Category Archives for "Certifications"

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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Is the CompTIA Security+ Worth It?

With any cyber security certification, people will inevitably ask if the certification is worth the time and effort needed to pass the test.  The CompTIA Security+ certification has certainly gained a lot of popularity, so many potential test takers have been asking if the Security+ is worth the effort. So, is the CompTIA Security+ worth […]

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Should I Get the CompTIA Network+?

The Network+ certification is one of the most prominent introductory level certifications available, and one of the most popular that CompTIA offers.  As with any certification, people often wonder if they should spend the money and time needed to earn it. Let’s evaluate if the CompTIA Network+ is worth this investment for you.   Should […]

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