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How to Build a Winning Cybersecurity Team

White Paper | Jan. 15, 2021

Based on the insight and relationships developed over many years, Global Knowledge has developed a best practices model of a superior cybersecurity organization—bringing our research and experience to bear and validating against hundreds of organizations, from the largest to the smallest. In studying world-class cybersecurity organizations, Global Knowledge discovered several critical characteristics that successful cybersecurity organizations all seem to share. So how does an organization like yours build a winning cybersecurity team? Let’s find out.

How to Deal with Six Types of Difficult Coworkers

White Paper | Jan. 06, 2021

It’s inevitable. At some point in your career, you’ll find yourself working alongside individuals who fall into the general category of “Difficult People.” The effects these people can have on an organization vary greatly but usually involve many problems for the team. This white paper describes some of the more common types of difficult people and provides you with tips on how to handle them.

The Tools and Techniques Useful in Quality Planning, Assurance and Control

White Paper | Jan. 06, 2021

When creating products, providing services and achieving results, consistency is the goal of quality management. This white paper gives you a basic overview of the tools and techniques you need for quality planning and quality assurance. Learn which resources help you to evaluate programs, prioritize objectives or discover problem areas. Featured within this white paper are Kaoru Ishikawa’s seven quality tools which include flowcharts, histograms and cause-and-effect diagrams. 

Three Steps to Ensure the Success of Your IT Projects

White Paper | Jan. 06, 2021

Projects are often complex, made up of a large number of moving pieces and bring numerous challenges. But, by using the three key steps mentioned in this white paper during your project planning and execution phases, your ability to achieve success is greatly enhanced. The steps enable you to identify stakeholders, manage requirements and set a course for achievable expectations.

A Complete Guide: How to Become Certified in Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

White Paper | Oct. 21, 2020

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your certification exam. 

The Role of Critical Thinking in Problem Analysis

White Paper | Oct. 13, 2020

Critical thinking allows us to take control of our thinking rather than letting it become hijacked by convenience, mindset, assumptions and bias. This white paper will walk you through understanding the implications of inputs (data) and influences (bias) to the reasoning process. You will learn how to develop a questioning outlook and quality standards that will lead you to make more effective decisions.

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

White Paper | Oct. 10, 2020

What quality did the most influential leaders throughout history, such as Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, and Margaret Thatcher, all have in common? They were some of the greatest orators the world has ever known. Their communication skills were the tools with which they built up nations with strong foundations. They taught us that the most fundamental factor of success is without a doubt communication, and that strong communication is the pathway to strong leadership. Here you will find a breakdown of what makes an effective communicator and how you too can develop your leadership skills through communication.

Cyberwarfare: Origins, Motivations and What You Can Do in Response

White Paper | May 04, 2020

This cybersecurity white paper explores the origins and motivations of cyberwarfare, and provides actions you can take in response.

Why All the Buzz About Containers on AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure?

White Paper | March 02, 2020

Examine the evolution from physical servers to VMs to containers and the driving factors behind this change. Also review the available container management solutions on AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. 

A Complete Guide: How to Become Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control

White Paper | Feb. 04, 2020

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of ISACA’s Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your CRISC certification exam.

A Complete Guide: How to Become a Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate

White Paper | Feb. 03, 2020

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your certification exam.

A Complete Guide: How to Become a Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate

White Paper | Feb. 03, 2020

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the Microsoft Azure Developer Associate certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your certification exam.

A Complete Guide: How to Become a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert

White Paper | Feb. 03, 2020

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your certification exam.

A Complete Guide for How Organizations Buy Training

White Paper | Nov. 05, 2019

Learn how savvy organizations purchase training through numerous ways to maximize their budgets.

A Complete Guide: How to Become a Certified Information Security Manager

White Paper | Sep. 19, 2019

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your CISM certification exam.

