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Traditional IT Certification Exams Are Broken : NexGenT Certifications Create Job-Ready Engineers

Tired of interviewing “certified” engineers that look great on paper, but don’t actually have the skills to match their certifications? In a 2015 CompTIA study, 91% of employers believe IT certifications play a critical role in the hiring process and that IT...

Full Stack Network Engineer February 2020 Cohort Graduation

On the evening of September 3rd, we gathered for our virtual graduation ceremony to celebrate the recent success of our Full Stack Network Engineer 2-21-2020 cohort. This was truly an exciting moment for everyone as the cohort members completed the Full Stack Network...

NexGenT Celebrates Graduates of First Cyber Security Cohort

Certified and Reaching Success Last week here at NexGenT we congratulated our very first Cyber Security Specialist cohort for passing their skills qualification check and becoming certified as a NexGenT Cyber Security Associate (NCSA)! The cohort began on March 23rd...

Stuck at the Help Desk? These 5 Aspiring IT Engineers Cracked the Code

You know the routine. The waning hours of the day, checking off support tickets, babysitting laptops, and working through the grey hued workday with a dispassionate weight on your chest. Your stepping stone into the industry has felt far to much like a landing stone...

FAQ: The Old CCNA vs. The New CCNA

Q: What is the new CCNA, and why is it being implemented? Answer: Cisco answers these questions here. You can also go through this official Cisco thread to get a more personalized answer and ask questions yourself. Q: What if I can't complete both ICND1 and ICND2...

Features of the New Cisco CCNA 200-301

Features of the New Cisco CCNA 200-301

A closer look at the differences between the old and new CCNA plus CCNA 200-301 specifics As we all know, several changes are coming to the CCNA as of February 24, 2020. Although CCNA certification has been standard for many years, the exams keep changing to keep up...

Online Cybersecurity Training [Your NEED TO KNOW Fundamentals]

Online Cybersecurity Training [Your NEED TO KNOW Fundamentals]

Understanding fundamentals is a key part of becoming a skilled Cybersecurity engineer. Our program will teach you how to think like a hacker and help defend against attacks with practical real-world skills you’ll need for the job. In this blog, we'll give you an...

The Growing Gap between Education & Employment

The Growing Gap between Education & Employment

It’s a tired trope to cite the percentage of English majors that are working as a Starbucks barista, but the point is well taken. With 44% of recent college graduates working a job that doesn’t require a degree, higher education must be missing something. And while...

NexGenT 2019 Year in Review

NexGenT 2019 Year in Review

Wow! As NexGenT closes out another year and ends the decade, we wanted to reflect on what an amazing year 2019 has been. First off, let us take this opportunity to thank all the people in our community that made it such a great year. We also wanted to share with you...

FSNA Bootcamp #9

FSNA Bootcamp #9

FSNA Bootcamp #9 was a great success. Please take a moment and help me congratulate our latest FSNAs, David Davis, Brie Bertsch and Juan Matamoros (Pictured from left to Right). They worked really hard and put in a massive amount of effort in building out their real...

NexGenT Welcomes Vamsee Kandimalla, Instructor and Mentor

NexGenT Welcomes Vamsee Kandimalla, Instructor and Mentor

Vamsee is a seasoned rockstar engineer who comes to NexGenT with a wide variety of experience in different sectors such as defense, consumer electronics, and automotive. Vamsee has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California and an MS focused on...

FSNA Bootcamp #8

FSNA Bootcamp #8

Congratulations to all of our new FSNA Certified students! #33 Anthony Rangel, Awarded August 9, 2019:   Anthony is a sponge in the classroom. He used his week at FSNA Bootcamp to soak up as much information as possible. Since he already has a job in the IT...