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How Much Does The CompTIA Network+ Exam Cost?
By: Cybrary Staff
December 2, 2021

The Network+ certification is an essential credential for all IT and cybersecurity professionals. It is awarded by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a training and certifying organization that focuses on the unification and communication of the global technology community. The Network+ certification is just one of many credentials that CompTIA offers to IT professionals to prove that they have ...

Software Defined Networking (SDN)
By: Nihad Hassan
December 1, 2021

Digital technologies provide numerous benefits for their adopters, such as increasing efficiencies and reducing operational costs. Integrating digital technology into all business areas is known as Digital Transformation, and it has gained immense popularity. To adopt Digital Transformation, an organization needs to foster its automation capabilities. Having a robust computer network is essential for leveraging the benefits of adopting modern computing ...

Is The CCNA Good For Cybersecurity?
By: Hugh Shepherd
December 1, 2021

Overview – About the CCNA The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is a globally recognized and well-respected credential. The CCNA certifies that the holder has verified knowledge and skills in network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. The CCNA is designed to provide comprehensive training focusing on networking and IT infrastructure. ...

When Is Hacking Considered Ethical?
By: Elviraluke Napwora
November 30, 2021

Hacking can be defined as the misuse of computer technology, i.e., devices and networks to gain unauthorized access to an account or data or computer system/network to cause damage or corrupting systems, gathering user's information, data theft, or disruption of the systems. On the other hand, ethical hacking involves an authorized attempt to gain unauthorized access to systems/applications, devices, networks, or ...

Are Cookies On The Web A Privacy Concern
By: Shimon Brathwaite
November 30, 2021

Whether you have realized it or not, almost all Internet users have come across a web cookie. Five to ten years ago, cookies existed primarily behind the scenes but became mandatory due to CCPA, GDPR, and HIPAA regulations. Companies are required to ensure that users are aware of any cookies stored on their websites, which is why users are seeing ...

The Core Concepts Of Networking And Certifications
By: Cybrary Staff
November 29, 2021

Throughout your IT career, you will find that earning certifications is a great way to acquire specific skill sets that you need to keep your career moving forward. Preparing for certification exams means that you thoroughly study and understand the concepts you’ll be tested on. Taking and passing the exams validates that you know your stuff. In addition, employers look ...

How To Prepare For CompTIA Network+ Certification
By: Cybrary Staff
November 24, 2021

CompTIA certifications are some of the most highly regarded credentials in the IT industry. As a result, many cybersecurity professionals seek to earn them. The Network+ certification is important for all IT professionals – especially those in the cybersecurity field – because nearly everything they do in their role is built on networking concepts. The Network+ credential is helpful when ...

Can You Get A Job With CCNA?
By: Shimon Brathwaite
November 23, 2021

Certifications continue to be an essential part of the cybersecurity industry. Employers like them because they are a quick and easy way to assess if someone has a certain level of knowledge and, in some cases, experience. As a job candidate, you have many options for certifications, and in this blog, we will discuss if you can get a job ...

What Is IAM and Three IAM Solutions
By: Nihad Hassan
November 22, 2021

Digital transformation is accelerating rapidly to include all our life aspects; businesses now utilize digital technology to conduct most of their work. Technology has become integrated into people's daily lives to a vast extent. For instance, people are using the internet to study, work and socialize. To protect their online accounts, they need to provide their login credentials, commonly in ...

Linux Hardening: 10 Effective Ways
By: Divya Bora
November 19, 2021

Linux Hardening header WHAT IS LINUX HARDENING? Linux Hardening is defined as intensifying the security of the operating system by implementing some dynamic security measures. It falls in the category of the operating systems under system hardening types. To understand Linux hardening better, we must first know its core principles and learn more about it. System hardening is a collection of tools, ...