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Tips to Improve Your Career Planning At Any Age

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2019 4:28:00 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in career planning, computers

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Career planning can be stressful and overwhelming. Individuals may want to change careers often, but changing jobs isn't all that easy.

Before a person abandons a job to pursue a new career there is a lot to be considered. Which career path is a better fit? How can one pay for computer school classes with a tight budget? Should I quit my job, or try to keep it and go to IT school part-time or at night?

It is important to answer these questions before making a plan because it could take years to identify what an individual is really good at, and what career is best. Succeeding in the workplace, where changing jobs and careers on a whim may make it harder to get your dream job in the future, calls for focusing on career management to guide your decisions.

Want to develop a great career plan? First, think of yourself as a product you are trying to sell. What differentiates you from other job candidates? Can you explain to potential employers why they should choose you over other applicants?

Not sure how to get started? Here is how to go about it professionally!

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Straightforward Security Configuration Protects Sensitive Data From Data Theft

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2019 4:15:00 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Information Technology, Cyber Security

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Technology evolves at break-neck speed today, and the ways our information can be compromised also continues to evolve. With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is now more important than ever before to ensure all aspects of our lives are protected from dangers formerly consider only an Internet problem.

Keeping passwords, personal data, financial information and other sensitive details of our lives secure from unauthorized access has been a top priority for businesses for many years. Only recently, individuals have had to worry about keeping their personal data protected themselves.

Most people know that passwords should never be shared and properly protected computing devices must be kept safe from hackers who plant malware, viruses and other threats. We all know that best practices are recommended, but there is so much information out there it is easy to get lost – especially if you aren't tech-savvy.

It is tempting to ignore data security. After all, billions of personal data snippets have already been siphoned off. Social security numbers, credit card data, personal addresses, phone numbers, passwords and many other data sets have been stolen in recent years. How do we even know if we are struggling to protect data that is already for sale on the dark web? Worse, how can we even hope to protect our data when cyber criminals seem to always be one step ahead of the good guys?

Abandoning cyber security is not an option. Even though the picture may seem bleak, there are simple ways to protect your personal data that can be very effective. You may need to change your perception of what goes into protecting your personal information.

Think of it this way: You have to be defensive. Instead of trying to prevent attacks, you have to approach security as though you are protecting yourself from an unavoidable attack. When you assume you are a target, and AI-enhanced attacks can target almost everyone at the same time, you stop trying to avoid injuries and start planning how you will stop the attack and recovery quickly with less long-term damage.

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Characteristics of an Effective Online IT School

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2019 3:57:00 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Career Services, IT

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Learning has been the cornerstone of human evolution since the dawn of time, and we value the benefits of passing on knowledge to future generations. Although transferring information from generation to generation is one of the oldest methods of securing the future of humanity, today a large part of our society is actively engaged in perfecting the act of knowledge transmission.

Our society has spent the past 50 years going through a "renaissance" fueled by the information technology explosion. Many experts believe the next half century will see the computer generation lead us across new frontiers that were unimaginable before the turn of the century.

Advances in Internet-based communication technology have given us better access to learning centers, online IT school solutions and hybrid learning models. The introduction of online training technology has quickly become the preferred method of transferring knowledge and educating students of all ages.

Online training technology is also helping us overcome two major challenges to learning: commitment and motivation.

Let's examine how web-based technology is driving better outcomes, and overcoming these barriers to learning, in the 21st century.

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Cyber-Security Program - A Boon to Students

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 23, 2019 3:46:00 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Information Technology, Cyber Security

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It is critical for organizations to keep a watchful eye on employees' skills and capabilities. Well-trained, well-equipped employees are often the front line defense against internal and external security threats.

A stable workplace includes ongoing education and it training for key personnel to update skills and techniques necessary to compete and prosper. Internal cybersecurity programs play a crucial role in shaping an organization's financial health and wellness.

