CBT Nuggets https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 32757567 What to Expect from Cisco’s Data Center Exam Updates https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/what-to-expect-from-ciscos-data-center-exam-updates/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/what-to-expect-from-ciscos-data-center-exam-updates/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:09 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8734

Cisco is going through the process of updating its data center certification exams this year. And these updates come with new pathways for success! We take a closer look at Cisco’s new and improved data center certification exams — and how they are going to affect your training.

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What You Need to Know About Data Centers https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/what-you-need-to-know-about-data-centers/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/what-you-need-to-know-about-data-centers/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:56 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8721

Organizations are relying on data centers more and more to run the most critical processes of their operations. Data centers are developing into the “brain” of a company, but how are they developing in this day and age? Learn about all the pieces that add up to make a data center what it is — and how it works efficiently to make all internal operations run smoothly.

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This Week: The IT Turnover Game https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/this-week-the-it-turnover-game/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/this-week-the-it-turnover-game/#respond Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:00:30 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8681

This week, we spent some time answering some of the toughest questions from the IT Turnover Game. We offered some tips for working in a high turnover field, signs that it might be time to leave your IT job, reasons to stick it out in a bad job, and how to gracefully exit when you give notice.

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IT Turnover Game https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/it-turnover-game/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/it-turnover-game/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:00:01 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8680

As an IT pro, you have to be ready to play the IT Turnover Game. We work our way through the game board to help you figure out how to win the game — and make the most of your IT career. Our infographic gives you some tips and tricks to conquer the IT Turnover Game.

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How to Quit Your IT Job Without Burning Bridges https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/how-to-quit-your-it-job-without-burning-bridges/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/how-to-quit-your-it-job-without-burning-bridges/#respond Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:00:39 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8679

Breaking up is hard to do. But we can still be friends — or can we? Putting in your notice doesn’t have to result in awkward silences and painful goodbyes. You really shouldn’t burn your bridges when you quit your IT job. Thankfully, we have a guide to help you figure out how to make a graceful exit.

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4 Reasons to Stay in a Bad IT Job https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/4-reasons-to-stay-in-a-bad-it-job/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/4-reasons-to-stay-in-a-bad-it-job/#respond Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:00:10 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8677

No job is perfect. But there are some jobs that are just plain bad. We’ve all heard the horror stories, but what if your workplace puts you smack-dab in the middle of one of those nightmares? Surprisingly, there are some good reasons to try to stick it out in a bad IT job. We dig into the reasons why you should stay.

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CERT NEWS: LPIC-2 v4.0 Exams Retiring https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/cert-news-lpic-2-v4-0-exams-retiring/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/cert-news-lpic-2-v4-0-exams-retiring/#respond Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:00:04 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8678

The Linux Professional Institute will retire its v4.0 exams for the LPIC-2 certification on August 1, 2017. Motivated open source gurus have just enough time left to study up for and take the v4.0 exams before they are replaced by updated v4.5 exams. We share a study plan to help you complete your studies and take the exams before they’re gone for good.

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6 Signs It’s Time to Leave Your IT Job https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/6-signs-its-time-to-leave-your-it-job/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/6-signs-its-time-to-leave-your-it-job/#respond Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:00:43 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8676

Should I stay or should I go? IT has a high turnover rate, but how do you know it’s time to leave your IT job? There are many indicators that should prompt you to start job hunting, but we explore six signs that it may be time for you to move on to other, better opportunities.

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5 Tips for Working in a High Turnover Field https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/5-tips-for-working-in-a-high-turnover-field/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/5-tips-for-working-in-a-high-turnover-field/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:00:52 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8675

IT has one of the highest turnover rates of any industry. Maybe because IT is constantly evolving or maybe because IT tends to attract young, talented professionals who are more likely to job hop. Whatever the reasons, we explore five tips to help you be successful working in a high turnover field.

