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Navigating the Epic Journey to a Career Part Three

September 17, 2023 in Uncategorized by

Everyone knows cybersecurity is the buzzword of the day.  Face it in today’s world, these positions are essential for organizations looking to build strong defenses against cyber threats.  But what do entry level cybersecurity positions do? And how do you get a job in cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is a broad term that refers to protecting organizations from digital attacks. Cybersecurity professionals install and manage security software to search for vulnerabilities within an organization’s digital systems, and create protocols to protect companies, consumers, and information from malicious actors.

A cybersecurity team secures networks, proprietary applications, and systems against online threats.  These teams create layers of protection across networks, computers, and data. Cybersecurity analysts work in a security operations center, where they monitor security alerts, investigate incidents, and coordinate responses to security threats. SOC analysts utilize specialized software to help detect issues.  They utilize incident response procedures that help coordinate responses to threats.

Incident responders use digital forensics to investigate security events. This role includes assessing systems for risk, automation testing, and conducting system analysis to identify threats and react to potential breaches.  It is a role that requires an eye for detail and the ability to communicate across company departments. Incident responders are required to create comprehensive reports for management and communicate with those from non-technical backgrounds.

Junior penetration testers are responsible for identifying vulnerabilities in an organization’s systems and applications by attempting to exploit them, but with the intent to provide recommendations for improvement. They utilize hacking techniques, knowledge of security tools, and a commitment to ethical hacking practices.

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Check out our new CareerPaths, to help you on your journey to a new career.

Mike


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Navigating the Epic Journey to an IT Career Part Two

September 10, 2023 in Uncategorized by

IT can be versatile; you can start out at the help desk and work your way up to any number of specialized jobs as you grow in your knowledge and skills. Remember if you are entering the field, you must build your resume, so take that entry level job and keep looking as you build your resume.

Entry level tech jobs

For an entry level tech, the two most common jobs are help desk technician or IT technician.  In either position you support technical issues.  Help desk and IT technicians are utilized by all sizes of corporations.

Help desk technicians tend to spend more time resolving user issues by the phone or by remote into the user system.  Help desk tends to work more with specific software or systems.

IT technicians are more likely to spend time completing work to resolve the issue onsite and tend to see a larger variety of issues. An IT technician should be able to troubleshoot, know how to use several operating systems, and understand the basics of IT networks.

Let’s face it, a lot of jobs ask for a year’s experience.  You can volunteer your time to help with tech support, you can get an internship, you need to get your hands on even if it is just practice, practice, practice. If you don’t have it on your resume, how do you stand out.  Showcase your knowledge and commitment to the tech industry by getting certifications.  Certifications on your resume help show employers your knowledge.

If you are just starting your IT career, check out my new self-study Career Paths.  Next week I will talk about entry level cybersecurity and have a demo of a Security Operations Center from CyberNowLabs hands on training lab.

See you next week,

Mike

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Navigating the Epic Journey to an IT Career Part One

September 4, 2023 in Uncategorized by

People always ask me how to get into an IT career.  Let’s face it, in today’s tech driven world, IT can be a smart and rewarding choice, the field offers a wide range of opportunities for those with the right skills and mindset. If you’re interested in the journey into an IT career, here are my thoughts.

Assess yourself, honestly.  What are your interests, skills, and goals. Explore your interests and strengths to determine which IT path aligns best with your aspirations.

Set time to find and take training. Most IT careers require some level of education or training, whether self-study or in a program.  Once you have an idea of where you want to be, you must find the path.  Keep in mind that IT is a dynamic field, so you can always pivot and explore new areas as you gain experience.

If you are new or transitioning to IT, self-study can take you far so commit the time.  If you are looking to break away from the entry level, select a specialization that resonates with your interests and career goals. Self-study can work for specialization, but more advanced careers may require instructor-led training.

Especially for self-study obtain certifications.  Many of my courses focus on industry known certifications; CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, PenTest+, and for the newbies ITF+.

Get some hands-on experience.  IT is all about getting your hands on. Consider internships, part-time jobs, or volunteer opportunities to gain practical knowledge and build your portfolio. Create personal projects or contribute to open-source projects to showcase your skills and abilities to potential employers.

For those breaking from the entry level job, follow your interest path.  Consider Internet of Things, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Analysis.  The IT industry is constantly evolving, so a commitment to lifelong learning is essential. Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies, attend workshops, and consider pursuing advanced certifications or degrees to advance your career.

