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The Information Technology (IT) profession is a pretty exciting place to be, right now. We’re seeing an unprecedented influx of new technologies and approaches, including AI, robotics, automation, and next-level networking. More importantly, today’s IT workers have become the guardians of identity and curators of information. Given the increased movement to remote working the IT community must be conscious their teams skillset in the midst of increasing and complex cybersecurity threats designed to hit organizations where it hurts...their people. If you’re curious about what it’s like to be part of the IT profession in quickly changing virtual world, then watch CompTIA’s Chief Technology Evangelist, Dr. James Stanger, to learn more. James discusses the pillars of IT that help create our (post)-modern world, and dispel a few myths about the cybersecurity profession. If you’re interested in learning more about the different cybersecurity pathways available to you, and how you can become a unique contributor to the cybersecurity profession, then we welcome you.
The past months have seen the release of both the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)'s long-awaited A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) v3 and the Project Management Institute® (PMI®)'s Business Analysis for Practitioners. While both represent interesting developments in the field of business analysis, they also provide lots of information to process. There's no need to go it alone! Join Global Knowledge instructors Cheryl Lee and Adam McClellan for this complimentary, hour- long webinar to learn about the differences between the two guides, how both guides compare to the previous version of the BABOK ® Guide, and where all this might be going.
Communication in our work and personal life has been dramatically transformed, not only by technology, but also by new practices and habits. At the same time, numerous studies show that communication is one of the top critical skills required to be successful. In fact, because of the way organizations and jobs are evolving, the importance of communication keeps increasing for professionals and leaders. This hour-long complimentary webinar is not about how to maximize your LinkedIn contacts or attract more Twitter followers. Jocelyn Bérard is a psychologist specializing in human performance and will share innovative ways to influence others through communication. He will also help you raise your knowledge and awareness about your personality traits and personal characteristics, how they impact communication and how to use them effectively.The digital age is here and you can't control it. But you can certainly improve and better use the human side of your communication.
Yes, there’s big money in AWS Certification, which tends to outpace other cloud certification salaries, but there’s more to the cloud than dollars and cents.
For 10 years, Global Knowledge has surveyed IT professionals and published the findings in our annual IT Skills and Salary Report. With topics ranging from top-paying certifications to most in-demand skills, our reports have consistently provided a deep examination of the attitudes and opinions held by IT professionals around the globe. With a decade of reporting at our fingertips, we decided it was an appropriate time to dissect the views of those making the decisions in the tech industry. What are their biggest challenges? How have their training opinions changed over time? How do their actions affect staff?
The popularity of DevOps has skyrocketed in the last few years and there’s a reason why—it can make a huge impact by bringing people, process and technology together. IT professionals and organizations are finding collaboration and continuous improvement easier than ever.
When it comes to developing new, innovative ways and tools for breaching security, the attackers never stay idle – and so shouldn’t we when it comes to counteracting! Through the past few years, their inventiveness caused substantial damage in the area of supply chain attacks. During this webinar, Paula will demonstrate techniques of using the supply chain method and show tactics used today by cyber-criminals that allow them to deliver it and what are the prevention mechanisms to avoid being attacked by the newest innovations! Bring some coffee before attending!
Here are the top 12 major IT skills. In each case, you will read why they made the list and what those surveyed looked at to hire in that skill set.
We are collectively generating terabytes and petabytes of data on a daily basis. Today’s organizations and governments worldwide need data curators to help sift through that random data and tease out unique insights and actionable information.
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.
Agile is increasingly becoming the foundation for today's business world, and Business Analysts are essential for organizations and projects to achieve maximum success. Following a brief overview, Benjamin will tackle and dispel many of the common myths about Agile and then dig deeper into the true value Business Analysts hold for their organization. Join us for a look at the modern Business Analyst and their role in an Agile environment.
Cisco Access Control Lists (ACLs) are used in nearly all product lines for several purposes, including filtering packets (data traffic) as it crosses from an inbound port to an outbound port on a router or switch, defining classes of traffic, and restricting access to devices or services. Knowing how to design, configure, and troubleshoot ACLs is required for all network engineers working within a Cisco network.
While the Internet uses IP addresses assigned by an Internet authority such as the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), there are too few of these numbers to uniquely identify the millions of computers and computing devices in the world. Therefore, most enterprises use private addresses which allow them to identify the aforementioned computers. Of course, these IP numbers cannot be allowed on the Internet because all private networks use the same ones so there would be vast overlapping of addresses, and the addresses are not compliant anyway. Therefore, it is necessary to change the identity of a private host to a legal public host. This process is called Network Address Translation (NAT) and may be implemented on Cisco firewall products and Cisco routers. The firewall device(s) at the Internet demarcation point is by far the more popular way to implement NAT, but routers are used in small offices or small-to-medium-sized networks in which a separate firewalling solution is not possible or affordable. The focus of this paper is on the router-based NAT solution.
