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Passing NCLEX Nursing Exams

Nursing is a field full of challenging work, incredible life altering moments, and the opportunity to do good in the world! This article is on passing NCLEX Nursing Exams, a rite of passage in the medical world. If you are considering the NCLEX, this article will show you some great resources to study with as well as help you take the first step toward getting approved for the NCLEX Exam!

After years of school, you are ready to jump into a career as an RN or PN. Passing this exam is one of the final steps to being a fully-fledged nurse and a landmark indicator of how ready you are for the world of nursing.

The National Council Licensure Examination or NCLEX has one primary goal, to test participants on whether they are ready to enter the medical field as an entry-level nurse. It’s a bit different from most of the training and tests that are taken while studying in college. The National Council Licensure Examination eschews the conventional format of knowledge testing and instead seeks to examine your skills in practical real-life situations. This is not a simple 45-minute quiz, but rather an all-day event with multiple sections that attempt to see how you as a nurse make life-altering decisions and perform your duty.

While those who have studied at an American institution often do well by the time they are taking the examination, it can be a nerve wracking experience. The NCLEX questions are not meant to be solved through rote memorization and instead strive to see if you understand what being a nurse entails.  On top of being a challenging licensure for Americans, those who did not study in America statistically fair the worst. For instance, during the first quarter of 2016, only a third of international participants passed on the first try. That can be so frustrating! Spending months or years, only to fail right before the finish line. Don’t let that happen to you!

This guide will help give you the confidence to pass this final hurdle as you work towards becoming an RN or PN.

To begin, there are two common certifications with a similar sounding name.

NCLEX-RN Vs. NCLEX-PN

The primary difference between these two exams is the education level required. The RN is for those training to be registered nurses and the PN is for those who are training to be practical nurses. This means the RN requires a four year-degree at a credited Academic institution while the PN requires completion of a PN course which usually takes around a year. By now, you most likely are beyond picking between the RN or PN path, but if you are new to nursing overall, this is a very important piece of nursing that you should know.

Once you’ve decided which path you are taking, it’s time to schedule the test!

How to take the NCLEX?

The first step to taking the NCLEX exam is to apply with a Board of Nursing or Regulatory Body. The BON/RB is the one that certifies you to get certified. While a little redundant, this process means that only those who meet specific requirements can even attempt licensure. Once the BON/RB signs off on you, it’s time to get an ATT (Authorization to test). To get an ATT, go to Pearson Vue and register for the exam as well as pay the exam fee. Afterwards an ATT will be sent to you.

The ATT is usually valid for 90 days and signifies that you are able to take an NCLEX exam. Once this arrives, you can schedule your exam and get ready for some NCLEX questions!

Review until you can review no more! 

After you done with applying for the test (At this point you should have had the bulk of your medical training under your belt!) the first step to success is to become aware of what the exam covers. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has plans online that outline the test and what is involved (https://www.ncsbn.org/testplans.htm)

Reading through the outlines gives you a feel for what knowledge you need and what should be studied. These outlines are updated annually so make sure you are using an up to date and valid guide. Practical steps for Passing NCLEX nursing exams include,

  1. Print out the requirements and Study Plan
  2. Read through it 2-3 times.
  3. Highlight any areas that you are struggling in, lack confidence, or need to understand better
  4. Create a detailed study plan around these areas of weakness
  5. Study these areas of weakness every day until the big day and review the areas that you are confident in 1-2 times a week.
  6. Study, study, study!

After the review, study.

Creating a study plan, learning where you need to improve your nursing skills, and reading up on the exam are all great steps toward success but they are just steps. In order to fully learn what’s necessary for this exam, you have to study DAILY.

There are several ways to study for the RN or the PN but one of our favorites is by using visual and auditory learning methods. This is best done with a mixture of NCLEX practice tests and videos. A primo resource in general for both Tech exams and Medical certifications is Exam-labs.com. Nowhere else can you find hundreds of free test guides that walk you through the hardest parts of various certifications. They not only have practice tests, Exam-Labs also has videos that help to reinforce the subject you are learning.

Exam-labs.com offers solid resources to study for the NCLEX exam, not only do they offer practice tests, they also continually update which tests are available and the NCLEX questions are kept up to date as well. This is a great resource for seeing what material the certification includes so that you can ace your tests!

Our favorite method of learning is to take the NCLEX practice test and highlight strengths and weaknesses. By highlighting the problems, you struggle with and can’t answer, you can find out which area you need to study the most. By highlighting strengths, you can identify with area you are excelling in and what needs to be studied less.

Practice with a medical buddy!

One last thing to do before the dress rehearsal is to ask those who have gone before you for advice! Passing NCLEX nursing exams is not nearly as difficult if you lean on the support of those who have already passed it. If you know a registered nurse, see if they have taken this test in the last several years. If so, it’s the prime place to bounce questions off of them and research how to pass. This coupled with taking online practice exams will make you basically unstoppable!

Take it and make it!

 We know testing is a stressful time. On top of that, being a nurse is a challenging career. The best way to get that NCLEX test over with, is to apply today, secure an ATT, and take the NCLEX within 90 days! It sounds obvious but so many people sit around waiting for a windfall, or live fearfully until the day they actually sit down and start answering questions on the NCLEX. Instead, take the confident route, head onto exam-labs, interview a doctor, and build upon your understanding of nursing! If you create a plan, study, and take test, you’ll do far better than those who simply waltzed through school and expect to be Doogie Howser on day one.

We are sure by following this guide, you can finish this and finally become an RN or PN If you are ready for the NCLEX and this has helped you, or have a friend who needs a study tool, like, comment, and share this post! The world needs more nurses!

Complete VMware Certification Training Guide

What is VMware?

Technology moves at a rapid pace with demands changing far before most people realize it. It’s easy to be swimming with the stream, only to find months later you are now swimming against the current! Our Complete VMware Certification Training Guide will help you understand a little bit more about where the Tech industry is headed and what Virtualization has to do with that.

For years, solid physical networks and large data center style set-ups have been the bread and butter of large businesses. In the recent years though, changes to how we do server centers and business technology has created a revolution in the sphere of Virtualization.

Virtualization and the cloud have been on the rise for quite some time and this has created a need for people certified in running both VMware and Hyper-V. These mainline systems are used to boot up and deploy virtual machines. Many of the concepts between VMware and Hyper-V are actually quite similar, yet the terminology is vastly different. VMware has a long-history as the de facto program of choice for many businesses that dabble in virtualization and the cloud but Hyper-V is quickly rising to that level as well. Virtualization can save on resources, create secure test environments, functions as the basis for Data Centers and numerous Network set-ups. It simply put, is the future of business IT.