Protecting a company's data, whether that company is a financial entity, a health sector organization, a government agency or even an HR department managing personal data gathered from employee files, is very important in today's environment. If exploited by an unauthorized intruder, a hacker or evil actor that gains access to a network or system, the compromised data could put the whole organization at risk. A successful breach that involves a left-behind virus could also potentially expose vendors and investors who access infected programs.

Reducing risks is one reason cyber-security equipment and software was developed. Simply installing security software is not enough though. To protect company assets and stakeholders, business leaders must invest time and money building an exceptional computer security team. Providing the proper training and professional development, or hiring talent that has the correct education and certifications to demonstrate proficiency, are the only ways to maintain an edge to edge barrier against cyber attacks and unauthorized invasion.

People who want to enter the field of Cyber-Security with computer school programs can start a career path by taking basic IT Training classes that lead to in-demand skills and industry certifications employers trust and value.

Here's a look at what to expect from vocational training in IT security.

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Cloud Computing — The Next Big Thing In Computer School Training Programs

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 16, 2019 2:32:42 AM / by CCI Training Center posted in Information Technology, Cloud Technologies

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The concept of cloud computing has been around for more than a half century, long before vocational computer school training programs were offered online. The actual term is believed to have been used for the first time in 2006 when Google CEO Eric Schmidt first brought the topic up during a conference. In recent years, adoption rates have increased, and investors have shown a willingness to fund new research and development. And, most IT training students today learn at least basic terminology and functionality of cloud computing software and security no matter what computer school program they enroll in.

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Why Employers Are Willing to Pay for IT Career Development Classes

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2019 1:00:14 PM / by CCI Training Center posted in Computer & Network Administration

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You keep hearing that technology drives the economy. Online job search platforms list pages of tech jobs promising career development and advancement opportunities for people in Dallas with the right computer training, IT certifications and experience.

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Secure Your Career Shift With Computer-Security Training

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2019 4:38:14 PM / by CCI Training Center posted in Computer & Network Administration

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Five hundred thousand. That is the number of computer security jobs open in North America today. Globally, the number is around three million.

Those with the right skill set, as well as those willing to invest a little time updating their knowledge-base, can virtually choose a career path and location practically anywhere in the world with little or no competition.

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How to Find and Succeed in Vocational Training for a Better Life

[fa icon="calendar'] May 6, 2019 2:57:35 PM / by CCI Training Center posted in Career Training Blog

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The U.S. is home to more than 300 vocational schools and technical colleges, says Study.com. All schools are working on way to attract students and help them succeed. One of the biggest obstacles in going back to school is finding a school and program that will meet your needs and works with your existing responsibilities. In other words, you cannot simply search online for job training near me. Even if you know you want a health care entry-level job, you still need to review the available schools that offer training. It is a large volume of information to process. Therefore, you need to have a plan for finding the right training program; following these steps will help you find the best program.

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Challenges of Going Back to School and How to Overcome Them

[fa icon="calendar'] May 6, 2019 1:53:21 PM / by CCI Training Center posted in Career Training Blog

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A common issue for students thinking about going back to school or making lifestyle changes, such as getting an entry-level job in health care, goes back to the challenges in returning to school. Time, money, and existing responsibilities can make people feel they cannot go back to school right now. However, you can overcome these problems if you know how to think about the problem and what to do about it.

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10 Signs It's Time for a New Career.

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2019 1:55:00 PM / by CCI Training Center posted in Career Training Blog

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Finding a well-paying job is a complex task, and better-paying jobs often require advanced career training. Even entry-level jobs may warrant a certificate of study that shows employers you have the skills necessary to work in a new career, such as health care. Unfortunately, the path to better pay, better hours and career training is not always clear. Universities take time to attend and have significant costs. However, affordable training options exist through fast-track programs, and for those who qualify, financial aid may be available. Of course, it all begins with recognizing when it is time for a new career. In fact, consider these top signs you need a new job.

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