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I’ve Obtained my CompTIA A+: What Are My Career Options?

Help desk technicians provide technical support to users and clients. The CompTIA A+ is an entry-level certification that prepares computer professionals for technical support and technician positions. It covers skills like installing and configuring computer and mobile operating systems, basic networking, troubleshooting and security skills. The CompTIA A+ certification is also the foundation for more advanced certifications like [...]

I’ve Obtained my CompTIA A+: What Are My Career Options?

The Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Cover Letter

A good cover letter can land you an interview opportunity.   Some IT professionals entering the job market might think cover letters are a thing of the past. Surely no one expects you to write a letter with your application and resume in this day and age?   Actually, recent data shows that about half of hiring managers [...]

The Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Cover Letter

5 Essential Skills You Need as a Linux Administrator

Linux is an open-source operating system that many businesses use to run their operations. Due to its open source nature and less stringent hardware requirements, some foward-thinking enterprises are making the move to Linux. As a result, there's a need for quality Linux administrators who know their way around this OS.   Here are some essential skills you [...]

5 Essential Skills You Need as a Linux Administrator

Gap on Your Resume? No Problem!

  As a job seeker, it can be a major source of concern when you have a gap in your resume. If potential employers see that you spent time unemployed, they may think that your skills are not up to par or that you may not be a quality employee. It is possible to deal with a gap on your [...]

Gap on Your Resume? No Problem!

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 Professionals

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 Job

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?

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 Sharing

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 Cloud

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 Take