Why get a VMWare Certification?

There are a ton of good reasons to get certified in VMware.

Firstly, success on the job! It’s a stellar choice for making sure you have the skills and the knowledge required to be competitive today as an employee and business. These skills are in HIGH-Demand and make you a valuable asset as an employee.

Secondly, it’s so common to have an up and coming Tech trend hit with devastating force those who are unprepared. By getting trained in VMware, you can be prepared for the increasingly demanding needs of the future as well as make sure you aren’t caught untrained and incapable. Regardless of whether or not you WANT to dabble in virtualization, you MUST. It’s the only way to be current and adapt in this changing world.

And third, Virtualization is a blast. Few things in Tech have so much freedom and potential for unique, challenging, and amazing solutions to different needs. Many of those in the VMware space, just love what they do!

Oh my goodness this is confusing!

The certification world is an interesting one, it’s a little bit like the chicken and the egg. Without knowing technical knowledge, it’s hard to know where to start. Without knowing where to start, it’s hard to learn technical knowledge!

VMware has a breakdown of the main certifications that can be found on their website here. There are 4 main categories and a LOT of confusing titles!

Whether you are trying to take 2VO-620 or 2VO-621D is a bit mystifying! With fancy code names and an emphasis on a dare I say, arcane, realm of computer work, it’s hard to know what to do. There are several different programs, career paths, and focuses that are included in the VMware world. This Complete VMware Certification Training Guide can help break some of this down for you to understand!

How do we begin?

For years, breaking into the Virtualization world required EXPENSIVE classes and training seminars just to begin pursuing Virtualization. As an entry point it usually cost $1500-3000 and wasn’t as widespread of a technology. Recently though, entry level Virtualization Certification has been making the Virtualization path much more affordable and doable.

In just a few steps, you can forge a useful path for a career in VMware. It would take a VERY LONG time to exhaustively go through every certification, so instead we recommend this specific path as it is a good way forward to success.

First, start with the Foundations exam.

The 2VO-620 (vSphere Foundations Exam)

The vSphere Foundations exam, or 620 for short, is a 90 minute exam consisting of approximately 65 questions. This entry level exam can be taken from home (Non-proctored) and has a cheap price tag of $120 compared to the expensive long-form training sessions of more certs. This exam covers the basics of vSphere and gets your feet wet. It is one of the BEST options for seeing what this field is like and getting certified.

The 2VO-620 Exam is the precursor to 4 different certification paths, VCP6-DCV, VCP6-CMA,VCP6-DTM,
VCP6-NV. Each of those paths is a bit more intensive, normally requiring classroom instruction, continuing education, and more. Start with 2VO-620.

Next, Narrow in on a Career Path.

Most people learning about VMware are not attempting to have an exhaustive knowledge of the whole process. Some are continuing education, others are perhaps shooting for the first level in Virtualization. VMware offers 4 Career paths with MANY levels that branch off from a major subject.

VMware Certification GuideThese four areas breakdown into four career paths,

1. Data Center Careers (Working on Server side environments)
2. Network Careers (Implementing the Network aspects similar to CCNA)
3. Cloud and Automation (Creating systems for using a cloud or having a business run behind the scenes systems)
4. Desktop and Mobility careers (Fascinating jobs where you can create virtual test environments using virtualization)

Pick a Career Path and Become an Associate!

There are 3 levels in the VMware Certification system, Associate, Professional, and Expert. The first step after passing your foundations exam is to become an Associate in one of the main four disciplines. We recommend the Data Center path as it is one of the largest growing fields (As are Clouds and Automation as well!) and is a diverse Certification.
Here are the best exams for the next step in getting certified!

2VO-621 and 2VO-621D

So the 2VO-621 is the next in line from the Foundations exam. It covers Data Center certification and associate level training. The 2VO-621D (Or delta) is the following level and oversees the realm of a Data Center Professional.

1V0-642

The Network Virtualization (VCA6-NV) v6.2 covers using Virtualization in a Networking set-up. This is the exam taken to become certified with VMware Network Concepts.

1V0-602 and 1V0-603

The 1VO-602 (Hybrid Cloud Fundamentals Exam) and the 1VO-603 (Cloud Management and Automation Fundamentals Exam) are both entry level certification tests and titles for Cloud and Automation. Since the subject is a little broader, there are actually two entry level certifications!

1V0-605

The 1VO-605 Desktop and Mobility Fundamentals Exam is required to be certified as a VCA6-DTM.

Study with a Free Guide Online!

All this is good and great, but it is a bit impractical. Random numbers and exam codes? The reason we think these are important, is they can help make it a little less confusing when pursuing certification. Without hands on experience in virtualization, it can be a bit hard to grasp what this is all about. I’d recommend going to VMware or Hyper-V and downloading a virtulization program. Normally you can get a free program that allows you to practice Virtualization. Next I’d dive headfirst into studying to get a feel for what virtualization entails and what fits for you!

One great resource is www.Exam-labs.com as it offers HUNDREDS of free tests for certifications and is one of the few testing resources that covers a wide-range of virtualization subjects (They have over 50 FREE exams on VMware alone!). Instead of struggling to grasp the idea, just go to Exam-labs.com, hop into a test or two (I recommend this one right here) and see if Virtualization is for you! You may fall in love with one of the most exciting in-demand industries in the Tech World! Using Exam-Labs you can see whether the 1VO-605 or the SVO-621 are a good match, this means that instead of spending hours going through a course only to realize it’s not a good fit, you can practice on Exam-Labs and get a real, practical version of what these tests actually entail. This in turn can inform your decision! Either way, we know that by pursuing Virtualization, you are engaging a new and emerging technology that is sure to push your career to new heights!

Thanks for joining us on our Complete Guide to VMware Certification. We hope it helped! If you found this useful, please share this with friends and tell us how it helped. We strive here to make our guides easy to read and practical to all. Until next time, good luck and we look forward to hearing your success stories!

Become a CCNA, Cisco Certified Network Associate, In Just Two Weeks!

In the IT world some skills such as programming take years to learn and hone. This creates an intimidating environment for those who year to break in into IT fields. Yet not all skills are that specialized or rigorous.

Often it’s hard to know which skills you should learn to kickstart your career. In tech. One of the more challenging paths is that of a Cisco Certified Network Associate. The CCNA is a certification that shows proficiency in networking concepts and hardware. One of the most sought after skills is networking. It’s challenging, rewarding, hard, and yet invaluable as a skill. Every business needs the internet, and every small business needs a network. Much like CompTia exams, Cisco offers numerous certifications that show potential employers who has put in the work to be considered a certified network technician. As the gold standard for showing skill in networking, the CCNA is an important certification to consider.

