Why Should You Pursue a Microsoft Certification?
If you’re considering taking a Microsoft Official Curriculum course (or your company is considering sending you to one) you should know that it’s a good choice for both of you. The most obvious benefit of taking a Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) course is that you’re getting information about Microsoft technologies from the source. Coupled with […]
Three Criteria to Evaluate Professional IT Certifications
Professional certification can be a good thing. I have three, in fact. Learning Tree has its own certification programs and it also offers classes to help people prepare for industry certifications such as those offered by CompTIA and CISSP or Certified Ethical Hacking by the EC-Council. Indeed, Learning Tree was recently selected as an AXELOS Strategic Training Partner. […]
How to Prep For The CompTIA Security+ Exam
Your job may require you to get CompTIA’s Security+ certification. The U.S. Department of Defense has their DOD 8570 requirement for their personnel and that of many of their contractors, and I am seeing other employees of other government agencies (U.S. and foreign) and private industry needing the certification. The bad news is that it’s […]
Certification and Compliance Don’t Make You Secure
Security > Certification + Compliance Certification and compliance can play a role in security. They might be part of security, but there is no guarantee that they can provide it. Put another way, they might be necessary, at least for regulatory reasons, but they are not adequate on their own. Passing a certification exam proves […]