Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The 5 best CCNA books for exam revision in 2017

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[Updated: This list of the best CCNA books was updated for 2017]

The CCNA is a challenging certification and a rite of passage for thousands of networking professionals across the globe. Achieve the CCNA certification and you’ll be on track for a rewarding career in networking and a £40,000 salary (ITJobsWatch).

The CCNA certification also qualifies you for advanced Cisco Career Certifications, like the CCNP: Routing and Switching. These certifications will further prove your skills and help you to achieve some of the top roles in networking.

To get the CCNA: Routing and Switching certification, you’ll need to pass two exams:

  • Exam 100-105 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 v3.0 (ICND1)
  • Exam 200-105 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 v3.0 (ICND2)

And whether you’re a networking professional or a newbie, revision is essential to pass these exams. To help you pass your CCNA exam first time, we’ve compiled a list of the best CCNA books. Take a look at the top 5 best CCNA books for exam revision.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Top 10 TOGAF resources you don’t need to pay for

TOGAF Resources

Achieving the TOGAF certification proves you’re among the top enterprise architects. Demand is soaring for TOGAF; the average salary for a certified TOGAF professional is £70,000 (according to data from ITJobsWatch).

Before you enter the enterprise architecture elite, you’ll need to pass two tough TOGAF exams – Level 1: TOGAF 9 Foundation and Level 2: TOGAF 9 Certified. These exams are challenging and TOGAF revision is essential.

The Open Group

Luckily, there are ways to prepare for your exam with TOGAF resources that won’t cost you a penny. From exam simulators to eBooks, make the most of these free resources and you’ll be in a better position to pass your TOGAF 9.1 exam first time. Here are the top 10 TOGAF resources you don’t need to pay for.

1. The Open Arch - TOGAF Exam simulator

Manuel Di Toma, the creator of The Open Arch, has created a great exam simulator for enterprise architects studying for their TOGAF 9 certification. You’ll get access to five TOGAF 9 exam simulators across both exam levels. If you create a basic account you’ll also be able to save your exam progress and return to it later with your log in details.

To develop this online resource, Manuel has worked closely with TOGAF® 9 certified Architects. However, it’s worth noting that The Open Group are not directly involved with this free resource.

2. Orbus Software - TOGAF 9 in pictures

Orbus has developed a set of clear TOGAF 9.1 in Pictures Poster Pack - this resource is a must-have for visual learners. Not to be substituted for a comprehensive study guide (or accelerated course), this resource will make for an undeniably useful revision tool.

This pack covers the key areas in TOGAF 9.1, including The Architecture Development Method, Guidelines and Techniques, Content Metamodel and Architecture Repository and Architecture Capability Framework.

Spend a couple of minutes creating an account and you’ll get access to the pdf files. That’s a small price to pay for this useful TOGAF revision resource.

Friday, 4 August 2017

10 CompTIA A+ revision resources you need for a first time exam pass

Top 10 revision resources for CompTIA A+

The CompTIA A+ certification is widely regarded as an essential starting point for a career in IT and over one million IT professionals around the world have achieved it.

Developed by CompTIA, the A+ is supported by major corporations - Dell, HP and Lenovo require their service technicians to be A+ certified and it’s even supported by government branches like the US Department of Defence.

But to achieve this cornerstone certification, you’ll need to pass two challenging exams: CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902. Even if you are an experienced professional, it’s still worth undertaking CompTIA A+ revision before you sit your exam. If you’re new to IT, studying is essential.

To make sure you pass your A+ exam first time, we’ve collected a list of resources from around the web. Here are 10 CompTIA A+ revision resources for a first time pass.