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Janet Pinkerton Posts

  • A Day in the Life of an IT Tech: Leanne Bailey, Help Desk Supervisor

    Jul 22, 2015, 17:34 PM by Janet Pinkerton
    Leanne Bailey realized she had a knack for understanding how computers worked during a college work-study job troubleshooting in a computer lab, and that knack kept leading her back to an IT career.
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  • The CompTIA A+ On-Ramp: Twenty Years of Launching IT Careers

    Jul 22, 2015, 17:34 PM by Janet Pinkerton
    Cory Brown For Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Cory Brown of Jacksonville, Fla., the CompTIA A+ exam is a steppingstone to parlay his computer hobby into a second career after he retires from the military. His goal: Strengthen his IT skills and leverage his military security clearances. "I'm going to be a 40-something in an entry-level IT position!" he notes, undaunted. Brown earned the CompTIA A+ certification in January, and will soon take his CompTIA Network+ exam. Eventually, he plans t ...
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  • CompTIA Security+: Anchoring IT Careers, Protecting Systems

    Jul 22, 2015, 17:34 PM by Janet Pinkerton
    Since the CompTIA Security+ certification was introduced in 2002, nearly a quarter-million people have earned the credential in order to land a job, get a promotion or just further their own cybersecurity knowledge. Soon, someone will earn the 250,000th CompTIA Security+ certification ever issued (likely in June), and CompTIA authorized partner Knowlogy will offer that person a free year of IT training. (If you want to be in the running, schedule your test soon!) CompTIA is also running a cyber ...
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  • CompTIA Introduces CompTIA Mobility+ for IT Pros Managing Mobile Computing Networks

    Jul 22, 2015, 17:34 PM by Janet Pinkerton
    IT professionals who can balance network security challenges with the productivity benefits of mobile device users connecting to company networks now have a new option to validate their knowledge and skills: CompTIA Mobility+ certification.
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  • CompTIA-Authorized Partner Promotes Certification in St. Lucia’s Developing Market

    Feb 28, 2014, 21:55 PM by Janet Pinkerton
    On the Caribbean isle of St. Lucia, the IT infrastructure is strengthening. In the capital city of Castries, Linus Charles and partner Kerie Dantes are determined to take advantage of this tech revolution. CompTIA certifications are helping them do it.
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  • Enter Salary Negotiations Armed with Information and a Sense of Worth

    Jan 10, 2014, 20:25 PM by Janet Pinkerton
    Negotiating a new job salary and benefits is played like a high-stakes poker game, with some cards right out on the table and others played close to the vest.
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  • Esri Uses CTT+ to Standardize and Improve its Global Maze of Instructor Training

    Jan 9, 2014, 23:03 PM by Janet Pinkerton
    Software developer Esri wants its customers to have a consistent, high-quality experience with its geographic information systems (GIS), whether at the company’s Redlands, Calif., headquarters or with an Esri distributor on the other side of the world.
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  • Tracking CompTIA A+’s Impact Across Continents

    Jan 8, 2014, 17:24 PM by Janet Pinkerton
    It’s well-known that achieving A+ certification can give folks a leg up on employment opportunities, but in some areas of the world, the focus, direction and career mapping offered by CompTIA’s certification programs can turn an uncertain reality into a concrete career path.
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  • What A+ Did For Me

    Dec 18, 2013, 21:58 PM by Janet Pinkerton
    CompTIA asked IT professionals what the CompTIA A+ certification did for them. Stories and situations differed, but each said earning the vendor-neutral, foundational IT credential took them where they wanted to go.
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  • Texas High School Students Use IT Certifications as Motivation, Means To Succeed

    Dec 17, 2013, 19:06 PM by Janet Pinkerton
    Students at El Dorado High School, a CompTIA Academy Partner in El Paso, TX, are launching their young careers with CompTIA certifications and other IT credentials – backed by the support of peers and parents, as well as lots of out-of-class, hands-on learning.
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