In this sample chapter from CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Cert Guide, explore the seven layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model.
CompTIA's Network+ certification is an entry-level certification for information technology (IT) professionals. In this exam profile, Anthony Sequeira provides exam details, highlights trouble spots, offers preparation hints, recommends study resources, and suggests next steps.
Ethical hacking is a form of legal hacking done with the permission of an organization to help increase its security. In this sample chapter from Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Version 9 Cert Guide, 2nd Edition, explore the fundamental principles of the security triad—confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
In this sample chapter from CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Cert Guide, Academic Edition, 2nd Edition, explore one of the most strategic pieces in your network security design—the firewall.
IT training and certification can be a wild, wacky and sometimes wooly world. That's why I follow lots of different news sources to keep up. This week, I have a better than usual reason for sharing those sources with you.
Interesting item showed up on the Born to Learn blog from Larry Kaye at Microsoft Learning on February 16, 2016, to inform readers that most of the SQL Sever exams will now cover content from both SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014. This should extend the lifetime of current SQL Server certs for a while, as new version is expected to follow in the wake of Windows Server 2016, scheduled for public release sometime in the second half of 2016.
Ace psychometrician and MS Learning guru Liberty Munson helps certification minded IT professionals strike gold once again in a recent blog post for Born to Learn. In that post, she not only asserts that numerous Microsoft certification exams can provide college credit at a large number of institutions at the rate of 2-3 credit hours a pop, she also provides a list of the exam that potentially qualify for this bonanza.
You've got to hand it to the team at Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA): they're always coming up with cool and interesting ways to incent people to dig more deeply into their tools and technologies, while also expanding their skills and knowledge. It's a good thing 2016 is a Leap Year, as it happens, because MS has issued ten learning challenges IT pros, students, and software developers to get their juices flowing and to help them improve their technical chops.