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From Retail Manager to Field Support Rep | Demetrisse Harris

From Retail Manager to Field Support Rep | Demetrisse Harris

Demetrisse Harris took a chance on NexGenT and found a family. He is currently one month in as Field Support Rep for Gazion Technologies and loving the experience.

Let’s rewind: Demetrisse was running an errand for his other full-time job at that time and decided to study NexGenT content on his laptop, while he was waiting. A man passing by was intrigued by the clip he overheard—our lesson going over spanning tree protocol—and asked what he was watching.

The man was impressed at how far along Harris was for only studying a few months and quizzed him on basic IT questions and identifications. At the end of their conversation, the man looked at Harris with a sharp eye. “Are you willing to start working part-time, right now?” The man continued, “I’d like you to do a ride-along with me and see if you like it.” Demetrisse raised an eyebrow and pursued more information, from which he learned he was speaking with the owner of the company Demetrisse would be working for if he accepted his offer. Flabbergasted, Demetrisse pressed into the conversation to hear more.

Gazino lamented his wishes that NexGenT was around when he was in school to Demetrisse, saying how it would have saved him $80,000 in debt, out of which he suggests only gaining only $2,000 worth of IT education. Unreal, but a sad reality for many and a problem in our broken education system that NexGenT aims to solve.

“This card they gave me – I live by this card”

Demetrisse tells us, “Almost every day I run into someone in IT who wants to help me out and give me advice. I feel like I hit a lucky streak just by signing up for the program.”

One of the main draws of NexGenT for Harris was the live interaction between the student and the instructors. He has come to love the online community of NexGenT and how he has somewhere and someone to turn with questions with a virtual program.

We value real connections with our students—there’s no substitution for high-touch interaction when learning new skills.

“I’ve totally bought into the program, I’m at the point where as soon as I finish this, and if another class opens up, I’m taking that one too. I’m that invested in it already.” Demetrisse was first drawn into IT when he was running a music studio, where he had to learn how to configure everything by himself and he enjoyed the process.

At that same time he was working as a sales manager in retail and it struck him one day that he no longer enjoyed what he was doing. He said to himself, “I need to go back to school to do something I love.” With that mindset, he started digging around into different IT programs and landed on NexGenT.

Demetrisse was enticed by the program focusing on the right curriculum and leaving out all the fluf – really getting into the nitty gritty and job-ready skills. “I love that [while going through a lesson] you’re not sitting down for 2 hours to get one point across. It makes it easier to backtrack, to learn, to write my notes.” — We keep the lessons inside the modules between 15-45 minutes with few extending past that. That way you can take breaks, students can keep focused, and track topics easier.

Demetrisse’s tip for taking things to the next level: If you want an extra hands-on experience instead of only Cisco Packet Tracer, you’ll want to find equipment that will serve you. It could cost as low as $300, and that gets you the hands-on practice that will give you the confidence and the upper-hand when starting your job search and interviews.

“I don’t feel like I’m trying to be sold into another program that may work. I’m being in a program that is going to work and already is.” He beamed, “I knew enough for a guy from a company to say hey, let me take you on, and I’m only a month in. I don’t think that would have happened if I was with any other program.”

It’s amazing what a community can provide to those who dare to step into a new direction. Demetrisse is filled with hope for the future, and he has found a true family while in pursuit of his goals.

“Thanks to NexGenT, I know I’m going to be successful. . .Answering that email has been the best decision that I’ve made in a long time.” 

We are beyond grateful to have Demetrisse as a part of the NexGenT family! We’d love it if you joined us, too. 

 

From Customer Service to IT Systems Engineer | Stephanie Cote

From Customer Service to IT Systems Engineer | Stephanie Cote

Stephanie Cote was becoming bored in customer service, looking at a future of putting out fires, reprimanding workers, and shouldering the weight of supervising and all of its daily frustrations. Whether that frustration was from navigating the fact that they were still using Windows 7, the constant slog of being the one people came to with their problems, or any other staple of unfulfilling work.

Stephanie was at a fork in the road. She knew what going one direction would bring, but the other way? She couldn’t fathom where the second path might take her.

It was in the midst of these crossroads that Stephanie found NexGenT. It was that “Other path” she had been searching for. She was further convinced this was the path for her after a call with one of our representatives.

“The level of hands-on learning that you get through the NexGenT program is really unmatched,” Says Stephanie and was one of the primary features that lead her to signing up.

