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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.
3 Keys to Cybersecurity: Knowledge, Awareness, Follow-Through
By Emily Matzelle | January 05, 2018
With a background in network administration and security totaling more than 20 years, four CompTIA certifications and years of computer security study under his belt, Paul Yoder jumped at the chance to start his own security program from scratch at El Camino Community College. But, as he would soon discover, the task would encompass more than creating policies and procedures. It would take a true hands-on, grassroots effort to push info security to the top of the priority list.
The CompTIA Career Pathways:
IT Careers Are Made Here
By Debra B. McCraw | January 03, 2018
IT offers numerous opportunities for career growth, but it can be tough to decide which step to take next. To help you better understand which certifications can help you reach the next level in your career, CompTIA introduces its career pathways.
CompTIA IT Career News Greatest Hits: Our 10 Most-Read Articles of 2017
By Debra B. McCraw | December 20, 2017
CompTIA IT Career News covered a wide range of topics this year, but it’s clear what was most important to you by the following list of our 10 most-read blog posts for 2017. We’re counting down a la Casey Kasem (or Ryan Seacrest), from number 10 to number 1, so you can catch up on what was most popular among IT pros in 2017.
CompTIA and Just IT Help Scholarship Recipient Change IT Career Path
By Matthew Stern | December 18, 2017
After getting his degree in computing, Gilbert Beneako struggled to find anything but volunteer work for years. After landing Just IT's CompTIA-sponsored scholarship, he's on his way to an IT career in an area he'd never before explored.
Staying Relevant: Job Skills You’ll Need by 2020 and Beyond
By James Stanger | December 15, 2017
In the 1800s, landowners evicted residents on the Isle of Skye because they could make more money raising sheep than renting out the land. Having the right balance of skills can help you stay relevant so your job does not go the way of the Isle of Skye.
Learn and Earn: CompTIA Plus Conference Highlights Security, Linux, ERP and More
By Debra B. McCraw | December 13, 2017
Log on to learn about virtualization, ERP migration, Linux security and more with on-demand videos from this year's CompTIA Plus Conference. Earn up to 4 CEUs toward the renewal of your CompTIA certification.
From Caregiver to IT Pro: Career Changer Launches Tech Career with CompTIA and Just IT
By Matthew Stern | December 11, 2017
Faithlyn Waugh wanted a career change, but the startup costs for an IT education made it tough for her to think about realistically pursuing a job in her field of choice. But Just IT, in conjunction with CompTIA, created a scholarship that made it possible.
The Year in Review: 10 Things CompTIA Did in 2017
By Debra B. McCraw | December 08, 2017
In January, IT Career News looked ahead to what CompTIA had planned for 2017.Now that the year is coming to a close, we’re revisiting that list and adding in a few more accomplishments to recap all that’s happened in the past 12 months.
5 Ways to Get More Mileage Out of Your IT Certification
By Michelle Lange | December 06, 2017
Certification means something: it means you’ve got verified skills and abilities and shows people you know what you’re doing. An IT certification shows your commitment to the industry and lets hiring managers know you’ve got what it takes to work in technology. Here are four ways to get more mileage out of your technology certification.
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