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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...

From Asset Protections Manager to Systems Project Manager | NexGenT

From Asset Protections Manager to Systems Project Manager | NexGenT

Juan Fernandez | People of Zero To Engineer Juan Fernandez was tired of the same old routines. After working over 6 years in retail security as an Asset Protections Manager and being on call 24/7, he was burnt out and bored. Sometimes, that feeling is all it takes to...

How to find IT volunteer opportunities to gain hands on experience

How to find IT volunteer opportunities to gain hands on experience

One of the most difficult obstacles to overcome while getting into the IT field is landing a job with little to no experience. Frequently job seekers are frustrated to see job postings where hands on experience is a requirement.  In this article we will explore ways...

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...

Why You Don’t Need a College Degree for IT in 2021

Why You Don’t Need a College Degree for IT in 2021

IT skills remain in high demand with the new normal and Industry 4.0, with expanding interests in areas such as machine learning, cybersecurity, and AI capabilities. While the workforce becomes increasingly IT-savvy, these trends may not suggest a rising demand for a...