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18 IT and Business Certifications Worth Having

Article | Sep. 10, 2019

Here are 18 certification options, in no particular order, that are worth your effort based on site searches, feedback from subject matter experts and data in the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report.

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

White Paper | Sep. 05, 2019

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 | Sep. 05, 2019

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 | Sep. 05, 2019

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.

IT Certifications: 5 New Realities

Article | Aug. 27, 2019

The value of IT certifications has grown considerably over the last decade. Examine the evolution of certification trends, see the top-paying certifications and learn how decision-makers are struggling to hire certified employees.

New and Emerging Certifications for 2019

Article | Aug. 10, 2019

Looking ahead at new and emerging certifications provides insight into the areas deemed valuable in the IT industry. If you are an early adopter or in a position where you need to show that you have the bleeding-edge expertise of a technology, this list of recent and upcoming certifications is for you. 

Top 10 Highest-Paying Microsoft Certifications

Article | July 16, 2019

Lots of great information comes out of Global Knowledge’s annual IT Skills and Salary Report. Not least of which are the reported salaries for those who have earned Microsoft certifications—the ultimate barometer for a Microsoft professional’s market rate.

15 Top-Paying IT Certifications for 2019

Article | July 08, 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.

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.

How to Troubleshoot Group Policy in Windows 10

Webinar – Recorded | June 06, 2019

In this live excerpt from Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10 (M10982), Windows 10 expert and Microsoft Certified instructor, John Panagakos, will lead you through one of the most popular modules in this course.

Taking Advantage of Microsoft PowerShell

Webinar – Recorded | May 30, 2019

IT administration tasks have usually required manual, point and click operations.  Those days are gone; not only is manual action no longer necessary, but your IT technologists can’t afford the time to manually do what can be easily automated and taken off their plate.

Accelerating with Ansible

Webinar – Recorded | March 28, 2019

Watch John Walter, Solution Architect for Red Hat's Training and Certification team as he discusses the emergence of radically simple Ansible automation and answers your questions.

Develop Your Skills with Unlimited Access to Red Hat Online Learning

Webinar – Recorded | Jan. 31, 2019

The Red Hat® Learning Subscription delivers 12-months of unlimited access to all Red Hat Online Training courses. The Standard RHLS subscription is a higher tier with access to 5 certification exams and up to 2 retakes.

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.

Exploring the Upgrade from VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage 6.5 to 6.7

Webinar – Recorded | Dec. 13, 2018

VMware vSphere: ICM 6.7 is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center. The recent update from 6.5 brings important new features and enhancements.

What’s Next For Your Azure Certification Journey

Webinar – Recorded | Dec. 06, 2018

The way Microsoft certifies Azure skills has changed. In this recorded webinar, we’ll cover what these changes mean for your Azure Certification path.

10 IT CERTIFICATIONS EMPLOYERS LOOK FOR

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.

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.

Six Tips for Passing a Microsoft Certification Exam (from Someone Who Hates Taking Tests)

Article | July 17, 2018

Prepping for a Microsoft certification exam? Global Knowledge's own Tracy Wallace has you covered with these six tips for passing any Microsoft exam.

Five Surprising Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Microsoft Azure

Article | June 04, 2018

Moving capabilities to a cloud provider such as Microsoft Azure is pretty straightforward. However, given the depth and breadth of service offerings provided by Azure, it’s easy to miss the product’s less obvious capabilities. If you're implementing a Microsoft Azure cloud platform, you'll want to consider these five services to save time, money, and your sanity.

Are you new to Office 2016? Here’s the Quick Start you need

Article | April 24, 2018

Office 2016 is full of features that will make you even more productive and efficient. Create better charts more quickly in Excel, enhance your PowerPoint presentations with improved animated transitions, find out how Outlook Groups are more effective for team communication than a distribution list, and much more.

10 New Excel 2016 Features You Need to Know About

Article | March 27, 2018

If your organization has upgraded to Office 2016 or Office 365, you now have access to Excel 2016. Now what? Are there any new features? The answer is yes, especially if you need business intelligence tools and new ways to present your data.

7 New Features of Excel 2016 You Need to Know About

Article | March 27, 2018

If your organization has upgraded to Office 2016 or Office 365, you now have access to Excel 2016. Now what? Are there any new features? The answer is yes, especially if you need business intelligence tools and new ways to present your data.

