Using Your Learning Style When Preparing for Certification Exams

Humans learn in a variety of different ways. There are learning modalities that correspond to the physical senses.  Visual learning takes place as we read a book, flip through a slideshow, or watch a video.  Auditory learning happens when we listen to a lecture or as the second modality engaged when watching a video.  Kinesthetic/tactile learning happens when we use the senses ...

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Ports and Protocols

As you know from taking my classes, computers prefer numbers and humans prefer letters or words.  Port numbers are numerical placeholders for protocol names.  The best way to learn them is through daily professional use, or memorization.  Flash cards can be helpful if you are preparing for an exam that is heavy in ports and protocols, such as the CompTIA A+ or Network+.

Here is another study aid provided by Rich Muldoon.  Click on the image to enlarge to full size ...

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Screening for Success: What to Consider Before Venturing Into IT/Computer Science

In the digital age, proficiency in IT or computer science is highly valuable. Whether you’re looking to move into development, cybersecurity, system analysis, or even technician roles, it’s possible to earn high wages and enjoy a comfortable working life – here are a few tips to get you started.

Requirements

Despite the wide range of positions available in ...

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Notes on the New CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Exam

The CompTIA A+ exam may be the best entry-level information technology course and certification exam.  I started my certification training career teaching the A+ course for CompTIA’s IT Ready program back in 2014.  I have tested for all the versions of the A+ since 200-701 and 702, 220-801 and 802, 220-901 and 902, 220-1001 and 1002.

Last April CompTIA release the latest set ...

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12 Free Cybersecurity Certifications for You

By Bob Weiss

I often get the question from people looking to move into a cybersecurity career, “Where should I start.”  The standard answer used to be, “Get an entry-level help desk position and work your way up to cybersecurity.”  But with the plethora of IT and cybersecurity university degree programs, technical college programs, and the critical need for cybersecurity professionals in government, ...

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Study Tips for CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-003 Exam

I passed another certification exam, this time for CompTIA’s Cloud+.  It was harder than I expected, but I passed with a score of 777 out of 900.

The test was all single answer multiple choice, with a few PICK TWO questions.

The first question was the only Performance Based Question (PBQ), and it involved reviewing the configuration of a network diagram.  I had to ...

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