It is who you know, network. Surround yourself with IT, attend industry conferences, meetups, and online forums to connect with professionals in your chosen field. Getting into an IT career requires dedication, continuous learning, and adaptability. Remember that perseverance and a passion for technology will be your greatest assets as you work towards achieving your IT career goals.

Stay tuned for more career information in September.

Mike

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Back to school for IT career starters too!

August 27, 2023 in Uncategorized by

Ah, the scent of fresh notebooks and the sound of brand-new sneakers scuffling down the hallways—it’s that time of year again: back to school! But wait, hold your groans and eye rolls! Flip the script and telling you why this is the perfect moment to dive headfirst into a new career adventure. Dust off your thinking cap, because we’re about to explore why going back to school isn’t just for kids—it’s a time for adults to embark on a career transformation.

Remember when the idea of homework could turn your stomach into knots? Now it’s your chance to enjoy it. In September, we will focus on talking about how you can go back to school for a new career.  Forget the mandated studies in school, this fall dive into subjects you’re passionate about that can lead to a career you love.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts employment in computer and information technology occupations to grow 15 percent from 2021 to 2031. Click for article  And very different from many jobs computer support positions do not require a degree, and even BLS suggest that people starting these careers gain certifications. Click for article

It is never too late to investigate a new career.  Start now and create your career path.

1. Design your study schedule

2. Choose your career path

3. Set your pace and stick to it

4. Review our Study Tips

This time around, you’re on a mission. Procrastination? No way! Whether you are trying to break into the information technology (IT) industry or advance your current IT career, IT is the career to be in 2023. Total Seminars has the CompTIA certification training to help you start your journey.  Join our blog each week as we talk about certifications for IT careers.

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Can I learn and start a career in cybersecurity?

August 21, 2023 in Uncategorized by

In my nearly 30 years training millions of techs, I really believe we changed for the better the IT industry hiring practices.  Particularly the qualification requirements at the technical level. As a self-studied man that didn’t take the traditional college route, I’ve had great satisfaction watching companies realize the value of certifications and hands on training better job qualifiers for techs. I have been saying this for over thirty years!

In today’s interconnected world, cybersecurity threats have become more sophisticated and pervasive than ever before. The demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals, especially those with experience in security operations centers (SOC), is rapidly increasing. Organizations of all sizes and industries require dedicated teams to monitor, detect, and respond to security incidents. This high demand ensures a multitude of job opportunities and career growth prospects.

SOCs are a great place to start your cybersecurity career. Proper SOC training equips professionals with the necessary skills to understand threat landscapes, work with incident response and mitigation, and analyze threat intelligence analysis.

The bottom line is if you have enthusiasm for the field, and embrace continuous learning, you can become a cybersecurity professional who makes a difference.

I love talking to folks to hear how they are making this career change. I’ve got to say, my pals at CyberNow Labs are doing something unique to help people of any background make this pivot.

Mike

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Unlocking Career Success: How Cyber Lingo Can Drive Your Career

August 13, 2023 in Uncategorized by

CompTIA certifications have emerged as a definitive standard for validating the skill competencies in cybersecurity. Beyond technical skills, one overlooked aspect of certifications is the terminology you master during your preparation.

A comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity lingo not only highlights technical expertise but also shows professionalism. Employers, clients, and peers are more inclined to trust professionals who can talk the talk. Attaining CompTIA certifications not only signifies preparedness but teaches the terms you need to know to succeed.

Professionals in this field must interact with colleagues and clients to convey intricate technical concepts, risk assessments, and mitigation strategies. Mastery of this lingo facilitates clear and efficient communication, reducing the risk of misinterpretations and fostering effective collaboration. CompTIA exams frequently feature scenario-based questions, where accurate interpretation of technical jargon is essential for precise problem-solving.

Cybersecurity frequently describes specific attack vectors, such as “phishing,” “ransomware,” “SQL injection,” and “DDoS attacks.” Familiarity with these terms empowers professionals to identify potential threats, assess risks, and enact appropriate countermeasures. CompTIA exams evaluate candidates’ proficiency in recognizing and responding to these threats effectively.

Knowledge is a tech’s armor, and familiarity with the language field is a pivotal piece of that armor. CompTIA certifications validate a professional in these certifications beyond technical knowledge. Cybersecurity lingo facilitates effective communication, practical application of skills, identification of threats, adherence to regulations, and demonstration of professionalism. As you embark on your journey towards obtaining CompTIA certifications, remember that speaking the language of cybersecurity is not only an edge but a necessity in today’s digital world.

