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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

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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Your Next Move: Network Security Analyst

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If you like to make sure everything is secure and want to monitor and prevent security breaches, then network security analyst could be for you

How Help Desk Technicians Offer Empathetic Support During the Pandemic

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Hear from a help desk supervisor about the skills she looks for in help desk technicians and how tech skills and people skills work in tandem on her team

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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 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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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

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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What Did COVID-19 Teach Us About Cybersecurity? Plenty, Experts Say

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As we wind towards 2021, what lessons have we learned during the pandemic? Are businesses taking cybersecurity seriously enough? And what should we expect going forward?

4 Shifts Taking Place in the IT Framework

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Over the past 18 months, digital transformation efforts have started to introduce new qualities to each of the four pillars of IT, including infrastructure, development, security and data. Here's a look at the shifts that are taking place now

Chicago Southsider Goes from Lyft driver to Tech Pro with CompTIA Tech Career Academy Online

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The CompTIA Tech Career Academy trains students who have little-to-no information technology experience and gives them the skills to launch an IT career. The program offers online classes and even connects its graduates to potential employers once they’ve completed their training.

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.

5 Things Emerging IT Pros Can Learn from Cobra Kai

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The hit show Cobra Kai continues the story of the 80s move The Karate Kid. Surprisingly (or not) the show’s lessons can also apply to getting into IT

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The Rise of Working and Living Remotely: How Solution Providers are Enabling Mobility

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When the COVID-19 pandemic forced entire industries into at-home work and students into distance learning, technology became a lifeline, replacing in-person interaction as the primary means of communication. MSPs jumped into action to help keep businesses, students and customers connected and secur

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Your Next Move: Chief Information Security Officer

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This article details the necessary experience and education needed for a career as a chief information security officer

Is CompTIA A+ Certification Worth It?

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Learn why IT certifications are worth it. CompTIA explains what the different types, costs and benefits of IT certifications

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Lessons from Lockdown: How to Survive and Thrive in a Pandemic

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COVID-19 prompted IT companies to rethink more broadly how they approach customer acquisition, engagement and support, according to IT leaders in a “Surviving and Thriving” panel at CompTIA's 2020 EMEA Member and Partner Conference

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

Are IT Certifications Worth IT?

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Learn why IT certifications are worth it. CompTIA explains what the different types, costs, and benefits of IT certifications

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5 Jobs You Could Get with CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

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Learn how the skills covered in CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) translate to on-the-job responsibilities and how you can earn that promotion

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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

The Impact of Automation in Cybersecurity: The Good, the Bad and the Human

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Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence are having a big impact on the automation of cybersecurity, especially around behavioral analysis, which is helping businesses build better defenses against cyber threats

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

How IT Pros Can Turn Tech Skeptics into Superusers in the Workplace

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Concern around technology backlash has doubled over the past year. IT pros need to know how to minimize technology concerns and maximize technology usage at their workplace

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The Fast Track to Success: CompTIA Rising Star Makes 2020 Work for Him

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Just when we’re about to write off 2020, JJ Adams proves your goals don’t have to take a backseat

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How This Veteran Got into Cybersecurity with CompTIA Certifications

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Kira Hays always had a passion for IT. After serving in the military, getting CompTIA certifications helped her land a fulfilling cybersecurity job

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Overheard in August: Culture Shift, Tech Integration, IT Careers & More

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In August 2020, CompTIA podcasts covered a range of topics—from how workplaces can make major cultural change to how the pandemic has changed the trajectory of technology

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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.

Recession-Proof Your Tech Business in 2021: Customer Experience (CX) Holds the Key

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As channel organizations budget for 2021, how will the economic recession influence customer investments in IT services, solutions and products? How can MSPs, solution providers and vendors maintain and grow their customer base? A strong customer experience (CX) holds the key

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Cybersecurity Competitions: Why You Should Participate and How to Get Started

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Cybersecurity competitions help students validate their skills with practical challenges they will likely face in real-world job roles

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Small Tech Businesses Can Make Diversity a Competitive Advantage

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Diversity matters, even for small businesses. The Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community recently created a Diversity Pledge to help small businesses begin planning for a more diverse and inclusive workplace

Your Next Move: Application Security Analyst

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If you have an analytical mind and a penchant for problem solving, a career as an application security analyst may be for you

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.

5 Ways the Pandemic has Changed the Tech Industry

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How has COVID-19 impacted the tech industry? The necessity of remote work has accelerated the speed at which technology is being implemented—ultimately creating opportunities. Here are five ways tech companies are adapting to doing business during the pandemic and beyond

Cyber Geniuses: How to Mitigate Security Risks in a Fast-Changing World

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How has the pandemics affected the cybersecurity threat landscape? What best practices can be applied going forward? Several cyber geniuses offered their advice at a recent UK Business Technology Community meeting. Here's what they found

CompTIA Certifications Help Cancer Survivor Change Careers into IT

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After beating cancer, Chad Guerin found a new career in IT. With CompTIA certifications, he’s now healthy, happy and moving forward

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Your Next Move: IT Specialist

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IT specialists are the people that we count on when things fall apart. If you like working with people and computers, this may be your next move

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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!

Customizing macOS for Linux Administration (or Development): 6 Tasks You Should Perform

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While macOS doesn’t boast the same power-user productivity features that a Linux or Windows 10 desktop has, you can perform these six tasks to customize it to suit your needs for Linux administration or development. Blogs

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Your Next Move: Threat Hunter

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Threat hunters are IT professionals who proactively find cybersecurity threats and mitigate them before they compromise an organization

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Why Get Another IT Certification? How CompTIA Stackable Certifications Advance Your Career

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Learn why getting another IT certification can help advance your career and increase your opportunities within the IT industry, from CompTIA

How Do I Get an IT Certification? Follow These Steps

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Getting an IT certification can be a great way to boost your career prospects. But how do you get an IT certification? Follow these steps

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The Complete Guide to Distributed Tracing

Distributed tracing is a diagnostic technique that reveals how a set of services coordinate to handle individual user requests. Distributed tracing helps enable loosely coupled work across teams for fast, independent problem-solving.