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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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NexGenT Welcomes Nicole Evans, Career Success Coach

NexGenT Welcomes Nicole Evans, Career Success Coach

Nicole Evans NexGenT Career Success Coach

Nicole Evans is a Career Success Coach who has an astounding passion for meeting people where they are to get them to where they want to be! Having pursued a master’s degree in Educational Psychology, she is more equipped with assessing individuals’ current state to help achieve the goal at hand. Nicole is also a Certified Life Coach. She can actively listen to individuals’ cues to reshape their solutions for success, especially career success.

Nicole has previous experience as a Director of Staff and Program Development, Family Academic Support Advisor, and an Educational Manager. Nicole is adept in leadership skills, academic advising, career services, training skills, engagement skills, and professional learning/planning skills. As a well-rounded professional who has years of experience developing and supporting students and organizations’ educational needs, she strives for continued excellence and is eager to help!

Why NexGenT? Nicole believes in NexGenT’s mission and values. Nicole is fueled by helping individuals with their career goals and achieving their desired goals and outcomes.

When Nicole is not shifting gears for individuals and their career goals with intentional coaching, she’s painting, cooking, playing inside corn hole, or pinning on boards for travel, style, and DIY projects. She also loves a great book or finding the next best movie!


About NexGenT Career Service

Our NexGenT Career Service team works with you to develop your job attainment skills. We do this by first analyzing your individual strengths and weaknesses to build a custom career development plan. Your job success is so important that we dedicate a Career Success Coach to meet with you 1:1 to ensure you’re on track to reach your personal goals. Your Career Success Coach works with you to master each career milestone of a professional resume, cover letter, IT or cybersecurity interview preparation, a professional LinkedIn profile, and ultimately, a job and career success plan.

We look forward to helping you level up and achieve your career goals!

If you aren’t already a student, apply for NexGenT’s Full Stack Network Engineer program here or NexGenT’s Cyber Security Specialist program here!

This Simple Trick Can Level Up Your LinkedIn Profile

This Simple Trick Can Level Up Your LinkedIn Profile

Have you noticed that when you create a LinkedIn Profile, your URL looks something like this:

Linkedin.com/in/nxgent -12324-sdf12 ?

This link is auto-generated for all profiles. It can be lengthy and leave a lot of room for error if manually typing in the address. You can both shorten this link and make your profile look polished by customizing this link. It’s free and simple to change. Let’s take a look at how to edit your LinkedIn URL.

To update your LinkedIn profile URL, follow these steps below:

  1. Go to your LinkedIn profile page. On the top right corner, you will see the option to edit your public URL.

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2. Click on the small blue pencil icon to go into editing mode. You can change all of the letters and numbers after the backslash.

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3. Once you have shortened and customized your profile link, you can click the blue save button. And now you’ve just learned how to edit your personal LinkedIn URL!

Some tips and ideas to consider when selecting your new LinkedIn URL:

  • Unless you have a unique name, you may find that your actual first and last name is already taken. If your desired URL is not available, you will need to find a variation of your desired name that may include numbers.
  • I especially love it when a candidate uses the same username as their email. For example, if your email is WillliamB14@gmail.com, consider your LinkedIn URL to be linkedin.com/in/williamB14. This creates consistency and branding for your resume header.

While we’re at it, let’s talk about your resume header for a moment. Now that you have a spiffy new LinkedIn URL, use it on your resume header like this:

First LastName

City, ST 12455 | williamb14@gmail.com |  Linkedin.com/in/williamb14

 

The shortened LinkedIn URL not only looks better, but it makes it easier for your hiring manager to manually type in this URL in their browser in the event the resume was printed and not viewed on a screen. Keep this in mind when using any hyperlinks in your resume!

Have questions about your LinkedIn, resume header, or general application assistance? Reach out to NexGenT career services today.

RELATED: 7 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Online Course

NexGenT Welcomes Christian Ryan, Career Success Coach

NexGenT Welcomes Christian Ryan, Career Success Coach

Christian Ryan, Career Success Coach

Dr. Christian Ryan is a Career Success Coach obsessed with student success. She joins NexGenT with more than 15 years of experience in educational programming and student advising. Her expertise lies in areas of sustainability, environmental science, public problem solving, and social justice. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership. Christian served as the Sustainability Coordinator at Western Kentucky University where she developed a nationally recognized sustainability program. More recently, she coordinated a Corporate Sustainability Roundtable of 34 Nashville businesses, working with them to develop sustainability practices and policies and coaching employee “green teams.”