Mike

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THE DEFINITIVE LIST OF PYTHON APPLICATIONS!

July 30, 2023 in Uncategorized by

Python is big these days, but just how big is it? 

Introducing…. THE DEFINITIVE LIST OF PYTHON APPLICATIONS (still in progress) Let me know in the comments if you know of real-world use cases that are not on the list!

1. Data Science: Python is widely used for data analysis, data visualization, and machine learning tasks.

2. Artificial Intelligence (AI): Python powers AI applications, including natural language processing, speech recognition, and computer vision.

3. Automation: Python is used for automating repetitive tasks and streamlining workflows.

4. Scientific Computing: Python is popular in scientific research and engineering for numerical computations and simulations.

5. Finance: Python is used in financial modeling, algorithmic trading, risk analysis, and portfolio management.

6. Internet of Things (IoT): Python is used for IoT applications, interacting with sensors and devices.

7. Game Development: Python, along with libraries like Pygame, is used to create 2D games.

8. Robotics: Python is used for programming robots and automation in robotics.

9. Web Scraping: Python is used to extract data from websites for various purposes.

10. Computer Networking: Python is used for network programming and network automation.

11. Scripting: Python is a powerful scripting language for automating tasks in operating systems.

12. Image Processing: Python is used for image manipulation and computer vision applications.

13. GIS and Mapping: Python is used for geographic information systems and mapping applications.

14. Audio and Speech Processing: Python is used in audio processing and speech recognition.

15. Data Visualization: Python, along with libraries like Matplotlib and Seaborn, is used for data visualization.

16. Text Processing: Python is used for natural language processing tasks, like text classification and sentiment analysis.

17. Social Media Analysis: Python is used to analyze social media data for insights and trends.

18. Healthcare: Python is used in medical research, analysis of patient data, and healthcare applications.

19. E-commerce: Python is used for building e-commerce platforms and online shopping websites.

20. Chatbots: Python is used for developing chatbots and virtual assistants.

21. Education: Python is used as a programming language in educational settings and coding bootcamps.

22. Recommendation Systems: Python is used to build personalized recommendation systems for products and content.

23. Content Management Systems: Python is used for developing CMS platforms and content-based websites.

24. Data Cleaning and Preprocessing: Python is used to clean and preprocess data before analysis.

25. Time Series Analysis: Python is used to analyze time series data for forecasting and trend analysis.

26. Internet Security: Python is used for cybersecurity, including penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.

