Is CCNA Enough to Get a Good Job?
Is CCNA Enough to Get a Good Job?

As an entry-level IT job seeker, you might wonder whether CCNA would be enough to acquire a good job and how to prepare for CCNA. Let us discuss the CCNA certification before going deeper into its benefits. Since its inception in 1998, it is estimated that Cisco...

Do Network Engineers Have a Good Work-Life Balance?
Do Network Engineers Have a Good Work-Life Balance?

Without a doubt, network engineering is one of the most important careers in the Information Technology industry. It is arguably the heart and soul of an organization because business operations in the 21st century rely on network communication technologies to...

How Do I Get a Job in Cybersecurity?
How Do I Get a Job in Cybersecurity?

Are you willing to start a career in cybersecurity? According to the Cybersecurity Ventures report, there are almost 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in 2021. There is no doubt that cybersecurity is a highly lucrative career, and the industry is growing...

How Much Do You Make in Cybersecurity?
How Much Do You Make in Cybersecurity?

Between 2019 and 2029, the cybersecurity industry is expected to see a 29% increase in job growth. This massive growth is, in part, a direct result of the rapid advancements in technology. Therefore, there is a critical need for cybersecurity professionals with...

Best Questions to Ask the Interviewer
Best Questions to Ask the Interviewer

Did you know that the questions you ask a hiring manager could be just as important as the questions they ask you? It's true! Let’s continue on to learn my top five questions. I encourage our students to ask the interviewer in an IT interview.  Here are some...

What is the Purpose of a Router?

To start out, I’d like to describe the images and icons that you see here at the top, starting with the one on the left. That is the logical representation of a router that we use all over the place in topology, maps and network diagrams. It is a very widely used...

Top 5 Ways to Tweak a Cover Letter
Top 5 Ways to Tweak a Cover Letter

Have you struggled with writing an IT cover letter that will make the hiring manager want to read your resume, then call you in for an interview. Are you worried that your cover letter sounds just like every other candidate? In this video, I am going to share my top...

NexGenT Welcomes Kim Wood, Senior Career Coach
NexGenT Welcomes Kim Wood, Senior Career Coach

  Kim Wood strongly believes if you “choose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life”. As someone who has found her passion as a Career Success Coach, Kim strives to help students do the same and support them in achieving their career...

NexGenT Will be on Military Makeover!
NexGenT Will be on Military Makeover!

This Friday, May 14th (7:30am EST) our co-founders Terry Kim & Jacob Hess will be on National TV! We will be telling our mission on the Military Makeover show with Montel Williams on the Lifetime Network! Military Makeover is a show dedicated to highlighting...

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 2811, 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....

From Tech Support to Network Administrator | NexGenT
From Tech Support to Network Administrator | NexGenT

Nick Harvey | People of Zero To Engineer Nick Harvey was hungry for progress and went on the hunt for a solution. He was looking for a different experience than his 8+ years working the helpdesk in IT—something new, a challenge. He attempted Udemy courses, but it...

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...