The principles in this white paper help you introduce greater predictability into your own Agile requirements activities, both individually and across your organization. As you start to apply these ideas and pose these questions, you'll likely see certain patterns emerge that will help you establish your own set of practices that make Agile work for you.
With a constant demand for support, specialized skills and technology, IT professionals are under a good deal of pressure at work. And if they’re not compensated for it, they might just leave — causing disruption at the company, but also their own lives.
As IT departments struggle with skills gaps and businesses attempt to recovery economically from the COVID-19 pandemic, these 10 IT skills are essential to drive success. Job roles in these areas pay well, but decision-makers are struggling to find qualified candidates. If you’re looking to make an IT skills investment or start a new career path this year, these are the areas to consider.
You are a problem. You are a risk to your employer. The actions you take and the activities you perform at work, online, and even in your personal life put your employer at risk. You need to know how you are a security risk to the organization and what you can do to reduce or eliminate those risks. In this paper, I discuss ten common risky behaviors that typical workers engage in and what you can do to avoid being the weakest link in your company.
Many experts agree that memory is the most important resource with regard to SQL Server performance. There are hundreds of performance counters, and therefore, it can be complex to figure out just what to monitor. Here are some suggestions in understanding whether memory pressure might be the performance problem with your SQL Server.
To help you stay ahead of the game, here are ten IT skills that are on the brink of extinction.
Telepresence is a set of technologies that allow video conferencing in such a way that the user feels as if they are actually at the remote site. Cisco sells a variety of platforms in the telepresence space supporting up to three 65” high definition video displays,...
Technology is a wonderful thing, but it comes with a price: cybersecurity. Free Web browsers, social media sites and other digital services collect personal information like email addresses, phone numbers, place of employment, buying habits, mortgage data that is shared with advertisers. The availability of this information leaves us vulnerable to hackers. This white paper can help you learn more about what kind of personal data is typically collected, and how to secure your information online.
Join Red Hat Training’s Solution Architect, John Walter, for a virtual, high-level complimentary course introducing you to Linux containers and container orchestration technology using Docker, Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
We asked Global Knowledge’s tech enthusiasts for their ideal wish list items this year. Check out our list of the top 12 tech gifts of 2019.
IT Professionalism Europe (ITPE) and Global Knowledge jointly hosted online public “Tech Talk” on Ethics and Artificial Intelligence. Two leading speakers in the field, Dr. Anna Jobin of the Health Ethics & Policy Lab at ETH Zurich and Dr. Lorien Pratt, Chief Scientist and co-founder of Quantellia in Silicon Valley will be sharing their insights. The discussion includes ethical dimensions to artificial intelligence (AI) and why ethics are fundamental to AI research and implementation. They also explore ethical requirements, standards, and best practices that underpin the future of AI.
Learn more about Red Hat Ansible like what it is, what job roles work with it, and more in our Global Knowledge Tech Talk hosted by Brent Brandow and joined by Red Hat experts John Walter and Scott Stewart. John Walter is a solution architect for Red Hat's certification and training team and Scott Stewart is the senior partner manager for Red Hat's training and certification team.
Learn more about Citrix technology, what job roles work with it, and more in our Global Knowledge Tech Talk hosted by Brent Brandow and joined by Citrix expert Justin Valletta. Justin is a sales engineer and solution architect for Citrix. Among the questions answered: What does Citrix do? What are the Citrix Workspace platform and Citrix Workspace app? How can I use the Citrix Workspace platform and app for the secure delivery of SaaS and web apps? Where do mobile apps fit in? How are files handled in Citrix Workspace? I have Citrix Receiver today, how do I transition to the Workspace App? Can I customize the workspace? What Identity Providers can I use? What do you mean by workspace intelligence? What is a microapp? What types of devices and operating systems will support Workspace Intelligence? Does Workspace Intelligence integrate with other platforms?
Agile is a group of methodologies (including SCRUM, XP, Lean, and Kanban) that values a pragmatic mind-set and a flexible approach. Most, but not all agile methodologies, apply an incremental approach utilizing short work intervals to provide functional results quickly and adjust for the customer’s evolving understanding of the real need. This session will look at the foundation for agile and then take a high-level walk through the agile life cycle.
