VetsinTech: Free (technology) education for Veterans

VetsinTech: Free (technology) education for Veterans
Are you a veteran and want to learn a skill such as web development, cybersecurity, python, Splunk, or something that involves a job in the tech sector? And you want the education to be free (or at least less than $15)? Well I got good news, because I'm here to talk about VetsInTech (VIT) organization that offers free(...ish) education for veterans. Well, it not completely free: people who sign up must pay $13 for a reservation/fee. After that, the people who signed up will get more information. So I signed up for one class and it was web development and it was a 4 week (Monday-Thursday) course. I wanted to sign up for the cybersecurity course, but this 5 Continue reading

Affordable Online Colleges

Just a quick post: Just recently I summited my application for a school that offers a master’s degree and I can say it was pretty easy. Now I'm preparing for school and I got like less than a month. I'm not driving to a campus, but I'm doing my education online. So this update is a quick one, because I just wanted a masters in information technology and I believe that if I don't do it soon, then I would never complete it. So I guess I will explain the process in how I chose the cheapest degree I can afford. Keep in mind I have the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) and with only 12 months remaining. When I wanted to know what graduate computer science Continue reading

LE-1: Linux Essentials 010-160 certificate

LE-1: Linux Essentials 010-160 certificate
I did it, I finally did it. I just purchased the Linux Essentials exam voucher and took the exam: I passed. To be fair, I barely passed and barely studied the material. My chain of thought was that because I took some courses in college (back in 2013-14) and took a online course during September, 2020, I just needed a "refresher"and I studied for 4 weeks. Consequently the score I received was like 570 out of 800. Passing was above 500 points. Not a great score, but it was a passing score. Let me say this, this is a certificate, not a certification. Its almost like CompTIA ITF+; therefore, it's an introduction. So let me explain what I did in four weeks and Continue reading

Cisco CyberOps Associate CBROPS 200-201 Official Cert Guide book review

Cisco CyberOps Associate CBROPS 200-201 Official Cert Guide book review
I just wanted to do a book review, because I don't see any book reviews on any CBROPS 200-201 study material. Just going to write down its strengths and weaknesses. Full disclosure, I read this ebook at O'Reilly's website and it was not ready to be published. It was a "rough cut", meaning it was not ready to be published But first, let me tell you where you can purchase or read Omar Santos' Cisco CyberOps Associate CBROPS 200-201 Official Cert Guide (isbn 9780136807834) and how this book can help you with the 200-201 exam. You can purchase this book at CiscoPress and it's a bit more expensive than buying it at Amazon. However, there is always a coupon that Continue reading

Getting your CySA+ Education for Cheap

Getting your CySA+ Education for Cheap
Well, let's do this: Around 3 months ago, I took the Cisco CBROPS (200-201) exam and I failed. The score was not that bad -720 but passing was 820-, but then moved on to something else. That something was Comptia CySA+ (CS0-002) and passed the exam. I am not going to lie, it was tough and I believe taking the Security+ and the Network+exam helped me with CySA+. The study material consists of one book, videos from Jason Dion, and some exam prep questions from the book. However, I believe that 20-30% of the material that I learned came from CBROPS material that I studied 3 months ago. So, the study material below is the minimum for you to pass the exam with a Continue reading

Invitation to consider Cisco’s Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate offering (CyberVets USA) for the Spring(May 2021) Cohort

Just a quick announcement, CyberVetsUSA is offering once again free education and test vouchers this year. If you or anyone you know that wants an opportunity to get the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate (200-201 CBROPS) education and test vouchers (yes, as in plural. You get another one if you fail the first time) , please go to the CyberVetsUSA and apply. The deadline is March 1st, so hurry. I just got this email and I wanted to share quickly. Below is the email that I receive. This is a special invitation to IVMF’s Onward to Opportunity alumni who completed the CompTIA Security+ pathway. Are you currently employed in the IT industry utilizing the Continue reading