The CCNA is a rather basic level in regards to networking because it is such a large concept. Being a certified Network Associate can start you on the path toward several rewarding and high paying jobs. Networking isn’t easy though. It takes a lot of hands-on experience and personal study. Knowing which test to even take can be confusing for people.

What is it?

There are several different certifications offered by Cisco that cover a broad spectrum of concepts and skills. For those who want to get a good foundational course though, we recommend taking the 200-125 Exam.

This exam covers quite a bit of introductory networking and gives a great platform for growing in skill. While networking can be intimidating, with a little preparation and study, you can be certified in a matter of weeks. Granted, this path is not for the wavering. If you want to be certified in a couple of weeks, you need to study, watch videos, and train for a couple hours a day.

Don’t be discouraged though! It’s totally possible! We are here to offer some tips and help on getting ready to take the CCNA Exam in a matter of weeks!

So where do we start?

Pick one of the 9 Certifications

CCNA has 9 subcategories. Routing and Switching is the best “overall” beginning cert though for Cisco work. For the sake of this process, we are going to assume that CCNA R&S (Routing and Switching) is the certification that you are pursing. Many of the concepts will still carry over between sub categories as well, so don’t be afraid to pick one and commit to it.

One Exam Vs. Two

There are two ways to get certified as a CCNA through Routing and Switching. You can take two separate exams or take a combined exam. Regardless of whether you split the test up or take both tests at once, the questions and content would be the same. It’s important to know how you want to take the test though because you can study half the concepts for one week and test then switch and test again or study everything for two weeks and test.

Step 1: Schedule the Exam around two weeks from when you plan to start studying

This incentivizes studying. It can be hard to stay focused if you have nothing to lose. Yet when a significant amount of cash is on the line (The exam is almost $300) then you are motivated to push through tired nights and boring notes. You have skin in the game. It hurts to lose. Start by scheduling your exam. This forces you to commit to this process.

Step 2: Create a Schedule

Studying with an upcoming deadline requires a fair amount of discipline. Schedule your study time and commit to making it a priority. Put the Exam date on the calendar so that you are reminded of the urgency of study. Next take all the exam concepts and divide them by fourteen. Make sure that you master 1/14th of the test each day, while also reviewing previous days.

Step 3: Block out AT LEAST two hours a day, one in the morning and one in the evening.

Getting certified takes a fair amount of commitment. It’s easy to feel discouraged when looking at the time commitment. Still, studying for an exam is all about taking normal time captive. There are 168 hours in a week. If you take 14 of these hours and apply them to learning a new skill, it’s definitely possible.

To be ready to test in two weeks you must be brutally honest with yourself. Do you spend too much time on unimportant things? We have all binge watched a TV show or wasted time doing something inconsequential. Look for little moments that you can redeem for more time. Always be honest with yourself and others about what holds you back from studying and growing. You NEED to find two hours in the day for study at a bare minimum.

Step 4: Take the Exam-labs test

We all enter IT fields with varying levels of knowledge The online tests offered at Exam-labs.com show real questions and offer a great point of entry for the CCNA Exam.

Step 5: Rank the subjects you need to study by importance

Taking a practice exam can give you a good point of reference for where you are at with networking. Most people will know a few rudimentary things, but this can help you hone in on the necessary knowledge to concentrate on for the test. Note the things that you struggle with, these can be used to make a study guide.

Step 6: Create a list of subjects to study

Take the Exam-Lab results and create a guide that helps you see where you are lacking in networking knowledge.

Step 7: Gather Components for a test network

While knowing concepts is great, having a physical place to test your knowledge is invaluable. Testing a network requires several Ethernet cords, a router, a switch, a hub, and two-four computers. There are MANY more parts to a network and as you learn, you will want to buy, borrow, and test these components out. For the sake of connecting computers together on a network though, these basic components can help you get started. Ideally you’ll want several devices to test network set-ups and troubleshoot you own set-up.

Step 8: Build A Network

Murphy’s law states that what can go wrong, will go wrong. Networking is one of the most fundamentally challenging aspects of IT. This is because numerous devices, operating systems, software, data, and more must interact in such a way as to send and retrieve information along a broad spectrum of network setups. It’s almost useless to study for this exam without taking the time to set up a test network and practice some of the basic skills that the exam seeks to show.

Step 9: Study, Study, Study!

There are numerous resources online for free such as this video series by Exam-labs, or free exams such as those, https://www.exam-labs.com/exam/200-120. To be certified in two weeks, you will need to spend at least an hour studying Networking every day and an hour each day practicing both real world test set-ups and digital ones.

One of the advantages of Exam-labs material such as those offered for the CCNA 200-125, is that it is real-world knowledge. The questions found on Exam-Labs tests are similar to those that would actually appear on the CCNA 200-125. Learning to answer these questions can boost your confidence and motivate you to learn more.

Step 10: Take the Exam-Labs test, repeatedly until you have memorized many of the answers

It is a good for those who struggle with confidence to be reminded of how obtainable these certifications are. These Exam dumps cover enough information to help you easily pass your first CCNA test. If you can ace the Exam-labs material, there is a good chance you can pass this exam. Take these concepts to your test network as well!

Step 11: Repeat

For the next fourteen days, study for an hour, test for an hour, write down what you need to improve on and repeat the process. It may seem like a waste to study so much, but it is amazing how quickly the skill-set and knowledge to pass the CCNA exams will start to accumulate.

Step 12: Take the Exam!

It’s ok to be a little nervous but after two weeks and putting in several hours a day of study and recreating a network, you should be ready. So take the Exam! If you have studied and aced the Exam-Labs material, as well as put up your own Network and practiced network concepts, it should be quite easy to pass this exam. So go for it!

Step 13: Pass!

And with that, we hope that you pass the exam! Tests can be intimidating, but they are so rewarding. Certifications open the door to greater opportunity and push you to become a better person to learn a new skill and enter a new industry.

Did this help?

Are you getting ready to take a CCNA exam? Did this guide help? Be sure to comment in on ways we can improve our guide process as well as share your own success stories! We are grateful to help you succeed with the CCNA and hope to see you as a certified CCNA member soon!

 

Which CompTIA Certification is the right for me?

Getting certified is an incredibly thrilling journey, but it can be a bit intimidating. If you’ve decided to pursue a certification in IT but found the amount of directions to go overwhelming, just read on to hear about three foundational certifications you can earn and which one is right for you!