A Guide to Concept Training Methodology

Article | Feb. 19, 2018

When Global Knowledge and ctc TrainCanada joined forces in August 2017, Global Knowledge added Concept Training, an innovative and industry-leading training methodology, to course deliveries. Going forward, when you take a Microsoft Office course with us, you’ll get to experience our Concept Training methodology. But what does that really mean?

Top-Paying IT Certifications for 2018

Article | Jan. 15, 2018

Topping this year’s list is ISACA with four IT certifications, followed by AWS, Cisco and Citrix. Our 2018 IT Skills & Salary Report also shows trending areas in cybersecurity, cloud computing, and business—demonstrating what skills you need to become a more valuable and higher-paid IT professional.

NTFS Vs. Share Permissions Best Practices

Article | Sep. 19, 2017

Most of us have heard of “oversharing” in the social sense (i.e. giving out too many details of your personal life), but how about “undersharing” in the Windows Server realm? What does that even mean? Well, I sort of just made that up, but it does actually make some sense when you think about it in terms of creating a Windows Share that doesn’t provide enough permissions.

IT Certifications: 5 New Realities – A Decade of IT Trends, Part I

Article | Aug. 08, 2017

Certifications are now considered the pinnacle of achievement in the tech industry. That’s a huge change in perspective from a decade ago when many IT professionals still didn’t understand the merit of certification.

In the Trenches: Eight Tips-n-Tricks For Microsoft Windows Group Policy

Article | April 08, 2017

This article will serve as an important reference in optimizing and stabilizing your Group Policy Deployment.

Why Upgrade to Windows Server 2016?

Article | Oct. 18, 2016

On September 26, 2016, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016. We already have a taste of what the user interface looks like from Windows 10. In actuality, there are a few other features that Windows 10 picked up first, such as PowerShell 5.0 and the latest version of Hyper-V, that are also part of Windows Server 2016. Many other heavy-hitting server-only features will be here soon.

Microsoft On-Demand Demo

Video | June 17, 2016

Experience a new way to master official Microsoft skills Watch the video above to see why the Microsoft On-Demand experience outperforms other on-demand learning options on the market. In less than 90 seconds, view a demonstration of all Microsoft On-Demand features including HD-quality streaming videos, hands-on live labs, assessments and 24/7 mentoring. Microsoft On-Demand is available as individual digital training courses for three months or as the complete Microsoft Total Access Collection of all applicable courses for 12 months.

2016 Microsoft Skills: New Ways to Get Them

Webinar – Recorded | March 23, 2016

Businesses and IT organizations have changed radically and rapidly over the last five years. Microsoft and other technology companies are driving innovation by providing products that change the way all organizations work—products like Microsoft Office 365, Skype for Business and Azure. Of course, that means the skills required to support these new IT models and products are changing too. The big challenge facing today’s IT pros is how to stay ahead. Lifelong learners have a lot of options, so choosing how you train is more important than ever.

The Three Rs for Recovery in Windows 8: Refreshing, Resetting, and Restoring

Webinar – Recorded | Jan. 20, 2016

Join us for a detailed, hour-long webinar in which Microsoft Windows expert and Global Knowledge instructor Jeff Peters will review and demonstrate the key tools needed to rescue a problematic computer. He will explore the ins and outs of the powerful Windows 8 Reset, Refresh, and Restore options, enabling you not only to get your business running smoothly again with minimal troubleshooting, but also to save the day for you and your end users.

Microsoft On-Demand

Video | Jan. 14, 2016

There's a new Microsoft training solution available to fit your demanding schedule. Flexible, on-demand training designed to help you acquire the skills you need when you want them. Available via individual courses for three months or as a complete collection for 12 months.

What BI Architects and Admins Need to Know about SAP BusinessObjects BI4

Article | Jan. 12, 2016

I’d like to share some best practices for training BI administrators and architects in your organization. Because they will ultimately lead a major BI upgrade, administrators need training before a major project begins, not a few days or weeks before a go-live like other stakeholders. While there are many facets to upgrading your SAP BI system, I’m focusing on the need for BI architects and administrators to understand the BI4 platform’s new tools, new architecture and new monitoring capabilities.

