CompTIA Blog

  • Knowledge Is Power: Slaying the Cloud Beasts

    Apr 18, 2018, 16:47 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Tech is constantly evolving, and IT pros need to be agile, open to and ready for change. Michael Farnum overcame his preconceived ideas about the cloud and learned to embrace it personally and professionally.
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  • Nine Takeaways From the CompTIA Community Forum -- Number One Will Surprise You!

    Mar 23, 2018, 21:40 PM by Daniel Margolis
    CompTIA debuted its new CompTIA Community Forum in Chicago this month, with presenters and attendees alike speaking very openly about the state of our industry and where we’re headed. Read on to get nine highlights from CCF that had everyone buzzing.
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  • 3 Infrastructure Trends to Watch for in 2018: Cloud, IoT and “New Collar” Jobs

    Feb 23, 2018, 21:08 PM by Seth Robinson
    Even though IT jobs have been hot for a while now, the market is reaching fever pitch. As companies continue down the path of digital transformation, they are gaining an appreciation for how being tech savvy can separate them from the pack.
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  • Is Your Head in the Cloud? 5 Cloud Jobs to Check Out

    Feb 21, 2018, 17:28 PM by Jennifer Sherwood
    There is no denying that cloud computing and cloud technology are growing. Cloud systems are becoming the norm, with physical ones slowly being phased out. As this industry develops, so do the job opportunities. And the best part is that there’s a fit for everyone. Here are five cloud jobs that should be on your radar.
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  • Your Next Move: Cloud Engineer

    Feb 16, 2018, 15:21 PM by Jennifer Sherwood
    With the rise of smart devices and interconnected everything, cloud technology and careers are skyrocketing. If you like to think creatively, stay on top of current technology and be interconnected; cloud engineering could be in your future.
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  • Not "Your Place or Mine?" But Both: Understanding the Hybrid Cloud

    Feb 12, 2018, 20:58 PM by Ed Tittel
    Instead of “your place or mine?” the real question with cloud computing is how best to mix and match cloud infrastructure, assets and services that come from private and public clouds under a single umbrella. Here, we explore the issues involved and some of the common best practices for resolving them.
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  • Oracle NetSuite VP Craig West on Partners Strategy

    Feb 8, 2018, 22:01 PM by CompTIA
    Co-hosted with ChannelE2E’s Content Czar Joe Panettieri, CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux chatted with Craig West, Senior Vice President of Channel Sales at Oracle NetSuite on the cloud ERP partner landscape and the opportunities ahead for integrators and consultants.
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  • Cloud Skills Needed Around the World

    Feb 2, 2018, 15:19 PM by James Stanger
    This past week, I went to Japan to talk to IT pros and corporate leaders about the cloud. All of these companies were looking for ways to upgrade the skills of their employees. Each one is ready for the cloud, but in such a fast-moving field – particularly in regard to the internet of things (IoT) – they’re very interested in finding ways to make their workers even more cloud-ready.
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  • A New Year Cybersecurity Two-Fer: Meltdown and Spectre

    Jan 8, 2018, 23:03 PM by James Stanger
    The new year has started with a major cybersecurity two-fer. First on the hit parade is the Meltdown flaw, which affects almost any device that contains an Intel CPU made since 1995. The second flaw is known as Spectre. It’s a more difficult flaw to exploit, but it affects all modern CPUs – not just those made by Intel.
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  • ChannelTrends: Five Things Tech Professionals Should Be Thankful for in 2017

    Nov 21, 2017, 21:14 PM by Brian Sherman
    Thanksgiving is the perfect time for those in the technology industry to be optimists. What five trends should they most appreciate today, and in the future?
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  • How Secure Is the Cloud? 6 Things You​ Need from Your Cloud Service Provider

    Oct 11, 2017, 18:42 PM by Ed Tittel
    Love it or hate it, access to and data storage in the cloud are facts of digital life. But data security in cloud computing depends on a variety of factors. Understanding those factors and working them in one’s favor are essential to protecting sensitive confidential and valuable information.
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  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About CompTIA A+

    May 17, 2017, 16:49 PM by Teresa Sears
    If you took an earlier version of CompTIA A+ or have heard about it from people who did, you may be surprised to learn everything that it now covers. Here are five things you may not know about CompTIA A+ that help IT pros gain a foundational knowledge to launch their careers.
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  • 10 Critical Skills for Today’s IT Workforce

    Mar 17, 2017, 22:03 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Earlier this month, CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux spoke about the top 10 skills needed by today’s IT workforce. Take a look at the list to find the areas in which you excel and those in which you can focus your professional development.
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  • 5 IT Skills Companies Are Hiring for in 2017

    Jan 6, 2017, 18:13 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Whether you’re looking for a new job or want to move up in your organization, knowing what skills employers are looking for can give you a leg up in climbing the career ladder. Here are five of the most in-demand skills for IT pros in 2017.
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  • ChannelTrends: The Solution Provider’s Evolving Role in Cloud Services

    Oct 5, 2016, 15:24 PM by Brian Sherman
    In the early days of cloud computing, most channel partners were merely spectators sitting on the sidelines offering advice and whatever assistance they could to their more adventurous customers. But, over the past decade, providers have taken on a much different role and are now not only the face of cloud for their customers, but strategists, designers and process consultants for virtual environments. The latest CompTIA research points out some of the driving forces behind those changes.
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