George Mason University Virtual Academy

George Mason University Virtual Academy Are you looking to jump-start a career in the Information Technology (IT) field or advance your current knowledge? Look no further - VirtualAcademy is here

The Virtual Academy (VirtAc) is the premier online preparatory academy at George Mason University (GMU) that brings the highest of standards and quality which are the hallmarks of GMU. VirtAc offers online professional development non-credit courses and programs along with popular certifications. Our offerings will allow you to advance your career and enhance your value in the workplace. VirtAc staff are highly trained and qualified and certified in the areas in which they train students. As a VirtAc graduate you will have the opportunity to work with the best of the best in the IT field, with industry-recognized certifications from Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, Oracle and others. We’re pleased to launch the VirtAc with the non-credit, professional development course, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Just about three weeks left to register for our asynchronous $195 #Cisco #CCNA course! You won't find a better course or...
08/07/2015
CCNA

Just about three weeks left to register for our asynchronous $195 #Cisco #CCNA course! You won't find a better course or a better deal that can help you instantly improve your career!

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It's never too late to get into coding (especially with salaries like these!)
08/06/2015
As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding for Career Change

It's never too late to get into coding (especially with salaries like these!)

Schools that offer accelerated training in digital skills are drawing more and more “career changers,” and graduates can make six-figure base salaries.

08/05/2015
Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report Overview

Cisco released their 2015 Midyear Security Report recently and it's really interesting! You can download the entire report in the "about" section of the video.

Cisco has released its 2015 Midyear Security Report. In this report, Cisco provides industry insights and key findings taken from threat intelligence and cyb...

On top of our CCNA course that starts next month, we are also offering another CompTIA A+ course starting in early Septe...
07/27/2015
Course Schedule | Virtual Academy

On top of our CCNA course that starts next month, we are also offering another CompTIA A+ course starting in early September!

Check out the schedule and read more:

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For the sake of company safety, companies are now preventing employees from BYOD.
07/25/2015
Report: BYOD could be headed for extinction

For the sake of company safety, companies are now preventing employees from BYOD.

As businesses catch up with consumer technology offerings, workers may have less reason to bypass IT.

07/24/2015

Only a little bit more than a month left to register for our asynchronous 24 week CCNA course. It only costs $195! Register now to sign up for an awesome deal that would allow you to advance your IT career!

Modern careers are rapidly developing and changing, so shouldn't students be prepared for the most up to date changes?
07/23/2015
How to Prepare Students for 21st- Century Tech Careers

Modern careers are rapidly developing and changing, so shouldn't students be prepared for the most up to date changes?

Students’ interest in technology-based careers is influencing schools to educate students and parents on future job options in the tech field.

Maybe young people don't have as much of an advantage in terms of technological experience as we previously thought.
07/15/2015
News Detail - e-Skills

Maybe young people don't have as much of an advantage in terms of technological experience as we previously thought.

A survey that took place in Austria revealed that only 7% of 15-29 years old have very good computer skills.Young generations have acquire knowledge in the so called “lifestyle skills”, such as social media. However, this kind of skills are not as useful in the workplace or, for example, to look for…

Have the experience and certifications needed for a career in IT but need help with resumes and interviews?  Cisco offer...
07/11/2015
Create Your Career Toolkit & Webinars - The Cisco Learning Network

Have the experience and certifications needed for a career in IT but need help with resumes and interviews?
Cisco offers a plethora of tips on their site to help you perfect your resume and the interviews it will lead to!

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Business leaders are becoming more and more involved in technology decisions.
07/10/2015
Business Leaders Step Into Technology While Technologists Step Into Leadership Roles

Business leaders are becoming more and more involved in technology decisions.

Say goodbye to the calcified, creaky business systems and processes that we've come to know and love. They're being swept away by clouds and mobile systems at an alarming rate. But that's a positive thing, of course. With this transformation, however, comes a need for deeper knowledge and understand…

What countries are doing the best at digitizing and what exactly goes into digitizing a country?
07/09/2015
So What Does It Take to Digitize a Country?

What countries are doing the best at digitizing and what exactly goes into digitizing a country?

Companies are rushing to digitize—or risk having the latest startup eat their lunch.