27. Sentiment Analysis: Python is used to determine the sentiment of text data, like reviews and social media posts.

28. Big Data Processing: Python is used in big data frameworks like Apache Spark for data processing.

29. Telecommunications: Python is used in telecommunications for network management and analysis.

30. Image Recognition: Python is used in image recognition and object detection tasks.

31. Customer Analytics: Python is used for customer behavior analysis and customer segmentation.

32. Online Advertising: Python is used in online advertising for ad targeting and optimization.

33. Social Media Automation: Python is used to automate social media interactions and posting.

34. Financial Forecasting: Python is used for financial forecasting and trend analysis.

35. Data Mining: Python is used for data mining and discovering patterns in large datasets.

36. Retail Analytics: Python is used for analyzing retail data and consumer behavior.

37. Cybersecurity Analysis: Python is used to analyze security logs and detect anomalies.

38. Network Monitoring: Python is used for real-time network monitoring and analysis.

39. Academic Research: Python is used in various academic research projects across disciplines.

40. Content Recommendation: Python is used for recommending content and products to users.

41. Natural Disaster Prediction: Python is used for predicting natural disasters and emergency planning.

42. Customer Relationship Management (CRM): Python is used for CRM analytics and customer data management.

43. Energy Consumption Optimization: Python is used for optimizing energy consumption in buildings and facilities.

44. Weather Forecasting: Python is used for weather forecasting and climate analysis.

45. Search Engines: Python is used in search engine algorithms and indexing.

46. Sports Analytics: Python is used for analyzing sports data and player performance.

47. Language Translation: Python is used for automated language translation.

48. Fraud Detection: Python is used for fraud detection and anomaly detection in financial transactions.

49. Text-to-Speech: Python is used to convert text into speech for assistive technology.

50. Email Automation: Python is used to automate email communications and marketing.

51. Supply Chain Optimization: Python is used for optimizing supply chain operations and logistics.

52. Customer Support Chatbots: Python is used for automated customer support chatbots.

53. Healthcare Diagnostics: Python is used for medical image analysis and diagnostics.

54. Social Media Influence Analysis: Python is used to analyze social media influence and reach.

55. Computer-Aided Design (CAD): Python is used to automate tasks in CAD software.

56. Geolocation Services: Python is used for geolocation-based services and applications.

57. Mobile App Testing: Python is used for automated mobile app testing.

58. Data Backup and Recovery: Python is used for data backup and recovery tasks.

59. Home Automation: Python is used for automating home appliances and devices.

60. Language Processing and Translation: Python is used for natural language processing and translation tasks.

61. Audio Recognition: Python is used for speech-to-text and audio recognition applications.

62. Healthcare Management Systems: Python is used in healthcare management software.

63. Customer Support Automation: Python is used for automating customer support processes.

64. Inventory Management: Python is used for inventory tracking and management.

65. Machine Vision: Python is used for machine vision tasks in industrial settings.

66. Virtual Reality (VR) Development: Python is used for VR applications and development.

67. Traffic Control and Management: Python is used for traffic flow analysis and control systems.

68. Predictive Maintenance: Python is used for predictive maintenance in manufacturing and engineering.

69. Document and Image Analysis: Python is used for document and image analysis in legal and medical fields.

70. Social Network Analysis: Python is used for analyzing social network structures and connections.

71. Sales Forecasting: Python is used for sales forecasting and inventory optimization.

72. Quality Assurance Testing: Python is used for automated quality assurance testing.

73. Recommendation Systems for Music and Entertainment: Python is used for recommending music and entertainment content.

74. Network Security: Python is used for network security monitoring and analysis.

75. Asset Management: Python is used for managing and tracking assets in various industries.

76. Environmental Monitoring: Python is used for monitoring environmental data and pollution levels.

77. Text Generation: Python is used for text generation tasks, like chatbots and language models.

78. Resource Planning: Python is used for resource planning and allocation in project management.

79. Agricultural Data Analysis: Python is used for analyzing agricultural data and crop yields.

80. Marketing Analytics: Python is used for marketing data analysis and customer profiling.

81. Sales Automation: Python is used for automating sales processes and lead generation.

82. Customer Feedback Analysis: Python is used for analyzing customer feedback and sentiment.

83. Social Media Sentiment Analysis: Python is used for analyzing sentiment in social media posts.

84. Retail Demand Forecasting: Python is used for forecasting retail demand and inventory optimization.

All the best,

Mike

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Is Security+ “a must” for cyber? PLUS Mike LIVE Online

July 14, 2023 in Uncategorized by

Many of you know that my most cherished moments are when students tell me: “Mike I got the job!” 

In my nearly 30 years training millions of techs, I really believe we changed for the better a lot of the IT industry hiring practices, especially the qualification requirements at the technical level. As a self-studied man that didn’t take the traditional college route, I’ve had great satisfaction watching companies finally realize that certifications like A+ and Network+ are clearly better job qualifiers for entry-level techs when compared to generalized liberal arts degrees.

But some say cyber is a different animal all together. Well, here’s my bottom line on if Security+ is required for entry cyber jobs:

  • Having a Security+ certificate is the single-most requested certification or knowledge qualifier across ALL entry cybersecurity job postings. You maximize your probability of qualifying for these cyber jobs by getting Security+ certified.
  • The Security+ objectives are FOUNDATIONAL for understanding core cybersecurity topics that you’ll be expected to put to use on the job in entry level cyber jobs. You WILL USE the knowledge you gain during the Security+ certification process ON THE JOB, guaranteed.

So what am I saying. If you’re serious about cyber but don’t have any hands-on experience, then getting Security+ certified is my recommended “next best step.”

But Mike what about other certs?

Of course, you can always “Stack Certs” after Security+, with CySA+, Pentest+, or venture into Certified Ethical Hacker. All of these are valuable, but for job seekers, I wouldn’t steer you in that direction. Instead, go get your hands dirty.

Whether that’s in an adjacent IT role as a Helpdesk Support Specialist or Network Administrator, as an intern or apprentice at a cybersecurity company, or through an on-the-job training program, get hands-on.

Cyber evolves so fast, most organizations don’t even have cyber figured out for themselves, much less the hiring process or qualifications. Everybody’s journey to cyber is different—Take Jawad for example. Jawad got Security+ certified, but was struggling to get a work opportunity in a competitive market that often requires prior hands-on experience and/or advanced education.

Jawad’s solution was to enroll in an on-the-job training program at CyberNow Labs. Here’s his story:

Let me know your take on this. Or join me tomorrow on a live webinar hosted by CyberNow Labs to hear more voices in the space, including Xcitium CISO, Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, and Jawad himself.

