How to Build a Home Lab
How to Build a Home Lab

There are many questions when future network engineers consider a home lab for: What software should I use? What components will be enough? How can I make sure I get the best equipment for my budget, and ensure I won’t be limited as I advance in my learning? Whether...

What is Cybersecurity?
What is Cybersecurity?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpckPJJIzGk Why Does it Matter? It's the practice of protecting systems, networks, programs, and data from malicious attacks. We're going to cover a lot of topics. We'll start off with, why does security matter in the first place and...

What is Virtualization?
What is Virtualization?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8A9PHeyRrY Let's say you need to run a computer but you have multiple operating systems. How is it that you can make this possible. In order to do this, you need virtualization We’ll be discussing some basics about virtualization, the...

The Top 5 Words to Include on Your IT Resume
The Top 5 Words to Include on Your IT 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 these five phrases and words I love to use when writing IT resumes. Writing a resume is hard. Let's be honest. I...

Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems
Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gHMkEKGwBM&t=92s Intrusion Detection System (IDS) From the picture above, I'm sure you can kind of get an idea of what we’re about to talk about - some really cool security devices. We have multiple layers of security and we...

How to Become a Cybersecurity Engineer
How to Become a Cybersecurity Engineer

We're going to look at ways you can become a cybersecurity engineer. We'll cover the top five most common questions about becoming a cyber security engineer. Let's dive in! What is a Cybersecurity Engineer? Like other kinds of engineers, cybersecurity engineers build...

Explained: Routers, Packets, Switches and Frames
Explained: Routers, Packets, Switches and Frames

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhlMLRNY5-4 Understanding How Data Travels Let’s look at a really cool example here. I actually love this and if I had this information at this kind of explanation a long time ago, my mind would have been blown because it would have...

What is ARP? Address Resolution Protocol
What is ARP? Address Resolution Protocol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTWa2Pqlgp0 Welcome to the ARP lesson where we get to discuss a nifty little protocol that helps us to discover what the MAC address is of different computers on the network. Like this diagram kind of entails, we can think of it like...

Is the CCNA Equivalent to a Degree?
Is the CCNA Equivalent to a Degree?

Both the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification and a Bachelor’s degree in computer networking, computer science, or a similar field can be great foundations for a career in networking. They signal to recruiters that you have relevant knowledge and...

What Are the Best Entry-Level Cybersecurity Jobs?
What Are the Best Entry-Level Cybersecurity Jobs?

As cyberattacks continue to impact the global business landscape, organizations and governments are aggressively searching for competent individuals within the cybersecurity space to help protect their critical assets. This increase in cyberattacks has caused job...

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...