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Tech Trends and Your IT Career: How to Level Up in 2021

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2021 will offer many opportunities for you to advance your IT career and gain new IT skills. Set yourself up for success with these tech tips

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How to Get a CompTIA A+ Certification

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Find out how to get a CompTIA A+ certification. Get a CompTIA A+ certification and start your IT career today

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9 Lessons We Learned from Cybersecurity Experts in 2020

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Shoering Up Security, CompTIA’s cyber-focused YouTube series, sheds light on the latest cyber threats and trends, including how we could all do more of to protect customers. Read show host MJ Shoer’s highlights and takeaways from each episode

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SolarWinds Orion Hack…A Cybersecurity Wake-Up Call

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As the dust settles on the Solar Winds Orion cyberattack, it's clear that the IT industry needs to take the next step and band together, sharing threat intelligence and cyber best practices to avoid similar hacks in the future

Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

Fortifying Your Cloud: Mitigation Techniques for Cloud Security Flaws

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To benefit from the cloud, you must be able to anticipate these common security flaws and know how to mitigate them

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4 Tech Trends to Guide Your IT Career

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These career-focused trends will guide you as you add business skills to technical skills in order to build your IT career

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CompTIA PenTest+ Is Now DoD Approved: Why It Matters

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CompTIA PenTest+ is now approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 8570 for three cybersecurity job categories

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2020 Tech Towns Resilient Amid Uncertainty as Remote Work Grows

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If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected—except, perhaps, when it comes to CompTIA's Tech Town Index.

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5 Essential Cybersecurity Skills for Embedded Developers

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This article will introduce you to how embedded systems and security are connected and why embedded developers should have cybersecurity skills

4 Business Models to Think About Heading into 2021

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Heading into 2021, there are four different models that are either well established or well positioned for future growth in the tech industry: consulting, value-added reselling, managed services, and solution building

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. You feel ready to take on rising security threats while continuously delivering quality software updates. But how do you monitor your new program? Are you truly able to gauge the state of your projects? To ensure the success of this new breed of a team, you need to know the metrics to look at and how to advocate these metrics to C-Suite and stakeholders. Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

What Is an Incident Response Plan and How to Create One

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Everyone should be prepared for a cyberattack. Developing an incident response plan and running a war gaming exercise gives employees the tools they need to respond quickly, mitigate the situation and return to business as usual

These Cities Have the Most IT Job Openings, in 5 Categories

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Amidst an uncertain 2020, the IT industry continues to be a hotbed of opportunity for qualified people, begging the question: what cities need IT pros

The Building Blocks of Cybersecurity: A Particular Set of Skills

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A recent CompTIA research study revealed the cybersecurity skills IT pros need to build their knowledge base and careers

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway (2020 Refresh): Employable Skills Found Here

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With the increase in cyberattacks and the number of new connected devices, the need for skilled cybersecurity professionals is growing at a rapid pace. The CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway can help you get into cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity Council Leaders Share Goals, Trends to Watch in 2021

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Leaders of CompTIA's new Cybersecurity Advisory Council were asked what their goals were for 2021 and what cyber trends CompTIA members—and all tech companies—should follow in the new year. Here’s what they had to say

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

From Food Service to IT: 4 Tips to Get into IT Fast Without a Degree

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Ian Clark changed careers from food service to IT in just 6 months. Here’s how he did it – and how you can, too

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From Building a Channel to YouTube Series: 10 Initiatives We're Excited About in 2021

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It’s time to look forward—to better times, new beginnings, and a brighter future. For CompTIA, 2021 means focusing on initiatives, resources and projects that bring more value to members and the IT industry. Here’s what to expect

Why I Got CompTIA Security+ and How I Made the Exam Process Work for Me

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Gabriela Ariza shares how she tailored her studies for CompTIA Security+ and persevered through challenges and test anxiety to get certified

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5 Cybersecurity Jobs You Could Get with CompTIA Security+

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Learn how the skills covered in CompTIA Security+ translate to cybersecurity job roles and how you can earn that promotion

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

The Best UK City for IT Pros to Work and Live (It's Not London!)

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Finding the best city for you is about more than a job. Learn how growth, cost of living and lifestyle contribute to the best UK cities for IT pros

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Best Cities for Tech Jobs in 2021: Where Can You Make More Money?

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Pair the new CompTIA Tech Town Index with our IT Salary Calculator to find the best cities for tech jobs and where your money can go further

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5 Steps to Build a Learning Culture for an Agile Tech Workforce

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about seismic shifts in the global economy leaving many tech leaders struggling to transform their organizations. This lesson in the value of agility drives home the need for a workforce that continues to upskill, evolve, and drive innovation

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What Is Containerization, and What Does Penetration Testing Have to Do with It?

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While containers should help increase your security profile, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need any extra attention. Cybersecurity isn’t just the garnish on the container, it’s an essential ingredient

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

How IT Pros Can Make Cybersecurity a Business Priority

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The data from CompTIA’s new State of Cybersecurity 2020 research report can help IT pros facilitate conversations about how to respond to changes in the cybersecurity landscape

To MSP or Not to MSP? Hacks, Ransomware Make the Acronym a Challenge for Tech Companies

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As MSPs increasingly become the focus of hackers and ransomware attacks, some are finding that even being associated as an MSP doesn’t carry the same cachet it once did. So they're forging new identities

This Year Especially, Thankful for Silver Linings

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From the pandemic and unprecedented business disruption to a stressful election, 2020 has been… a memorable year to forget. Here are 10 things the CompTIA membership team is thankful for, silver linings that have helped us get through the past 11 months

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9 Cybersecurity Skills to Improve in 2021

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IT pros should always strive to improve their skills. Research shows that your employer thinks there are cybersecurity skills you should improve on too. Learn about the 9 skills you should improve on

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

4 Ways Tech Firms Can Use CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2021

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CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2021, with the theme “Rebuilding for the Future,” provides 10 trends in technology for the year ahead. For those in the business of technology, here are four ways to leverage the insights from CompTIA's latest research

CompTIA Security+ 501 vs. 601: What’s the Difference?

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CompTIA Security+ ranks among the top 10 cybersecurity certifications in 2020. See how CompTIA Security+ 601, coming in November, compares to 501

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Best Jobs in Cybersecurity for 2020 and How to Get One

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Interested in a career in cybersecurity? Find out more about the top nine cybersecurity job titles in the United States as told by Cyberseek, and understand what education, certifications and skills you need to start a career in cybersecurity

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

The Business of Technology Thrives in CompTIA Tech Towns

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While the CompTIA Tech Town Index can help IT pros identify where their skills are in demand, what does it mean for tech companies and other professionals working in the business of technology? CompTIA members discuss what living in a Town Town has meant for their careers and businesses

4 Ways to Make Your Tech Business Stronger in 2021

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In 2020, all businesses were required to respond to new and unprecedented challenges. As we approach the new year, technology companies should focus on cybersecurity; diversity, equity and inclusion; selling solutions; and enabling trusted and safe workplaces, among other things

Remote IT Jobs: How to Get One and What to Expect

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Wondering what it’s like to have a remote IT job? Read about the daily expectations and hear how to get one, from seasoned IT pros

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3 Things That Are More Important to IT Employers Than a College Degree

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Those who don’t have a degree shouldn’t disqualify themselves from an IT career. Here are a few ways you can get into IT without going to college

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!