• Using strong passwords is a simple way to beef up your protection against cybercrime.

    The Last Time I Changed My Password Is ...

    The simplest way to protect your online activities is one many people ignore.

  • What is the most productive way to make career-determining decisions?

    The Wisdom of (Pardon me, have we met?)

    What sort of weight should you give to free career advice from forums and message boards?

  • CompTIA wants YOU ... to nominate someone to the IT Hall of Fame.

    Lifetime Achievement

    Do you know of someone who should be in the IT Hall of Fame? Tell CompTIA!

  • How much do you know about hybrid cloud? Would you like to know more?

    Look! Up In the Sky

    Nope, it's not a bird or a plane. It's the future (and present) of business computing.

  • What do you need to know about wireless standards to pass CompTIA's Network+ exam?

    WWW = World Without Wires?

    Keeping your wireless standards straight is an important part of networking certifications.

  • What is the right certification to advance a young tech's security career?

    In the (Tech) Army Now

    Certification can get you started in IT security, but there may be a more important stepping stone.

  • CompTIA is seeking IT Hall of Fame nominees.

    The envelope, please: CompTIA seeks nominations for 2015 IT Hall of Fame induction

    ‘Tis the season to be … honored for your contribution to the world of technology and computers. There’s a Hall of Fame for just about every field of personal or professional endeavor. Professional athletes and rock musicians have well known Halls of Fame, of course …

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  • Use security passwords to protect your online transactions.

    Best Computing Practices 101: Improve your password security

    Is your most terrifying dark secret that you’ve used the same password on every website you’ve visited for the past 10 years? Are you worried about the security of your financial, e-mail and social media accounts?

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  • There's an emerging role third party risk management professionals in IT, and soon there will be a certification to match.

    New third party risk management cert to debut in January

    It’s rare in 2014 for any business entity to conduct all of its operations using only its own resources and personnel. For many firms, it takes business partners, often called “third party” partners, to get things done. Whether it’s a bank that uses vendor-managed cloud services to store and analyze its data, or a supermarket …

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  • Career guidance SQUARE

    Seeking career guidance and certification advice from strangers

    Numerous times over the years I have seen posts from individuals on forums asking for suggestions on which certification track they should pursue to kick-start their career. Sometimes these are from people looking to change careers, but more often I see posts from recent graduates. For the most part, the posts could be reduced to …

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  • Utah Valley University is preparing to launch a graduate certificate in cybersecurity.

    Utah college prepares to launch post-grad cybersecurity certificate

    There’s ongoing debate in IT certification circles as to whether it’s more important for newly minted IT professionals to have a college degree or a fistful of certifications. There are strong feelings on both sides of the question …

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  • How much do you know about hybrid cloud? Would you like to know more?

    To hybrid or not to hybrid: What’s your best cloud computing option?

    I’ve heard it a hundred times: Should I store my files in my Dropbox account or in my Cloud account? Isn’t The Cloud better since it is more modern than Dropbox? I begin to tremble with fury at the marketing departments that have turned The Cloud into something arcane and elusive.

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  • Cisco is making its old certification website look new again.

    New coat of paint, better user experience at Cisco Learning Network

    We’ve all been there. The relationship has gotten a little stale. It’s time to spice things up. You need a new style, something a little daring, a bit more fresh. You try a few things on, maybe twirl in front of the mirror. Inevitably, the question arises:

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  • Cyber security awareness is a year-round necessity.

    October is over, but cyber security awareness should be a year-round concern

    Most of you probably know or have at least heard of “No-Shave November,” even those of you who are pretty handy with a razor. Most fellows who gleefully participate probably aren’t even aware that the entire point of “Movember” is to raise awareness and support for various men’s health issues such as prostate cancer.

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  • Even Harry Potter can benefit from using cloud computing.

    CompTIA forecasts business evolution in latest annual cloud computing survey

    So when you got out of bed this morning and got ready for work, did the Cloud help you shave, tie your shoes, find your car keys and hand you a breakfast burrito on your way out the door? First of all, no because the Cloud doesn’t have hands and can’t hold a razor. (And please 

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  • Encryption is an important foundational IT security technology.

    Exploring encryption: Know the basics of an important IT security standard

    Encryption is one of the most powerful tools available to security professionals seeking to protect sensitive information from unauthorized disclosure. It is the driving force behind the security of networks, web applications, messaging, mobile devices and many other critical technologies. Successful IT professionals are familiar with the technology and ways to apply it appropriately to …

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