CompTIA Blog

  • 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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  • Work From Home – or Anywhere – with a Remote IT Job

    Feb 10, 2017, 20:40 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Have you been dreaming of finding a remote IT job? We've compiled a few tips with the help of Apex Systems to help you find and land a job that will let you work from anywhere.
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  • IT Pros Matter: When Uptime Is All the Time

    Jan 23, 2017, 22:14 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Having skilled IT pros on hand to select the best equipment options, configure them properly and keep them running is becoming more and more important in every organization because operating in an always-connected environment means that service disruptions can have a serious impact.
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  • CompTIA Introduces CyberSeek to States

    Dec 20, 2016, 17:15 PM by Alexi Madon
    CompTIA recently released CyberSeek, an interactive heat map that provides data on the supply and demand of cybersecurity employment throughout the nation. This tool allows policy makers to see the true impact of the educational pipeline and how the talent gap impacts their state or metro area today.
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  • 7 Characteristics of Successful IT Professionals

    Oct 24, 2016, 16:59 PM by Daniel Margolis
    Knowing technology is an essential first step to a career in IT, but to truly excel, it helps to build these seven personality traits into how you approach the industry and plot your path through it.
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  • Why Millennials are the Workforce of the Future

    Sep 7, 2016, 16:38 PM by Amy Bailey
    The world of work has changed. It’s about technology, not age.
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  • Achievement Unlocked: Gamer Gets Career Boost with CompTIA Certifications

    Aug 30, 2016, 17:47 PM by Matthew Stern
    A dedicated IT professional by day and an online gamer in his free time, Chelin Sampson is always thinking about building his stats. In his career, this mindset has allowed him to move quickly through the IT ranks.
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  • You Have a Future In IT

    Aug 29, 2016, 17:23 PM by CompTIA
    This video showcases the diversity of roles in IT careers. IT covers almost every industry, and does not mean a lifetime in a highly technical role. Whether you are interested in STEM subjects, are creative, or are business driven there is a role in IT for you. Watch the interviews with women in IT to see how an IT career might work for you.
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  • Behavioral Interviewing: The Science and Tools of Hiring

    Aug 12, 2016, 18:03 PM by Daniel Margolis
    Learn how behavior interviewing can help you look behind and beyond the resume and avoid bad hires.
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  • Gear To Go: The Best Tech Gadgets For Road Warriors

    Jul 19, 2016, 20:51 PM by Natalie Hope McDonald
    Most of us have, at one time or another, worked away from the office. We may have enjoyed a conference call during a commute, worked on a business plans on the plane and even built websites on the go. As telecommuting becomes more common for professionals within the tech world who may be zigzagging between meetings, conferences and conventions in different time zones, having the right arsenal of gear can mean the difference between getting the job done and getting left behind.
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  • Happy Workers Mean Happy Businesses

    Jun 23, 2016, 09:00 AM by Estelle Johannes
    The UK Channel Community gathered in Birmingham on the 15th of June for CompTIA’s second UKCC meeting of 2016. Hosting 100’s of CompTIA members, some of the best and brightest in the Channel industry, the theme for this event focussed on IT as a business game changer. Breakout sessions discussed everything from data regulations to diversity in the workplace, and high-profile keynote speakers shared a wealth of experience and knowledge with attendees.
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  • 5 Best Practices For Working from Home

    Jun 9, 2016, 20:38 PM by Natalie Hope McDonald
    Remote workforces are terrific productivity boosters that more and more organizations are embracing, particularly in tech. But working from home does have its challenges. It helps to stick to a schedule, establish a proper work space, take breaks, embrace social routines and avoid distractions.
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  • Don’t Let Your Work Days Become Like Groundhog Day

    Feb 1, 2016, 21:07 PM by Matthew Stern
    Sometimes a workday, or an entire career, can feel like Groundhog Day. These tips will help you to get out of a rut, break the cycle and take the first steps to career fulfillment.
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  • 10 Reasons a Degree Alone is No Longer Enough

    Jan 21, 2016, 17:06 PM by Matthew Stern
    In IT, traditional education becomes that much powerful when paired with certifications, which keep pace with the rapidly evolving needs of the IT job market. Here are ten reasons why certification should be a cornerstone of any IT education.
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  • IT Recruiter Explains Why Skills Without Certs Aren’t Enough

    Aug 20, 2015, 21:06 PM by Matthew Stern
    Even if a tech has worked for more than a decade as an IT professional, without a certification, recruitment specialist Dave Atherton can’t put them on the job.
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