Despite tremendous need in the Tech sector, millions of jobs go unfulfilled every year. There just aren’t enough skilled workers to fill these jobs. This is a very good problem to have! It means that you have the golden opportunity to learn new skills and enter an industry that is DESPERATE for skilled workers.

These aren’t low-paying high-labor jobs either, while It differs by region, Tech pays EXTREMELY well. For instance, the US Tech sector on average pays anywhere from $80,000-$105,000 per year for intermediate skilled Tech workers. Tech is an extremely fruitful career choice. Yet, it does requires learning something new and lots of practice.

With study and some certification, you could make a significantly larger amount of money, learn some awesome skills, and unfortunately become the person every elderly friend calls when they have a broken laptop.

CompTia Certifications are the gold-standard for jumping into the skill based technical side of Information Technology. While there are numerous certifications, three of them are incredible foundational certs for being able to work in IT.

CompTia A+, CompTia Security+ and CompTia Networking+ are some of best starting certifications for a career in networking. They help create a successful foundation for pursuing numerous career paths. How do you know which one you should pick? Read on!

Which CompTia Certificate is right for me?

Ultimately, in IT, learning a new skill is never wasted. Yet it can help to specialize depending on the long-term direction you want to take with your career as well as help find work that you like to do. CompTia actually offers quite a few certificates but for those starting out and learning in IT, Network+, A+, and Security+ are some of the best foundational certifications.

For the Vigilant: CompTia Security+ (The sy0-401 Exam)

Cybersecurity is one of the largest growing IT needs in the world. Just turn on the news and you’ll see story after story of companies, governments, and more being systematically hacked. DDoS attacks have become commonplace for big businesses and even everyday computer use can result in collecting large amounts of Malware.

Security+ is for those who want a fast-paced career creating iron-clad defenses against outside intruders and creating systems for businesses to keep information secure. Not only does this certification cover numerous styles of security, it also covers the theory behind it, the mindset of trying to keep information from being lost, stolen, or destroyed. Taking the sy0-401 Exam is a perfect path for those who love being on watch, making systems that are unbreakable, and consistently checking in to insure users’ data is private and safe. That also includes basic security in regards to good Data storage.

Security+ is the first step towards many possible careers, from for-hire security work in the private sector to a government job helping keep hackers out from the most sensitive information.

For the Problem Solver: CompTia Networking+ (The n10-006 Exam)

DHCP, POP3, WAN, LAN, VOIP, DNS, DWDM. Networking is full of hundreds of little terms and acronyms that often go unnoticed in every-day use. It requires a wide breadth of knowledge and some significant problem solving skills to be successful in Networking.

Networking is one of the most challenging IT categories. If one thing goes wrong in a network set-up, it KILLS productivity. If everything goes right, you may not even appear to be doing much to the casual observer! The Networking+ Certification covers the troubleshooting process to find where and what is going wrong within a network, set-up new Networks, and covers the numerous skills to be successful in connecting devices. If you desire a career where every day presents new challenges and you can continually pursue improvement (Network standards change fast!) taking the n10-006 Exam is the right fit for you.

The underlying knowledge allows you to understand not only what to do in regards to networking, but how it works. How Data seamlessly goes from one computer to the next, and all the background knowledge involved with that.

Networking+ is a foundational certification that can begin the journey towards being a Network engineer, designing and creating the infrastructure behind a big business and helping thousands of users stay connected.

For the Tinkerer and Undecided: CompTia A+ (The 901 and 902 Exams)

The A+ Certification is the Jack-Of-All-Trades IT cert. Covering everything from basic Hardware set-up, Software, Troubleshooting, and more. A+ consists of two exams (As opposed to the one involved with Network+ or Security+). The first exam, 901, covers the Hardware and relevant software side needed for basic computer, network, and device set-up. 902 takes it a step further on the software side by getting very in-depth with Windows and other OS as well as more involved security and IT procedures. The A+ Cert is perfect for the tinkerer or even someone who is somewhat undecided on what path they want to take in IT.

If you like to build physical desktop computers, need to run and troubleshoot most office equipment, or want to know how to solely set-up a small office, A+ teaches all of that. Covering everything from what parts are in a computer to the different devices, OS, and technologies that are common in the workplace, this cert is a GREAT foundation for going further with CompTia.

A+ is a great step in the direction toward being an IT generalist. In fact, it is a great certification to get in conjunction with Security+ or Networking+ as it sets the stage for more learning. Even so, with A+ you can start working towards a fulfilling career and make the decision to specialize later.

Which CompTia Certification should I choose?

All three of these offer an exciting, rewarding, and fun career path in IT. Whether you like being on guard and setting up unbreakable systems, building computers and setting up an office, or even wiring the Ethernet cables from a server room to the required port, these three certs offer strong foundational knowledge for a career.

Don’t just stop there though, CompTia offers a great resource to make that decision! Take a moment and head to the CompTia Career website and play around! You can see career paths as well as the relevant pay scale for that industry.

I’ve picked my Cert, I’m ready, what do I do now?

Find some study materials and start studying!

Getting certified can be challenging without a direction to head. Exam Labs is a great resource for studying and getting a feel for many certifications, not just CompTia! At Exam-labs you can find practice tests for Networking+ and Security+ that help you get a feel for those tests.

Good luck on your journey towards becoming an IT professional. Be sure to check back with us regularly or see some of our other course options at Exam-labs.com as well!

Complete Guide to Saleforce Certifications

Here is the guide to Salesforce certifications for those who want to undergo Salesforce training in order to become eligible and land their dream job by getting certified. I will shed light on ADM-201, ADM-211, DEV-401, DEV-501 and Sales Cloud Consultant certifications. This article will also help working professionals who want to get a good promotion by improving their knowledge, skills and work credentials. Passing a certification is not that easy, but you can make it by consulting training materials available online.

The first thing to determine is your professional goal and the type of certification you want to earn and thus get the approved help material. The following certifications will be discussed in this article in order to meet your or your organisations’ business needs. These exams fall under the following categories.

  • ADM-201 Administration Essentials for New Admins
  • ADM-211 Administration Essentials for Experienced Admin
  • DEV-401 Building Applications with Force.com and Visualforce
  • DEV-501 Certified Force.com Advanced Developer
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant

1 – ADM-201 Administration Essentials for New Admins

New system administrators who are responsible for the maintenance, set up and configuration of the salesforce applications of an organisation, sales operators, power users and IT managers can benefit from Administration Essentials for New Admins. Before undergoing this certification one must have a solid understanding of the basic concepts and functionality of salesforce and should complete these two online courses; Navigating Salesforce and Using Sales Cloud.