CISSP Has Changed (Again): What it Means for Your Certification Prep

White Paper | Sep. 17, 2019

This white paper discusses the importance of the CISSP certification, identifies the changes in topics, reveals the complexity of the new testing format, and provides guidance for your preparations towards successfully passing the CISSP exam.

Mind the Gap: A Six Step Guide to Organizational Success

White Paper | Sep. 09, 2019

This e-book details the six steps along the learner’s journey. People are the heart of any organization and success can only be achieved when you develop the people who orchestrate technology and business processes. Learn how to identify and close skills gaps, select a training provider, evaluate success, and more.

The Skills Development Index™: What Type of Training Do You Need?

White Paper | Sep. 06, 2019

This white paper discusses the Global Knowledge Skills Development Index™ and how it can be used as a tool to help IT professionals identify the most important skill needs, select the appropriate training, and ultimately eliminate skills gaps.

Cisco’s Intent-Based Networking and the Journey to Software-Defined Networks

White Paper | Dec. 07, 2018

The traditional network engineering model of configuring one device at a time simply doesn’t scale to the growing needs of today’s network. Cisco's intent-based networks and software-defined networking solutions 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.

Build an IT Career with CompTIA Certifications

White Paper | Nov. 26, 2018

CompTIA has become one of the most recognized and respected names in IT certifications, from the first A+ back in the 1990s to today with over a dozen vendor-neutral certifications covering a variety of topics. At first glance, it may seem daunting trying to figure out which certifications you should pursue and what it takes to pass the exams. But do not fear! CompTIA has streamlined their certification process. Let this white paper be your guide along your CompTIA journey. We will explain the certifications, the order to take them, how to prepare for the exams and the details of the testing experience. 

A Complete Guide for How Government Agencies Can Buy Training

White Paper | Sep. 19, 2018

Learn how federal, state and local governments can streamline the procurement process when budgeting and purchasing training.

A Complete Guide: How to Become a Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect

White Paper | Aug. 30, 2018

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the current Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your GCP certification exam.

A Complete Guide: How to Become a Google Certified Professional Data Engineer

White Paper | Aug. 30, 2018

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the current Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Certified Data Engineer certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your GCP certification exam.

A Complete Guide: How to Become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

White Paper | Aug. 21, 2018

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the current MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your MCSE certification exam.

A Complete Guide: How to Become an AWS Certified Architect

White Paper | Aug. 21, 2018

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the current AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your AWS Architect certification exam.

A Complete Guide: How to Become an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator

White Paper | Aug. 21, 2018

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the current AWS SysOps Administrator certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your AWS SysOps Administrator certification exam.

A Complete Guide: How to Become Certified in CompTIA Cloud+ CVO-002

White Paper | Aug. 21, 2018

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the current CompTIA Cloud+ certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your CompTIA Cloud+ certification exam.

A Complete Guide: How to Become a Certified Project Management Professional

White Paper | Aug. 16, 2018

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the current Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your PMP certification exam.

How to Build a Pluggable IoT Pipeline in AWS

White Paper | July 23, 2018

As far as modern architectures go, there are few more complicated than an IoT pipeline. You’ve got to consider an ingestion layer (typically streaming) that may undergo manic load. You’ve got to think of data tagging, storage (probably across multiple engines), archival and access—both internal and external. And all of it has to scale like crazy, be as cost effective as possible, and use automation wherever it can. Oh, and your boss needs the IoT pipeline built by tomorrow. Short timelines? Tight budget? Unrealistic expectations? Unfortunately, these asks are realities for many cloud professionals. AWS knows this and is here to help.  

Playing the Joint Project Manager-Business Analyst Role

White Paper | May 15, 2018

Being able to play both roles of a project manager (PM) and a business analyst (BA) is a great skillset to have. Learn how to ensure your team gets what it needs in these two key roles so that you all can deliver successfully.