New RHEL 7.1 Features Ease Business and IT Adoption

White Paper | Jan. 06, 2016

The recent Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 release offers a range of system-wide improvements. Whether you're new to RHEL or a veteran user, this white paper covers essential new tools and upgrades. Dynamic patching, in-place upgrades, easily configuring new deployments or monitoring entire systems represent some of the more significant changes. This white paper not only explores the significance of these modifications, it also provides useful examples, including diagrams and command lines for executing key tasks. RHEL 7.1 represents the first minor release of RHEL 7, which launched in June 2014 and will be supported for a 10-year life cycle.

Microsoft Training Exclusives: Global Knowledge

Video | Dec. 31, 2015

Global Knowledge brings you Microsoft training exclusives—twelve months of access to resources designed to help you retain your knowledge well after you take a class. Automatically included with any qualified Global Knowledge Microsoft course you take, these exclusives include: searchable indexed recordings, practice labs, 24/7 mentoring and support, and unlimited class retakes.If you are preparing for a Microsoft certification exam, or if you just need to gain and retain new skills, these always-ready tools and support will help you confidently develop your expertise.

How to Manage PowerShell Remote Access with SharePoint Server 2013

Article | Dec. 02, 2015

Have you ever been tasked to do a certain job, but were restricted or prevented from doing it because of the lack of tools or authorization? Many IT administrators who consult or attend training have stories to share about the impediments to using the full power of Windows PowerShell for automating system tasks. There are some ways around this. Although there are many options, we’ll focus on one technique for opening up the use of PowerShell for certain kinds of SharePoint administration.

IBM Cloud TechTalks (Part 4 of 4): Maximizing Business Agility with Cloud on a z System

Webinar – Recorded | Nov. 12, 2015

Cloud can be described as the ability for users to provision new environments and/or services in a self-service fashion backed by automation. z Systems use technologies that best allow us to apply the strengths of our platform to cloud methodologies while complying with industry standards and preserving the security and manageability of our platform. This enables us to use the strengths of z Systems scalable multitenant architecture for on-premise cloud deployments. z Systems can also expose valuable enterprise services in a secure manner that feels native to mobile and Web application developers, enabling organizations to use enterprise services on z Systems with a frictionless experience for distributed developers.

A Survey of IBM Power Systems Initiatives in Large-Scale Computing

White Paper | Oct. 23, 2015

The amount of data being produced does not seem to show any sign of slowing; if anything, it may in fact be exceeding projected growth rates. As these absolute limitations on raw hardware capacity begin to be felt, the importance of looking at all of the aspects of a computing infrastructure in order to tackle the future's truly large-scale computing demands, is imperative. This white paper examines how IBM's initiatives like Linux, Cloud Manager with OpenStack and the OpenPower Foundation IBM are meeting this challenge.

Red Hat Taste of Training - RH124

Video | Oct. 15, 2015

Red Hat Taste of Training - RH124

Red Hat Taste of Training - RH442

Video | Oct. 15, 2015

Red Hat Taste of Training - RH442

What's New in Windows 10

Webinar – Recorded | Oct. 15, 2015

Whether you've already upgraded to Windows 10 or you're interested to learn more, this webinar will help familiarize you with the major updates and features. Join Microsoft instructor, John Panagakos, for an hour-long webinar that will dive into the exciting new features Windows 10 has to offer.

Red Hat Taste of Training - JB248

Video | Sep. 17, 2015

Red Hat Taste of Training - JB248

Red Hat Taste of Training - JB348

Video | Sep. 17, 2015

Red Hat Taste of Training - JB348

Taste of Training: Red Hat System Administration II

Video | Sep. 10, 2015

Building on command line skills for Linux administrators.

Taste of Training: RHCE Rapid Track Course

Video | Sep. 10, 2015

Fast track to RHCE certification for senior Linux system administrators

Key Benefits in Global Knowledge's Microsoft Windows 7 and Server 2008 Boot Camps

Video | Sep. 03, 2015

Mark Morgan is a Global Knowledge Senior Instructor. He has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years and has taught Microsoft courses for Global Knowledge since 2000. In this video clip, Mark discusses the top differentiators in Global Knowledge's Windows 7 and Server 2008 Boot Camps.

Using Asset Intelligence to Review Installed Software on System Center 2012 R2

Video | Sep. 03, 2015

Global Knowledge instructor Mark Baugher discusses how to use System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to report on installed software on computers.

Insider Tips on Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Webinar – Recorded | Aug. 20, 2015

In this hour-long webinar, Global Knowledge course director Brian Egler will examine key new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 that demonstrate how it provides automatic end-to-end security, seamless generation of business analytics and elastic integration of data in the cloud.

