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IT Career Guide
We wrote these articles for people who want to keep on learning and
growing in the IT profession. To be get real benefit from IT you need
lifelong learning. You can't afford to become a dinosaur! Learning is forever!
tips and strategies to you more effective and create opportunities for
Don't become a Dinosaur (1)
It is often said that knowledge and experience come
first in the IT industry. So what is the IT professional's attitude
towards learning? Why is learning so critical for the IT team? How does
your knowledge relate to value? Why must you keep your skills ahead
of the pack? How will new technologies impact your career, your business,
and your clients? Get your answers here:
Career Planning: It’s all about Attitude!
Career planning is the first step for success with your career.
Unfortunately, many professionals are not in control of their careers
as they simply watch their careers unfold, not knowing how they will
attain their career
goals or what they want to achieve.
IT Career and Certification
The buzz in the IT industry is usually about hot certifications and
hot jobs. Where does an IT Career come in?
Certified But Jobless
An IT professional will be taking his Cisco Certified Network Professional
(CCNP) exams soon. But he is jobless; will Is his be CCNP enough?
Learning Starts with Attitude
With regard to learning as a career tool, attitude is what makes the
difference. The difference between underachievement and accomplishment
Here then are suggestions on the right mindset for effective learning.
Answers To Frequently Asked Questions on IT Certification
What is IT Certification? How do I become certified?
What resources are available to assist me in getting certified? And
Preparing for Certification
Effective preparation of certification ensures you have the required
skills and knowledge in the specific field. Anything else is gambling.
What is A+ Certification?
A+ certification is a vendor neutral certification that certifies
the competency of service professionals in the computer industry. Who
is A+ for? Find about more about the audience and expectations of A+
CCNA: Is it for you?
Quite a few prospective IT certification candidates have an interest
in Cisco’s foundation program. This is no surprise as Cisco is
a popular certification sponsor. No wonder there is quite a bit of attention
paid to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). But is CCNA for you?
Red Card for Paper CCNAs
Cisco Systems replaced 640-507 with 640-607 as the Cisco Certified
Network Associate exam on March 12 2002. 607 features hands-on simulation
5 Top Certification Mistakes To Avoid
Many who go through the certification process get their fingers burnt.
Take a look at the 5 top certification mistakes and how candidates can
Bridging the Digital Divide with IT Training & Certification
We live in the age of E. E-business, E-commerce, E-banking, E-this,
E-that. But the digital divide exists as a lot people can still not
benefit from the use of IT.
Realistic Expectations of IT Certification
Will Certification take you to Career heaven? Or is it the route to
Career hell? You need to go into certification with your eyes open.
Unrealistic expectations always lead to frustration and dissatisfaction.
Certified without Experience
I am a CCNA with just a few modules to being an MCSE, but the job situation
in the IT market demands some good working experience, which I may not
have without employment. I am almost regretting the huge resources:
time, money and faith put into the exercise. What do I do?"
5 Most Frequently Asked Questions on IT Certification
As a popular and powerful career tool, IT certification attracts a
lot of interest. Answers to the 5 most frequently asked questions on
IT Certification should give a better understanding of what certification
can and cannot do.
Who is the true IT Professional?
Who is the IT professional? Is it simply a matter of skills, experience
To DBA or not to DBA?
Who is a DBA? Many people who are interested in IT careers often talk
about becoming a DBA. But while the interest in DBAs is quite high many
who want to become DBAs don’t have a clue about a DBA does. Let’s
take a look at what a DBA does.
Building a Career in Networking (1)
Of the entire IT career fields currently available, few can offer the
diversity that computer networking provides. With networking comes the
demand for skilled individuals that can work on the various aspects
of networking. What do you need to know to build a career in computer
GET YOUR FREE REPORT: 10 TIPS FOR MAKING A CAREER CHOICE IN
What is your reason for choosing a career in IT? Not all reasons people
give for wanting to go into IT are reasonable. You should make your
career choice for the right reasons. Here are 10 tips you should consider
in making a career choice in IT.
IT PROFESSIONS & CAREER PROFILES
The IT industry offers a wide range of positions that vary in their
requirements and expectations. To start an IT career, you should have
reasonable idea of the requirements of the area you’re interested
GET YOUR FREE REPORT: WIRELESS NETWORKING & THE IT PROFESSIONAL
New networking technologies like wireless LANs are reshaping and revolutionizing
businesses. You must keep pace with the latest knowledge and skills
to increase your value. Fail to do so and you fall behind.