This certification will enable you to create a secure salesforce environment, setup workflow automation, customize your applications including page layouts, fields, tabs, and business processes, create high-value reports and dashboards and maintain and import clean data.

2 – ADM-211 Administration Essentials for Experienced Admin

Those administrators who have completed the certification of Administration Essentials for New Admins, or have at least six months experience as salesforce administrators, and want to raise their knowledge and skill set in using salesforce for finding a solution to their complex business need can benefit from this certification to get promoted in their field. This certification also forms a part of the Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator (SFCAA).

Successful completion of this certification will enable you to extend your analytics to provide up-to-date views of your business, Improve data quality so that the ongoing task of data maintenance is not so overwhelming, extend the functionality of your implementation with custom objects, custom apps, and the AppExchange feature, determine and implement appropriate data access and visibility settings, implement complex business processes using workflow rules, approval processes, and visual workflow, manage configuration changes in a sandbox environment, and move data between environments using change sets.

3 – DEV-401 Building Applications with Force.com and Visualforce

‘Building Applications with Force.com and Visualforce’ covers two exams, one is ‘Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Developer’ while the other is ‘Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Advanced Developer’.

The ‘Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Developer’ certification’s main focus is on the Force.com platform declarative capabilities and enables you to build analytics and custom applications through the demonstration of your abilities, knowledge and skills. You will find many paid and free resources available to prepare you for the ‘Salesforce.com Developer Certification’. You need to have attained the administrator’s certification in order to attend this certification.

4 – DEV-501 Certified Force.com Advanced Developer

In order to prepare for ‘Force.com Advanced Developer’ certification you should go through the Force.com Apex Code Developer’s Guide as well as the Visualforce Developer’s guide. A minimal understanding of Web Service API, ‘Metadata API and Force.com Migration Tool’ is also good to gain. The exam comprises of three parts: an online multiple choice exam, after completion of which you can register for the programming assignment and then can proceed to the essay part. The essay questions are easy to answer if you have done your programming assignment with a focus on each and every detail.

 5 – Certified Salesforce Sales-Cloud-Consultant

Those salesforce experts who are sales and marketing specialists providing solutions in order to meet the different business requirements, design different applications, analytics as well as interfaces to maximize productivity of users and manage data can benefit from Salesforce Sales-Cloud- Consultant Certification. It is specifically aimed to provide advanced training to experienced implementation experts who implement sales cloud solutions. This certification enables you to design and implement scalable, maintainable and long term sales cloud solutions to meet the business requirements of the customers successfully. You need to gain an administrator certification before attempting to take this exam.

Complete Guide to Saleforce Certifications

Final Words

In short, all of these certifications are standardised and you can proceed to the next one only if you have passed the previous one required for that specific certification. The only result you can see after completing the online exam is pass or fail, so you will require consulting study material wisely. If you want to successfully pass one of these exams in the first attempt, then you need to consult study materials available at Exam Labs. You should decide the type of certification you require according to your job. Also, see if you really require to get a certification in order to be eligible for that particular certification.

7 Ways To Nail The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam

We get it. Sometimes the hardest part of learning something new is knowing where to start. You need to pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam, and it’s a little bit intimidating.

Computers aren’t easy, the available resources for the CompTIA may be outdated, and there is nothing worse than spending a bunch of money on an Exam only to fail it. Nobody likes a dent in the wallet and a dose of internalized shame. We understand. We’ve been there too. We know the challenge of studying for the A+ Exam, but we also know, there is hope!

Passing a CompTIA Certification doesn’t have to overwhelming. If you listen to these seven simple tips on CompTIA A+ Certification preparation you can show up on test day, ready to go and confident of success.

CompTIA A+ Certification including 220-80 and 220-802 practice exams

1. Build your own desktop computer (or build one for a friend)

CompTIA A+ Certification exams test you on a large amount of hardware knowledge. One of the most rewarding experiences you can have in IT is the satisfaction of building your first computer. Few things are so intimidating and yet so simple. Building a desktop computer is an exhilarating way to familiarize yourself with hardware and components. The muscle memory and time-intensive process teaches you in a way that reading and watching just can’t. Building a desktop helps clarify what the RAM, HDD, SSD, GPU, CPU, MOBO and a host of other acronyms mean. CompTIA A+ exams have MANY questions covering a large spectrum of hardware and software knowledge that is required at an entry-level Information Technology job. Building a desktop gives you experience in setting up an OS, running through a BIOS, hardware differences, selecting case and motherboard type, and much more. It is a great way to feel confident on exam day, knowing that the hardware portion of the CompTIA exam is not just theory but real world practice.

2. Set up a CompTIA A+ test lab

Be honest. You wouldn’t get on an airplane with a Pilot who has never flown an airplane. Experience matters. While a significant amount of time can be spent on CompTIA A+ certification preparation, the best study guide is experience. Nothing prepares you more for a test than fixing a computer and running through the operating system to get a feel for it. A test lab is easy to set-up and requires very little in terms of money. In fact, any laptop will do. At worst, if you lack of funding, using Ebay, Offerup, Thrift Stores and more can net you some basic parts from ancient times to set-up your lab.

A typical test lab would contain, a monitor, a desktop computer, networking components (such as a router, switch, and other networking components) and a current OS covered by the 220-901 and 220-902 Exams. With this basic set-up, you can start to tinker and practice for the 220-901 and 220-902. Don’t just set-up a lab, USE IT! Practice complex tasks like overclocking your CPU and becoming an expert at BIOS management. For CompTIA A+, the test is a general knowledge test, vast in span but not very deep. Using a test lab will help solidify concepts in your mind.

3. Select a CompTIA A+ certification study guide

People don’t care until they have skin in the game. Certification exams cost money. Sometimes a lot of money. Yet, when you are first starting on your journey to certification master, there is this temptation to achieve good results with minimal cost. This frugal attitude can sometimes be our downfall. Buying a CompTIA course not only gives you access to massive amounts of resources but forces you to be a steward of your time and education. When things are free, they often aren’t as valuable to us. This is why it is great to buy a book or course covering the CompTIA A+ exam. Not only does money put teeth into studying, (you want to pass so you can earn money and make that purchase worth it) premium resources usually cost money. This is good news though! Education in certification is an investment and it is a far better deal to spend $10 on some serious material then pay another $300 to retake a failed test. Seriously consider fasting from Starbucks for a few a drinks to save some cash and buy some premium Study Content.

