• 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 …

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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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  • Gamification may soon have an impact on certification.

    Playing games with certification: An idea whose time has come?

    Gamers are problem solvers at heart. They just solve problems that are a little out-of-the-ordinary, like jumping on a turtle’s head and then kicking its shell into an oncoming line of ambulatory mushrooms that are spoiling for a fight. The mushrooms go flying and the fight is averted. Problem solved! Even if you go into plumbing, however, …

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  • Big data could help your firm get big $$.

    New IBM big data certification introduced at Insight 2014 event

    If you had a nickel for every datum in your company’s cloud, then you could probably build the Great Wall of China out of nickels. Several times. Only, what if you really did have a nickel for every datum? It’s an idea whose time has come, and it’s at the heart of the hue and …

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  • Free Wifi

    A guide to wireless standards for CompTIA Network+ candidates

    We’ve looked at some of the wireless networking related topics that appear on CompTIA’s Network+ certification exams (both the current N10-005 exam and the upcoming N10-006) in other articles. To finish that topic, the focus this month is on wireless standards and what you need to know …

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