Category Archives for "Certifications"

Is the CompTIA CySA+ Worth It? Cost, Comparison, Benefits

When considering any professional certification, an individual will usually ask if the certification is worth their time and effort needed to pass the exam. Since the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) is a newer exam, many potential test takers have asked if the CySA+ is really worth it. So, is the CompTIA CySA+ worth it? If […]

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CompTIA PenTest+ vs. CEH: Which Should You Choose?

This article compares the CompTIA PenTest+ and the Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.  For a comparison of the PenTest+ and CompTIA’s CySA+ certifications, check out our review here. When looking at certifications in the cyber security field, you will see that some of them seem very similar to others.  For example, the CompTIA PenTest+ and the […]

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Time Saving Tips for CCNA Preparation in Packet Tracer and IOS

As you prepare for the practical elements of your CCENT or CCNA exam, you will often find yourself repeating certain key commands and configuration activities.  Depending on your lab environment—which may include live Cisco equipment, as well as simulators like Cisco Packet Tracer, Graphical Network Simulator-3 (GNS3), or Cisco Virtual Internet Routing Lab (VIRL)—you will […]

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Top Five Tips for Passing the Cisco CCNA Exam

If sitting for Cisco’s Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam is on your radar, you already know that you’ll need to put in a lot of study and combine that with practice time on Cisco routing and switching equipment (or worst case a simulator if you don’t have access to equipment.)  But for many of […]

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CCNA Next Steps: What To Do After The CCNA

If you’ve completed the CCNA routing and switching certification and have added that to your resume, congratulations.  The Cisco Certified Network Associate is a rather challenging intermediate certification exam that is well respected and well recognized in the field.  With the CCNA complete, many people wonder what they should do next. What should you take […]

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Can I Get a Job With Only the CCNA?

I’ve noticed quite a few people lately on the cyber security job boards and forums asking the question “Can I get a job with only the Cisco CCNA certification?”  That is an interesting question because the CCNA is not an easy exam to pass and usually isn’t the first certification that people go after. Either […]

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What Should I Do After the CompTIA A+?

If you’ve just passed the CompTIA A+ certification, congratulations.  Earning the A+ takes a lot of effort and is quite an accomplishment. But after you let the feeling of earning your certification settle in, you may be wondering “What’s next?”  It’s understandable to wonder what step you should take after earning your A+ certification.  Let’s […]

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How to Pass the CompTIA Security+

Obtaining the CompTIA Security+ certification is an excellent way to build your knowledge of information security and show employers that you have an understanding of basic cyber security concepts.  But what about studying and preparing for the exam? What is the best way to prepare for and pass the Security+ exam?  The best way to […]

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Should I Take the Network+ or CCNA?

A question that has come up a good bit recently is whether someone should pursue the CompTIA Network+ or focus their efforts on earning the Cisco CCNA certification. Both certifications certainly have their value and are a great addition to the resume, but if you’re short on time and have decided that you’re only going […]

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