4. Youtube

The internet is full of beautiful videos that help illuminate aspects of computers. Several professionals release constant content through Youtube and other outlets on CompTIA Certs and computers in general. From LinusTechTips to Professor Messer, different YouTube channels are a great way to learn an informative lesson and study up on computer subjects. Nearly any subject has some educational series on it, including video series on the Exam. Find a good Youtube channel, ask questions to the creator, get involved, and study. While you can’t always interact in a way that leads to real-life practice and solidifies concepts, the visual aspect is a great way to understand something before diving in deep.

5. Practice Tests

Nothing builds confidence like a practice exam. Learning to ace the CompTIA course with REAL questions that can be found on REAL exams is a huge boost to morale. Several IT Professionals have passed these tests and taken the time to create AWESOME materials that push you towards success. Exam-Labs offers excellent tests that cover a wide range of tech topics such as CompTIA A+ Certifications. These are an invaluable asset to passing the A+! It is critically important to look over some real-world problems and study what the Exam feels like before dropping hundreds of dollars to pass on Exam day.  Practice exams for the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 can be found below and will help you feel cheerful and bold on Exam day, instead of fearful and stressed.
220-901 practice exam
220-902 practice exam

6. Find a Mentor

This is an undervalued step in being successful in the IT world. Often a question is beyond the scope of a student until they learn foundational knowledge. Yet without that foundational knowledge, you may not know what you need to study in order to answer the question! This creates a terrible cycle of feeling confused and leads to being unable to achieve success. This is where the Mentor is invaluable.  Having someone to talk through hard to understand problems and discuss IT is one of the most powerful tools you can have for passing the exam. Take the time to find a local mentor from a neighboring college or information technology field. If that isn’t possible, USE THE INTERNET! It sounds obvious, but we often forget how useful something as simple as Reddit can be for finding help.

7. Read the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Objectives

It is astounding how many people attempt the CompTIA A+ 901 and 902 Exam without taking the time to simply read through the test objectives. The Computing Technology Industry Association has laid out a pretty explicit and easy to read list of necessary objectives and steps required to pass the exams. Not only do these give a glimpse into what can be found on the test, they are great windows into the world of CompTIA A+ exams. The tests are updated roughly every three years and continually drop old legacy items from the needed knowledge as well as look forward toward new Tech. A good sign you can pass the exam, is when you feel confident you can do all the objectives laid out by CompTIA. Both of the objective lists can be found below,
220-901 Exam Objectives
220-902 Exam Objectives

You Can Pass the CompTia A+ Certification Exams!

With a bit of determination and some resources, you can get certified! Many have gone before you. It is possible. Remember to take these steps seriously and practice, practice, PRACTICE!

In fact, if you are still nervous after this and have a few minutes, head on over to Exam Labs and take a dummy test. It won’t hurt, and will give you a little bit more awareness, and hopefully a boost of confidence in seeing what the CompTIA actually looks like.

Good luck, and always keep learning!

 

 

 

Best Cisco Certifications for 2017

This article sheds light on the best Cisco Certifications for 2017, i.e. CCNA, CCNP and CCIE Certifications. It will help those professionals who are planning to earn a Cisco certification and need to take the exam. You will learn the benefits, expected salary, job opportunities, requirements, cost and study material for preparation of these certifications.

Cisco offers certifications to networking professionals to develop more knowledge in IT networking. IT professionals who want to achieve success in networking field necessarily need to earn these certifications. `It helps to understand how different network topologies work. Cisco offers certification at five different levels: entry, associate, professionals, expert and architect in 8 paths. But, now the question arises which are the best certifications for 2017? Which certification will give maximum knowledge to the person? Security, cyber ops, collaboration, routing and switching and data center are the best Cisco Certifications for 2017. At present, the best-known certifications are CCNA, CCNP and CCIE.

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Certification

Everything You Need to Know about Cisco CCNA CertificationCCNA Certification is an associate level Cisco Certification. This is the most popular certification for networking and, at present, it is in demand in most of the IT Companies.  Professionals will start their career as a network administrator and engineer after achieving CCNA Certification.  There are many types of CCNA like security, cloud, collaboration, design, industrial plants and wireless. But, CCNA Routing and Switching fulfils the real objective associate level exam.

A CCNA certified professional can install, operate, configure and troubleshoot routed & switched networks. He can establish a connection in the distant area using WAN. The exam course topics include basic fundamentals of routing & switching, network concepts and its terminology, and establishing the point-to-point connection and Frame Relay.

Cisco conducts CCNA in either a combo exam or in two separate exams. The combo exam is 200-125 Accelerated CCNA. The two separate exams are 100-105 ICND1 and ICND2. The two separate exams, however, contain a syllabus divided into parts. This exam has no required or recommended qualifications.  The total duration of the exam is 90 minutes. It contains about 50-60 questions and costs around 325 USD. Candidates should score at least 75 percent to pass the exam.

A CCNA certified person qualifies for network administrator, network engineer, network support specialist jobs as well as many other jobs. Till now, CCNA data center is the highest paid job. Earning a CCNA certification will pay candidates in the thousands of dollars.

CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professionals) Certification

Cisco CCNP Certification exam practice questions and answersOne of the best Cisco Certifications for networking professionals is the CCNP Certification.  Professionals that have one year of experience in the industry and are seeking growth in their career should take this exam. There are many types of CCNP such as security, cloud, collaboration, design, industrial plants and wireless. The recommended certification is CCNP routing and switching.

After taking the CCNP exam, one will have the knowledge and skills to implement, verify and troubleshooting local as well as remote networks. One can use LAN and WAN connections on hundreds of devices. Professionals can also collaborate with security, wireless and video solutions specialists. After achieving this qualification, the candidate can work independently on Cisco systems.

A CCNP Certification requires passing three different exams: 300-101 ROUTE, 300-115 SWITCH and 300-135 TSHOOT. For the CCNP Certification, the candidate must qualify for a CCNA exam. This exam does not require any recommended condition. Each exam contains a total of 45 questions. The candidate has to solve them in 2 hours. The cost for each exam is 300 USD. Candidates should score at least 75 percent to pass the exam.

A CCNP certified candidate is eligible for enterprise level networking level jobs. These jobs include network administrator, network engineer or technician, and system engineer. Among all fields, CCNP data center pays more than the other types. A CCNP certified candidate’s salary starts at ninety thousand dollars.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert) Certification

Everything about Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)CCIE is for candidates who wish to gain expertise in network levels.  CCIE is the best Cisco Certification for 2017 for networking professionals. According to the reports, CCIE is the technically advanced IT certification in networking. Candidates who have the CCIE Certification receive the highest salary compared to others. CCIE contains seven different tracks. One has to choose the track according to the networking technology in which he wishes to certify. These tracks include routing & switching, service provider, security, data center, wireless, and collaboration.

