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Playing Both Sides of Cybersecurity: Introducing CompTIA PenTest+
By Patrick Lane | January 31, 2018
In cybersecurity, as in the military, sports and more, a solid defense is nothing without an equally strong offense. You can’t just sit back and wait – you need to take action. Cybersecurity professionals need to find system weaknesses before cyber-criminals do, and that’s where penetration testing comes in.
Laid Off, Now What? Switching Careers into IT
By Debra B. McCraw | January 29, 2018
Even as the economy ebbs and flows, anymore, layoffs seem to be a part of our everyday lives. When facing a layoff, one of your first thoughts may be, “I need a new job.” But where do you begin? If you haven’t thought about IT before, now might be the time.
4 Low-Key Ways to Test Drive IT: How to Get Started
By Michelle Lange | January 26, 2018
Earning your CompTIA A+ certification is a great starting point for people who know they want to get into IT. But before you can get to that moment, how do you figure out if you like the work, or where in technology you might want to specialize?
CompTIA Additional Certifications Help You Expand Your Career in New Ways
By Debra B. McCraw | January 24, 2018
Skills like project management and training can allow you to take on stretch roles that prove you’re an employee to be valued. And having background knowledge about cloud services can help you influence decision makers and recommend the best solution for your company – even if you’re not involved in implementation.
Talk Tech to Me: Help and Parameters in PowerShell Scripts
By Donald Jacobs | January 22, 2018
It is easy to write a script today and know exactly what it should do and how it works. But like most people, I am busy, and over time, I forget the details of what the script does and how it does it. That’s why it’s important to add documentation to your scripts while you are working on them.
Introducing CompTIA Stackable Certifications
By Teresa Sears | January 19, 2018
From badging and micro-credentials to nanodegrees and e-portfolios, plenty of ink has been spilled on the idea of stackable credentials, a catchphrase that refers to a sequence of credentials earned over time to build up an individual’s qualifications.
Artificial Intelligence: Not Just for Sci-Fi Anymore
By Seth Robinson | January 17, 2018
One of the major themes building in the technology space has been the threat of artificial intelligence (AI) taking over all the jobs. Thanks to Terminator and Ex Machina, people imagine AI as a sentient force that will soon outperform humans (and possibly even turn evil). In reality, AI has some limitations that aren’t well understood, and it is poised to drive economic growth rather than create social chaos.
10 Things to Watch for from CompTIA in 2018
By Debra B. McCraw | January 12, 2018
It’s a new year, and CompTIA has a lot of exciting things planned, not only with certifications, but also with events, research and the CompTIA Association of IT Professionals (AITP).
CompTIA Core Skills Certifications Lay the Foundation for IT Success
By Debra B. McCraw | January 11, 2018
No matter what IT role you aspire to, there’s a foundational set of skills that will set you up for success, and those skills are validated by CompTIA’s core skills certifications: CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.
A New Year Cybersecurity Two-Fer: Meltdown and Spectre
By James Stanger | January 08, 2018
The new year has started with a major cybersecurity two-fer. First on the hit parade is the Meltdown flaw, which affects almost any device that contains an Intel CPU made since 1995. The second flaw is known as Spectre. It’s a more difficult flaw to exploit, but it affects all modern CPUs – not just those made by Intel.
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