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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.
This quick reference guide will highlight the various certification tracks to help you find your path through the EC-Council programs.
ISACA’s role is to help those in the field of cybersecurity get greater utilization out of the people already in the fold. This means enabling IT professionals to take a leadership role and increase their depth of knowledge. Greater skills validation translates to being better able to leverage yourself into leadership positions.
ISACA certifications are some of the most popular and highest-paying in the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report. Eleven percent of IT professionals in the United States and Canada are ISACA-certified, and their salaries are 12% above the North American average.
This year, CISSP-certified IT professionals have the third highest global salary ($116,573) and the 10th highest in North America ($123,815). This is nothing new—CISSP has ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. each year since 2015, even coming in first in 2018. CISSP is a top-paying certification year after year. But how has it remained so relevant and valuable?
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.
There are two types of networks: those that have been hacked and those that will be. To defend against hacks, cyber professionals can benefit greatly from ethical hacking programs.
Project Scope Management sets the foundation for the creation, development and successful delivery of a project. Learn about the project management process here.
Using Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS, enterprises can build an IT Security Platform capable of delivering protection against all stages of the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle. From Reconnaissance to Act on Objective, the PAN-OS Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) engine combines efficient throughput with maximum data protection. This recorded webinar will describe how the SP3 Architecture can increase network traffic visibility and enable you to control your environment.
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.
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.
After several decades on the market, the Project Management Professional® certification continues to be one of the most in-demand certifications worldwide. Learn how you can increase your salary, project success, and organizational value with this recorded webinar.
You don’t have to look far to discover how important security is in our organizations. No matter what role you play in your IT department, it is critical to have a foundational understanding of security. CompTIA’s Security+ certification continues to be a minimum standard for IT professionals around the world in a variety of industries.
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."
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.
(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.
Watch this recorded webinar as CompTIA’s chief technology evangelist and Global Knowledge’s federal sales director discuss how pentesting has morphed.
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.
Global Knowledge subject matter experts predict the top trends for 2019 in cloud, cybersecurity, networking and IT training.
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.
This video focuses on the roles and responsibilities of penetration testing job functions at successful cybersecurity organizations.
This video focuses on the roles and responsibilities of secure software development job functions at successful cybersecurity organizations.
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.
This video focuses on the roles and responsibilities of incident response and forensic analysis job functions at successful cybersecurity organizations.
This video focuses on the roles and responsibilities of secure devops and devsecops job functions at successful cybersecurity organizations.
This video focuses on the roles and responsibilities of identity and access management job functions at successful cybersecurity organizations.
For every organization, effective cybersecurity is reliant on a careful deployment of technology, processes and people. The Global Knowledge cybersecurity perspective features a three-tiered organizational matrix, ranging from foundational to expert skills, coupled with eight functional specializations that encompass the features of a successful cybersecurity organization.
This video focuses on the roles and responsibilities of governance, risk, and compliance job functions at successful cybersecurity organizations.
This video focuses on the roles and responsibilities of cybersecurity data loss prevention engineers at successful cybersecurity organizations.
This video focuses on the roles and responsibilities of cybersecurity architecture and policy job functions at successful cybersecurity organizations.
Understand how password length and complexity can make your passwords easy to guess or virtually impossible to bypass.
A mobile phone is just like a small computer, that can be hacked. Learn basic mobile phone security practices to lock down this potential entry point to your corporate systems.
The Cyber Risk landscape is rapidly evolving leaving Cybersecurity professionals dazzled and lost in prioritizing their cybersecurity needs. Limited budget and low cyber resilience lead organizations in adopting re-active defensive measures. In this webinar, we will go through a methodological approach for assessing top cyber-risks a typical enterprise might encounter. And will address different scenarios for mitigating, transferring, or avoiding encountered risks.
A firewall is a security tool which may be a hardware or software solution that is used to filter network traffic. Understand the basic functionality of a firewall where traffic is blocked or allowed to enter the network.
An incident is an event that could lead to loss of, or disruption to, an organization's operations, services or functions. Understand how an incident response team prepares, plans, and responds to a security breach.
The goal of risk management is to reduce risk down to an acceptable or tolerable level. Understand countermeasures, safeguards, and security controls that can be selected to eliminate or reduce risk.
Networks are under attack as hackers try to access systems to compromise or steal sensitive data and information. Understand the threats posed by malware, ransomware and social engineering.
The Target breach exposed the credit card information of 40 million customers and made huge international headlines. But, the entry point should have been the real story. No matter how solid a company’s cyber defense, they have to be concerned with their entire cybersecurity exposure, including supply, partner and support chains. In the Target case, there were errors throughout. It was a breach waiting to happen.
Technology trends such as these show no signs of abating, and IT administrators need to be prepared. Having a well-rounded and versatile team of IT practitioners is becoming increasingly necessary. In the following article, we examine five key skills that every IT department should have covered, regardless of the size of the company.
