Posts from ‘CCENT General’

Jun
06



There’s no easy path to success in the IT sector, but there are certainly ways to increase your chances of having a rewarding career. One of the ways is knowing which fields in IT have the most potential for future growth. There are a lot of great choices out there, but as technology changes, so does the demand for certain positions. That’s why it’s crucial to plan for your training in advance, and lock in on an area where forecasters expect rapid growth over the next few years. Choose from the following list of the fastest growing IT jobs to land a rewarding position that’s certain to last.


1. Data Scientist


Not surprisingly, data science is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative jobs in the IT sector. Data scientists wrestle with big data on a daily basis. They use their advanced skills in programming, mathematics, and statistics to organize enormous amounts of jumbled data into a more usable form.
The work of the data scientist doesn’t stop there. Once they make this data more manageable, they use their analytical skills to solve a variety of business and financial problems. These skills include industry specific knowledge, contextual awareness, and a willingness to question assumptions. Depending on location and company, data scientists can quickly begin earning between $100,000-$150,000 a year.
Here are a few certifications that make data science candidates more attractive:

● AWS Big Data Specialty Certification
● Certified Analytics Professional (CAP)
● EMC Data Science Associate (EMCDSA)

2. Information Security Analyst


With cyber criminals getting smarter every day, tight security is now more important than ever. This applies to companies from every industry sector. The need for constantly tighter security also ensures that highly skilled information security analysts will always be in demand.
The average base salary for information security analysts is just over $76,000 a year. They additionally earn an average of about $5,300 in bonuses and other incentive programs, with some receiving up to about $14,000 a year. Do the math and you’ll see why the certifications you’ll need are more than justified.
There is a wide range of certifications that will make you a much more attractive candidate:

● Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
● Cisco CCIE Security Certification
● Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
● Comptia Security+

While these aren’t the only IT security certifications available, they’ll certainly get you off to a good start.

3. IT Consultant


Due to the nature of their work, IT Consultants will always be in high demand. While it may vary from company to company, an IT consultant’s chief responsibility is advising clients on the most efficient use of their information technology. They also help improve the existing structure of a company’s IT, with an emphasis on dynamic, industry specific problem solving.
The average base salary for an IT Consultant who’s just starting out is approximately $70,000 a year. However, the salaries in closely related jobs such as Senior IT Consultants or IT Project Managers can range from $80,000-$107,000 a year.
The following IT Consultant certifications will help you land the best possible job:

● Project Management Professional (PMP)
● Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
● International Information Systems Certification Consortium (CISSP)
● Information Systems Audit and Control Associate (ISACA)

4. Network Architect


The field of Network Architecture also promises to continue growing at a rapid rate. Just as the name implies, a Network Architect designs and implements computer networks for companies from a wide variety of industry sectors. These include networks like the familiar local area network (LAN), intranets, and wide area networks (WAN). Depending on the company, these networks can connect anything from a few offices to an internationally distributed communication system.
In addition to having a rosy growth forecast, Network Architects also earn an excellent salary. The exact figures depend on location, company, and level of experience, but they typically range between $60,000-$140,00 a year. The median Network Architect salary is approximately $91,000 a year.
Like most attractive IT jobs, there are a number of Network Architecture certifications available. Choose from among these to nab the best job and maximize your chances for advancement:

● Cisco CCIE Collaboration Certification
● Cisco CCIE Data Center Certification
● Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching Certification

5. Cloud Engineer


Cloud engineers are IT personnel who are responsible for tasks related to the field of cloud computing. The tasks involved in cloud computing can include initial design, cloud management, support, and maintenance.
Cloud engineers earn an average salary of about $95,000 a year. Many companies are looking for candidates with the following certifications:

• AWS Certified SysOps Administrator-Associate
• Cisco CCNA Cloud
• CompTIA Cloud+ Certification

Interested in pursuing one of the careers or certifications mentioned above? INE has all of the training materials necessary to help you pass your certification exams and land the job of your dreams. Check out all of our training solutions at ine.com.