She began her program, attended the weekly live coaching calls led by instructors, and dedicated her spare time to learning the new material. Sometimes that meant carving out extra hours on nights and weekends for completing homework and practicing in virtual labs which made all the difference in helping the new subjects stick.

It wasn’t long before Stephanie was ready to start dipping into the job search and testing the waters. One of her initial applications was noticed, and she ended up getting a call quicker than expected. After speaking with the HR person, she got a follow-up call on the same day to set up an interview with the hiring manager.

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It was her first technical interview, and it was different than any she’d had before. She answered with confidence and the best of her knowledge however there were some questions she got wrong, and Stephanie thought that was the end of it.

But a few days later, they contacted her for an in-person interview. Afterward, to her surprise and excitement, she was chosen for the position.

“I’m just constantly absorbed into it because it is something that I enjoy doing.” Says Cote about her new position. Where there once was frustration, lack of fulfillment, and dead ends, there is now a drive that fuels her every day, “I’ve never felt this way about any other job that I’ve had.”

Cote had a hard time believing that she got the job – She went out to lunch with her new boss to find out why he chose her – she had to know for sure.

He told her she had clear descriptions of systems in her resume, and he could tell she knew her stuff.

She banked heavily into the project she completed within our Network Plus program to showcase her competency and abilities. Cote could confidently use the language and the skills she honed with NexGenT to earn her new position as an IT Systems Engineer.

“If you don’t go out there and make it happen, you’re never going to have those opportunities.” Says Stephanie, “By joining the NexGenT program, I started to create those opportunities for myself.”

That’s the backbone of NexGenT: the community, the hands-on experience, and the accountability from our Career Success Coaches that helps earn jobs and careers.

“Thanks to NexGenT, I was able to have the motivation and drive to enter the field.” Through NexGenT, Stephanie found her path and gained the passion she had been missing.

Do you feel like you’re at a fork in the road? Unsure of where a new path would take you? Complete an application and get in touch with one of our career specialists! We’re here to help you explore your options and build a career that reignites your enthusiasm for everyday life.  

 

NexGenT Celebrates The FSNE 6-19 Cohort Graduation

NexGenT Celebrates The FSNE 6-19 Cohort Graduation

On the evening of December 15th, we gathered for our virtual graduation ceremony to celebrate the recent success of our Full Stack Network Engineer 6-19-2020 cohort. This was truly an exciting moment for everyone as the cohort members completed the Full Stack Network Engineer (FSNE) program having put in their passion and hard work over 22 weeks to achieve success. The cohort began on June 19th, 2020, and completed with 66 graduates.

Through the program, students learned exactly what it takes to be an effective and successful Network Engineer in today’s workforce. Having most students starting out with no prior experience, their knowledge was built from ground zero where they learned the fundamentals of networking and progressed all the way to planning, designing, and deploying their own multi-site, enterprise-grade networks by the end of the program. The students from this cohort are now in the job hunting phase. Some of which have already landed new IT jobs or landed promotions within their companies.

What’s the program like?

The FSNE program prepares students for the real-world by rigorously vetting their skills and knowledge over 22 weeks and across multiple checkpoints and milestones which include multiple certifications. The first certification that students must achieve is the Full Stack Network Associate (FSNA) certification from NexGenT. To achieve this students must pass a written exam and also deploy a real network on their own which supports routing, switching, wireless networking, voice over IP, and network security. After achieving the FSNA, students then work on obtaining their Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification from Cisco Systems. The goal is for the students to knock out this certification by the 90-day mark before moving into the advanced training aspect of the program. Upon entering advanced training, students immediately begin learning project management skills and working to design and build their first project. Their first project is a very robust 3-site network deployment with a headquarters and two remote offices. Two more projects are then deployed where a Cisco ASA with remote access SSL VPN solution is deployed, followed by a Colo Data Center deployment for redundancy and additional network services.

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After planning, designing, implementing, supporting, and finally closing all three of these projects, the student must pass their final skills qualification and troubleshooting check, in order to achieve their Full Stack Network Professional (FSNP) certification from NexGenT. Throughout the program students also receive career help and have many career-related milestones to accomplish relating to their career plan, resume, and personal branding. After completing all program milestones and capstone projects, the students then move to the job hunting phase where they focus strictly on landing their new job or promotion.

