If you’re pursuing a career in information technology, there are plenty of entry points. One entry vector is obtaining a college degree, and most employers wanting to fill entry-level IT jobs aren’t too picky about which degree you hold, as long as you have one. Based on the requirements for jobs postings from popular career websites, we determined the top 8 degrees for your first job in IT.
Whether you want your next job title to be IT director, senior sysadmin, or network engineer, you’ll likely see project management listed under “preferred skills,” and with good reason. Modern IT systems are complicated. As you progress, you’ll be working with many stakeholders, functions, and systems. We explore the five top business certifications for IT pros.
Difficulty is subjective, and it’s sometimes even harder to rank a certification’s difficulty, because testing organizations don’t release pass rates. There is plenty of chatter and opinions about the relative difficulty or ease of obtaining IT security certifications. We take a look at some of the most relevant IT security certifications from the perspective of how difficult they are to earn.
Your career will be defined by your skills and your job sector, which each have unique challenges and benefits. Over time, some areas generate more of a demand for IT professionals than others, pushing salaries above what other industries pay. Here are five job sectors to consider in 2017 if you want to boost your career to the next level.
One of the best things about working in information technology today is that everyone needs support for their software and devices. That means trained IT professionals can choose to work at any location in the world, as long as their services are in demand in that area. Here are a few of the most intriguing IT jobs that may not yet be on your radar.
We spent this week giving you some solid strategies to communicate your worth as an IT professional. We recap the week, giving you a quick snapshot of each day’s post.
Whether you’re in your first IT job interview, or if you already snagged the corner office, you may be feeling the heat to always have the answer to any and all technological conundrums. However, not knowing everything could actually benefit you. Learn how knowing only the necessary things could make you that much stronger.
You may have heard the term “elevator pitch” being thrown around. We think you should definitely have one in your IT role. We go over the things you should highlight in your succinct speech that will make you stand out, and what you might omit to make yourself shine.
Have you ever struggled to lay out your desires and needs with your supervisor, and why you think you deserve them? Ben Finkel discusses some strategies he has used to demonstrate his worth with the companies he has worked with, and shares his wisdom with you!
CBT Nuggets trainer Anthony Sequeira recently released his Microsoft Windows 10 70-697 course, completing the training needed to earn the MCSA Windows 10 certification. Anthony’s new course sets learners up to master Windows 10 administration. Anthony talks about his new course and shares some tips on how to get more from the CBT Nuggets learning experience.