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 IT ...

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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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Study Tips for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH v11)

I have recently recertified for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH v11).  My existing certification was on CEH v7, which I took in 2006.  One of my training partners needed me to recertify on the current version so I would be qualified to teach the CEH class

I originally took CEH v7 back  in 2006.  CEH was my second certification, my first was Microsoft’s old-school ...

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CISSP and Security+ Cybersecurity Classes at RCTC Starting Soon

CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Exam Prep – NEW!

Accelerate your cybersecurity career with the world’s premier cybersecurity certification – the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). The CISSP certification was created to ensure professionals in computer security have standardized knowledge of the field. Earning the CISSP proves you have what it takes to effectively design, implement and manage ...

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Mnemonics and Tricks for Well-Known Port Numbers

This is a gift from LycanWolfe on reddit/r/CompTIAUsed with permission.

I struggled memorizing these and hope these tricks I used to get them to actually stay in my brain rather than memory dump after tests help you as well :). Try making your own mnemonics as I feel the process of making ways to remember helps it stick much faster and you’ll always remember the funny way you linked things up.

File Transfer Protocol – FTP: 20-21. ...

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Tips on How to Educate Your Child About Internet Safety

by Andrea Gibbs

Children are susceptible to online dangers just as adults are, but their lack of experience and comprehension often leads them to put themselves in more dangerous situations than they realize. Many parents are unaware of the dangers their child faces on the Internet and may not think they are doing anything wrong.

Providing a child with information while keeping their age ...

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Using Zoom Conference Rooms

By Joey Pepka of Peptronics

[Editor comments: I feel like we all have become experts on using conferencing applications such as Zoom, Teams, and WebEx.  I had an opportunity last moth to participate in a Zoom session that used breakout rooms, thanks to Jackie Mene at Micro Business Alliance.  Joey’s article just seemed to hit a point where many of us ...

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