There are currently three other cohorts running who will soon be graduating and celebrating similar success, and our next FSNE cohort launches in February 2021, only a few days from now! To learn more about getting on the path to become a network or systems engineer with robust training, project-based learning, career planning, and real-world skills certification with zero upfront costs, then click here.

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Additionally, six special recognition awards we handed out to recognize top performers, most improved, and first to get certified.

Winners of the six Recognition Awards:

Join us in congratulating all of the graduates of the 6-19 cohort!

  1. Aleshia Wingate, FSNA-0199, FSNP-0098
  2. Alex Bass, FSNA-0134
  3. Amadou Diop, FSNA-0186, FSNP-0072
  4. Andres Espinal, FSNA-0180, FSNP-0067
  5. Audrey Garcia, FSNA-0179, FSNP-0096
  6. Bernard Adeniran, FSNA-0119
  7. Brandon Spain, FSNA-0190, FSNP-0097
  8. Chen Bayba, FSNA-0171, FSNP-0070
  9. Chinedu Okonkwo, FSNA-0224, FSNP-0114
  10. Christian Evboumwan, FSNP-0105
  11. Christopher Bell, FSNA-0105, FSNP-0087
  12. Christopher Bettis, FSNA-0192
  13. Christopher Robinson, FSNA-0185
  14. Christopher Sassone, FSNA-0169, FSNP-0071
  15. Cory Bethune, FSNA-0191
  16. Costes Kimes, FSNA-0160, FSNP-0113
  17. Curtis Thomas, FSNA-0182
  18. Daniel Aguirre, FSNA-0153, FSNP-0091
  19. Donte Dillard, FSNA-0221, FSNP-0068
  20. Donte Wilkins, FSNA-0097, CCNA
  21. Dren LaPhayne, FSNA-0159, FSNP-0099
  22. Edward Arroyo, FSNA-0203, FSNP-0094
  23. Einar Galilea, FSNA-0181, CCNA
  24. Felice Marin, FSNA-0177, FSNP-0073
  25. Giovanni Ledesma, FSNA-0227
  26. Jared Dickerson, FSNA-0178, FSNP-0092
  27. Jaron Smith, FSNA-0197, FSNP-0076
  28. Jason Deoraj, FSNA-0150, FSNP-0081
  29. Jason Hoang, FSNP-0086
  30. Jea Sheng Chen Ruan, FSNA-0194, FSNP-0069
  31. Joe Edwards, FSNA-0213, FSNP-0107
  32. Johnny Rosario, FSNA-0149, FSNP-0074
  33. Jordan Derington, FSNA-0187, FSNP-0075
  34. Jose Castillo, FSNA-0163, FSNP-0100
  35. Justin Sanin, FSNA-0161, FSNP-0090
  36. Kay Atre, FSNA-0216
  37. Kyoshi Fish, FSNA-0091, CCNA
  38. Liam Lyne, FSNA-0168, FSNP-0085
  39. Loren Dukes, FSNA-0212, FSNP-0088
  40. Marcus Snelling, FSNA-0196, FSNP-0111
  41. Md Rahman,  FSNA-0147, FSNP-0077, CCNA
  42. Michael King, FSNA-0218
  43. Michael Wright, FSNA-0198, FSNP-0093
  44. Minh Truong, FSNA-0155, FSNP-0078, CCNA
  45. Monalisa Ngono, FSNA-0225
  46. Nichole Atkins, FSNA-0217, FSNP-0110
  47. Noah Davis, FSNA-0184, FSNP-0103
  48. Oluwatosin Bamidele Desalu, FSNA-0170, FSNP-0080, CCNA
  49. Phillip Rozul, FSNA-0154, FSNP-0095
  50. Raghda Hussein, FSNA-0166, FSNP-0082
  51. Rakiya Smith, FSNA-0106, CCNA
  52. Ralph Vetter, FSNA-0193, FSNP-0079
  53. Roberto Buenrostro, FSNA-0301, FSNP-0089
  54. Roderick Mitchell, FSNA-0201
  55. Ronald Boughner, FSNA-0172, FSNP-0109
  56. Sadaris Coulter, FSNA-0183, FSNP-0083
  57. Samantha Horne, FSNA-0219
  58. Sarah Mattson, FSNA-0107
  59. Sergio Maldonado, FSNA-0164, FSNP-0084
  60. Tekia Coryell, FSNA-0157, FSNP-0104
  61. Tim Byland, FSNA-0173, FSNP-0101
  62. Techeramie Finney, FSNA-0117, FSNP-0106
  63. Victor Boyd, FSNA-0214
  64. Victor Roberts, FSNA-0152, FSNP-0102
  65. Xhayni De Mur, FSNA-0174, FSNP-0112
  66. Zari Haraway, FSNA-0211, FSNP-0108

