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Microsoft is Retiring Several Certifications and Exams in January 2021

The lists below details what and when Microsoft certifications and exams are retiring and what your recommended next steps should be. 

First, if you’ve recently earned one of these certifications or have been studying for an upcoming MCSA, MCSE or MCSD exam, relax and take a deep breath, you’re OK, but you should move swiftly. In Microsoft's statement they clarified that, “If you have passed a qualifying exam, it will still count towards competency attainment for 12 months after the exam is retired.”

If you are pursuing a qualifying exam, “you can continue earning the MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE certifications as long as the required exams are still available. As we retire the exams that are part of those certification paths, you will no longer be able to earn those certifications. If you are unable to complete the required exams before they are retired (31/01/2021), ....”

New Horizons Learning Group wins CertNexus’ Most Improved

New Horizons Learning Group has earned the Most Improved Authorized Training Partner award at the annual Authorized Training  Partner Meeting and Award Ceremony held virtually from Rochester, NY.

Given to CertNexus Authorized Training Partners (ATP), each award recognizes the ATPs exemplary representation of CertNexus’ emerging tech training and certification programs and their outstanding achievements in doing so.

“Data is driving business and New Horizons Learning Group has recognized that the next generation of skills will be focused around data-driven technologies,” said Jeff Felice, President of CertNexus. “ Extending their training services to focus on the growing emerging tech skills gap has led to the growth of their business. ”

What’s changing in Red Hat Certification?

Preliminary Exam in Containers, Kubernetes, & OpenShift
(PE180)

By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Containers for Kubernetes, which also counts toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®). This exam will be retired on October 1st and will be replaced by EX180.

Everything You Need to Know About CompTIA's New CySA+ Exam

On October 21, 2020 CompTIA will be retiring the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+ CS0-001) English language exam.

The NEW CySA+ (CS0-002) is currently available to learners exploring the Cybersecurity Analyst certification. Any vouchers that have been purchased for Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) CS0-001 and have not yet expired may still be used for the new CySA+ CS0-002 exam. Review the CS0-002 Exam Objectives here, or learn more about the new exam below.

5 tips to optimize your cyber crisis preparedness [INFOGRAPHIC]

Security breaches are costly to every organization. Are you confident in your team’s ability to handle a cyber-crisis? These 5 tips will help optimize your preparedness and ensure your team is thinking clearly and confidently to make the right decisions.

Security breaches are a costly business problem – averaging nearly $4 million a year! When the worst case scenario happens, an organization’s security team needs to be ready to think clearly and confidently to make the right decisions. Here are five ways to better prepare yourselves for a cyber-attack.

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