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Microsoft and Global Knowledge Help Organizations Maximize Technology Adoption by Attacking Skills Gaps Head On

Article | June 14, 2019

In 2019, Microsoft has thoughtfully adapted their curriculum to boost Azure skills adoption. And to further speed up Azure consumption, Global Knowledge has stepped in to support Microsoft’s evolution and their new strategy. We’re fighting change with change. And here’s how we did it.

Why Instructor-Led Training is More Critical Than Ever in Our Distraction-Heavy World

Article | June 14, 2019

Instructor-led training (ILT) allows the student to attend a live class taught by a subject matter expert they can interact with. When you need to gain skills that provide a high benefit or pose a critical risk to your business, instructor-led training guarantees your highest chance of success.  

How To Not Be Your Own Worst Enemy At Work

Article | June 10, 2019

Five tips for staying above the office drama that could cost you your job.

Why You Should Care About Private Group Training

Article | May 30, 2019

The benefit of Private Group Training (PGT), particularly when it comes to high-priority or high-risk skills, is it gathers a group of like colleagues together in front of a subject matter expert. PGT, which can also be referred to as onsite training, coordinates the group, eliminating the disparity between co-worker skill sets.

Learning To Fly at Cisco Live 2019

Article | May 29, 2019

There’s a lot to experience whether you are a Cisco Live vet or newbie. Here are a few things I’m looking forward to seeing at Cisco Live 2019.

5 Most Popular IT Certifications for 2019

Article | May 13, 2019

While IT professionals are most likely to hold certifications in CompTIA and Microsoft, a greater percentage are pursuing credentials in AWS and Cisco in 2019. Here is a list of the five most sought-after IT certifications this year.

Why Now Is the Right Time to Combine ITIL® 4 and Project Management

Article | May 09, 2019

For organizations with the willingness to get in shape and regain their corporate vitality, combining and aligning best practice frameworks is a sure way to achieve that goal. Admittedly, it takes work. Combining ITIL® 4 and project management should be high on your list.

Rising IT Skills Gaps Coincide with Drop in Instructor-Led Training Attendance

Article | April 22, 2019

As IT professionals gravitate away from classroom training and toward on-demand courses and e-learning, IT skills gaps have spiked. Instructor-led training is still the best option to fill critical skills needs and shouldn't be pushed aside entirely for more convenient and cost-effective options.

The 10 Most Important IT Skills for 2019

Article | April 12, 2019

With skills gaps plaguing the industry, these 10 skills are must-haves for all IT departments. It’s no coincidence that these skills make up a large percentage of the IT skills gap across the industry. Decision-makers are struggling to fill these job roles. The positions also pay well because of a lack of qualified professionals. If you’re looking to make an IT skills investment or start a new career path this year, these are the areas to consider.

A Question about “Hacking Back” — Is it Legal?

Article | April 09, 2019

Should an organization that is the victim of an intentional nefarious hacking activity resort to retaliation? It’s a question that has been gathering a lot of attention. Retaliating against bad actors might seem appealing, but what are the legal ramifications? In this article, find out if there is a legal precedent to "hacking back."

Balancing Your Metrics with ITIL®

Article | March 26, 2019

Learn about all of your options before choosing the path that works for our organization. Here we look at three of the common metrics questions and how ITIL® offers a balanced view for solving them.    

How ITIL® Differentiates Problems and Incidents

Article | March 26, 2019

What’s the difference between incidents and problems? This article explains the differences between these ITIL® concepts, how they are related, and why it matters.

Everything You Need to Know About the CISSP Exam Changes

Article | March 20, 2019

The CISSP (Certified Information System Security Practitioner) certification exam update in 2018 included a modest revision of the topics and a significant change to the testing process. Preparing for the CISSP exam has become more challenging. Here's everything you need to know about the changes.

