Is AWS worth it?

By Bernie

We live in an age of data. Databases are essential for sales and production. Even small to medium-sized businesses can have large data requirements. As relational and non-relational database options become more powerful and versatile, companies are finding that they need someone to help them navigate all the options. The AWS Certified Database Specialty certification…

Is AWS Data Analytics worth it?

By Bernie

Managers and bosses are always on the lookout for ways to “leverage big data’s potential for our business.” Sometimes, however, we don’t understand what this actually means. Many times, those who advocate big data and advanced analytics believe it’s easy to take data and turn it into wisdom. Data analytics is not alchemy. Advanced data…

Is it worth the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner?

By Bernie

The AWS Cloud is packed with utilities, tools and services that can make a huge difference to a company’s bottom line. The only thing that can stop a company from achieving increased security, reliability, high availability, elasticity, and productivity through AWS cloud implementation is the right person. This type of person doesn’t grow in trees.…

Is AWS Advanced Networking worth it?

By Bernie

Cloud services are becoming an accepted part in most enterprise information technology plans. This is because organizations are moving away from having their own network infrastructure and into hybrid or cloud-only setups. Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is the most popular cloud service provider for enterprises, will be high up on their list. AWS is…

Is the AI-900 worth it?

By Bernie

Microsoft is at the forefront in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Azure places a lot of emphasis on both internal AI and machine-learning, as well as external growth. Microsoft clearly states that they want to empower app developers and data scientists to discover and develop the potential of these technologies. There has never been a…

Is Oracle easy to learn?

By Bernie

You might think Oracle is second-fiddle to Redmond’s SQL Server market presence and popular certification programs. Oracle is no fool. Although Microsoft SQL Server is the most popular database for small businesses, Oracle databases are preferred by large corporations and government agencies. Don’t let the sheer number of Oracle’s customers fool you. Oracle is fundamentally…

Is CompTIA+ still relevant?

By Bernie

It’s fascinating to see the debate in forums about the relevancy of the CompTIA+ cert. Some people believe that you will be troubleshooting printers for the rest of your life if you only have an A+. Others believe the A+ certification was all they needed to get in the door. Even our trainers had different…

Is Cloud Essentials Worth It?

By Bernie

Cloud computing is everywhere in an enterprise. Cloud certifications are a must-have for many professionals. Cloud certs are available for non-technical people as well. CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ is one such certification. We’ll be answering the question of whether or not this cert is worthwhile. What is CompTIA Cloud Essentials+? CompTIA’s Cloud Essentials+ cloud certification is…

Is CCNP Security worth it?

By Bernie

Whether you’re new to IT, or a seasoned professional in IT, you’ve likely heard about Cisco’s new CCNP Security Certification. Perhaps you are interested in expanding your knowledge or changing your focus on security. As cyber threats become more sophisticated and common, security technologies are becoming more essential. This means that there is a growing…

Is AZ900 worth it?

By Bernie

Microsoft unveiled a new Azure certification path at Ignite 2018. Or, to be more precise, a series pointing to various Azure certs. The AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam was one of the new features in this approach. Although it is not mandatory, it is the first step in every Azure certification path. This means that…