On the Inside – Cisco 2811 Router
On the Inside – Cisco 2811 Router

This is going to be an exciting blog guys. We're going to take apart the Cisco 2800 series generation one router and look at all the internal components. Let's dive in, so this is a Cisco 2800, a 2011, to be exact. This is a slightly older router; I believe Cisco...

Top 5 Action Words to Put on Your Resume
Top 5 Action Words to Put on Your Resume

Have you ever struggled with writing your resume and wondered if there were words to make the bullet points sound better? If so, you'll want to check out the video or blog post below to learn the best five phrases and words Sara love's to use when writing IT resumes....

The Top Features of a Network Switch | NexGenT
The Top Features of a Network Switch | NexGenT

Before we get started, I need to preface with a little bit of information. There’re many different features of switches, so many that we can never go through them in one short blog. Switches are very robust. Depending on the switch you buy, it may support a certain...

What is a wireless access point? | NexGenT
What is a wireless access point? | NexGenT

If you're new to IT you might be wondering what is a wireless access point? Maybe you've heard of it. Maybe you haven't until now. Either way, I can bet you have more than likely used one before even without knowing it! Have you ever been on the internet? Do you have...

From forklift operator to IT Support Technician | NexGenT
From forklift operator to IT Support Technician | NexGenT

Daniel Adams | From forklift operator to IT Support Technician | People of Zero To Engineer Daniel Adams came from a position as a forklift operator for a chain manufacturing company. About a year and a half into his warehouse career, he was thinking about a change. ...

From Casino Dealer to Service Desk Analyst | NexGenT
From Casino Dealer to Service Desk Analyst | NexGenT

James Marsh | From Casino Dealer to Service Desk Analyst | People of Zero To Engineer James Marsh was a casino card dealer for 20 years. Each day brought more of the same — patrons swearing at him, numb to the routine, stuck on autopilot.    He had been caring...

From Assembly Worker to Inventory Technician | NexGenT
From Assembly Worker to Inventory Technician | NexGenT

Jason Benson | People of Zero To Engineer  Jason Benson was in pain, unsure, and beaten down about his work. Every day was a question of muscling through pain and uncertainties, striving for a way to increase his family's quality of life. After suffering a back...

What is a VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) | NexGenT
What is a VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) | NexGenT

In this quick nugget, Jacob Hess, Founder & CEO of NexGenT discusses what a VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) is and their purpose in modern networks. What is a VLAN?  A Virtual Local Area Network or VLAN for short provides us with logical separation or...

6 Things to know before Changing Careers to IT
6 Things to know before Changing Careers to IT

Have you been considering making the jump into a career in IT but aren’t sure if it is the right move? I had the same questions and concerns when I decided to pivot from Inventory Control/Project Management in Warehousing. One of the reassuring things I found once I...

Best Entry Level IT Jobs Without a Degree
Best Entry Level IT Jobs Without a Degree

Introduction One of the biggest myths about IT is you need a degree to land a job. If not having a degree has held you back from pursuing a career in technology, you should know that most IT positions simply require proof that you can do the job, through...

How 2020 Changed the Landscape of the Tech Industry
How 2020 Changed the Landscape of the Tech Industry

It'd be impossible to try to fathom all the ways the world changed over the course of 2020. From the start of a new decade to the COVID-19 pandemic to the presidential election, 2020 felt less like a new year and more like a new way of living entirely. One of the most...

NexGenT Welcomes Karishma Mendes, Student Counselor
NexGenT Welcomes Karishma Mendes, Student Counselor

Karishma Mendes is NexGenT’s new Student Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (supervised by Chari S. Westcott, LPC-S, MA, PLLC) in Houston, Texas. Karishma is thrilled to be a part of NexGenT and seeks to make a positive impact in the lives of...

The One Year Journey – By Nate Nicely
The One Year Journey – By Nate Nicely

One Year in the Making Today we wanted to share a story from our very own Nate Nicely, a story that started exactly one year ago and we hope that Nate's story gives you the encouragement that you need to get you to your next level. December 31st Not really a...

This Simple Trick Can Level Up Your LinkedIn Profile
This Simple Trick Can Level Up Your LinkedIn Profile

Have you noticed that when you create a LinkedIn Profile, your URL looks something like this: Linkedin.com/in/nxgent -12324-sdf12 ? This link is auto-generated for all profiles. It can be lengthy and leave a lot of room for error if manually typing in the address. You...

NexGenT Welcomes Christian Ryan, Career Success Coach
NexGenT Welcomes Christian Ryan, Career Success Coach

Dr. Christian Ryan is a Career Success Coach obsessed with student success. She joins NexGenT with more than 15 years of experience in educational programming and student advising. Her expertise lies in areas of sustainability, environmental science, public problem...

NexGenT Welcomes Rob Coble, Career Success Coach
NexGenT Welcomes Rob Coble, Career Success Coach

Rob has been working within Career Coaching since 2004. Working in higher education in the fields of video games and technology he has had the pleasure to work with thousands of students and many recruiters and hiring managers responsible for hiring them.