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This Week: Walking into Your Interview with Confidence https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/this-week-walking-into-your-interview-with-confidence/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/this-week-walking-into-your-interview-with-confidence/#respond Sat, 10 Jun 2017 11:00:02 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8609

We’ve talked about crafting the perfect IT skills resume, how to rock your interview, and even how to make a great impression on your first day. Now, it’s time to get into the fine details for you to land your next gig.

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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Negotiating Your IT Salary https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/7-mistakes-to-avoid-when-negotiating-your-it-salary/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/7-mistakes-to-avoid-when-negotiating-your-it-salary/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:00:17 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8608

For many people, salary negotiation is the most stressful part of the interview process. They’ve expressed their willingness to hire you. Now, you just have to set the terms.

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4 Ways to Accept Your New Position in Style https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/4-ways-to-accept-your-new-position-in-style/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/4-ways-to-accept-your-new-position-in-style/#respond Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:00:49 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8607

You've not only survived the interview. You have an offer in hand. It's a good one, and you've decided to go for it. But it's not quite time to take a breather. How you accept the job speaks to your employers more than you can imagine.

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6 Questions You Need to Ask in an IT Interview https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/6-questions-you-need-to-ask-in-an-it-interview/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/6-questions-you-need-to-ask-in-an-it-interview/#respond Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:00:07 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8606

IT job candidates have a wide range of choices, especially if they work in a highly-specialized field. For that reason, it’s important to use the interview process to determine if the job is the right fit for both sides.

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Everything You Need to Know about Project Interviews https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/everything-you-need-to-know-about-project-interviews/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/everything-you-need-to-know-about-project-interviews/#respond Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:00:29 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8605

Resumes can only tell you so much about an applicant. What really counts is the work that they do, and how they work with others. The new way to interview people – especially in the technology industry – is using projects.

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8 Tips for Crushing Your Technical Interview https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/8-tips-for-crushing-your-technical-interview/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/8-tips-for-crushing-your-technical-interview/#respond Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:00:47 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8604

Let’s face it. You’re a technology pro, so every interview is going to be a technical interview, at least in part. Prepare to rock out your interview with these tips.

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This Week: Salaries in IT https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/this-week-salaries-in-it/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/this-week-salaries-in-it/#respond Sat, 03 Jun 2017 11:00:35 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8577

This week, we spent time looking IT certifications and roles and how they tie to salaries. Money isn’t everything, but let’s be honest: IT pays well — and we all have bills to pay. Here’s a look back at what we discovered and shared.

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The 5 Definitive Best IT Jobs https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/the-5-definitive-best-it-jobs/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/the-5-definitive-best-it-jobs/#respond Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:00:33 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8572

Let the debate begin. We put together a list of what we think are the most awesome IT roles out there; some very real possibilities and some maybe a little bit a stretch of the imagination. Get ready for a fun look at why IT rocks beyond the pay, the tech, and all that jazz.

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3 IT Roles That Will Decline By 2020 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/3-it-roles-that-will-decline-by-2020/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/06/3-it-roles-that-will-decline-by-2020/#comments Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:00:31 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8602

As technologies continue to evolve, some IT roles will be left in the proverbial dust. We explore the roles that are most likely facing a decline in the very near future. As a result, IT roles are changing, for better or worse. We explore some of those roles and what you can do to evolve along the way.

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4 Best Entry-level IT Positions https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/05/4-best-entry-level-it-positions/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/05/4-best-entry-level-it-positions/#respond Wed, 31 May 2017 11:00:55 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8599

As is the case with entering most industries, you’ll have to start from the ground up in IT. Here is a look at four of the best ones to help you pay the bills, gain valuable skills, and set you up for success as an IT pro!

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5 Surprising High-Paying IT Jobs https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/05/5-surprising-high-paying-it-jobs/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/05/5-surprising-high-paying-it-jobs/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 11:00:44 +0000 http://blog.cbtnuggets.com/?p=8576

Some IT jobs pay more than others. We all know that. However, you might not think of some of these surprising high-paying jobs.  Here are five IT roles that you wouldn’t expect to have such big paydays.  

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