Category Archives for "Certifications"

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?

This article discusses if the CompTIA Security+ is worth your time and effort. We’ve also covered how to pass the Security+ exam, the best resources to prepare for the Security+ exam, and why you should consider taking the Security+ before the Network+. With any cyber security certification, people will inevitably ask if the certification is […]

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How to Pass the Cisco CCENT Exam

I’ve had several people ask me about Cisco’s CCENT certification, and specifically how to best prepare to pass the exam.  Cisco’s approach to certification exams is of course different than CompTIA’s, or anyone else’s for that matter, so in this post I want to lay out the best plan for you to follow in order […]

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Should I take the CompTIA A+ before Network+?

The three primary entry level CompTIA certifications are the A+, Network+ and Security+, and because so many people start their careers focusing on one or more of these certifications, the question often comes up about which certification to take first and which of these you really need for your career. Should you take the CompTIA […]

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5 Best Cybersecurity Certifications for Beginners

A lot of my students ask me which certifications they should take as they prepare to enter the field of cybersecurity. There are certainly a lot of certification options available, which can make this decision confusing to say the least.  Because this is a such a common question, let’s take a look at the best […]

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7 Reasons Why Cyber Certifications Are Worth It

This article is about the value of cybersecurity certifications. To see our list of recommended resources for preparing for certification exams, check out our listing here. If instead, you are looking for our list of the best certifications for beginners, you can see our article here. A lot of people question whether cybersecurity certifications are […]

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