You've Secured Our Country, Now Get Career Training to Secure Our Networks

By serving in the military, you played an important role in securing our country. Now that you are re-entering civilian life, have you considered a job securing the nation’s computer networks? Career training in data security is an ideal way to make the most of your military background, and you can enter a growing profession.

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Stepping Up in Pay: Getting the Most Use of Your CompTIA Certification

Everyone wants to earn more money. The challenge is finding the right approach to getting a raise. You can talk to your boss and ask for more money, but will he or she see that you are actually worth more? How can you demonstrate that you have the additional skills and capabilities to increase your value to the company? Why do you deserve a raise?

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Veteran Finds Path to Cybersecurity Thanks To Certification

Editor's Note: This post was originally published June 2015 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

The loud chatter of a team of IT security professionals seated at a long table filled the room at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, California. In a day’s work of responding to red flags at the seven Marine bases under their purview, it’s not out of the ordinary for that chatter to turn to yelling. Rarely does a day go by when cybersecurity specialist Ralph Lazaro and the rest of his team are not putting out fires. Sometimes it’s because someone less-than-tech savvy has plugged in his phone at one of the bases, not realizing that smartphones are data storage devices with the potential to carry malware. Other times it’s because a patch or update needs to be installed at a remote base to make sure systems aren’t left vulnerable. The stakes are always high when working in cybersecurity at Camp Pendleton, even when the tasks are routine.

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How to Future-Proof Your Career with a CompTIA A+ Certificate Program

When choosing a career, you want to pick a profession that is challenging, lucrative, and continually in demand. When you consider all the possible careers and industries out there, they all seem to have one thing in common—computers. Computer technology powers businesses everywhere, and those computers require certified professionals to keep them up to date and running efficiently. And when it comes to technology, certifications matter. If you have a certification, it demonstrates your expertise and shows your employer and their customers that you are up to date on the latest hardware, software, and best practices.

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How IT Certifications Can Help You Land a Cybersecurity Job

Editor's Note: This post was originally published August 2017 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

There are tangible advantages to becoming a certified cybersecurity professional in today's IT job market. Demand for security expertise has surged in recent years, driven by the growing complexity of IT infrastructure and the sophistication of modern cyberattacks:

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