Are You Ready for Microsoft SQL Server 2016?

White Paper | Aug. 19, 2015

With Microsoft SQL Server 2016, you can distribute your data to the cloud using the Stretch Database feature to improve local access while allowing cloud access to large amounts of historical data. You can also provide transparent end-to-end security using Always Encrypted technology and track changes automatically through temporal data. Download this white paper to learn why these features and more make SQL Server 2016 Microsoft's most important release to date.

Red Hat Taste of Training - RH134

Video | Aug. 13, 2015

Red Hat Taste of Training - RH134

Taste of Training: Red Hat System Administration III

Video | Aug. 06, 2015

Advanced skills for the experienced Linux administrator.

Taste of Training: RHCSA Rapid Track Course

Video | Aug. 06, 2015

Fast track to RHCSA for experienced system administrators

Getting the Most Out of Windows PowerShell

White Paper | July 08, 2015

PowerShell is the perfect tool for capturing the best practices that your IT staff already implements manually, and transforms that with scripting. It provides the ability to cross-reference information from a variety of different sources, and apply custom solutions that marshal your unique resources to solve the problems you face. The tool is easy to learn, included for free with all your Windows OSs, and provides enormously rich possibilities to grow skills over time.

Office 365: An Introductory Guide

White Paper | June 12, 2015

Microsoft Office 365 has a vast array of features to explore. A rich administration interface, streamlined security, and versatile migration options make this one of the most interesting products when it comes to an SaaS public cloud solution.

How to Use Microsoft PowerShell 4.0 More Effectively

Video | June 11, 2015

Global Knowledge instructor Mark Baugher shares three quick tips on how to use Microsoft PowerShell 4.0 more effectively: Discoverability using the Get cmdlet, dot notation and pipeline.

Managing Hyper-V with PowerShell for the GUI-Bound Administrator

White Paper | June 05, 2015

In this paper, we explore the basic usage of PowerShell in the pursuit of automating the management of Hyper-V deployments. This paper is targeted to IT professionals who have been "GUI-bound" to their management interfaces and have been working with or are embarking on the journey of Hyper-V administration. We'll explore the usage of Hyper-V specific cmdlets with the intent of ultimately being able to include multiple cmdlets in a "script" to allow for pushing one button and accomplishing the combined actions of many multiple mouse clicks in the GUI. No more repetitive tasks!

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Training for Developers

Video | June 04, 2015

Interested in SharePoint 2013 developer training?  Learn from SharePoint instructor Tracy Wallace, if you're ready and which SharePoint 2013 developer class you should take.

Tech Skills Heading the Way of the Dinosaur: 2015 Edition

Special Report | June 01, 2015

When we learn a concept for the first time, the newness of it tends to become embedded with the learning process. We remember the new idea's significance and forever after remember it as new. The initial impact of a discovery can prevent the concept from aging. At the same time, we realize how quickly technology advances. Is it time to evolve your expertise?

The Current IT Landscape

White Paper | May 13, 2015

IT architecture is undergoing a period of rapid change and evolution. With this change comes enormous opportunity for professionals who are not just deep in a single technology but deeply conversant in several and who can join these technologies together to meet the needs of today's enterprise. The Red Hat Certified Architect program provides a credential that represents these skills and knowledge. Through a combination of flexible requirements and recommended concentrations, Red Hat is providing a path for professionals to advance their careers and for its subscription customers to find the right architect.

Five Simple Symbols You Should Know to Unlock Your Powershell Potential

White Paper | May 06, 2015

Unless you know the meanings of the five symbols regularly used in PowerShell, they can obscure the purpose and actions of a PowerShell script. There will always be new cmdlets to decipher. Each new operating system release and application version will include new and useful cmdlets along with new parameters for existing cmdlets. You can't memorize them all, but with the basic knowledge of these particular symbols, you should be well equipped to follow the logic of many scripts.

Creating and Configuring New File Systems

Video | April 09, 2015

With ever increasing demands for storage, system administrators often find themselves needing to add new storage to servers. This video provides step-by-step examples of how to partition, format, and mount new storage space using Linux.

Recruit great talent. Red Hat Certifications

Video | April 09, 2015

Recruit great talent. Red Hat Certifications

Backing Up Servers to the Microsoft Cloud

White Paper | April 07, 2015

For cloud-based data backup, Microsoft Azure Backup is well suited for the ends of the company-size spectrum: small companies that don't have many servers, and large companies that will integrate it with System Center Data Protection Manager.