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?
If any of the following reminiscences ring true to you, have you moved beyond them? If not, it might be time to make some new discoveries.
Despite rapid advances in technology, and widespread use of networks over the last few decades, the TCP/IP v4 is still the predominant protocol in use. It is also quite surprising to see significant gaps or deficiencies in the foundational TCP/IP knowledge of many networking and IT professionals. This 1-hour webinar attempts to highlight the common areas of such gaps and how to overcome them. View slide deck>>
Despite rapid advances in technology, and widespread use of networks over the last few decades, the TCP/IP v4 is still the predominant protocol in use. It is also quite surprising to see significant gaps or deficiencies in the foundational TCP/IP knowledge of many networking and IT professionals. This 1-hour webinar attempts to highlight the common areas of such gaps and how to overcome them. View slide deck >>
Fast track to RHCSA for experienced system administrators
Fast track to RHCE certification for senior Linux system administrators
Advanced skills for the experienced Linux administrator.
Building on command line skills for Linux administrators.
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. PowerShell provides an intuitive way to turn time-consuming grunt work into simple, repeatable, scriptable commands. Is your organization taking advantage of PowerShell? Your competitors are. View the slide deck>
Today's organizations must integrate and align people, processes, structures, culture and strategy to successfully transition individuals and/or groups from a current state to a future state to achieve their desired business outcomes and objectives. It is how we define change management today, which directly affects everyone from the entry-level employee to senior management. Everyone must learn how to make organizational changes, where managers are charged with the additional responsibility of making these changes happen in and through the different levels of strategic execution. This one-hour webinar focuses on change management in the areas of organizational development and human resource management combined with standardized portfolio, program, and project management practices (i.e., A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge-Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide)).
Convenience remains an alluring course feature today, as students migrate from traditional classroom environments to digital learning.
Switches play a vital role in moving data from one device to another. Specifically, switches greatly improve network performance, compared to hubs, by providing dedicated bandwidth to each end device, supporting full-duplex connectivity, utilizing the MAC address table to make forwarding decisions, and utilizing ASICs and CAM tables to increase the rate at which frames can be processed.
This short example illustrates basic VLAN operation. Examining VLANs in a large-scale installation can show the full benefits of VLANs. Consider that this is a small portion of a large corporate headquarters with 5,000 devices connected in a 20 building campus.
A structured business analysis interview is much more than a conversation; it is a controlled event requiring attention to detail, cautious design, and a strong social foundation from which to build a trusting and lasting relationship.
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.
Instructor John Harmon continues his explanation of subnetting by showing how subnet masks can be used to sub-divide networks.
Instructor John Harmon explains subnetting using binary numbers and decimal conversions.
Young adults unable to find work, employers unable to fill jobs, a recent GAO study that reported substantial declines in telecommunication expertise — there has been a lot of news about the pervasiveness of skills gaps, their causes, the actual impacts and what to do about them. It’s rather confusing, because the term “skills gaps” has been hijacked to politicize an extremely wide range of issues.
We build requirements at a quantum level to connect the vital elements, which are needed to realize a requirement. As we consider the relationships between the behaviors, actions, and responses, we begin to identify and associate the characteristics and conditions, which will drive and constrain the behaviors. Realizing a requirement means joining these elements together and noting them as elements of the requirement.
Join us for a Fireside Chat with cybersecurity evangelist, James Stanger, Skillsoft’s Brad Haynes as they discusses the essential skills needed to monitor, analyze, and protect the attack surface(s) presented by today’s organizations. Security analysts and engineers face constant challenges in staying ahead of evolving cybersecurity threats. James and Brad Haynes will discuss trends identified by CompTIA research. They will also discuss learning pathways that you can take to make yourself uniquely attractive to hiring managers. Skillsoft security analysis courses are designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to address these challenges effectively. In this webinar webinar to learn more about our security analytics courses and how they can help you: Understand the latest cybersecurity threats and attack techniques Identify vulnerabilities and potential threats in your organization's network and systems Utilize various tools and techniques to analyze data and mitigate threats Develop and implement effective incident response plans Stay up-to-date with industry best practices and standards Watch Now
You may have noticed that it’s the dynamic routing protocols that get all the glory. Since I like rooting (routing?) for the underdog, let’s talk about static routes! As you may recall, a router has three methods for learning a route. A route can appear in the routi...
The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate how administrators can get a secure and scalable instance of Docker Enterprise up and running within 2 hours. Topics include: installation of Docker Enterprise Edition, implementing container best practices, and configuring Kubernetes to support multiple users and applications.