Don't look know, but you only have 2 more months to register for our CCNA course! For only $195, our top of the line cla...
06/27/2015
CCNA

Don't look know, but you only have 2 more months to register for our CCNA course! For only $195, our top of the line class can help you begin your career in the IT industry!

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Five trends that are completely shaping the IT industry as we know it. Do you agree?
06/26/2015
Five Trends Shaping the Future of IT

Five trends that are completely shaping the IT industry as we know it. Do you agree?

Five technology and operational trends that will help corporate IT organizations deliver better business outcomes via the optimal use of technology.

What makes a career in IT great? All of these things!
06/25/2015
certification.comptia.org

What makes a career in IT great? All of these things!

IT PROFESSIONALS WORK IN INDUSTRIES LIKE THESE AND OTHERS. IT jobs are everywhere, and can be found in companies big and small

While this is an old article, it's definitely useful for all of those who are finishing up our CCNA course next week or ...
06/19/2015
What to Consider After Passing CCNA

While this is an old article, it's definitely useful for all of those who are finishing up our CCNA course next week or thinking of registering for our next one in August!

Choices Abound – What Advice Would You Give?

With the IT skills gap closing, companies are seeing an increase in talent and hopefully productivity.
06/18/2015
The IT skills gap is closing - CompTIA

With the IT skills gap closing, companies are seeing an increase in talent and hopefully productivity.

CompTIA will focus on IT skills at next event

The 10 Most Valued Work Skills of 2020!
06/17/2015

The 10 Most Valued Work Skills of 2020!

06/09/2015
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How do the certifications that you hold match up with others in terms of average salary? Check out this list by CertMag to find out!

A fun quiz that was created for the Maker Faire in partnership with Cisco to make your Monday a little more interesting....
06/08/2015
What Part Can You Play In The DIY Movement? [Quiz]

A fun quiz that was created for the Maker Faire in partnership with Cisco to make your Monday a little more interesting. What kind of "maker" are you?

We live in the second Industrial Revolution. But unlike the first -- think smog, factory bosses and orphans going, “Please, sir, may I ‘ave some more?” -- this one springs from the w

Need some motivation to continue studying for that CCNA exam? This should do the trick. Here are typical salaries for th...
06/06/2015
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Salary - Average Job Salaries - PayScale

Need some motivation to continue studying for that CCNA exam? This should do the trick. Here are typical salaries for those in the IT industry with CCNA certification.

Cisco Certification Salary - Find the salary for a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) by job title and more. Free Cisco certification salary report.

Three full months until our online $195 CCNA class kicks off! But it's never too soon to secure a spot in the course and...
05/31/2015
CCNA

Three full months until our online $195 CCNA class kicks off! But it's never too soon to secure a spot in the course and greatly improve your future in the IT industry.

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Yesterday we pointed out the employees might be the biggest threat to IT security. Today we ask why employee training is...
05/22/2015
Why Isn't User Training a Security Priority? - eSecurity Planet

Yesterday we pointed out the employees might be the biggest threat to IT security. Today we ask why employee training isn't more emphasized.

End users are widely seen as a weak link in the enterprise security chain. More than 80 percent of respondents to a QuinStreet Enterprise survey tapped end users as a top security risk for their organizations. (QuinStreet Enterprise is the owner of this site.)

Employees might just be the the biggest threat to IT Security.
05/20/2015
Are Careless Employees Threatening Your IT Security?

Employees might just be the the biggest threat to IT Security.

Maybe we've been making a mistake all these years, plowing the majority of our IT security resources into new security approaches and technologies. More and more studies are showing that human error is behind a significant number of security breaches. This is not to say, of course, that companies ca…

Looking to advance your IT education, obtain one of the most important certifications in the industry, and increase your...
05/05/2015
CCNA

Looking to advance your IT education, obtain one of the most important certifications in the industry, and increase your attractiveness to potential employers? Look no further. Our online course only costs $195 and gives all the materials and knowledge needed to prepare for the CCNA exam.

Virtual Academy

A great resource for CCNA Routing and Switching exam options, question formats, and tips for taking the exam. Excellent ...
04/30/2015
Lesson 1 - Free Preview: CCNA Routing and Switc... - The Cisco Learning Network

A great resource for CCNA Routing and Switching exam options, question formats, and tips for taking the exam. Excellent for anybody taking the Routing and Switching exam soon!

