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Is TrueCrypt now unsafe?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 29, 2014 1:46:10 PM / by Christian Crank posted in encryption, networking, truecrypt, Uncategorized, cybersecurity

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Do you use TrueCrypt? You might not want to now. It seems as though the main SourceForge page for TrueCrypt has been defaced, though it might just be legitimate. How do I know? The first line on the page reads as follows: "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues." While many people thought it was a hoax or that TrueCrypt got hacked, the newest application that was pushed out only allows you to decrypt and migrate data, not encrypt data, was signed with the TrueCrypt private key, ensuring its legitimacy.

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The Most Common Jobs for Cisco CCNP Certified Professionals

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2013 1:27:26 PM / by Ryan Corey posted in average salary, CCNP, Cisco, computer training, networking

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The economy might still be limping along, but the IT industry remains as healthy as ever. IT outsourcing companies have become popular in recent years, but larger companies from hospitals to manufacturers are also hiring for a continually growing workforce of in-house IT professionals. If anything, the high job demand present in the early '00s has increased since the 2008 recession. Networking, a distinct career path in IT, remains one of the main stays.

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The Most Common Jobs for Cisco CCNA Certified Professionals

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 10, 2013 4:13:18 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in CCNA, Cisco, information technology career, networking, online, Online Training, CCNA training

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Professionals who are certified through the Cisco CCNA program are qualified for a number of jobs in the technology field. The exams required for this certification demand that each candidate demonstrate an ability to install, configure, and operate a variety of networks, making these qualified individuals flexible workers. Successful CCNA graduates are able to troubleshoot systems, operate under a number of different protocols, and demolish threats to a network’s security. This is a broad range of skills, and the Cisco CCNA certification provides each professional with a comprehensive understanding of networks. These skills allow CCNA certificate-holders to tackle a number of technology-related occupations.

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Introducing the Cisco ISR-AX

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2013 11:40:22 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in CCNA, Cisco, cisco certified network associate, network associate, Networking, networking, Online Training, routers, routing, Updates

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Two IT hosting trends, the central data center and the cloud, are changing Internet infrastructure requirements. Organizations are seeking to lower cost and complexity while better serving internal and external customers in diverse locations. As IT centralizes application hosting, Cisco has responded with the introduction of the Integrated Services Router with Application Experience or ISR-AX. ISR-AX combines a branch router, application optimization, and security and performance features in one box.

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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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All About the CCNA Certification Exam

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2013 4:16:42 AM / by Ryan Corey posted in CCNA, certification exam, Cisco, exam preparation, networking

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There is no doubt that the CCNA certification exam is considered one of the most daunting exams in the networking certification field. This exam has more first time failures than almost any other. In this post we explore some things that can help you prepare yourself better before sitting in front of that Pearson VUE testing station for the CCNA exam.

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