A CCIE certified professional can easily plan, operate and troubleshoot complex networks on any Cisco equipment. One has to gain deeper understanding of the topics for the exams. Around 3 to 4 years of experience is necessary for taking the exam.

A CCIE Certification requires passing a written and a lab exam. These exams do not require any recommended condition. Candidates have to solve 100 questions in a two-hour time duration. After passing the written exam, the candidate becomes eligible for the lab exam. Total time duration of the lab exam is 8 hours. In case the aspirant fails to pass the lab exam, he can retake the exam after a one month period. Each attempt on the written exam costs 400 USD while the cost of the lab exam is 1600 USD. The applicant can take up to eighteen-months to take the lab exam. The candidate has to take the written exam every two years to retain their CCIE Certification.

According to reports, the CCIE Certified candidate has the expected average salary of ten thousand dollars. One qualifies as a server administrator, network engineer or both after achieving the CCIE Certification.

To take a Cisco exam, you can consult free training materials at Exam Labs. There, you will not only get the study material but also video guides to pass any Cisco exam and earn the Certification. These certifications not only help to get promotions in a company but also increase the salary of the candidates. Without these certificates, achieving success in networking field is really tough. So, candidates should prefer to get these certifications to achieve success in short time.

How To Pass 2V0-620 vSphere 6 Foundations Beta Exam?

How to pass the 2V0-620 exam on the first try?

Knowing that the applications of vSphere 6 will have massive impacts on the technical industry, both now and in the future, how do you organize yourself to pass the 2V0-620 exam on the first try, and be a pioneer in the latest and greatest in the technical revolution that is currently occurring? The first step is to enroll with an accredited examiner of the 2V0-620 exam. VMware is the accrediting body for the certification. The following are the details sourced from their website:

Exam Number: 2V0-620
Exam Price: $120 USD. Exam prices will change on 1 April 2017. Learn More
Duration: 115 minutes
Number of Questions: 65
Passing Score: 300
Validated Against: vSphere 6
Exam Languages: English
Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Non-Proctored, Online
Additional Exam Details available at the VMware site

Armed with the training materials available at the VMware site, once you register, you’ll be in a good position to ace the exam at the first try. VMware is also gracious enough to provide you with additional practice exams, along with a well-versed community of users who’ll be happy to assist you with the preparation process. With all this at your disposal, you are in good hands.
There is no such thing as too much practice. Additionally, you can rely on additional equally equivalent sources for VMware certification examination information from Exam-Labs.com. Practice exams for 2V0-620 are available at your disposal. Recommended practice exams are available here. For those persons who are visual learners, Exam-Labs has YouTube video practice questions to assist you you’re your preparation process.
You are well on your way to passing the 2V0-620 exam on the first try! No one has time to repeat exams when the world is waiting for you to solve its digital problems!

What are the 2V0-620 exam topics?

The 2V0-620 exam is divided into seven main subsets highlighted below:

  1. Install and configure vCenter Server and ESXI
  2. Configure vSphere Networking
  3. Configure VSphere Storage
  4. Deploy and Administer Virtual Machines and vApps
  5. Establish and Maintain Availability and Resource Management Features
  6. Perform Basic Troubleshooting
  7. Monitor a vSphere Implementation

With the VMware Certification practice process described above, you are well on your way to success in the 2V0-620 examination.

What is vSphere 6?

How To Pass 2V0-620 vSphere 6 Foundations Beta Exam?vSphere 6, supported by VMware, is a virtualization platform. Virtualization is an evolving aspect of the tech industry that enables the division of a hard drive into various virtual or digital partitions. The applications of virtualization are widespread and worthy of gaining technical competence in. How does one gain an VMWare Certification that facilitates virtualization? The answer is to engage in the 2V0-620 exam also known as the vSphere 6 Foundations Beta Exam.
Virtualization as a technology originated many years ago, and it facilitates more efficient processing power in information technology based systems such as operating systems. Virtualization involves the creation of abstract layers in technologies to separate an application such as data storage from the underlying hardware or software. With the advent of the internet, servers are prime candidates for virtualization technologies. Server hardware is “replaced” by its virtual twin, which interacts with the system operating system. As the underlying hardware is relieved of its duties, system flexibility and efficiency can be increased. This is a key advantage to facilitate the growing demand on computing power. If you envision yourself engaged in such activities, the VMWare Certification is ideal for you.

Applications of Virtualization

Knowing that the technical world is ready to embrace your additional skills with eagerness, here are a few applications of the information technology industry where virtualization is evolving and emerging:

1) Network virtualization – The internet is becoming globally ubiquitous and it requires hardware and software infrastructure to facilitate this necessary utility. In networks, virtualization helps to simplify the complex nature of a network by separating bandwidth into subsets called channels, and then distributing them across the network in the desired paths.
2) Storage virtualization – Central data storage that facilitates the translation of data from several physical locations into one focal point.
3) Server virtualization – optimization of server performances by facilitating hardware independence.

Virtualization is a concept that has been evolving in the technical industry for a few decades. As technology evolves, it is becoming increasingly important to optimize the processing power of machines via virtualization processes, as physical systems are limited in their ability to handle processing capability without continuous upgrades. Virtualization overcomes this limitation. How to the pass the vSphere 6 foundation examination is at your fingertips with our ultimate guide in 2V0-62- mastery. The 2V0-620 examination serves as a credibility booster, who will facilitate the sustenance of your virtualization career, as the digital economy evolves.
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How To Prepare For APICS CSCP Certification Exam?

How To Prepare For APICS CSCP Certification Exam?It is often asked “how to prepare for APICS CSCP certification?” and what is this for? The APICS CSCP certification is a benefit for those in the supply chain profession. CSCP certification is available from only two organizations, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). There are two types of certifications that are offered by APICS. They are CPIM (Certified or Certification in Production and Inventory Management) and CSCP which deals in supply chain management. Other than CSCP, one of the key certifications offered by ISM, is the Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certificate, which is mainly geared towards procurement.

APICS CSCP certification student memberships are given for free while professional memberships cost $200 annually. However, those with APICS membership are given a discount off the learning system of approximately $330. For those with friends that have an interest in studying, they can get a discount. This is available if you purchase more than one course, but the purchases have to be made at the same time.

How To Prepare For APICS CSCP Certification Exam?

Job Opportunities

The CSCP certification offers a range of different opportunities in the employment industry. With this certification, one can get many opportunities in supply chain management. The certification helps those who have obtained it to tackle problems in supply management. There are many MBA programs that promote the CSCP certification, even among their current students.