Top 5 Ways Dynamic Access Control Provides Flexibility in Windows Server 2012

Article | March 23, 2015

Dynamic Access Control (DAC) in Windows Server 2012 lets you manage access to documents in ways that go beyond classic NTFS (New Technology File System) permissions. For example, if you want to allow a set of users in an office across the country or across the globe read-only access to files relating to the Wind Turbine Project, DAC can do the job.

Microsoft Service Manager Simplified

White Paper | March 11, 2015

Through the use of automation, compliance, self-service portal, and standardization, Microsoft's System Center Service Manager can support the best practices found in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF). Service Manager also has built-in processes for Incident and Problem management, Change and Configuration management as well as Asset Lifecycle Management.

Hyper-V Replicas in Windows Server 2012

White Paper | Feb. 27, 2015

One of the most significant new features in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is the Hyper-V Replica (HVR) capability. Whether you are considering this for your own organization or just prepping for your Windows Server 2012 MCSA, this white paper presents the essentials of deploying this disaster recovery feature.

New Microsoft Certifications and What They Mean to You

Video | Feb. 05, 2015

Ben Watson, Global Knowledge's Senior Director of Product Management, discusses Microsoft's changes in certifications and how it affects training for Microsoft certification exams.

Bash Shell Tips and Tricks

Video | Jan. 29, 2015

The Bash shell is a powerful tool for managing Linux servers. This video offers a number of tips and tricks for using Bash to help make working on the Linux command-line easier and faster. It explores time saving tools like tab completion, command history, and brace expasion as well as how to combine commands together to create powerful new tools using piping.

Managing Windows Libraries

Video | Jan. 26, 2015

In this video, instructor Glenn Weadock explains the Windows 7 library concept and how it replaces the traditional "My Documents" user profile folder by adding the Public profile to the user profile.

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit Version 9.x

White Paper | Dec. 16, 2014

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an free inventory, assessment, and reporting tool from that helps you assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs.

Configuring and Using PKI in Your Microsoft Network

White Paper | Dec. 09, 2014

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) can become a fairly complex environment and deployment, as it involves multiple components that all need to work together smoothly. Understanding the theory of how it all works will help in building a solid foundation for this complex technology in your organization. Although there is always something new to learn in PKI, this white paper gives you a great overview of the core configuration of your Microsoft CAs.

Microsoft Certification Exams, No Testing Center Required

Article | Oct. 17, 2014

Having options in life is usually a good thing. Do you want a cheeseburger or pizza for lunch? Water or sweet tea? And, if you’re going to take a Microsoft certification exam, do you prefer to take it at a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center or in the comfort of your own home or office?

PowerVm Virtualization Essentials

White Paper | Oct. 09, 2014

PowerVM is the virtualization environment for AIX, Linux, and IBM i running on the IBM POWER hardware platform. This white paper provides an overview of PowerVM concepts, architecture, terminology, and capabilities.

Build Your Microsoft Skills with Global Knowledge Boot Camps

Video | Sep. 11, 2014

More challenging Microsoft certification exams require the demanding Microsoft boot camps at Global Knowledge. Rebuilt from the ground up to provide students all the study tools needed to master the Microsoft skills needed to certify and succeed.

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Training for Administrators

Video | Sep. 11, 2014

Interested in SharePoint 2013 administrator training?  Learn from SharePoint instructor Tracy Wallace, if you're a good candidate and which SharePoint 2013 administrator class you should take.

Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC)

Video | Sep. 02, 2014

In this video, instructor Charles Strother does a quick overview of what is needed to install a Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) in a Windows Server 2008 environment.

Upgrading from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013

Video | Aug. 07, 2014

If you're running SharePoint 2010, learn how SharePoint 2013 is different and what you'll need to learn to deploy it effectively.

Managing Storage with the Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

Video | July 31, 2014

The Logical Volume Manager (LVM) is a powerful tool for managing storage on Linux servers. This video provides an overview of how LVM works and explores several ways that LVM makes storage management easier and more flexible. Examples include how to expand storage capacity on the fly using LVM and resize2fs, and how to migrate data from local storage to a storage area network (SAN) without downtime using pvmove.

ReportBuilder 3.0

Video | July 24, 2014

In this video, you will learn about the latest version of ReportBuilder available in SQL Server 2008 R2.