Christian believes that education should be accessible to every person who seeks to learn and gain the skills and knowledge not just to live, but to thrive. Her mission is to make sure that all types of learners are empowered with the tools, resources, and support that they need to succeed. She wants to make sure that every student’s educational experience leads them to grow and flourish, personally and professionally.

Some of her favorite things include running, hiking, yoga, food, farmers, music, and dogs. She calls both North Carolina and New Orleans home because she cannot choose, and spends time in both places.


About NexGenT Career Service

Our NexGenT Career Service team works with you to develop your job attainment skills. We do this by first analyzing your individual strengths and weaknesses to build a custom career development plan. Your job success is so important that we dedicate a Career Success Coach to meet with you 1:1 to ensure you’re on track to reach your personal goals. Your Career Success Coach works with you to master each career milestone of a professional resume, cover letter, IT or cybersecurity interview preparation, a professional LinkedIn profile, and ultimately, a job and career success plan.

We look forward to helping you level up and achieve your career goals!

If you aren’t already a student, apply for NexGenT’s Full Stack Network Engineer program here or NexGenT’s Cyber Security Specialist program here!

NexGenT Welcomes Rob Coble, Career Success Coach

NexGenT Welcomes Rob Coble, Career Success Coach

Rob Coble Career Success Coach

Rob Coble loves creating and facilitating community and helping students manage their careers.

Rob has been working within Career Coaching since 2004. Working in higher education in the fields of video games and technology he has had the pleasure to work with thousands of students and many recruiters and hiring managers responsible for hiring them. Working as a conduit between them has given him the opportunity to make introductions that benefit both. Rob remains active in the Central Florida Tech community and continues to host presentations on what it takes to manage your career.

Prior to his work in Education, Rob spent 20 years in the Music Industry. After many years in music retail, he went on to work with the I.R.S. Record Label as a Regional Marketing Manager, Valley Media as a Senior Product Manager, and finally five years with the Universal Music Group as Regional Director for Florida and then Los Angeles. He worked closely with the many label groups they served and artists as diverse as U2, Eminem, Reba McEntire, and Andrea Bocelli amongst many others. There, he had the opportunity to lead a fantastic staff that was recognized for their incredible marketing efforts while spearheading many corporate partnerships including the Florida Marlins, Florida Panthers, Shell Oil, Walgreens, and Seagram Americas.

Rob loves what he does – connecting people. Nothing makes him happier than watching people conquer their fears and realize their dreams. He loves meeting people because meeting people presents opportunities. He strongly believes that networking is not something that should be feared. You don’t have to be an extrovert. You can stay true to who you are and still successfully network, communicate, and find opportunities with other professionals who share your same passions forging the path you choose to lead.

Rob lives by the philosophy to ‘Dream Big – Have A Plan – Work Hard – Make Friends – Bring The Passion’!

After hours you will most likely find Rob hanging with his wife Brenda doing one of the following – Listening to music (all genres, go ahead, challenge me) smoking a cigar, sitting fireside in his backyard, enjoying spending time with family, and friend. Usually, these things are accomplished simultaneously. Oh, and travel, lots of travel whenever possible!

 


About NexGenT Career Service

Our NexGenT Career Service team works with you to develop your job attainment skills. We do this by first analyzing your individual strengths and weaknesses to build a custom career development plan. Your job success is so important that we dedicate a Career Success Coach to meet with you 1:1 to ensure you’re on track to reach your personal goals. Your Career Success Coach works with you to master each career milestone of a professional resume, cover letter, IT or cybersecurity interview preparation, a professional LinkedIn profile, and ultimately, a job and career success plan.

We look forward to helping you level up and achieve your career goals!

If you aren’t already a student, apply for NexGenT’s Full Stack Network Engineer program here or NexGenT’s Cyber Security Specialist program here!

NGT Hosts First Ever Virtual Conference + Career Forum and You’re Invited!

NGT Hosts First Ever Virtual Conference + Career Forum and You’re Invited!

