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Cybersecurity is a quickly developing and in-demand tech field, and many companies are anxious to fill job openings with skilled cyber professionals. For those making a career change into cybersecurity, though, figuring out how to obtain cybersecurity certifications can be overwhelming. NexGenT breaks down today’s most recognized cyber certifications, and how students who are completely new to cybersecurity can learn the skills needed to pass their exams. Plus, NexGenT’s tips for preparing your home office for taking a cyber certification exam remotely!
There is so much information about cyber certifications and it can be confusing for anyone trying to get into the cybersecurity field. While some jobs don’t require cybersecurity certification, for anyone just getting into the field, certification will help them be taken more seriously as a job candidate.Continue Reading →
Richard Martinez was a political science graduate who believed in changing his community. For years, he gave back by joining the Americorps and becoming an educator. When Richard decided to make a career-change into cybersecurity, he relied on NexGenT to help him get the correct certifications in three months. Richard shares how the curriculum he learned at NexGenT (plus their dedicated career support) helped him land his first network engineering job at NASA!
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Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there! Maybe you’ve needed to learn SQL for a while, or sharpen your data science skills, or wrap your head around UX Design. All of these digital skills are being taught online (not to mention, these are jobs that can be done remotely). Online bootcamps have been perfecting the online learning experience for years – and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person bootcamps are launching remote options. If you’re dreaming of a career change while stuck indoors, working from home, or quarantined, then start here – we've rounded up all of the scholarships for anyone impacted by COVID-19, updates from bootcamps regarding classroom closures (and reopenings), and our best tips for job searching online:Continue Reading →
We all know that veterans make great coders: discipline, collaboration, and technical skills are all synonymous with the military. Until 2017, the GI Bill, which covers education benefits for veterans, was slow to cover code schools, accelerated learning programs, or online education. However, with the enactment of the Forever GI Bill in August 2017, it's becoming easier for coding bootcamps to be approved for the GI Bill. Below, we break down which coding bootcamps accept the GI Bill, which coding bootcamps are part of VET TEC, and which schools offer scholarship opportunities to help send veterans to programming bootcamps. From $500 automatic scholarships to 90% off of the cost of tuition, if it’s a scholarship for veterans, we’ve got it covered on this comprehensive list.
Want to hear from coding schools like Flatiron School, Turing School, and Operation Code about their thoughts on using the GI Bill for coding education? Check out our podcast on The GI Bill and Coding Bootcamps: Why (and How) It Works!Continue Reading →