Monday, April 30, 2012

Young Women Launching their IT Careers at ChiTech

Some may fret about the shortage of women in technical and scientific career tracks, but the young women of Chicago Tech Academy High School (ChiTech) have no time for that. They are too busy—working to learn all they can about technology, science, math and entrepreneurship while pursuing their individual goals. And they are thriving. 

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Getting an IT Career Back on Track

In early 2010, Lisa Mandy had IT skills, having worked in the field for decades, but her skills were outdated because she had left her last IT job in 2005 due to health reasons., helped Mandy earn current CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications to resume her IT career.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Certification Secured Vet’s First IT Job

An IT career was something Derrick Graham pursued for years, completing online-college level IT classes while enlisted in the Navy and working as an aircraft mechanic.  But it wasn’t until he completed CompTIA certifications required by Department of Defense Directive 8570 at a Learning Center in Durham, N.C., that Graham won his first IT job. “I didn’t get my first break until after obtaining Security+, which met one of the DoD Directives,” says Graham, now a help desk analyst with the U.S. Army Reserves (USARC) at U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Should cybersecurity be a top priority for the government?

Exclusive: Analyst says the evidence doesn't match the hype

Is cybersecurity one of your top concerns? Whatever your opinion might be, the government has taken a particularly strong interest in it lately, as security breaches appear to be on the rise. In recent years, the U.S. has seen corporations such as Sony and Citibank hacked as well as various divisions of the government including the Senate and the Pentagon. 

As a result of this influx of attacks, Congress is currently weighing legislation that would attempt to prevent cyber warfare. In fact, more than fifty bills have been introduced in Congress toward this effort. 

Should cybersecurity be a top priority for the government? 

Last year, WebProNews reported that cyber warfare was a very real threat and that social media played a significant role in it. Charles Dodd, a U.S. government consultant on cyber defense, told us then that terrorists are recruiting hundreds and thousands of people every couple of months through social media.

"Cyber will be the next generation warfare," he said.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cisco Raises CCNA Exam Prices!!

We Love Cisco®. They are just amazing, aren’t they?
Do you want to the take the 640–802 CCNA? It’s now $295.
How about the two exam method: ICND1 and ICND2? That will now cost you $300!
Okay, let’s do the CCDA exam.…that’s now $200 (up from $150).…
Nice. Thanks Cisco®...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Talking Networking Careers With Todd Lammle Podcast

Trainer, author, and long-time network industry veteran Todd Lammle joins Ethan Banks and Greg Ferro for a chat about the good ol’ days, the days ahead, and how to make it in the networking business.

Listen to ‘Talking Career with Todd Lammle’
We hit the following topics along the way.
  • Todd, how did you get started in networking?
  • How did you transition into training and writing?
  • Luck vs. self-discipline – which is more important and why?
  • Is blogging a waste of time? What about social media?
  • Physical books vs. e-books & e-learning. Does it matter?
  • A lot of people think certifications are the answer to IT success. Are they?
  • Why has it gotten so much harder to keep up with technology?
  • What are the up-and-coming skills someone in networking should focus on to stay relevant?
  • When it is time to move on to a different employer?
  • What does cloud computing really mean for the networking industry?
  • How does someone manage to earn a certification when they also have a full-time job and a family?
  • What are some techniques to master the information required to pass a certification exam?
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

From ICND1 CCENT to CCIE in 5 Weeks!


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From ICND1 (CCENT) to CCIE in 5 Weeks!

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