Cybersecurity has matured into a complex and diverse set of functions. Each of these functional specializations represent different roles requiring different knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Cloud and virtualization technologies have spawned a whole ecosystem of applications. But like any powerful technology, they can be used for bad as well as good. This session reviews the top 10 most common mistakes made in cloud and virtualization security.
Have you been afraid to implement PowerShell in your environment because of security fears? The reality of PowerShell security doesn’t always match the perception. When compared to other scripting languages, PowerShell is actually more secure by default.
Despite a growing awareness and preparation for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, the overall arc of DDoS attacks is not weakening, but actually gaining more attention from the companies and personnel who have experienced these threats first-hand.
In the digital age, people and intellectual property have supplanted physical assets as the most important criteria for determining the value of an organization. It is the employees who develop the next big product or improve the practices, processes, services and internal culture that add significant value to an organization.
Google takes security to a whole new level thanks to their years of experience as one of the most popular targets on the internet for would-be hackers and denial of service bots. This led Google to build a sophisticated security infrastructure the likes of which few companies or organizations can claim. Google approaches security holistically and involves everything from the physical data centers, to the data pipelines between them, down to the training of each employee that is responsible for managing the infrastructure.
Consider how many financial transactions are performed on the Internet everyday. Protecting all this data is of upmost importance. Cryptography can be defined as the process of concealing the contents of a message from all except those who know the key. Cryptography can be used for many purposes, but there are two types of cryptographic algorithms you need to understand, symmetric and asymmetric. Symmetric uses a single key, whereas asymmetric uses two keys. What else is required to have a good understanding of cryptography? It’s important to start with an understanding of how cryptography relates to the basic foundations of security: authentication, integrity, confidentiality, and non-repudiation.
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.
If you have been a professional project manager for a number of years, then it is highly likely that you have considered earning your PMP credential. And why wouldn’t you? It is well known that the PMP certificate is not only a demonstration of your mastery of project management concepts, but it also shows that you have the dedication to take on a rigorous course of study. For some the task can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. The key to successfully navigating the exam process is to approach it like a project, which you already know how to do!
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.
Quality, as we know it today, is an accumulation of several concepts that together create a comprehensive approach to quality. The views of quality, as described in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and tested on the PMP® exam, focus primarily on the work of three major contributors: W. Edwards Deming, Joseph M. Juran and Philip B. Crosby.
Cybersecurity is the top technology investment area in North America and around the globe—with half of our survey respondents saying it’s a priority. It’s no longer a niche skill—every IT professional needs some cybersecurity knowledge.
So you want to be more agile, but is it possible in a waterfall world? The short answer is yes! Waterfall can be combined with principles of agility. The trick is to recognize how agile practices lead to organizational agility. Any organization can become more agile, but there are trade-offs that need to be considered. In this hour-long webinar, instructor and presenter Brian Egan will help you understand how to make agile work within your organization. In it you will learn: Agile best practices Discover how organizations can be more agile Agile vs. Waterfall: Discuss the pros and cons of each Dispense the myth that agile can only be used for software development Watch this webinar today and learn how and why your organization should become more agile! Recommended Agile Project Management courses: Introduction to Agile Agile Project Management Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Boot Camp
Driven by recent increases in cryptocurrency values, Cryptojacking is poised to be the center of conversation in 2018. It’s one of the latest innovations in hacking in which a victim’s computer is enlisted to mine cryptocurrency. Unlike ransomware, this attack steals processor cycles in an attempt to mine Monero and other currencies, typically without the user’s knowledge or consent. Watch this timely 1-hour webinar where we will discuss – A quick overview of cryptocurrencies. A walk-through of a typical attack. The economics of the attackers. Possible mitigation strategies to keep you and your organization safe. With miners trying to take advantage of the rising cryptocurrency industry, join us as we investigate this cyber-crime and learn how you can protect yourself and your organization. View our complete Cybersecurity curriculum for courses that help you build fundamental to advanced cybersecurity techniques, prepare for top industry-recognized certifications or master product-specific skills.
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.
Each year as the data from the Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Survey is put through the analysis process, certain trends become clearer. One of those is the prevalence of IT professionals who pursue certifications across multiple categories.
Right on schedule, PMI has announced the revision and update of the PMP exam that will roll out March 26, 2018. For those who are on their journey to certification, exam revisions can be stressful. In this hour-long webinar presented by Global Knowledge, our resident PMP-certified project manager Dan Stober will present information on the changes and how to prepare for the PMBOK 6th Edition PMP exam. This webinar will cover all aspects of the update, and start you on the road to success! What you will learn: How the new “Role of the Project Manager” chapter impacts you. Three new processes and their inputs, tools, techniques, and outputs. How the addition of four new sections per chapter benefits you as a project manager. Why PMI is changing and updating the PMP exam. Recommended Project Management Courses Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep Boot Camp Project Management Fundamentals IT Project Management Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Renewal Program
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.
