Monthly Archives: October 2013

Should Juniper Networks Certification Be Your Next Step?

So, you want a fulfilling and financially rewarding career in technology, perhaps software engineering or networking. Which certifications would you look at? We’ve discussed some entry level certifications here and here, yet, it never hurts to look outside the box. Recently, Glassdoor have conducted a survey and compiled the list of the top 25 companies… Read More »

CompTIA A+ Certification: Your First Step Into the Big IT World

Being at the very first stage of any journey is exciting. You get to choose your way, experience the successes and learn from some … not so successful moments. If you want your IT career journey to go smoothly, CompTIA’s A+ certification is the bullet-proof starting point for it. It validates the knowledge and skills… Read More »

I’m Only Good at HTML and CSS. Any Chance I Can Get a ‘Grown Up’ Certification?

So you think you’re good at HTML? So good, in fact, that you are looking at all those serious CompTIA, Cisco, etc style certifications and wonder if there is one for you. But do you really need one in the first place? If so, Microsoft is your go-to destination… yet again. Now, let’s take a… Read More »

Certified Ethical Hackers, or Welcome to the Light Side

A few years ago, we started hearing about ‘black and white hats’: ‘Black Hat SEO’, ‘White Hat SEO’, ‘Black Hat Hackers’, ‘White Hat Hackers’… The last group is also known, officially, as Ethical Hackers. Not only is it a recognized job, Ethical Hackers seem to be the ‘it’ job of the moment, with an average… Read More »

Cisco Associate Level Certifications: No Prerequisites, But Where’s The Catch?

In the previous post, we gave an overview of Cisco’s Associate level certifications that have prerequisites attached to them. Those are cool certifications, valued by both candidates and their employers alike. Yet, some CNAAs do not have any prerequisites, which seemingly allows for an easy boost of your IT career. But is it really this… Read More »

Cisco Associate Level Certifications, Part 1. Prerequisites: YES.

Let’s face it: our certification choices aren’t always based on our ‘true calling’. More often than not, they are a better career move or, simply enough, the most accessible option to get a timely career boost. When speaking of Cisco’s Associate level certifications (Cisco’s most popular certification level), it is often about being allowed to… Read More »

Cisco Entry Level Certifications: Where it all begins

What you need to know about CCENT For most candidates, their Cisco track beings with CCENT and the ICND1 exam. Passing this exam gives you your first Cisco certification and puts you halfway through your CCNA, opening the doors to a career in networking. Needless to say, embarking on this journey is absolutely worth it… Read More »

Roadmap of Cisco Career Certifications and 2013 Changes

2013 has been a year of all kinds of changes and updates to the Cisco IT Certification program. This post kicks off the series of articles where we’ll go over all levels of certifications, from Entry to Architect, in detail. Yet, it wouldn’t make much sense without a general overview first, right? Especially for those… Read More »

Which MCSE Should I Get?

The global push into cloud computing, that is sweeping across the IT industry these days, is seen and felt everywhere. Continuing their strategic push into cloud computing and integrated solutions, Microsoft has introduced a new line of certifications earlier this year: Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). The news could cause some confusion with another Microsoft’s… Read More »

CCNA or Network+?

Many network professionals are faced with the dilemma as to which industry certification to take, especially in the very beginning of their career. The choice usually boils down to the 2 leading certifications: Cisco’s CCNA Routing and Switching and CompTIA’s Network+. Let’s take a closer look at them to reply the query: CCNA or Network+?… Read More »

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