Join, grow and advance your technology career. CompTIA AITP is the leading global, not-for-profit IT professional association for tech professionals. We see the technology industry as the primary contributor to economic growth and seek to fill the pipeline with next-gen workers. Our top priority is to help tech professionals start or restart careers, realize their ambitions and fulfill their dreams.
CNP is a professional certification program of the Network Professional Association®. The NPA is a self-regulating, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the network computing profession. The CNP designation proves a lifetime of work, education and experience in your career and validates your role in the profession plus your ongoing commitment to measured, demonstrated, and proven professional development.
Founded in 1972, CRA’s membership includes more than 200 North American organizations active in computing research: academic departments of computer science, information, and computer engineering, laboratories and centers (industry, government, and academia), and affiliated professional societies (AAAI, ACM, CACS/AIC, IEEE Computer Society, SIAM, USENIX).
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Established 1993, the non-profit Network Professional Association is the leading organization for network computing professionals. To be identified as true professionals, the NPA's international membership adheres to a code-of-ethics, continual demonstrated professional development, adherence and knowledge of the latest best practice standards, and strives for continual growth. The NPA also founded the widely acknowledged and the industry’s only international Awards for Professionalism which honors individuals for their outstanding achievements in network computing and meeting the values of professionalism.
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Careers in Information Technology by Michael Shally-Jensen (Editor)The book is organized alphabetically by job title (with listings such as "Chief Information Officer" or "Game Designer"), and sections include an overview of the career path, lists of occupational specialties, work environment, required training and education, potential earnings and opportunities for advancement, outlook and employment data, a brief interview with a professional currently in that field, and additional resources.
Publication Date: 2016
CCENT ICND1 Study Guide: Exam 100-105 by Todd LammleComplete CCENT preparation with hands-on practice and robust study aids The CCENT Study Guide, 3rd Edition offers complete conceptual and practical study tools for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician exam. Written by networking expert Todd Lammle, this study guide provides everything you need to pass the CCENT with flying colors. 100% coverage of the all exam objectives includes detailed discussion on IP data networks, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, switching and routing, network security, and much more. Todd draws on 30 years of experience to give you practical examples and real-world insights that go way beyond exam prep, and plenty of hands-on labs help you gain experience with important tasks. The Sybex interactive online learning tools include a pre-assessment test to show you how much you already know, two bonus ICND-1 practice exams to test your understanding, and hundreds of sample questions and over 100 flashcards provide quick review. Exclusive to this study guide is 30 days free online video training with over 17 hours of additional instruction from the experts at ITPro TV. The CCENT is the entry-level certification for those looking to break into the networking field. As a part of the CCNA certification process, the exam is comprehensive--and a comprehensive study guide is essential. This study guide helps you develop the skills and knowledge you need to be confident on exam day. Review all CCENT exam objectives Access online study tools and practice ICND1 exams Get hands-on experience with dozens of labs Master switching and routing, troubleshooting, security, and more Don't bother parsing technical references or trying to figure it out yourself. This book allows you to learn and review with networking's leading authority, with clear explanations, practical instruction, and real-world insight. When you're ready for the next step in your career, the CCENT Study Guide, 3rd Edition gets you on track to succeed on the CCENT exam.
Publication Date: 2016
IT Career JumpStart: An Introduction to PC Hardware, Software, and Networking by N. Alpern; Naomi J. Alpern; Joey Alpern; Randy MullerA practical approach for anyone looking to enter the IT workforce Before candidates can begin to prepare for any kind of certification, they need a basic understanding of the various hardware and software components used in a computer network. Aimed at aspiring IT professionals, this invaluable book strips down a network to its bare basics, and discusses this complex topic in a clear and concise manner so that IT beginners can confidently gain an understanding of fundamental IT concepts. In addition, a base knowledge has been established so that more advanced topics and technologies can be learned over time. Includes a discussion of the key computer components, such as the processor and memory Covers the basics of data storage as well as the input/output process Zeroes in on basic hardware configuration including how to install hardware and software drivers Introduces various computer operating systems, including the Windows OS family, Linux, and Mac. Looks at basic networking concepts and design IT Career JumpStart is an ideal starting point for anyone looking for a career in IT but doesn't know where to start.
Publication Date: 2011
Tech Job Hunt Handbook: Career Management for Technical Professionals by Kevin W. GrossmanTech Job Hunt Handbook is a career management book--just for technology professionals--that reflects today's new economic realities. The world of work is constantly changing, and staying professionally relevant while competing for more specialized tech jobs in areas like cloud computing, mobile and social applications, and big data in a highly competitive global economy is critical. The world is churning out hungry programmers and developers in record numbers, making the global labor market highly competitive. It is now essential to plan a campaign to get a better job as well as your overall career. Retooling your skills and re-branding yourself is mandatory whether you're seeking a new job or intent on retaining current employment. Readers of the Tech Job Hunt Handbook will find tools, practical guidance, and recommendations on how to find the best new tech jobs, how to get noticed, how to ace interviews and get hired, and how to keep those new jobs--until it's time for a better one. As you will learn, learning how to assess and then invest in career management skills leads to long-term competitive advantage and a happier working life. Tech Job Hunt Handbook--for recent graduates, risk-taking innovators, and tech veterans alike--shows how to build a comprehensive online professional profile, identify the companies you're interested in and who you know at those companies, approach interviews with confidence, uncover opportunities in your current company, and understand the new emerging technology markets that could lead to a career rebirth. This book will help you: Find a new or better tech job. Stay relevant and employable despite constant new developments. Manage your tech career for long-term success.