For project managers, meeting stakeholder expectations means that you have to know what the expectations are to begin with if you are ever expected to meet them. After expectations have been set, follow up with your stakeholders to ensure that the expectations haven't changed. People change their minds often, so communicate in order to influence their perceptions and expectations. You may be surprised how simple communication and understanding expectations can positively affect your next project.
Subnetting is a complicated topic that has confused students for a very long time. However, subnetting is an important topic for many different certifications with various vendors, including Cisco. In the real world environment, people are used to just punching in the numbers in many of the free subnet calculators that are readily available on the internet. For exam purposes, you still have to do this in a very fast manner since many exams are time-based and you don't have the luxury of spending those precious minutes on any single question. This Cisco training whitepaper will solve some of those age-old and complicated subnetting puzzles.
Learn how Docker makes it easy to update, test and debug software with this white paper and gain foundational knowledge about Dockerfile, Docker images and containers.
The 2023 VMware Partner Awards honor a select group of partners in the EMEA region who have demonstrated outstanding results and innovation with the use of VMware products and solutions.
Skillsoft Global Knowledge is excited to announce our recent triumph – we've been awarded the 2023 AWS Training Partner Award (AMER) for the second consecutive year. Additionally, we’re proud to have been finalists for the 2023 Global AWS Training Partner Award.
As many of you work on integrating Avaya Aura System and Session Manager into your networks, the case for troubleshooting will indeed occur. There are built in tests in the System Manager that allow you to run tests on 14 different areas, including Session Manager. But what do you do with the results when you get them? I am going to outline six of the most common problems and solutions when installing and implementing System and Session Manager and what steps you can take to troubleshoot and correct the problem.
Prepping for a Microsoft certification exam? Global Knowledge's own Tracy Wallace has you covered with these six tips for passing any Microsoft exam.
Certifications are the most common way in IT to prove you have the skills to solve various technical and business challenges. In this article, I'll address a range of skill sets. For each certification listed, I've included what the certification measures, the requirements to obtain it.
So you've decided to take one of the latest certification exams. Passing this one may just add to the alphabet soup of certifications that are already attached to your signature or maybe it's the first certification that you've ever acquired. In either case, you'll want to use every advantage available and you'll want to avoid any pitfalls. Although each exam is content specific, there are some overall guidelines that will help you pass any certification exam. I'll list six mistakes commonly made when approaching a new exam and how to avoid them. My hope is that some of these tips may give you the slight edge you need to convert a potential failure into a success.
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is an internet signaling protocol, developed by the IETF (starting in 1996), for establishing, maintaining, and tearing down sessions between a variety of real-time media, including voice, video, and chat. SIP allows endpoints to locate other endpoints, whether stationary or mobile. SIP doesn't have to worry about transporting voice or video as Real Time Transport Protocol (RTP) takes care of that. It also relies on Session Description Protocol (SDP) to negotiate capabilities and codecs. SIP does not provide a Directory Service or Authentication, but it does work with services such as LDAP or RADIUS. SIP is only concerned with signaling. This white paper is going to look at the way SIP is used in the converged Unified Communications environment.
This white paper has three main goals. The first is to generate a better understanding of the cloud in both the business and IT communities. The second is to describe the major components of vCloud and the virtual datacenters they provide. The third is help businesses visualize and understand how vClouds could be beneficial in addressing their specific IT needs.
VMware vCloud Director fashions the provisioning of the software-defined datacenter layer to allow for a full virtual datacenter deployment within a short period of time. A vCloud consists of many layers and can quickly become a complex architecture. Before any deployment, requirements should be defined so that the vCloud can be designed to offer those services needed. It is imperative to understand the many components of vCloud, how each vCloud construct fits, which allocation models are available, and what network options can be chosen.
Take charge of your Cisco network devices with Python programming As a network engineer, you might wonder why there’s any need for you to learn Python. After all, network automation is clearly where the industry is headed. And there are many tools that allow yo...
Here are seven tips for working with vSphere, including: Logging in via Command Line, dealing with connection problems using ssh to an ESXi host; network performance issues; possible storage problems; Log Files to View in vSphere ESXi 5; network performance troubleshooting; migrating to a virtual machine using VMotion.
Network security is everyone's concern, and this applies to computer security as well. Many security breaches occur due to user ignorance of basic security principles, not malicious intent. Network and computer security are like an onion - there are multiple layers. Good security begins with understanding what you can do to keep your systems safe and implementing a layered approach. If you depend on one program or feature to secure your computer, then when (not if, but when) that dependency is breached, you may have personal information stolen or even have your computer taken over.
