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What's New with ITIL v4?

The latest version of the popular ITSM framework will be released in 2019 - what does that mean for you?

"ITIL V4, the latest version of the world’s most popular ITSM framework, is scheduled to be released in Q1 of 2019. Announced nearly two years ago at the itSMF USA Fusion 2017 conference, the new ITIL update will focus on integrating ITIL guidance with best practices from the worlds of DevOps, Agile, and Lean. ITIL V4 is being developed by a team of more than 150 industry experts contributors and writers, along with a new ITIL Development Group consisting of more than 2000 members representing many of the largest organizations in the world.

New Azure Certifications Announced at Microsoft Ignite

Azure Job Roles Based Certifications for the Modern IT Professional

Last week at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced six new tracks for job roles based certifications. Of these the primary focus was certification exams for Azure that provide technology professionals more opportunities to prove their skills as they progress in their career and grow their Azure expertise.

Exclusive Access to the 2018 State of IT Training Report

How effective is your IT training strategy? Preparing IT staff to defend against modern threats and implement new cloud-based technologies requires ongoing education. But what are the most effective training methods? Which technologies should you invest in? And how do you stack up against your peers?

Trump Signs Career Education Technical Education Perkins Bill

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The legislation is a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, a $1.2 billion program last overhauled by Congress in 2006. The new law allows states to set their own goals for career and technical education programs without the education secretary’s approval, requires them to make progress toward those goals, and makes other changes to federal CTE law.

LinkedIn CEO Confirms Skills Gap: Business Skills & Communications

On 4/19, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner confirmed the results of their Skills Gap report in an interview with CNBC. In addition to what analysts expected in the form of STEM jobs lag (specifically things like Mobile Software Engineer) Weiner also highlighted the serious supply/demand imbalance in Business Skills and Communications.

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