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Why are DoD Directive 8570 Certification Requirements so important?

MILITARY CERTIFICATIONS FOR YOUR CIVILIAN LIFE

In August of 2004 the US Department of Defense (DoD) implemented DOD Directive 8570 certification requirements, which requires every part-time or full-time military member or defense contractor with privileged access to a DoD information system to carry an approved certification for their particular job classification.

Best Practices for Securing Critical Infrastructure for State & Local Governments

Government agencies are increasingly finding themselves as targets for cyberattacks. Summarizing some of the best practices these agencies can use to stay secure and highlight some of the possible consequences to having vulnerabilities. Our elections systems have been a strong focus in recent years; we are drawing upon lessons learned in that realm and extending them across the government IT infrastructure. Above all, this should be reference architecture for Security Officers and CIOs, for all government entities and departments.

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Modernization of DOD: VMware Hybrid Cloud Capabilities and Portability

To modernize defense, units must continue to enlist DoD hybrid cloud solutions such as VMware on milCloud® 2.0. Agencies in the Department of Defense continue to pursue IT modernization and digital transformation, in part by using hybrid cloud platforms. Hybrid cloud provides DoD agencies requisite security, access, flexibility and cost containment. Hybrid cloud computing provides for sensitive data and applications to reside on private clouds; more operational workloads can run on the public cloud.

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 Named Top 20 for Top IT Training Companies

FOR THE 11TH YEAR IN A ROW, NEW HORIZONS IS HONORED AS A TOP 20 IT TRAINING COMPANY

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers today announced that it is named as one of the top 20 IT training companies on TrainingIndustry.com’s annual Top 20 IT Training Companies List. We’ve been honored with this designation for the past eleven years in a row!

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