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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.

In this sample chapter from CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam Cram, 5th Edition, learn how to support organizational security through the installation and configuration of network components—both hardware and software-based.

Mostafa Khalil

In this sample chapter from Storage Design and Implementation in vSphere 6: A Technology Deep Dive, 2nd Edition, learn how to identify various ALUA (Asymmetric Logical Unit Access) configurations and how different configurations affect the hosts.

This sample chapter from CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 Portable Command Guide provides information and commands on a variety of topics including cat, cut, expand, fmt, head, join, less, nl, od, paste, and more.

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Ed Tittel

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.

Ed Tittel

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.

Ed Tittel

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.

Ed Tittel

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.

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