How Workplace Training Drives Success

White Paper | March 15, 2018

In the face of increasing skills gaps and the demands that digital transformation is placing on organizations, skilled IT works are a must. This white paper explains how Global Knowledge can help your organization build a more engaged, highly skilled workforce through IT training. It presents the findings of recent surveys, completed by more than 3,200 Global Knowledge students that have attended training within the past eight months. Learn the top benefits that organizations receive from training their employees, the expected productivity gain and much more

DevOps is the Missing Piece for Businesses that Demand Change

White Paper | Feb. 27, 2018

Building upon the IT best practices of Lean, Agile Scrum and IT Service Management, DevOps adds that “missing” layer to tie together the service lifecycle workflow across Development and Operations, while leveraging the latest in automation technology. Demand for skilled, open-minded, and collaborative professionals with DevOps knowledge is rapidly increasing. Are you ready for change?    

New Topics on the New Security+ SY0-501 Exam

White Paper | Jan. 25, 2018

It has been over three years since the last revision of the CompTIA Security+ exam back on May 1, 2014. In fall of 2017, the latest version, SY0-501, was released. This revamped exam retains the same six domains as established in SY0-401, which emphasizes security in three main areas: application, data, and host.

Guide to ITIL® Certifications and Tips for Exam Success

White Paper | Jan. 03, 2018

This certification and exam guide discusses the various ITIL® certifications and what they might mean to you, your organization, and your career, as well as provide important test-taking tips for the ITIL certification exams. ITIL certifications help individuals validate their ability to demonstrate skills from a foundational to a mastery level of IT service management. ITIL certification can often be a key differentiator in the marketplace as well.

How to Build a VMware vSphere 6.x Home Lab

White Paper | Dec. 12, 2017

Take your VMware vSphere training to the next level—set up your own training lab environment. This paper is broken down into three major sections: the hardware required, the VMware Workstation configuration, and installing vSphere and vCenter (vC).

Amazon Web Services: An Overview

White Paper | Dec. 04, 2017

Getting a clear understanding of what Amazon Web Services (AWS) is and how it can help your business can be a daunting task. The depth and breadth of AWS is significant, comprising over 100 services in dozens of data centers located in 16 Regions throughout the globe (with five more in the works). They offer computing, storage, networking, deployment, management, and a host of "supporting" services like queues, serverless functions, and e-mail. There's a great chance that AWS has more than a few products to help you work faster, smarter, and more cost effectively. So, where should you start?

A New Look at Subnetting an IP Address

White Paper | Nov. 29, 2017

The process of subnetting is both a mathematical process and a network design process. Mathematics drives how subnets are calculated, identified, and assigned. The network design and requirements of the organization drive how many subnets are needed and how many hosts an individual subnet needs to support. Binary basics and IPv4 address structure were covered in part one of this two-part paper.

10 Network Security Tools and Tests Everyone Should Use

White Paper | Nov. 28, 2017

Whether you are operating a home system, overseeing a small startup, or performing security governance for an enterprise, everyone can benefit from paying attention to security. This white paper provides a list of 10 security tools and tests that will help you check out suspicious issues and keep ahead of new risks and threats.

Understanding Google Cloud Platform: Architecture

White Paper | Nov. 20, 2017

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is Google’s public cloud offering comparable to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The difference is that GCP is built upon Google's massive, cutting-edge infrastructure that handles the traffic and workload of all Google users. There is a wide range of services available in GCP ranging from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to completely managed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). We will discuss the available infrastructure components and how they provide a powerful and flexible foundation on which to build your applications.

Analyzing a Decade of IT Trends

White Paper | Nov. 16, 2017

The Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report is a window into the inner workings of IT departments, revealing insights and opinions held by professionals around the world. For 10 years, we have surveyed over 120,000 men and women in IT about the state of the industry. With a decade of data at our fingertips, we analyzed 10 years’ worth of reports and noticed four major trending areas: certifications, salaries, cloud computing and cybersecurity.