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Java Programming Jobs
By: Doug Bonderud
August 21, 2020

Hot Ticket: The Java Programming Jobs Outlook Java remains one of the most popular coding languages in the world. As noted by Small Business Trends, more than 80,000 jobs in the U.S. require Java coding skills, and recent survey data from the IEEE puts Java as the second-most popular coding language in the world this year. As a result, Java coding ...

How Easy Is It To Teach Cybersecurity Using Cloud Platforms versus Traditional Methods?
By: Abdul Ali Khan
August 21, 2020

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Tell me, and I forget, teach me, and I may remember, involve me, and learn." This principle holds for educational pursuits, and some areas of study rely heavily on practical work. One of these fields is cybersecurity. In recent history, many cybersecurity training programs began incorporating practical application into their curricula. This training was usually conducted in ...

Risks and Promises of Blockchain Technology
By: Meenakshi Doppa
August 20, 2020

What is Blockchain? The name derives from its structure, in which individual documents, known as blocks, connect to form a chain of blocks; these blocks can contain any type of information. Blockchains are used to record cryptocurrency transactions, including Bitcoin, and have many other applications. Every transaction added to a blockchain is validated over the Internet by multiple computers. ...

How to Prepare for the AWS SysOps Administrator Certification
By: Shelby Welty
August 20, 2020

What students need to know before taking their AWS Sysops Administrator exams The AWS SysOps Administrator certification is an associate-level credential offered by one of the world leaders in public cloud computing. It typically comes after the foundational credential of AWS Cloud Practitioner. This certification goes beyond the fundamentals of working with AWS cloud environments to cover their actual operations and ...

Becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
By: Tatianna Harris
August 20, 2020

Validate your cloud expertise and advance your career as an IT professional Anyone wanting to start a career in IT needs to acquire a fundamental understanding of cloud computing concepts. Since everyone has to start somewhere, obtaining a grounding in one of the market leaders in cloud computing is an obvious entry point. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the public ...

"Microsoft 365 Fundamentals [MS-900]" Course Review
By: Adnan Khan
August 19, 2020

Microsoft (MS) 365 is a famous cloud-based suite presented by Microsoft. In addition to the core applications of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, that many of us are regularly using to handle data, produce documents and share information, MS 365 also includes SharePoint, Access, OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, etc. It offers an enhancement to the core application, with added ...

What Skills Are Important To Have For Cloud Computing?
By: Aditya Kanala
August 19, 2020

Cloud computing is an on-demand availability of computer resources, particularly data storage and computing power, without the user having direct active management. The terminology is typically used to represent data centers accessible over the internet to many users, with pay as you go pricing. The demand for cloud computing is enormous, and several businesses worldwide have moved from their on-premise data ...

How To Enhance Linux Skills By Using Virtual Labs
By: David Boucher
August 19, 2020

Introduction to virtual labs For anyone looking to develop their technical skills, there are a variety of methods available: Training courses Conferences and webinars Technical books, manuals, or other publications Technical websites, blogs, and forums Studying to achieve certification Projects that require new skills Hands-on practice in a lab All of these are useful, but due to the practical nature ...

What Should I Learn for Cybersecurity
By: Joshua Elijah
August 17, 2020

Why learn Cybersecurity? As technology advances, it becomes crucial for cybersecurity experts to keep up with the growing pace of cybercrime. Thus, with newer standards of security, there arises a need to develop newer skill sets for cybersecurity professionals. However, this ever-changing nature of cybersecurity means that the experts can enjoy a great deal of success and wealth. Because businesses ...

Understanding Infrastructure Security
By: Vivek Soni
August 17, 2020

What is Infrastructure? All assets, whether physical or intangible, that may impact the economy, safety, health, and well-being of an enterprise, can be referred to as its infrastructure. The infrastructure is of the utmost value to an enterprise, and its destruction could have a debilitating impact. The critical infrastructure may include its data center, network devices, servers and workstations, and ...