What to Look for in an Online IT Training Course Part 2

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Who Is Providing the Training?

In part one, you read about what kind of training is available to you.

In many cases, the success or failure of a training program comes down to the instructor or training provider. A knowledgeable, engaging instructor can improve understanding and make a complex task manageable, while a less enthusiastic or prepared instructor can make the topic even more confusing.

Investigate who is teaching the courses and their qualifications; if possible, sign up for a free trial or sample course to get a sense of how the courses work and what students can expect.

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Landing your First Tech Job – Without a Tech Degree Part 2

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This is a continuation of Landing Your First Job – Without a Tech Degree Part 1.

3. Consider Certifications

Certifications are a double-edged sword when it comes to getting a job. On the one hand, employers want to hire people who have advanced credentials, but those credentials often require applicants to have a minimum number of years of experience before applying. Holding entry-level credentials can serve as evidence of your skills and commitment, but not all employers are impressed by applicants who have an alphabet soup of certifications after their names but little to no experience, fearing that their knowledge is strictly theoretical, not practical. In fact, a recent Glassdoor study showed that big companies like Google, Apple, and IBM no longer prefer candidates with college degrees but candidates with relevant boot camp or vocational school experience (like ITProTV).

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How to Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Part 2

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Steps to Success: How to Ace the Security+ Test

While everyone’s path to passing CompTIA’s Security+ test is unique, the following is a series of steps that will position you for the greatest chance of success. Before you dive in, make sure to check out part one, a top-level overview introduction to the CompTIA Security+ certification.

Step 1: Survey and Learn About the Topics Covered on the Test

Before you can ace a test, you have to become familiar with what’s on it. Approximately half the test will address:

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