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What's up with Security+?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 2, 2014 9:00:28 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, Security+

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If you've started thinking about getting in the IT industry, chances are you've probably heard about the Security+ certification. Consequently, you've probably also asked yourself a few questions as well. What is the Security+ certification? Who is CompTIA? And why would a certification be the swaying factor for a job hopeful?

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Top Ten Tips for Ethical Hacking

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2014 9:43:16 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in CEH, EC-Council, Ethical Hacking

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What is SCADA: Decoding the Acronym

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 4, 2014 9:00:53 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity

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Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are a category of industrial control systems (ICSs) that have become indispensable in the operation of industrial plants, production facilities, security firms and public works over the past few decades. These computerized systems incorporate several different technologies into a central configuration for the purposes of monitoring, collecting and analyzing data through human-machine interfaces. SCADA systems are vital to the infrastructure of the country, and reliable professionals are required at all times to ensure the systems are operating correctly and efficiently and remain secure.

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Studying For Security+ Training

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2013 11:30:58 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, Security+

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The goal of the CompTIA Security+ certification is to certify IT professionals in network security. This is one of the fastest-growing areas in IT. The training and certification process for Security+ is very rigorous, but is necessary to move up in the IT field. The exam itself contains around 100 questions, both multiple-choice questions and performance-based. You have 90 minutes to complete the exam, and you must achieve a score of at least 750 out of 900. It's important to study well, as this is a difficult exam. There are several things you can do to help studying for your Security+ certification. By making the most of your study time and study tools, you can pass the exam and gain your certifications.

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Security+ Study Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2013 11:30:42 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in CompTIA, Cybersecurity, Security+

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Security+ study guides are used for preparing to become certified in computer security subjects, such as access control and cryptology. Other topics studied in Security+ include risk management and disaster recover. This field of study was established in 2002 in the wake of web based security threats. The latest version of Security+ is SY0-301; it was released in 2011. In order to become certified in Security+, you should ideally have a minimum of two years’ experience working in Internet and computer security positions. Also, you must pass a multiple choice exam of 100 questions. The exam includes topics of data and host security; threats; vulnerabilities; operational security; compliance; and network security. The best way to prepare for this exam is to work through Security+ study guides.

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The Steps to Becoming a Penetration Tester

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2013 9:35:26 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in CEH, Cisco, Online Training, Pentesting, Programming

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https://www.trainace.com/products/ceh-certified-ethical-hacker-training-and-certificationAccording to statistics provided by GO-Gulf.com, the cost of cyber crime will top $100 billion this year. Cyber crime affects 18 victims per second for a total of around 556 million victims per year. Just recently, the FBI warned that cyber attacks have eclipsed domestic terrorism as the primary threat to U.S. security. Penetration testers use their skills to help organizations fix vulnerabilities in their systems. But what are the steps to becoming a penetration tester?

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Security & Hacking Vulnerabilities in Windows 8

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2013 10:34:55 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity, Malware, Microsoft, Ethical Hacking

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When Windows 8 debuted, it brought along a completely new interface, updated platform, and transformed user experience.

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What is Encryption & Why is it Important?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2013 9:00:57 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity, encryption

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What is Encryption?

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Upcoming and Emerging Solutions from Microsoft's Cloud Computing Environment

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2013 9:24:06 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in MCSA, MCSE, Microsoft

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Microsoft is expanding its available software to fast track its cloud benefits. In fact, the company’s plan is to offer the most cloud applications of any software company. Individuals who desire to become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate will find a curriculum based heavily around the cloud, as the company moves to become the authority in the cloud computing industry. As a result, individuals and businesses will gain access to Microsoft’s new software programs, which include:

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The Importance of Secure Mobile Application Coding in Today's Fast Paced and High-Volume App Environment

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2013 4:41:16 PM / by The TrainACE Team posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity, mobile security, wireless security, Ethical Hacking

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Mobile applications have increasingly become a popular way to reach customers in today’s digitally-driven society. With over 50 million applications in the market today, the industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. By 2015, experts expect the development of mobile applications to outnumber PC projects at a ratio of four to one. But while millions of consumers are enjoying the abundance of various beneficial and useful apps, many of them are unbeknownst to the security threats several of these apps can pose—because thousands of these app developers are abandoning methods of secure coding in hopes of putting out their products as quickly as possible.

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