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David L. Prowse

This article profiles the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002), which test competency in comprehensive vendor-neutral mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing, network troubleshooting, installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures. The CompTIA A+ Core series focuses on expanded content on growing parts of the IT support role including an expansion of baseline security topics and a different approach to defining competency in operational procedures.

In this sample chapter form CISSP Cert Guide, 3rd Edition, you will review assessment and testing strategies, security control testing, collection of security process data, analysis and reporting of test outputs, and internal, external, and third-party audits.

Omar Santos

In this sample chapter from Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies, 3rd Edition, you will explore design, obstacles, monitoring, and response as they relate to secure areas, equipment security, and environmental controls.

Work through labs that demonstrate how to manage group accounts, including how to add, modify, and delete groups, on the Ubuntu operating system.

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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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