The difference between getting stuck and skyrocketing through the ranks of IT

On a rainy Sunday afternoon back in 1986, a 5-year old boy stood motionless in front of a TV set. He watched attentively, but seemed frustrated—almost as if he were trying to make sense of the ever changing images and sounds that danced flawlessly right in front of...
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From uncertainty to a 6-figure technical job allowing you to work from home

One of the very first students of Zero to Engineer already had years of experience. He had served as an IT instructor at the Air Force, and was currently working as a network engineer. He had served in the Air Force for about 8 years, after which he decided to...
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From 50k in college debt to debt-free network engineer making almost 6 figures

Imagine if you were about to start a family on $30,000 a year. You were in a job that you knew wasn’t going to lead you to a bright and stable future. And, on top of everything, you were $50,000 in the hole. Even if you were living in a cheap area, and only ate ramen...
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From a warehouse to Senior Network Engineer making well over 6 figures

One afternoon on his way to work, he noticed an unusual number of people gathered together around a small-brownish building in the middle of town. For some reason, he left his house five hours earlier than usual and had time to spare before his 11:00 p.m. shift. ...
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What is Edge Computing and why you should care about it

The underlying concept of Edge Computing is simple: it’s the idea that pushing “intelligence” to the edge of the network will reduce the load on the core servers and on the network itself, and make the network more efficient overall.   Edge Computing, like many other...

These Are The Hottest IT Trends Of Our Time

According to the CEO of Cisco Systems, soon there will be one million new connections every hour. So unless something drastic happens, we will live in a world where almost everything will be connected to a network. Gadgets ranging from an Apple Watch to a toothbrush...

Changing careers: from economics to information technology

He had been standing in line for quite some time waiting impatiently—like everybody else appeared to be on his side of the stage. It was hot and somewhat humid, the sun was glaring on his face, and the dark outfit he was wearing from head to toe wasn’t helping in any...