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All the best,

Mike


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Total Seminars Unveils Exciting Study Halls, New Python and Cloud Training Courses

July 8, 2023 in Uncategorized by

Prepare for CompTIA certification exams with the Total Seminars Discord Server’s exclusive LIVE Study Halls every Tuesday at 7:00 pm CDT.  Join our vibrant community of learners, professionals, and enthusiasts for real-time collaboration, expert guidance, and valuable resources.

Coming soon to our Discord Server: live TechTalks with tech leaders, including our star video trainers.

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Total Seminars has two new training courses coming soon!!!

We are excited to announce two new video courses that will be released in the next two weeks, Python 101: From NooB to N3RD and CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-003 courses.

PYTHON 101: From N00B to N3RD

Our newest subject matter expert, Dart Williams, has brought his engaging teaching style to Total Seminars.  Dart loves teaching students the basics and beyond. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to dive into the world of Python or looking to enhance your expertise, this course has something valuable to offer for everyone. Python is a popular, open-source programming language that is used for data analytics, web and software development, and design. Total Seminars has partnered with Dartanion Williams to teach you the basics in this Intro to Python course.

Dart has over fifteen years of experience in product development and data analysis working in industries such as EdTech, transportation and logistics, public safety, and non-profit management. His engaging teaching style cuts through the fluff and teaches you what you need to know to use Python. This course covers the basics including variables, data types, conditional statements, and loops. You’ll learn how to interact with databases, analyze APIs, and even visualize data in your code with pandas. You’ll also use your new skills in a real-world scenario to build an ATM machine, helping to solidify everything you’ve learned throughout the course.

CompTIA Cloud+ (CV0-003) Training

Tom Carpenter has once again done a great job teaching CompTIA’s Cloud+ Certification technologies. Check out a quick introduction where Tom explains what the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification can do for you and your career.  Get ready to launch your career in the expanding world of cloud computing!  CompTIA Cloud+ certification highlights your cloud computing skills.  Demonstrating proficiency in essential cloud technologies can help you become a highly sought-after candidate for job positions.

With over ten years of experience in cloud technology and computer technologies for more than three decades, Tom loves all technologies, learning, and teaching tech.  Tom has gone through the ranks of the IT industry starting in systems support and moving through being an analyst and engineer.  He founded a technical and content development training company in 1997 that he continues to manage today.



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Hottest cyber jobs now going to… SNAKE HANDLERS?!

June 27, 2023 in Uncategorized by

Call in the Snake Handlers! The recent surge in cyber job demand for Python programming may keep cyber security operation centers (SOCs) from ‘getting out of hand!’ Knowledge of Python makes a big difference for job seekers—both for entry-level cyber analyst roles and for IT engineers eyeing a transition to SOC engineering positions. If you want one of the hottest cyber jobs learn Python programming.

What I’ve learned in vlogging Two Bald Nerds with CyberNow Labs’ SOC Manager Richard Chapman, is that most cyber jobs are connected to enterprise security operation centers (SOCs). These SOCs are the digital network and asset environments where the real ‘work’ of cybersecurity is done.

The problem is that SOCs are mutating in unruly and overcomplex ways… So employers are calling on Python programmers for their ability to handle the compounding complexities of cybersecurity operations.

Python Knowledge is a Game Changer if You’re Seeking the Hottest Cyber Jobs

With its extensive versatility and natural language syntax, Python programming has emerged as the preferred programming language for SOC development, integration, and automation.

Job candidates who are conversational in Python offer practical and enabling skillsets to integrate SOC technologies, automate repetitive tasks, streamline incident response workflows, and more.

That’s why my team at Total Seminars teamed up with CyberNow Labs’ instructor Dartanion Williams to produce a one-of-a-kind Intro to Python for Security Analysts course, for just this reason!

This course is set to launch in July, BUT here is how you can GET IT FOR FREE NOW:

  • Attend the 6/27 LIVE ONLINE INFO SESSION hosted by CyberNow Labs
  • Stay until the end when the Attendance Code will be provided
  • Be one of the first 50 to use the attendance code in your CyberNow Labs application

On Thursday (06/28) at 5 PM EDT, an email will be sent from enrollment@cybernowlabs.com notifying all who used the Attendance Code in their CyberNow Labs’ application if they were part of the first 50. For those first 50 applicants, details on how to access the course once available will be included

Register for the June 27 LIVE INFO SESSION



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