How to Navigate the Transition to ITIL® 4

Article | March 19, 2019

Answer the questions posed in our ITIL Decision Tree to see if you should pursue ITIL 4. It’s easy-to-follow and no matter how you answer, it will provide a distinct next step for your ITIL journey.

CISSP Certification is an Indicator of Cybersecurity Expertise

Article | March 14, 2019

(ISC)2’s CISSP (Certified Information System Security Practitioner) is a widely desired indicator of cybersecurity knowledge, experience and excellence on the resume of many IT professionals. Learn how to prep for the most comprehensive and in-demand cybersecurity certification.

IT Professionals Sound Off in 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report

Article | March 11, 2019

IT professionals comment on all aspects of the tech industry in responses to Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Survey. Hot topics this year include training obstacles, skills gaps, leadership and digital transformation.

How ITIL® Skills Translate to the Workplace

Article | March 08, 2019

ITIL is the most sought-after certification among IT professionals—nearly one in five is ITIL-certified. Find out how ITIL students apply what they learned to their job.

How Blended Live Redefines Technology Training

Article | March 07, 2019

In the world of corporate technology training, blended or hybrid learning is a recent introduction. While a few learning providers have launched offerings, only Global Knowledge has implemented a solution—Blended Live—that utilizes the true potential of a blended learning delivery model.

15 Top-Paying IT Certifications for 2019

Article | Feb. 11, 2019

Based on survey responses from the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report, this year’s highest-paying certifications reveal a strong emphasis on particular topics, such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, networking and project management. In fact, cloud and project management dominate the top five spots.

#1 Gotcha When Selecting and Enrolling in a Course

Article | Feb. 06, 2019

To help set you up for training success, here are 4 tips to select the right instructor-led course.

ITIL is Updating: ITIL 4 Foundation Now Addresses Evolving Best Practices

Article | Feb. 04, 2019

The ITIL 4 update is the first since 2011, and will address the new processes, vocabulary, and methods used in modern IT, including DevOps, Agile, and Lean IT development.

4 Tips to Select a Course Like a Pro

Article | Feb. 02, 2019

Ask yourself these four questions and you'll pick the best course for your needs.

Bridge Your Knowledge from ITIL v3 to ITIL 4

Article | Feb. 01, 2019

ITIL® 4 Foundation Bridge is a new Global Knowledge course that addresses the specific needs of professionals who have already achieved the ITIL v3 Foundation certification and wish to upgrade to ITIL 4. 

Cisco Products that Strengthen Software-Defined Network Solutions

Article | Jan. 22, 2019

In support of software-defined networking, Cisco has introduced several products to strengthen networks and meet the increased demand for flexible and cost-efficient solutions. The Cisco SDN solution in the data center is ACI. Outside the data center the primary Cisco solution is DNA.

Accelerate Your Path to Cisco Routing and Switching Certification

Article | Jan. 17, 2019

The CCNAX - CCNA Routing and Switching Boot Camp is a great option to obtain Cisco Routing and Switching skills while pursuing the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. 

What is Software-Defined Networking?

Article | Jan. 15, 2019

Software-defined networking (SDN) is a solution that will enable your organization to meet the demands of network programmability and automation. The result will be greater network agility to support new applications while complying with increasing security needs.

10 Certification Exam Tips and Tricks from the Experts

Article | Jan. 14, 2019

Global Knowledge subject matter experts know certification exams inside and out. They understand the study methods and test-taking techniques that pay off the most when it’s exam time. Here are 10 certification exam tips and tricks, directly from our experts and Certification Prep Guides, that will best position you for certification success.

There’s Nothing Average About a Global Knowledge Instructor

Article | Jan. 11, 2019

Do you remember that teacher that made the most difficult concepts easy to understand? The one who amazed you with their complete understanding of the subject matter. We remember those teachers too and the concepts they imparted on us. We know that a good teacher can have a lifelong impact on their students. That’s why we employ only the best and brightest instructors at Global Knowledge.