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References

    “What Is a Data Scientist?” Multichannel Marketing: What It Is and Why It Matters | SAS, www.sas.com/en_us/insights/analytics/what-is-a-data-scientist.html.
    “Salary: Data Scientist.” Glassdoor, www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/data-scientist-salary-SRCH_KO0,14.htm.
    Jobs, Best Technology. “How Much Can a Information Security Analyst Expect to Get Paid?” U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report, money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/information-security-analyst/salary.
    “Salary: Information Security Analyst.” Glassdoor, www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/information-security-analyst-salary-SRCH_KO0,28.htm.
    “Salary: IT Consultant.” Glassdoor, www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/it-consultant-salary-SRCH_KO0,13.htm.
    “Salary: Senior IT Consultant.” Glassdoor, www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/senior-it-consultant-salary-SRCH_KO0,20.htm.
    “Salary: IT Project Manager.” Glassdoor, www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/it-project-manager-salary-SRCH_KO0,18.htm.
    “Salary: Network Architect.” Glassdoor, www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/network-architect-salary-SRCH_KO0,17.htm.
    “What Is Cloud Computing? – Definition from WhatIs.com.” SearchCloudComputing, searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/definition/cloud-computing.
    “What Is Cloud Computing? – Definition from WhatIs.com.” SearchCloudComputing, searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/definition/cloud-computing.
    “Salary: Cloud Engineer.” Glassdoor, www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/cloud-engineer-salary-SRCH_KO0,14.htm.

May
04

It’s that time again! Tune in on May 7 at 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST for our monthly CCNA Kickoff session with expert instructor Keith Bogart.

 

This is a FREE session in which Keith (CCIE #4923) will present everything you need to know to get started on your CCNA journey.


What Keith will cover in this months webinar:

  • How to get started by making a study schedule
  • Strategies to prevent you from becoming overwhelmed throughout the exam process
  • CCNA certification test format
  • Which topics to study, and how in depth
  • What study tools will be the most useful
  • What to expect when you walk into the testing center

You can view this, and all of our other webinars here.

Mar
06

Watch our March 2018 CCNA Kickoff Session with Keith Bogart TOMORROW at 1:30 PM EST.

 

This kickoff session for those who are interested in, or have started to study for the CCNA certification. In this free session, we will cover common trouble areas that most people experience when getting started with their certification. Topics include: how to approach making a study schedule, strategies for not becoming overwhelmed during the study process, deciding whether to take one test or two to get your CCNA, what to expect when you walk into the testing center, which topics to study and how in depth, and what study tools can be useful. Keith will also discuss the testing experience and the CCNA Certification test format.

When: March 7th at 10:30 am PST/ 1:30 pm EST

Estimated Length: 3 hours

Instructor: Keith Bogart CCIE #4923

Cost: FREE

Sep
07

One of our CCNA students requested some command practice for ICND2 – here is one I put together for him. Please give me feedback in the comments if you find practice tools like this helpful.

ICND2 Command Recall Practice Tool 1

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Aug
18

As you may have noticed, INE does a wide variety of training in the Cisco space.  :)     This blog post goes out to all those folks who have recently begun their Cisco training.

This month we delivered new live classes on CCNA and CCNP. We are excited for and encourage our students at every level in their journey.   In that light, we have gathered a collection of Videos Answers, targeted at the CCNA level, with a few topics leaking into security and CCNP.   These videos were primarily created as quick (under 10 minutes each) Video Answers to questions that various learners have had.

Take a look at the list of topics, and if there are 1 or 2 you feel you would benefit from, feel free to enjoy them.

Here are a few of the topics (in no particular order):

  • How the network statement really works in IOS
  • Setting up SSH
  • Initial commands for sanity sake
  • NAT with overload
  • Router on a stick
  • VRFs Continue Reading

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Jul
23

Are you wondering what the month of August 2010 will bring for INE fans?

Try all new, online bootcamps in the following disciplines:

  • MPLS
  • BGP
  • CCNA
  • CCNP
  • CCDA

Watch the blog and your email for all of the exciting new details.

Join the INE Experts Online in August

Join the INE Experts Online in August

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Jun
05

One of community members found this great subnetting practice page. Enjoy!

Subnetting Practice Page

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Mar
29

Two new Hands On Labs are being added to the course this weekend. Enjoy!

  • Configuring a Back-to-Back Serial WAN Connection
  • Configuring a Back-to-Back PPP WAN Connection

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Mar
13

Yet another Practice Exam will be added this weekend to the CCENT course for our students to enjoy. Make sure you are ready for the actual exam by challenging yourself with the latest, and toughest exam simulation!

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Mar
11

We are adding practices for common commands you need to know to the CCENT course. We uploaded an updated Verifying the WAN Connection lesson tonight. Want to experience a sample practice right now? Use the link below. Happy studies!

Verifying the WAN Connection

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