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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 significant day in terms of the whole year but this day, one year ago marks something very significant for me. While most people were preparing their evening to bring in the new year I was at the start of a new journey that was too good to be true.
December 31st, 2019 is the first time I logged into NexGenT. I still remember the first video I watched of Jacob and Terry explaining the program and the opportunities in IT. I was excited and ready for the challenge and even going back and watching those videos now I still get the same feelings! I started the NexGenT Zero to Engineer program with a “let’s see what happens” mentality. I had a decent paying job, and for me, it didn’t hurt to learn more and if I got a better job out of it that would be a win. I decided I was going to clear my calendar and focus only on getting through the program. My goal: do the 6 month program in 3 months. I decided to force myself to do nothing but work and learn. I stopped playing video games, watching netflix, and dedicated my weekends to watching videos and labbing. It wasn’t easy. I pushed myself like never before and took the exam for the CCENT at the beginning of February–and failed! I was bummed but determined not to let it stop me. I rescheduled the exam for 2 weeks later and hit the books even harder. The second try I passed and it was a huge relief!

2020

— yea. Like everyone else, I had no clue that 2020 was going to be what it was. I came into March and April with a CCENT and a job but was separated from my family because of health concerns. A better job that would enable me to return home to my family was what I needed. I took my CCENT and applied for every job I could find. Nothing. Then came the furloughs, I was out of work for one week and went back home, thankful to be with my family but worried because I wasn’t working. One week of furlough in April turned into the month of May. Testing centers were closed, and that’s when I decided it was time to buckle down and get that CCNA! My wife graciously agreed to watch our kids and let me study as much as I could. I scheduled an in-home exam for the end of May.

Time management

If you sleep for eight hours a day what do you do with the other sixteen? Studying was my job now, and I studied for twelve hours a day, stopping only when I couldn’t possibly fit anything else in my brain. Because I was forcing myself to learn so much I discovered new ways to learn and retain information. I found systems that worked for me and how I learned best.

Test day

I was so anxious, I just wanted to take the test and get it behind me. I felt like I was ready but there is so much they ​could ​test me on. Through 75% of the test I felt like I was doing ok, then I realized I had ten minutes left to answer fifteen questions and at that point I was certain I would fail. I had to answer each question in thirty seconds, no matter how complex it was. I clicked finish and held my breath, waiting for the inevitable.
“Congratulations on passing the exam”

Landing my first IT position

After completing my NexGenT course and obtaining my CCNA, I dug deep into job searching. One of the intimidating parts with preparing my resume was trying to translate my experience from NexGenT into “real-world experience” since that is what companies always look for. To my surprise, one of the companies I heard back from told me that the project attached to my resume from NexGenT is what set me apart from the other applicants and struck their interest to set up an interview.

With an interview on the calendar, I reached out to the NexGenT mentor network and got in touch with one of the mentors who I had built good rapport with during my studies. He hopped on the phone with me and we talked for nearly two hours. He answered my questions and talked me through some questions to expect. It made a massive difference with my confidence going into the interview and it proved to be worthwhile after I received the offer call.

In just nine months, I went from working in the fire protection industry without any IT background to landing a role as a Network Support Analyst earning an additional $20,000 a year! It took a ton of work but has been so surreal.

Thanks to NexGenT, I’ve grown personally, professionally and financially more than I ever thought that I would. I’m in a much better place now than I would have been had I never started the Zero To Engineer program.

Are You Ready?

It’s time to take your career to the next level.  If you want to level up your career, your skills, your overall knowledge like Nate did follow other success stories like Nate’s on our Zero to Engineer page and learn how you can take your career to the NEXT LEVEL.

 

People of Zero To Engineer: Jonathan Flores

People of Zero To Engineer: Jonathan Flores

A devastating future was just around the corner. The calm atmosphere had morphed into one engulfed with chaos and destruction. With no end in sight, my parents decided to pack-up and leave the civil war torn country of El Salvador in the 80’s. Even with empty pockets, they made sure I had everything I needed to be successful.

