CompTIA Blog

  • A Texas-Sized Challenge: Engineering a Broadband Network to Help a Rural Community Join the Digital World

    Mar 29, 2019, 08:52 AM by Dwight Thomas, Jr.
    Dwight Thomas, Jr., designed and engineered a fully fiber-optic broadband network that would help a rural Texas town join the digital world.
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  • Webinar: Using Wireshark

    Jan 3, 2019, 19:48 PM by CompTIA
    Join Dr. James Stanger in the next Office Hours with James for a hands-on demonstration of the network troubleshooting app Wireshark.
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  • Computer Networking, IT Infrastructure and Your IT Career: You’ve Got to Start Somewhere

    Nov 16, 2018, 23:53 PM by James Stanger
    Educators and network professionals worldwide have been talking about the latest advances in endpoints, switching, routing and IP for decades now. But it’s always surprising and pleasing to see the conversations go beyond “Let’s go with Cisco,” or “Let’s teach AWS now.”
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  • Webinar: Network Troubleshooting

    Nov 15, 2018, 14:47 PM by CompTIA
    Join Dr. James Stanger to learn more about network troubleshooting techniques. We’ll discuss how to create useful, more advanced filters and how to use Wireshark’s diagnostic tools.
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  • Computer Networking: What's Changed, What's Changing and What It Means for You

    Nov 9, 2018, 15:57 PM by Chris Hodson
    The shape of enterprise networks is changing – but then, it always has been. Chris Hodson looks at what recent developments in cloud computing mean – for businesses and the IT pros that maintain them.
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  • Data Packets Don’t Lie: Exploring the Promises of SD-WAN

    Sep 12, 2018, 19:24 PM by David Landsberger
    In this follow-up piece to my training session at ChannelCon, I’m going to lay out the various angles that service providers attempt to use as wedges with their customer base as well as the questions that end users need to respond with when they hear this type of rhetoric.
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  • Your Next Move: Network Engineer

    Mar 19, 2018, 14:56 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Some of us look at the big picture of how networks help us do our jobs, and others look at the details in the connections and data transfers. Network engineers need to see both when they design the systems that keep the world connected. If you’re creative and detail oriented, a career in network engineering could be for you.
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  • Introducing the CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway

    Feb 5, 2018, 14:53 PM by Teresa Sears
    Infrastructure is the bedrock of IT operations. Security, mobility, agility and resiliency all depend on a solid network architecture. The CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway aligns CompTIA certifications with the skillsets needed by today's IT pros to support and manage IT infrastructure.
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  • Infographic: 6 Skills Mastered with CompTIA Security+

    Oct 26, 2017, 19:27 PM by CompTIA
    As the foundational certification in the CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway, the new CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and get into the cybersecurity field.
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  • Networking as the Foundation of IT: Why You Shouldn’t Skip Algebra to Start with Calculus

    Jul 21, 2017, 13:05 PM by Clay Leitzke
    IT is no different than any other subject matter or profession. You have to start with the fundamentals before you can move into something more advanced.
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  • Your Next Move: Network Administrator

    Jun 19, 2017, 19:56 PM by Pranita Sarangabany
    If you like to manage systems and solve connectivity issues, then network administration may be a good next step for you. Keep reading to learn what a network administrator does and how to get there.
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  • Demystifying IT Careers: Networking

    Jun 5, 2017, 15:20 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Today, most of us understand that devices connect to a network to transmit data, but do you know what networking really means? Let’s take a closer look at what networking is and what a networking professional does.
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  • The Business of Security: Managing Networks in the Midst of Cyber-Threats

    Apr 28, 2017, 13:46 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    On April 19, CompTIA Senior Director of Products James Stanger led an enthused panel of cybersecurity experts to discuss the business of security. They identified today’s major issues, best practices and the IT skills that companies need to prevent and address cyberthreats.
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  • CompTIA Certs Launch Liberal Arts Grad into Cybersecurity Career

    Feb 15, 2017, 19:36 PM by Matthew Stern
    Mika Devonshire graduated from Princeton with a thorough knowledge of world literature and a mastery of military history, but no tech background whatsoever. Her curiosity, analytical mind, work ethic and a few CompTIA certifications have helped her skyrocket to the top of the cybersecurity world within just a few years.
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  • Working on the Pipes: New Frontiers in Networking

    Sep 12, 2012, 19:44 PM by Seth Robinson
    With buzzwords like cloud, mobility and Big Data dominating IT discussions, it might seem that a topic like networking doesn’t have much to offer. Yet time and time again, CompTIA research highlights the importance of networking to success in other initiatives: According to the 3rd Annual Trends in Cloud Computingstudy, 50 percent of cloud users who found its cost savings to be lower than original estimates attributed the disparity to unplanned network upgrades. Forty-two percent of resp ...
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