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A Deeper Look at the Technical Support Specialist Role

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of high-paying technical support specialist positions will grow 11% faster than average between 2016 and 2026. But what do technical support specialists really do? These computer professionals help over the phone and in-person when users have trouble with logins and when software or sometimes even hardware malfunctions. Some technical support specialists [...]

A Deeper Look at the Technical Support Specialist Role

Top 7 Tech Skills to Land Your Dream Job in 2020

Having the right tech skills is the key to being offered a great job in the IT field. Here are some of the most in demand tech skills for 2020, according to IT World. 1. Amazon Web Services Jobs requiring Amazon Web Services development skills soared 418% in only five years, revealing the demand for this crucial skill. A variety [...]

Top 7 Tech Skills to Land Your Dream Job in 2020

IT Industry Decade in Review

In one short decade, the IT industry has changed tremendously. A decade of economic expansion led to significant adoptions of smartphones, skyrocketing social media use, and machine learning that may be on the cusp of developing into true artificial intelligence. These changes have created many new jobs that didn't exist a decade ago and have transformed the IT industry. Economic [...]

IT Industry Decade in Review

Which IT Jobs Are Robots NOT Stealing in the Coming Years?

A 2017 McKinsey report theorized that about 50% of job activities could be automated by 2030. About six in 10 businesses could automate at least 30% of their activities, but what does this mean for people's actual jobs? Before you panic that the job you are training for won't even exist in a decade or two, it's important to understand [...]

Which IT Jobs Are Robots NOT Stealing in the Coming Years?

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

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.