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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How to Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Part 1

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Introduction to CompTIA Security+ Certification

The CompTIA Security+ certification is considered the global, industry-wide benchmark of cybersecurity certifications. Widely recognized since 2002, the Security+ certification is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. The Security+ certification, also known as Sec+, covers the essential principles for network security and risk management.

Vendor-neutral, the Security+ certificate is based on six core fundamentals, including:

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