After high school, I transferred to a small Christian school and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies. I loved the missionary work I did during college because I got a chance to work in countries like Israel, Hungary, Mexico and Chile. Life was moving fast and I got engaged right in the middle of the recession. I was forced to find a job quickly and ended up at Verizon as a Field Tech. I only planned to be at Verizon for 6 months but stayed for 7 years! Thinking back now, I was very comfortable financially and avoided looking for another job because I didn’t want to shake-up my life. However, working 60-70 hours a week left no time for me to enjoy my personal life. I was missing so many things at home like seeing my kids grow up and enjoying time with my wife. I remember my wife telling me that she felt like she was a single mom. The epiphany that dealt the last blow was realizing that my parents were 28 when they left El Salvador. They dreamed of me having the opportunity to be anything and have everything I wanted, yet, here I was at 28, miserable and scared to do anything that affected my cushiony life. Work was extremely taxing on my body and I knew I couldn’t work at the pace I was for the rest of my life.

My friends suggested looking into networking and trying to pass the CCNA. I took some Cisco classes to help me out, but I wasn’t understanding anything. Fortunately for me, I found Zero to Engineer. Working through the Zero to Engineer program was the first time I felt like I understood what was being taught and actually enjoyed it too.

I’ll never forget what Terry told me about how prepared I should be for interviews, “You have to be able to articulate things, make them tell you to stop”. Zero to Engineer gave me the knowledge I needed to think like a troubleshooter and helped me land a network tech role at Navy Federal. Professionally I’m constantly improving and growing and currently working towards a role in cyber security. On a personal level, giving back is my passion and I’m engaged in many activities to influence my community to have a larger presence in the networking industry. My parents took a leap of faith for my future and they couldn’t be happier with what I’ve done with the opportunity they gave me.

UPDATE: Jonathan Flores has been employed with Navy Federal Credit Union ever since and in June of 2019 was promoted to a position as Cyber Security Engineer.

6 Inspiring People Who Made A Career Change from Warehousing to Information Technology

6 Inspiring People Who Made A Career Change from Warehousing to Information Technology

It’s another shift on the night crew. The last time they saw the sun, it was setting; the next time will be when it’s rising. Their muscles complain as they do their work, the strain across their shoulders is a familiar companion.

They’ve gotten accustomed to this schedule. Heavy lifting, operating machinery, the cold echo of the stone floors, the fluorescent lighting. A nocturnal life. When was the last time they kissed their partner goodbye over breakfast?

Sound familiar?

A lifestyle and taxing job on the body can only sustain so long. We can hear your inner thoughts begging for something new. But we get it–career changes can be daunting! It’s hard to figure out where to turn, where to look for an opportunity that will challenge you in new ways and provide a more sustainable future.

I.T. is a field that is always changing and adapting, and I like to think a little of that rubs off on those who take on the trade.

Adaptability will take you far. Let’s take a look at 6 game-changers who decided it was time to end their warehouse careers and learn how to break into I.T.

#1

From a Chemical Operator constantly exposed to danger to an Operations Engineer at Google

Keron Taylor was working as a Chemicals Operator at BASF, one of the world’s largest chemical companies. His job included driving forklifts, unloading tankers, and running multiple chemical reactions, which regularly exposed him to danger. When Keron cracked his wrist in a non-work-related accident, it set him on a new path.

He was scrolling across Facebook, was caught by Terry’s webinar, and enrolled in the Zero to Engineer program right there. By Module 4, he gained the confidence to apply for entry-level I.T. jobs and landed a contract position with Modis as an Operations Engineer at Google. What he learned in Zero To Engineer was right at the front of his mind though all his interviews.

“My job duties went from putting my body in harm’s way to adding devices onto networks and porting fiber into racks. My routine is incredibly flexible now, and I’m constantly collaborating and working with employees across various teams.”

#2

From Forklift Operator to Junior Network Administrator in 16 months

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. “This isn’t what I want to do with the rest of my life.”

After deciding to get back into I.T. (he had studied it in high school), he came across a CompTIA Network+ ad online from NexGenT. A good deal for a new world of opportunity. After flying through the course, he knew he wanted to join the ZTE program and lean into his passion.

NexGenT is designed to get you I.T. experience without a degree.