Take a More Hands-On Approach with Digital Training

Article | Jan. 08, 2019

Convenience remains an alluring course feature today, as students migrate from traditional classroom environments to digital learning.

ICND1 is the Starting Point for all Cisco Technologies and Careers

Article | Dec. 19, 2018

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in Cisco technologies or acquiring a Cisco career certification, all paths begin with ICND1 v3.0 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1.

Why Initial and Ongoing Training are Solutions for IT Skills Gaps

Article | Dec. 07, 2018

As organizations struggle to balance budgets and prioritize training, skills gaps are growing—75% of North American decision-makers report existing skills shortages. And the impacts are potentially disastrous. With so much on the line, initial and ongoing training are instrumental to project and organizational success.

Top Tech Trends and Predictions for 2019

Article | Dec. 03, 2018

Global Knowledge subject matter experts predict the top trends for 2019 in cloud, cybersecurity, networking and IT training.

Tech the Halls: 12 Must-Have Tech Toys for 2018

Article | Nov. 12, 2018

We asked our resident Global Knowledge techies for their favorite gadgets of 2018. You’ll notice that our list covers a wide swath of tech toys, from video cameras, to wearable speakers, to a banana phone (You never knew you wanted one until now). Here’s our list of the 12 must-have tech toys this year.

12 Challenges Facing IT Professionals

Article | Nov. 04, 2018

Here are 12 main IT challenges for information technology management and staff. Since each organization is unique in how it functions and where it places its priorities, these are offered in no particular order. The top IT issues include new technology, cloud, big data, virtualization, BYOD and BYOA, shadow IT, boomers, energy efficiency, user systems, interoperability, creating value and social networks. After a brief comment on each IT challenge, you’ll find one or more suggestions for dealing with that situation.

18 IT and Business Certifications Worth Having

Article | Nov. 02, 2018

A certification is more than a gold star. It’s more than a pat on the back or a “job well done.” Obtaining a professional certification is an indication that you’re an expert. It’s proof to employers, peers and even yourself that you speak and think in a specific language. It comes with the expectation that co-workers and decision-makers will call on you for advice and insight. Your experience and expertise will be key to a business’ growth in the face of internal and external changes.

10 Benefits of IT Certification for You (and Your Employer)

Article | Nov. 01, 2018

A certification demonstrates your dedication, motivation and technical knowledge on a specific platform. Once you earn an IT certification, you join a select group of individuals - a peer group with demonstrated skills. Having a certification shows that you not only possess comprehensive knowledge of that technology but you also care enough about your own career to spend the time and money to get certified. Remember: You are your own best career manager!

10 Certifications That Really Mean Something

Article | Nov. 01, 2018

How do you measure the experience and knowledge of an IT professional? One way is through certifications. Earning any certification is a notable achievement, though not all certifications carry the same perceived worth.

Top 10 Certifications with Staying Power

Article | Nov. 01, 2018

IT is a very fast changing industry – what is hot today may be a tiny niche market in only a few years and lesser known things may turn out to be huge trends. That having been said, there are many certifications that will be around for a long time. However, this does not imply that recertification and/or continuing education credits are not required to maintain certification. Predicting the future is always challenging, including in IT, but these certifications are good bets.

IT Horror Stories

Article | Oct. 31, 2018

If you work in IT, chances are you have your very own IT horror story. Who are we kidding? Chances are you have several IT horror stories. In honor of Halloween, we asked for the worst of the worst - the one your IT buddies tell their IT buddies. We got some good ones too. It was tough, but we compared the stories and narrowed it down to our three favorites who we present here for your (scary) reading enjoyment.

Three Key Areas ITIL® 4 Addresses

Article | Oct. 22, 2018

Digital transformation means different things to different people. One fact they all agree on is that the capability needed to manage this new paradigm will lead to new ways of working, new skills, new technology and embracing more collaborative ways of co-creating value. That challenge has been the driving force for the latest iteration of ITIL®.