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.
When it comes to cybersecurity, people are an organization’s greatest asset—after all cyber-attacks are people attacking people, not machines attacking machines. However, managing your cybersecurity team has its challenges and they are often more acute due to the worldwide skills shortage and the increasing sophistication of cyber criminals. In this 60-minute webinar, our panel of cybersecurity experts will discuss five unasked questions about cybersecurity people management like: Do cybersecurity certifications create flight risk? Do penetration testing and ethical hacking courses actually teach bad guys? Is cybersecurity a differentiator? Does it improve your organization’s position or make you a target? Do cybersecurity certifications really increase an individual’s earning potential? Should organizations “hack back”? Is it unethical to preemptively hack? Watch this webinar today as experts Dave Buster and Ross Casanova describe actionable steps you can take to navigate these minefields within your own team and organization. Related: Cybersecurity Certification Training
Whether or not you work in cybersecurity, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a great time to start promoting online safety awareness. Every October when NCSAM rolls around, we at Global Knowledge find it is an opportune time to do our part as an NCSAM Champion to spread the word about cybersecurity.
It should come as no surprise that in this modern era of digital data we need encryption. But what exactly is it? How do you know what kind of encryption you need? If you were to ask someone what kind of encryption they use, they may respond with a specific encryption-based product, like full-disk encryption. Or they may mention an encryption-based protocol, like HTTPS (HyperText Transport Protocol over SSL). But encryption is much more complicated than that.
Just like the physical keys to your car or house, passwords add a bit of inconvenience in exchange for security. However, if you've ever been frustrated by password rules (complexity, special characters and numbers, etc.), you might be happy about the latest news.
Keep your project on time and within budget by controlling the baselines, budget, and schedule. View our comprehensive guide to project management, from project scheduling to cost control, from the experts at Global Knowledge.
Whether you are just getting started in business analysis or want to gain a better understanding of certain aspects of business analysis, we have compiled a list of frequently used terms to help you get started.
A 60 minute, interview style webinar with Tejas Vashi of Learning@Cisco to discuss network security trends, risk mitigation and the recently released Cisco Cybersecurity Report. As organizations go through digital business transformation, attack surfaces are increasing, making it more difficult for Enterprises to secure today’s networks and proactively mitigate security breaches. Businesses and IT security professionals must focus on their most important goal: establish a secure communications environment. Join us to hear from Tejas Vashi, Senior Director of Learning@Cisco’s Product Strategy & Marketing, about key trends from Cisco’s latest cybersecurity industry research, the security challenges organizations face today, and what they can do to mitigate the risks.
Modern quality management and project management are complementary. They both emphasize customer satisfaction and the underlying belief that quality leads to customer satisfaction. The main objective in quality management is making sure that the project meets the needs it was originally created to meet—nothing more, nothing less. In other words, to ensure quality, you must meet the needs of the stakeholder.
Project quality management is the process of determining the quality standards that are applicable to a project and devising a way to satisfy them. Learn more here.
This webinar focuses on assisting leaders who are determining whether Agile is right for their organization. In one hour, we will take you from the basic concepts of Agile methodology to understanding the process and what your role is as a leader. You will learn the challenges and benefits and how an Agile culture can fuel your teams and provide value for your customers faster.
The question of how a project manager working in a functional or matrix organizational structure gets team members to perform is asked in almost every project management class I have taught.
Agile project management literally turns the world of managing projects upside down. The triple constraint is balanced in an unconventional way, the role of the matrix team coordinator is downplayed, and risk management can be built into the prioritization approach. So, what is left for the PM to do?
Are you prepping for the PMP exam? What should you know about the impending new edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK® Guide before scheduling your examination?
Has your company implemented "reasonable security"? If so, you should be able to avoid lawsuits and fines after a breach. But what is "reasonable security," and is there a definition?
A brief introduction to the basics of penetration testing.
Cybersecurity professionals are in hot demand, and it’s not out of reach to become one. Learn why a career in cybersecurity can be a fulfilling and smart career move.
When trying to keep your intellectual property safe, the right cybersecurity framework is important. Gain a general overview of different cybersecurity frameworks and why they matter to your organization.
The VMware NSX platform combines networking and security functionality directly in the hypervisor and it interoperable with a vast majority of VMware’s products. The platform provides a set of logical networking elements and services, using logical switching, routing, load balancing, VPN, firewall, etc. This product decouples network functionality from the physical devices.
Cyber resilience is becoming a bigger issue for all organizations. But what does “good cyber resilience” look like? And how do you get there?
Everything from wearables and smart homes to drones and ad blockers could be increasingly susceptible to hackers in 2016, according to cybersecurity expert James Michael Stewart. In this white paper, Stewart predicts that a wide range of disastrous data breaches will occur this year as hackers have adapted to the latest technologies to automate attacks on today's devices and software.
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.