NGT LIVE 2020 Is Just Around The Corner

You know when the Marvel Cinematic Universe came together in Endgame for one of the most epic collaborations of all time? Heroes fighting alongside one another for the good of the world, big purple evil dude, portals—it was an event to remember. How would you have liked to be a part of it? Well, we don’t have an evil purple guy to defeat, nor is this the end of half of the civilization as we know it (although this COVID thing sometimes feels like it). However we do have an awesome virtual event we are launching this year, NGT LIVE! It is chock-full of insight from tech industry leaders, inspiring career stories, powerful sessions designed to level up our mindset. Avengers? Yeah, they’re cool, but with presentations from senior leaders from Amazon, Microsoft, Comcast, the U.S Airforce, our very own Terry Kim, and many more — we assure you you’re in good company. 

NexGenT is dedicated to placing 1 million people in tech jobs by 2030 and you get a front-row seat to the epic show, plus the tools and community to support and guide you! Whether you’re just getting started in IT or are ready to level up this event was designed for YOU!

Join us on December 10th & 11th for Next Generation Technologies Virtual Conference + Career Forum. Tell your friends, tell your colleagues, your classmates, heck tell your Mom—she may not be interested but I’m sure she’d be proud.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW

 

Day 1 Of The Conference

Day 1 is stacked high with virtual stages — one main stage for product showcases and keynotes, and four subject matter tracks. Cybersecurity: This track showcases real-life case studies and frameworks on keeping your company safe, arms IT leaders with the latest strategies, cyber expert insights, and best practices to govern and mitigate cybersecurity risks. NGT LIVE virtual conference Full Stack Network Engineering: A critical evolution in today’s IT landscape to address the entire stack we see in enterprise infrastructures. Tune in to learn how to upskill your team (or yourself) to embody this holistic skill set. It’s like earning the infinity gauntlet of NetWork Engineering.  Cloud Engineering: As more enterprises migrate to the cloud, a unique set of opportunities and challenges has arisen. We will explore the latest tools and trends that will help accelerate the enterprise adoption of the cloud. Embody the innovation of Iron Man by honing this skill. Leadership: This track is dedicated to leadership topics and will feature lessons and advice from distinguished thought leaders across the private and public sectors. Become the Captain America of the IT world!

Day 2 – The Career Forum 

Day 2 is an exclusive talk from a special guest, industry professionals, inspiring career stories, and panel discussions, all emceed by Zach Hill — creator of IT Career Questions on YouTube. This will include topics focused on building your career, learning how to train like a champion, opportunities to connect with recruiters and potentially submit a resume (so have that ready if you’re attending and looking for opportunities!), and personal development strategies. This day is all about leveling up and becoming a rockstar engineer whether you are moving into a senior role or looking to launch your career!

Get Tickets

Ready to skip out on FOMO?

FREE TICKET

Tickets are FREE for the first 2500 registrants This grants access to day 1 of the event, a full day of industry leaders speaking across all four subject matter stages. Attendees can access virtual lounges and interact with other attendees, select speakers, and representatives from some of our conference partners and sponsors, plus the potential to submit a resume!

PREMIUM REGISTRATION

We’ve also added some sweet deals to the premium ticket.  What’s included in Premium?

  • Access to Day 2 of the event, the Career Forum
  • $250 credit toward NGT training programs.
  • 50% Discount for NGT LIVE 2021 (Prices will go up next year)
  • Access to the recorded 2020 NGT LIVE Talks after the event (So if you aren’t available on December 10-11, you can still get access to all presentations from day 1 and day 2 afterward)

… AND for all these benefits included, a premium ticket is still ONLY $39! It’s almost a no brainer!

VETERANS, NGT STUDENTS, AND ALUMNI

As a company co-founded by veterans and built around helping veterans transition into the civilian sector through IT, we have made registration for both days 1 and 2 free to all veterans. This special ticket is available on the Eventbrite registration page and can be secured with verification of your military id number.  NexGenT students and alumni also receive free access to both days 1 and 2 as well. Students and alumni can check their inbox for an email from NexGenT with the special link to purchase tickets. If you search and do not see this in your inbox, you can reach out to support@nexgent.com for registration assistance.

Mark Your Calendar 

We encourage you to join in as one of the first 2500 registrants and reserve your free spot now before spaces run out!   Join us and come together with like-minded people and industry leaders who are ready to guide and launch you into the career of your dreams–made real. We can’t wait to see you.

REGISTER NOW