Take advantage of the growing need for IT pros that are properly trained
to deploy, manage and troubleshoot Wireless LANs. Here is relevant and
useful information on Wireless Networking and the IT Professional.
The Cabling Connection
Take a glimpse into the world of cabling. While wireless is the trend
of the future, network cables and cabling will still be around for sometime
FREE Report: Intro to Wireless Networking
Since the announcement of our pioneering effort with wireless networking
training and certification, a number of issues have cropped up as to
what wireless networking is all about.
Here is a brief introduction based on 4 frequently asked questions,
arranged in Question and Answer format.
Choosing an Internet Service Provider
How do you fully benefit from the Internet? The quality of your Internet
experience is determined by your choice of Internet Service Provider
VSAT Site Survey
The VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) is a telecommunication system
wireless satellite network. Although it is easily implemented due to
the wireless nature of connectivity, a critical issue that cannot be
ignored during a VSAT installation is the site survey. So what should
look out for to make a site survey effective?
Guidelines for a Corporate Policy on Internet/Intranet/Extranet
What is acceptable email and Internet use? What should an Internet
policy include? Let us look at some tips and guidelines of an Internet
policy should look like.
The Essence of Information System Security and Audit
The main objective is to ensure that the organization's information
technology and business systems are adequately controlled, monitored
Stop that Intrusion, before it stops You!
Intrusions are a key issue in managing IT security. So what are intrusions?
And what should we do to ensure our computing is safe from intrusions?
As big as Sobig?
August, 2003 is without doubt the month of the worm. And the came the
biggest of all. After the rude shocks of Blaster and Welchia, Sobig.F
marked the third major attack for Windows users in the month of August,
2003. What is bigger than Sobig?
IT and Youth Empowerment in Nigeria
THE acronym ICT (Information and Communications Technology) is fast
becoming a popular one in Nigeria. But are the youth in Nigeria empowered
to take advantage of IT? What needs to be done in terms of meaningful
ICT growth in Nigeria with regard to youth emnpowerment?
5 Red Flags to watch out for in IT Management
IT managers need to watch out for warning signals in managing the
huge resources and investment entrusted into their hands. Here are 5
red flags IT managers need to watch out for to ensure IT investment
is secure and productive.
Threats to IT
Once IT security is compromised, the benefits of IT pale into insignificance
and IT becomes a curse rather than a blessing.
Don’t open an account, if it isn’t an e-bank
Banking has come a long way from the time of ledger cards and other
manual filing systems. What is E-banking all about? Who is an E-bank?
Excuse Me is This The Right Software?
Computer software consists of sets of instructions written in computer
language to address particular tasks. You should choose the right software
for your needs.
TAKE A Training class Until You Read This:
Ten Things you should know about IT Training
In the bid to acquire skills and knowledge in today's information age,
many are turning to IT Training. Let us look at ten things you must
know about IT Training.
Internet Heaven or Hell: Showing at a Cybercafe near you!
For some the cybercafe, is Internet Hell! For others it is Internet
Heaven! What should we reasonably expect from a cybercafe when we go
to browse the web or download mail?
Book Review Of Micheal Meyers’ A+ All-In-One Exam Guide
Why is this book described as the best test-prep book on the market
for CompTIA’s A+ certification exam?
Book Review Of Todd Lammle’s CCNA Study Guide
With this CCNA Study Guide, Todd Lammle welcomes you into the exciting
world of Cisco Certification. It is the Best CCNA Book/CD Package in
Book Review of Networking Complete published by Sybex
Here is one of the best Networking text you will ever come across.
It displays mastery of the Networking content and is not too costly.
Book Review of PC Upgrade and Repair Simplified
This visual and highly graphic book is of the “Read Less and
Learn More” series from MaranGraphic. It is the premier full-color
guide to PC upgrade and repair.
The Five most Common Network Problems
Computer networks are not perfect. We’ve listed the top five
network problems so that you can look out for them.
Ten Useful Preventive Measures for Maintaining Your System
One sure way of getting value from your computer equipment is by taking
preventive measures. Here is a list of 10 such useful measures.
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