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CompTIA Chief Technology Evangelist

James Stanger, Ph.D., is an authority in security, open source, network administration and IT education. He has consulted with corporations, governments and learning institutions worldwide for ​more than 20 years. He is also an award-winning author and blogger.

  • RSA Report: The Old Has Become New Again

    Feb 24, 2017, 20:26 PM by James Stanger
    RSA 2017, held February 13 – 17 in San Francisco, covered everything from ransomware to DDoS attacks to email phishing, making us wonder — is it 2017 or 2007?
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  • Making Constant Uptime a Reality

    Sep 20, 2016, 19:15 PM by James Stanger
    CompTIA Senior Director, Product Development, Skills Certification James Stanger shares his thoughts on network uptime.
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  • Project Management: A Continuing Education

    Sep 16, 2016, 15:37 PM by James Stanger
    CompTIA Project+ is designed for any individual who wants to validate their experience. It doesn’t just focus on how an IT worker creates a project. CompTIA Project+ validates industry-standard skills for any project manager.
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  • Security and Privacy: Is it Really a Zero-Sum Game?

    Apr 19, 2016, 15:05 PM by James Stanger
    It’s time to get past the zero-sum game mode of thinking with regards to privacy and security, where one or the other wins out. But to do that, we’ve got to learn more about the basic principles of privacy and security and how they work together. That’s why CompTIA is conducting a webinar called Security, Privacy and You: A Report on Today’s Industry Best Practices on April 20 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
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  • Focus Management: The New Normal for Project Management?

    Apr 15, 2016, 19:04 PM by James Stanger
    Doing business these days can mean living in a world of near-constant interruptions – little is routine. This challenges traditional project management, and makes managing your current focus much more important.
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  • The New Normal: What the Industry is Telling Us About Essential Networking Skills

    Mar 17, 2016, 20:44 PM by James Stanger
    Read about how the networking skills gap was a running theme of CompTIA’s James Stanger’s recent tour of Asia, and how the association is acting to help.
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  • Five Tech Skill Trends to Watch in 2016

    Jan 15, 2016, 18:03 PM by James Stanger
    The world needs more IT professionals, specifically those with non-traditional IT skills, hybrid IT skills, adaptive IT skills, commodified data analytics ability and simple creativity. These are the skills to watch this year… and beyond.
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  • Stealing a New Security Term: The Quarterback

    Nov 19, 2015, 23:09 PM by James Stanger
    Security professionals are great at borrowing terms from other industries. One they haven’t hit on, which could be the most useful, productive act of linguistic theft yet, comes from American football, by way of oncology.
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  • The Alphabet Soup of Acronyms Helps Navigate Certification and Security

    Oct 26, 2015, 21:26 PM by James Stanger
    Behind all of the information and acronyms we use every day, we are all looking for a compelling, clear narrative. The common theme that ties together this alphabet soup is certification. It helps set the narrative in motion.
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  • What are U.S. DoD 8140, 8570 and 8570.01-M and What Do They Mean for Your Career?

    Sep 11, 2015, 16:35 PM by James Stanger
    Last month, there was a “disturbance in the force” when it comes to your career. Representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) signed the 8140 DoD directive. 8140 replaces the 8570 directive, which directed all DoD personnel and their contractors to be certified in their respective fields. What does this change mean to you? Well, in some ways, 8570 is dead, long live 8570.
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