Lesson 1 - Free Preview: CCNA Exam Options and Preparation Resources Review of the exam topics for the ICND1, ICND2, and CCNA exams Go to: CCNA

Extremely interesting piece about the 4 stages that companies undergo when integrating cloud computing and changes in th...
04/29/2015
Study Identifies 4 Stages That a Company Undergoes While Adopting Cloud Services

Extremely interesting piece about the 4 stages that companies undergo when integrating cloud computing and changes in the integration process due to size of the firm.

As cloud components gain more and more acceptance in IT architectures, more companies are relying on cloud computing for business processes than ever before. Storage is the primary usage scenario (59%), followed by business continuity/disaster recovery (48%), and security (44%), according to CompTIA…

It's well known that innovation and IT go hand in hand. Are you innovative enough for the IT industry?
04/28/2015
How Innovative Are You? - Prepare for Work Blog - Networking Academy

It's well known that innovation and IT go hand in hand. Are you innovative enough for the IT industry?

You have seen them before, right? Jobs advertised for game-changers. For people who can bring something new or fresh or unexpected to the role. Let us be honest, how many times do you see jobs adverts calling for regular employees – tow the line and punch in the hours if you want to work here?

Cisco recently took a survey asking people what CCNA Routing & Switching topics they most often use at their job and the...
04/24/2015

Cisco recently took a survey asking people what CCNA Routing & Switching topics they most often use at their job and these were the results. What do you think about the results?

Today is the last day to register for our CompTIA A+ course. Invest in your IT education and prepare for both A+ exams i...
04/19/2015
Course Schedule | Virtual Academy

Today is the last day to register for our CompTIA A+ course. Invest in your IT education and prepare for both A+ exams in only 6 weeks!

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We're definitely on board with the idea of getting women and young people involved with IT!
04/17/2015
CompTIA prepares for 2015 women in IT and skills drive

We're definitely on board with the idea of getting women and young people involved with IT!

CompTIA to launch skills and role model programmes this October to attract more young people to the technology sector

How much value do you place on certifications as an employee?
04/14/2015
The Value of IT Certifications

How much value do you place on certifications as an employee?

Will a vendor-specific or vendor-neutral technical certification prove more beneficial to both prospective employees and employers?

The CompTIA A+ certification is recommended by CompTIA to advance in nearly every IT career path. And our course in it b...
04/14/2015
CompTIA A+

The CompTIA A+ certification is recommended by CompTIA to advance in nearly every IT career path. And our course in it begins in less than one week! Register now!

Virtual Academy

Cisco is hosting a certifications and exam tips webinar tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. A great opportunity to answer any question...
04/13/2015
Networking Academy on Twitter

Cisco is hosting a certifications and exam tips webinar tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. A great opportunity to answer any questions about preparing for certifications before you start studying.

“Get Certified: Intro to Cisco Certifications and Exam Tips Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:00 am http://t.co/Xp8474Njcx”

04/13/2015
Taking a CompTIA Exam

Taking a CompTIA Exam

Are you wondering what is it like to take a CompTIA exam? We’ve created this short video to give you an idea of what to expect on test day.

Really interesting blog post going over different scenarios about work and studying for certifications.
04/09/2015
Value of Cisco Certifications: Making Money Vs. Study

Really interesting blog post going over different scenarios about work and studying for certifications.

Imagine that you see a Tweet today inviting you to apply for a part-time networking job, something you can do in addition to your normal job. You appear to be qualified for the job, and the work looks interesting as well. However, it requires enough of your time so that you would have to set aside y…

This is the absolute last day you can register for our excellent Introductory Cloud Computing and Data Analytics course....
04/06/2015
Introductory Cloud Computing and Data Analytics

This is the absolute last day you can register for our excellent Introductory Cloud Computing and Data Analytics course. Take your first step to a career in cloud computing and gain the knowledge to pass two separate certifications!

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Interested in taking our Introductory Cloud Computing and Data Analytics course? Meet the course instructor, Paul Otto!
04/03/2015
Paul Otto | Virtual Academy

Interested in taking our Introductory Cloud Computing and Data Analytics course? Meet the course instructor, Paul Otto!

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