Netacad: NDG's Linux Unhatched and Linux Essentials review

Netacad: NDG's Linux Unhatched and Linux Essentials review
Okay, I have not posted anything for a long time, because I am very busy with studying the Linux fundamentals and soemething else. First let me tell you that I took some courses back in college (I believe in 2012-13) and I can say that I completely forgot 80% what I learned. So I hit the books and did some studying during this COVID-19 period. I am not sure I want to continue learning Linux and take the CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-004) or the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 (101-500) exam after 2021. However, I do want to remember what I studied 7-8 years ago. Back in the day, I was energetic and curious about Linux kernel and the free software that people Continue reading

Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE)

This is just a quick post: The Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) provides free online cybersecurity training to federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government employees, federal contractors, and US military veterans. I just wanted to share something while I was looking up free certification education that I am thinking of taking in the 2020 fall. Sadly, I could not find any Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals training/schooling. The Cisco 200-201 CBROPS is still too new, so I have to pay it out of pocket. However, I did stumble something for U.S. government employees and contractors, and veterans. So if you work for the Continue reading

Hire Heroes USA: Finding a job during these times

Hire Heroes USA: Finding a job during these times
Its been over a month and I have not yet posted anything. Well, I guess I was busy looking for a job during these crazy pandemic times. Let me tell you that I was looking for a job in February and the next thing you know there was COVID-19. Not a great time for job hunting. That is why I want to talk about a free service for military service members (and spouses) who are transitioning to civilian life or veterans that are looking for jobs. Hire Heroes USA is a nonprofit organization that helps people find jobs by providing some online tool/services. I learn about them when I got an email from O2O (Onward to Opportunity) and I signed for their help in Continue reading

Thank you O2O for getting my Security+ certification for free

Thank you O2O for getting my Security+ certification for free
Well I finally received the CompTIA Security+ certification and it's thanks to O2O (Onward to Opportunity). I took the test on February 18, 2020 and received the certificate in March 10. It was a tough test, but I believe that I only studied for like less than 7-8 weeks (5 days each week, each day was like 1-3 hours of study). Therefore, I barely passed the test. I recommend that you take the Security+ topics seriously as the exam cost about $300. I believe I spent 4 weeks on the videos and maybe like 3-4 weeks on the book. But first let me describe how I got a free certification from O2O. I just use a search engine and type "free certification for Continue reading

Getting Your A+ Certification Education for Cheap

Getting Your A+ Certification Education for Cheap
I was unemployed for so long, that I had an idea to just get a certification while I kept sending my resumes to many companies. I chose the Comptia A+ as I thought I could easily get the certification in less than 2 months. The goal was to study the 220-901 information for 4 weeks and take the test in January. Then, study the 220-902 objectives for 3 weeks and take the test in February. The goal was to get a score around 800 of 900, use free Android apps, and see what good websites that offers free or cheap online training. At the end, it was doable. So, let me tell you what free training I choose to get my certification. Cybrary is a good place for free Continue reading

CompTIA A+ Student Voucher

This is a quick post: https://academic-store.comptia.org/p/ACADCompTIAA If you are a student and you need to take the CompTIA A+ certification very soon, I recommend the above link. It gives you a discount for one test. The voucher can be used for the 901 or 902 test. If you are no longer a student and need to take the test and you still use your student email, then the discount voucher will still work. Just one problem, this is only for one test and nothing more. So no books or pretest. There are tons of free PDFs on the internet and free YouTube videos that can help you out if you are a bit rusty. Also, keep in mind that in 2019, CompTIA is going to Continue reading