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NGT Academy is training the next generation of cybersecurity analysts and network engineers – and that includes dedicated career services. Kim, a Senior Career Coach at NGT Academy, shares what students can expect from the career services curriculum, and the typical cybersecurity and networking roles NGT Academy graduates land.
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Iris Colon wanted to take the leap from customer service and sales jobs into a new, challenging career with opportunity for growth. After completing an online intro course at NGT Academy, Iris found her new career path in network engineering. Even as a beginner, Iris explains how NGT Academy helped her build the knowledge base and confidence to pursue a career in networking and land a NOC Technician job at Insight Global! Plus, Iris shares how NGT Academy's live, interactive curriculum and online community made her bootcamp experience more enriching.
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Cybersecurity is an essential part to many modern businesses and neglecting it can be costly. To identify a system’s vulnerabilities that can be exploited by criminal hackers, cybersecurity professionals conduct penetration tests. But what exactly is pen testing? And how do you become a pen tester? NGT Academy instructor Patrick Gorman breaks down pen testing for us, from the VAPT process to the 5 pen testing methods. Plus, learn more about the typical pen tester career path and how NGT Academy is training the next generation of cyber security engineers!Continue Reading →
Eager to break into network engineering but overwhelmed by the list of networking certifications? NGT Academy instructor and CCIE-certified Network Architect Rob Riker is here to break down the top four most-recognized network security certifications, what to expect on the exams, and the networking job opportunities and salaries that correspond with those certification levels. Plus, learn how NGT Academy’s two in-house networking certifications give students the hands-on networking knowledge they need to pass the CCNA and be job-ready.
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James Marsh graduated with an associate’s degree in Networking Information Technologies, but life events kept him tied to a career in the service industry until he enrolled at NGT Academy. James explains how NGT Academy's Full Stack Network Engineer Immersive bootcamp put him back on course, giving him the skill set, support, and confidence he needed to pursue his dream career and land a job as a Technical Service Desk Technician. Plus, since James is now an Associate Instructor at NGT Academy, he shares his advice for future students about how to get the most out of a network engineering bootcamp!
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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. NGT Academy 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, NGT Academy’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 NGT Academy to help him get the correct certifications in three months. Richard shares how the curriculum he learned at NGT Academy (plus their dedicated career support) helped him land his first network engineering job at NASA!
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We’re taking a look at what it takes to get started in network engineering with Jacob Hess, co-founder of NGT Academy. Learn the answers to all of your networking questions: do network engineers need to learn programming? Which certification and soft skills do you need in network engineering? What kinds of salaries can you expect after graduating from a network engineering bootcamp? Here’s everything a beginner needs to know about Network Engineering, plus some free resources to get started!Continue Reading →