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IT Training and Cyber Security Training in Northern Virginia

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2016 10:06:24 AM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in Cisco, CompTIA, cyber security training, IT training, Microsoft, Networking, Project Management

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Did you know that TrainACE and our Advanced Security branch offers IT training and Cyber Security training in Northern Virginia? TrainACE has a computer training facility located out of Loudoun County in Ashburn, Virginia. The Ashburn location offers our full catalog of courses and delivers the same high-quality training with unbeatable prices that we have been providing to our students at the Greenbelt, Maryland location since 2001.

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Job Salaries with a MCSA Certification in the D.C. Area

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2015 11:38:16 AM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in dc job salaries, MCSA, mcsa training, Microsoft, salaries

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Microsoft Windows Security Essentials

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2014 6:15:24 AM / by Christian Crank posted in advanced security, Cisco, cybersecurity, Microsoft, security training, Uncategorized

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As the OS of choice for many businesses, Microsoft Windows houses the sensitive data of banks, hospitals and corporations. In fact, as one of the most prevalently used operating systems out there, malware authors have an affinity for attacking anything Windows—it’s their go-to playground.  In order to properly defend Windows security, you’ll need to configure a lot more than just a firewall. You’ll need a myriad of tools, techniques and tricks to outsmart the bad guys and protect your Windows system. But no worries: our Microsoft Windows Security Essentials course will teach you just that.

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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 advanced security, Cisco, cybersecurity, hacking, hacking vulnerabilities, malware, Microsoft, security vulnerabilities, Windows 8

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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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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 Increased Role of Active Directory in the New MCSA Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2013 1:42:21 PM / by Ryan Corey posted in MCSA, Microsoft, systems administration

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IT professionals preparing for the new MCSA certification will find a stronger emphasis on Active Directory. Microsoft Active Directory, or AD, is a database management system that can be replicated across logical network partitions called domains. The AD stores configuration information such as user login credentials and contains objects representing users, groups and computers. Administrators can group these objects into units according to business requirements and centrally manage them through group policy objects. They can also use AD to push software and desktop configuration updates to user systems. While AD has long been a central component of Windows Server, significant updates have expanded its role in the MCSA exams.

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The Role the Cloud Plays in the New Microsoft MCSE Curriculum

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 4, 2013 10:56:35 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in cloud computing, MCSE, Microsoft, networking, online, systems administration

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Microsoft has retooled its MCSE certification for IT professionals to include a major focus on the cloud. The company made the changes in response to the growing movement of IT resources to cloud-based solutions. According to Microsoft-sponsored research, cloud computing may create 14 million jobs and generate 1.1 trillion in revenue by 2015. The new MCSE certificate holder is expected to have more comprehensive knowledge of both on-premises and cloud resource technologies.

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"Renewal Requirements of IT's Top Certifications" White Paper Now Available

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2013 2:46:01 PM / by Ryan Corey posted in CEUs, Cisco, CompTIA, continuing education, CPEs, Microsoft

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CompTIA, Cisco, EC-Council and many other well-known IT certification organizations have placed certain requirements on recipients of their credentials. These requirements were mandated  in order to validate the worth of carrying the respected certification. Once a person gains their certification, they immediately need to be aware of the renewal requirements to keep it current. The experts at TrainACE have compiled a list of popular certifications and their continuing education requirements in this easy to understand white paper. It is a must have for any IT professional looking to become and stay certified!

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Assessing the Changes to the New MCSE Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2012 10:08:31 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in MCSA, MCSE, Microsoft

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Microsoft recently announced its plan to reintroduce the MCSE and MCSA certifications, which address the evolution of technology toward cloud computing. Many IT professionals are already aware of the MCITP certification that resulted from the Microsoft Server 2008 upgrade, but it appears the company tossed the four-year-old certification. With the reintroduction of the old but new MCSE and MCSA certifications, Microsoft also detailed that each one is not necessarily the same as it used to be.

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Microsoft Certification Restructuring; Bringing Back the MCSA and MCSE

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2012 7:23:29 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in MCSA, MCSE, Microsoft

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The expanding role of cloud computing in the IT and software development fields has Microsoft sitting up and taking notice: the company announced recently that it will be reorganizing its Microsoft certification program to address the evolving impact of the cloud. In the process, the MCSA, MCSD and MCSE certification designations will also be returned to duty, with two small changes – the “A” will now stand for “associate” instead of “administrator,” and the “E” will now stand for “expert” rather than “engineer.”

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