learns. This [...]

A Quick Guide to the PC Age Study Companion Scholarship

How to Become a More Marketable Job Seeker in 2020

There's no denying that the job market is hot right now. During many recent months, there were more jobs available than there were people looking for work. In fields like information technology, there are growing talent shortages because all but a few people lack the needed IT skills for some positions that require specialized expertise. Employers are looking hard and [...]

How to Become a More Marketable Job Seeker in 2020

A Glimpse Into the Future of Cybersecurity Jobs

Computer cybersecurity is the effort to prevent computers in a home or workplace from being attacked by hackers and infiltrated with a virus, malware, or other destructive software. Most businesses now need help from cybersecurity professionals to protect their computer systems from cyberattack and to handle intrusions when they manage to break through. Cybercrimes cost companies $3 trillion in 2015 and [...]

A Glimpse Into the Future of Cybersecurity Jobs

Is a Help Desk Support Role Right for You?

Across the U.S., there are hundreds of thousands of help desk support positions that provide customer service and support to businesses and individuals using software and servers. Help desk support positions are some of the most common entry-level IT positions available, and the education required to get one of these positions varies from company to company. As of 2016, the [...]

Is a Help Desk Support Role Right for You?

Funding Your Future: Don’t Let Cost Get in the Way of Your Career

Information technology jobs are plentiful right now. Some areas are experiencing severe talent shortages, making it very difficult to find enough qualified people to fill positions. However, many IT jobs require at least some training. Taking courses isn't free, though, and you may not have money to put toward your education. Fortunately, there might be help available for you to [...]

Funding Your Future: Don’t Let Cost Get in the Way of Your Career

5 Key Takeaways from Computer World’s Top 100 Places to Work in IT List

Aflac offers full tuition reimbursement for employees who earn degrees related to their jobs. As an industry, IT is constantly changing and evolving. It's important for IT professionals to understand developments and trends in the industry, including how workplaces are changing and what is expected of them in these new environments. Here are some key takeaways from the [...]

5 Key Takeaways from Computer World’s Top 100 Places to Work in IT List

Top 7 Study Resources for the CompTIA A + Certification

Learning about networks and systems is part of the CompTIA A+ certification. CompTIA A+ certification is the foundational certification necessary to qualify for an entry-level or higher IT position with foundational IT skills like troubleshooting PCs and networks and making computer repairs. Passing a difficult exam is required, but study resources can help you prepare. Here are some [...]

Top 7 Study Resources for the CompTIA A + Certification

Building a PC from Scratch

Hands-on Workshop

Build your own good quality (used) computer and take home at no charge. Monitor, keyboard, and mouse not included.