Certification Cost

Although the cost is high, this investment in getting the certification is worth it. The total investment for individuals to earn APICS certification through self-study differs between North American regions and regions outside North America. The estimated cost of the CSCP learning system and the exam for those in North America is $1690 for members and for non-members, it is $2255. For those outside North America, the charges are $2,045 for members and $2,640 for non-members. However, costs may vary slightly due to tax or currency variance.

Learning System and Study Materials

The CSCP certification study materials are not cheap. However, for those who are employed, there are employers who are happy to chip in with the cost of studying the course. The majority of employers allocate between $1000 and $2000 to support employees undertaking the course.

One can study for CSCP certification through a local or online class. The other method to study is to walk into an APICS learning system group that will help you to make several consultations. However, you should be careful and find a group that does not charge more than that charged using the book based course. It is important to go to classes since they help one find motivation. However, for those who are brilliant and feel that they can pass the exam using free study materials opt for Exam-Labs and other online resources instead of going for classes, and prefer to follow that route.

In order to get the APICS CSCP certification, it is best for individuals to adopt the self-study form of the learning system. When undertaking the test many people have confirmed that the www.Exam-Labs.com study material is really important to earn this certification and their system teaches what is tested.

Timescale for Studies

It takes about three months to complete the APICS learning system. For those who manage to read more than one hour a day, they can complete their studies and be ready for the exam more quickly. When one passes the online quizzes with at least 80%, one is assured of passing the exam.

Method of Studying APICS CSCP Exam

Taking a pretest is important so as to get an idea of what the questions in the actual exam will be like. If one does not get over 80% pass, one should consider retaking the test so that they read up on the questions missed. The CSCP certification exam content manual also provides very good guidelines for exam preparation. The Exam Content Manual has a content outline that is divided into major topic areas and each of these topics is emphasized in the manual by a percentage figure which indicates its importance and the weight attached to it. In order to provide learners with knowledge of supply chain practices, APICS provides the best educational resources for certification exam preparation.

It is vital beforehand to master definitions and terms in the APICS dictionary and Application. The APCIS dictionary is regarded as the most comprehensive reference point for operations and supply chain terminologies.

APICS CSCP Test

The APICS CSCP Certification test is straightforward and it is similar to other standardized tests. However, it is worth knowing that the CSCP exam is often limited to particular locations depending on the number of students within that region.

Final Words

It is important for students undertaking the APICS CSCP test to be aware that it is a certification that could improve their careers so they should take it seriously. Moreover, they should prepare well beforehand for the tests and ensure they read the right sections, the sections on which they will be tested. So get the right material and consult Exam-Labs website.

Complete Guide to CEH Certification – Certified Ethical Hacker

Complete Guide to CEH Certification - Certified Ethical HackerBecoming a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), is a professional competitive advantage in an emerging digital economy. A CEH, as the name suggests, is a dual function agent for the betterment of modern digital living. As a skilled professional, a Certified Ethical Hacker understands digital systems and their points of weakness. They understand the mindset of a malicious hacker, and knowing how such individuals think, the CEH is then able to design protective mechanisms into the systems they assess. The ultimate outcome is a nice wall of defense that protects both consumer and business applications. As your complete guide to the CEH examination, you rest assured that you will be able to protect the security of those who choose to live the digital lifestyle.

Advantages of becoming Certified Ethical Hacking trained:

Achieving a CEH Credential can facilitate great possibilities in your career, as both consumer and business experiences become more digital. The CEH credential acts as a differentiator during the job interview process, but it also brands the recipient with a mark of academic credibility in a specialized subset of information security. Additional CEH Certification Benefits include:

  • Achievement of current minimum standards for ethical hacking to benefit information security specialists. You will keep evolving your skills as time passes, but this is a great launching pad during your professional tenure.
  • Inform the public of an information security specialist’s honest intentions as you approach businesses, or your own organization for information system contracts. Clients always want to feel assured of your credibility. This is an excellent way to prove your competence to them.
  • Regulation of ethical hacking practices as a respectable profession. Malicious hackers have proven themselves in the eyes of the public as a menacing presence. As an ethical hacker, you have the policing perspective of the same field, which you will execute in a standardized and organized way.

How to become CEH Certified?

Knowing the current condition of the digital world, it is desirable to  become a CEH. Pursuing the Certified Ethical Hacker examination is a great choice. Certified Ethical Hacking Certifications are granted through the EC-council, as well as other Authorized Training Centers (ATC’s) which act as affiliates for the organization. The certification process is comprised of completing a 4 hour, 125 multiple choice question based examination, which you execute after the conclusion of requisite training.

Training can either be self-taught, or via the tutelage of trainers at ATC’s. A point to note with respect to being self-taught, is that you have to provide documentary proof of your previous credibility in information systems. The EC-council requests up to two years’ worth of information security experience as a baseline for this condition. Barring this condition, any supplemental experiences can be used as proof of professional credibility. The safest option, if you’re not sure you meet the criteria for self-teaching, is to simply utilize the training facilities. This facilitates convenience, and releases your mind from self-doubt about your own abilities. The training centers will ensure that you cover all the relevant criteria for the examination, and guide you to extra readings or exercises where necessary.

Upon completion of the CEH examination, recertification will be required every three years. This ensures that as a professional, you are in keeping with the current industry standards.

Certified Ethical Hacker Practice Exams:

Preparing for the CEH Exam is a breeze, when you have the right resources at your fingertips. As your complete guide to the Certified Ethical Hacker(CEH) examination, the following tools are ideal opportunities for you to boost your academic confidence as you take on this great new challenges. Recommended Practice Exams, can be found at  www.exam-labs.com, a leading website that features CEH content, as well as other popular IT Certifications. The CEH exam practice exams are readily accessible at the site. Since this is an investment in your future, use this tool to your advantage.

Future Possibilities

As a Certified Ethical Hacker, the possibilities for your skills are endless. Payscale.com’s February 2017 assessment identified the average baseline salary of CEH’s at $89,000 per annum. Of course, this rate is dependent on your organization, as well as your level of expertise in the field. As you continue to grow yourself and prove your credibility, more opportunities and an increase in your income will be the fruitful outcome.

In summary, becoming a Certified Ethical Hacker is a great advantage to an information systems professional in the digital economy. The CEH Certification Exam is a great way to differentiate yourself from the competition in information security, and assure your clients of your credibility in protecting their systems. As your complete guide to the CEH certification process, the aforementioned advice is intended to ensure your success. Good luck in your preparation.

Complete Guide to CEH Certification - Certified Ethical Hacker