Thursday, 26 April 2012

Certification overhaul launch by Microsoft

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IT Security Staffing Budget to increase by 14%

A recent report by Information Shield has indicated that companies are planning to increase their spending on IT security staffing. The 2011 Information Security and Data Privacy Staffing Survey, which polled 190 organisations in 34 countries has revealed that IT security staffing budget is expected to rise by 14% in the next year.

RSA chief Arthur Coviello says, “never have the attacks been as targeted, with the aim of breaching one organisation as a stepping stone to breaching others.” Cyber-attacks have reached scary levels of sophistication, with more and more high profile breaches occurring. Last year saw the likes of Sony, Adidas and even the CIA’s security being compromised. The demand for ethical hackers and other ‘cyber ninjas’ has been on the rise.

ISACA gives out free content for its members

ISACA has released three complimentary publications on COBIT 5 to download for ISACA members:

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Cisco launches new CCNP Service Provider Certification

Cisco has recently released a new course - CCNP® Service Provider – which proves the competence of network engineers to set up and optimise a next-generation carrier-grade network.

CCNP Service Provider with CCNA Service Provider and CCIE Service Provider gives networking engineers a complete understanding of IP next-generation networks (IP NGN).

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Video: A Certification career path for students

Cisco Virtual Event: Certification Discussion

Cisco is hosting a free virtual event on 26th April to discuss the latest in Cisco certifications. 

Cisco will discuss the demand for IT networking professionals, how to develop your career with Cisco certifications, and other certification topics.

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New Course Launch: (ISC)2 ISSMP

Firebrand has released a three day accelerated CISSP-ISSMP course by (ISC)2. The course is 40% faster than traditional learning teaches you the standards and regulations of IT security management, as well as the legal and ethical issues. 

You’ll learn about project management, risk management, business continuity and how to create security awareness programs. You’ll gain knowledge in the five domains of the CISSP-ISSMP CBK.