This webinar will provide tips and strategies for achieving Microsoft certifications for personal and career success. This webinar will present ideas around studying for certification, the value of certification, what training does and does not do, and how certification helps advance your career. View the slide deck>
In a recent post, I gave an overall description of a service portfolio and the key components of a portfolio. Here, I will describe how a cloud services provider might implement an ITIL service portfolio. A cloud services provider will regularly have a set of services under development, a set of service in live operation, and a set of services that are retired.
As mentioned in last week’s post, interviews that require ITIL Intermediate level knowledge will most likely be targeted to specific process areas and activities. If I interviewed someone for a job that required ITIL Intermediate level knowledge, in addition to other questions about the specific technical responsibilities of the job, I might ask the following questions:
The demand for skilled business analysis (BA) professionals is on the rise, and a great way to declare your expertise is with a BA certification. But which BA certification is right for you: PMI-PBA, CBAP or CCBA? Here is a look at the eligibility requirements and steps for obtaining each.
The Security+ certification is a common component of a cybersecurity professional’s resume, which would leave a gap if it is not present. Learn about the new material that will be present on the SY0-601 Security+ exam.
Increased interconnectivity via machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, the IoE, and smart systems holds profound implications for how business trends continue to evolve. In terms of M2M growth, key developments in security will be essential, from the design and manufacture of devices to more robust cloud security and ensuring the integrity of wireless data transmissions. Without these safeguards in place, organizations and industries that rely on M2M will continue to place themselves at risk.
In this webinar, the second of two based on our Cybersecurity Foundations course, you'll build on what you learned in the first of the series, Protecting Your Network with Authentication and Cryptography.
Your Microsoft SQL Server database often contains the most valuable information in your organization. Get tips for securing it properly and effectively in this free, information-packed webinar with Microsoft SQL Server expert Gidget Pryor. In just an hour, Gidget will demonstrate the layered security approach used by SQL Server. She will step you through the process and best practices of setting up logins, users, roles, schemas, and permissions, and she will review the security model changes that have taken place from SQL Server 2005 through SQL Server 2012. She will also review SQL Server 2012 training and certifications.
After a review of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and its close cousin Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), this white paper addresses three main deployment scenarios: SDN without deploying cloud computing, cloud computing without deploying SDN, and deploying cloud computing in conjunction with SDN. We'll look at use cases, when the approach makes sense, and any applicable limitations.
As organizations continue to look at data in Salesforce for business insight, it is becoming more important for business analysts and program managers to understand how to establish a process for developing and deploying analytics solutions for their organization. This one-hour webinar offers an overview of key Salesforce functionality, and will explore how to leverage basic reporting to determine how to best solve business challenges using Salesforce, including: Lightning Process Builder basics and overview Reporting Formats and Build Steps
Internet Protocol (IP) routing protocols have one primary goal: to fill the IP routing table with the current best routes it can find. The goal is simple, but the process and options can be complicated. Routing protocols define various ways that routers chat among th...
According to the OSI layer concept, routing, or best path selection, takes place on Layer 3 and is based on the logical address. In this post, we want to discuss some of the points in that statement.
According to the OSI layer concept, routing, or best path selection, takes place on Layer 3 and is based on the logical address. In this post, we want to discuss some of the points in that statement.
Risk is something we deal with on a daily basis. Living in New Jersey and having the occasional storm, I’ve recently performed my own risk assessment determining the value of certain assets and activities and made a decision on what I was willing to spend to reduce risk to what I perceived as an acceptable level. My management of risk was a rather simple case. Sure, in my revised business continuity plan for my home, I’ll make sure that I have more D cell batteries, have my garage door adjusted so it opens manually again, more food I can heat on a stove and that doesn’t rely on refrigeration, and finally I’ll consider a whole house gas generator that uses natural gas, which has always been available to power critical systems like the sump pump in my basement. What if, however, I was a really large business? One with lots of components and interdependencies that require a tight integration in order to succeed? How and where can a large volume of information necessary to management, business continuity, and disaster recovery be correlated and communicated to those individuals who, because of their roles and responsibilities, need to make the critical decisions regarding the management of risk?
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.
Devices must send dual-tone-multi-frequency (DTMF) when a phone call is routed to an automated system. Automated attendant (AA), voicemail (VM), or interactive voice response (IVR) systems are some examples of the types of automated systems that can pick up phone calls.