“You can go into this having no experience whatsoever, and they [Zero to Engineer] lay it out so perfectly for you, it’s easy to understand.”

He was able to make the switch and land his first I.T. role in under 3 months!

At $17.50 an hour to start, (an improvement from his warehouse wages) Daniel was set to grow in his first role at Rutter’s as an IT Support Technician, and work his way up doing what he loves. Below is our interview with him after his first day on the job (about one year ago). Since the interview, Daniel has been promoted to Junior Network Administrator with Rutter’s Dairy Farms!

#3

From grueling night shifts to System Administrator – Goodbye, on-the-job injuries!

Logan Brindley was tired of lifting 5-gallon buckets of chains every day and working late nights away from home. Uneven sleeping schedules, physically harmful work—the whole nine yards.

He knew it was time for a change. He had sustained an on-the-job injury that accumulated into an apple-sized hematoma on his knee, leaving him out of work for a month.

Logan’s wife stumbled upon a way for him to get I.T. training and experience without a degree: NexGenT!

Logan had been making $19 an hour, but after an engaging interview process with Efusion Programming (in which he was able to show off what he learned from his online IT training), Logan would be accepting an offer for $21 an hour as a System Administrator.

#4

From Injured Assembly Technician to Inventory Technician at Microsoft

Jason Benson is currently an Inventory Technician at Microsoft. It was a challenging road to get there. After suffering a back injury–and reinjuring himself multiple times–as an assembly technician, he knew it was time to move on to greener pastures.

Jason was introduced to NexGenT and decided to take the leap an sign up – after all, his body was in no condition to continue the taxing warehouse work he had been doing. This newly opened door and job position created a better environment for supporting his wife and children. With a special needs child, his health and flexible schedule were becoming more important as he wanted to be present in the raising of his kids.

NexGenT has helped him design solid career goals that “brighten his quality of life.”

#5

From a disheartened warehouse worker to a Senior Network Engineer making 6 figures

When Kwame Ohemeng landed in the United States from Ghana, he expected to pick up his technology career right where he left off. But it wasn’t as simple as he thought it would be. In the U.S., companies required certifications to validate a person’s knowledge.

Even with all his experience, he ended up working in a warehouse for a company that manufactured air conditioners.

While he was searching for resources online, he came across one of the Zero to Engineer ads. The program was offering mentorship from world-class I.T. industry professionals.

Once he completed the Zero to Engineer program and had his certifications, he was better equipped at selling himself during job interviews.

After being deemed overqualified for the first position he interviewed for ($70,000 a year salary), he landed a job at PCM, a company with over 20,000 employees. Kwame stayed with PCM for 3 years before making the move to another company. He became the go-to person in the IT department—and even a valued mentor in the NexGenT advisor network.

#6

From hauling chains at a lumber mill to Network Technician

Before discovering the CompTIA Network+, Jake Stephens was working in a lumber mill hauling green chain with pieces of lumber that were up to 300 pounds. The Network+ course confirmed he wanted to take his training further and he joined the Zero To Engineer program.

Now, he’s a Network Technician for Feynman Group.

Jake started at $13 an hour, but after just 31-days, once he had gotten his CCNA and proven his skillset without having any previous I.T. experience, he asked for $18 an hour and was offered $20 an hour instead (Moral of the story: never be afraid to ask!)

Jake is no longer required to put a strain on his body to make ends meet. He uses what he learned in the Zero to Engineer program as the fundamentals in his work.

By making this career switch, Jake feels more secure in what he’s doing—no more temp jobs— and has confidence in his children’s futures and the opportunities he can provide for them, and himself.

What can we learn from these 6 move makers?

Each of these stories included either a major life event or injury striking before they finally made a career change. But what we can all learn from these hard workers, is you don’t have to wait to go after a dream. You don’t have to put it off until you have no other choice. You can make that choice right away. Your success is waiting for you to decide you are ready to go all in and change your career. And we know the snowball affect: change your career, change your happiness, your income, your life. If these students of Zero To Engineer were able to do it, so can you.

If you’re ready to make a change, reframe your life, start a new career, or dare to strive for security and fulfillment, NexGenT is here to help make that happen.

Whether you’re brand new to the field, feeling stuck at an entry level position, or wising to return to the world of I.T.–we have a place for you.

Ready to make the next move in your career by learning how to become a network engineer or cyber engineer? Reach out via our support chat and we’d be more than happy to discuss your options.