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CompTIA On-Demand Webinars

We keep webinars for 90 days after their original presentation available to you as recent on-demand webinars. Webinars that were held more than 90 days before may be available under Resources.

Friday Check-in with Legal: Powered by CompTIA Communities

27 March, 2020, 3 30 PM-4 30 PM

330pm GMT
COVID-19 is having a massive impact on the world, including how we interact and do business. We want to ensure the tech industry is up to date in order to keep your business and your clients’ businesses running as smoothly as possible.
Every Friday, we will be hosting an informal, online session for 30 minutes to discuss current issues to help one another manage this unprecedented moment in history.
Each week we will feature an expert from different business functions, such as legal, HR, leadership, etc., who will provide advice and answer any questions you may have regarding the current situation.

The Local Government CIO Role in Preparing for Covid-19 and its Potential Impact on your Government’s Service Delivery

9 March, 2020, 1 PM-2 PM

1pm CT / 2pm ET
Given the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus and the possible impact that it will have on government services in communities across the country, this is an appropriate time for technology executives to plan for the possible disruption of government services and how government employees will deliver services during that time.

Kali Linux Overview: Tips, Tricks and Traps for Cybersecurity Professionals

1 February, 2020, 12 PM-1 PM

Like it or not, Kali Linux (a version of Linux that already has many security tools incorporated within it) has become the poster child for penetration testing.. It’s used throughout the industry by cybersecurity professionals and “script kiddies” alike. In his next Office Hours session, CompTIA Chief Technology Evangelist Dr. James Stanger will take a more in-depth look at the tools Kali has to offer. More importantly, James will investigate the techniques and procedures that tend to set the cybersecurity professionals apart from the rest. He will also spend time contextualizing these tools in the larger activities of the penetration tester, as well as the in the duties of other job roles, such as the security analyst. For example, James will explain how to configure tools such as Shodan, Nmap, Maltego and Metasploit to work together for passive and active scanning. James will also profile tools such as BeEf, Netcat and John the Ripper.

3 Skills IT Pros Need

1 February, 2020 at 12 PM-6 February, 2020 at 1 PM

Are you ready to start your IT career but find yourself wondering what skill level today’s IT pros need? Join CompTIA Chief Technology Evangelist Dr. James Stanger as he partners up with ITProTV in this upcoming live IT Pro webinar event. We’ll be discussing essential technical skills, including essential cloud, Linux, Windows and IoT management tips.

Best of CompTIA Virtual Event 2019

17 December, 2019

Family First Prevention Services Webinar: What You Need To Know Now

17 December, 2019

Leveraging the National Space Industrial Base to Address Great-Power Competition

5 December, 2019, 1 PM-2 PM

12pm CT / 1pm ET
In US law, the national technology and industrial base comprises the industrial bases of the US and its three closest historical allies (Australia, Canada, and the UK). Over the course of the last twenty years, the technological environment has changed and many non-defense and global actors are now players in technological innovation. Congress and the Administration need to examine new policies that will allow the US to compete in this new technological environment and counterbalance the great power competition. A primary area where the US can reshape its strategic focus is space. The United States has a long- standing position of partnering with other countries on space programs, in particular, space exploration focused activities. Space is now being recognized by both developing and developed countries as a “means to an end” to help drive economic prosperity and technological innovation. From a strategic engagement point of view, the United States needs to strengthen its ties with existing partners and develop relationships with new partners. The US must be viewed as the first option for partnering on space related issues – however, current policies are hindering these goals, and enabling our peer competitors, such as China and Russia, to move quickly in developing partnerships with interested nations.

Benefits and Challenges of Working with a Value-Added Distributor in a High-Growth Industry

5 December, 2019, 12 PM-2 PM

12pm CT / 1pm ET

As demand for drones and UAV solutions increases, so does the number of new competitors and products entering the market. This creates opportunity but also turmoil for drone service providers building their businesses. Join us for our next Drone Interest Group virtual meeting on December 5th, at 12 PM CST, to learn best practices, solutions and how to avoid pitfalls. Guest speaker Eric Jameson, Product Manager, Drones, at Stampede Presentation Products, will discuss the benefits and challenges of working with a value-added distributor in a high-growth industry.

2019 Lessons Learned

27 November, 2019, 3 PM-4 PM

3pm UK London

2019 was a record year in terms of data breach and poorly protected
sensitive data. Looking into 2020 what are the lessons learned for MSPs and IT
Pros?
This UK Channel community webinar finds Ian Thornton-Trump (aka Phat_Hobbit),
a Global CompTIA Faculty member, in the cyber watchtower. He will run down
key events that formed the cyber security landscape of 2019. Some breaches
you have heard of, but some nefarious activity did not make the headlines. Ian
will take us inside this hidden world and examine what we can learn and how can
we prepare for 2020 and beyond.
Our organizations are not the helpless victims of cyber criminals. By aligning
security with the objective of providing as much visibility, warning and
aggressive active defence capabilities as legally possible, Ian will explain how
organizations large and small, along with their services providers, can take the
fight to the enemy. Inexpensive, high-impact techniques can be highly effective
in disrupting cyber criminals in the planning and early stages of attack.

Cloud Security in 2020: Office Hours with James

This webinar has been approved for 1 CEU for A+, Net+, Sec+, Cloud+, Linux+, Cysa+, PenTest+ and CASP.
20 November, 2019, 11 AM-12 PM

1100am CT / 1200pm ET
In this presentation, Stanger will investigate some of the major changes we need to consider as the IT industry moves aggressively into the cloud. He will discuss how traditional pen testing approaches are — in some ways — no longer appropriate. He will also talk about how some of the typical security analytics approaches are now under pressure.

MSP Cyber Security 101: Protect your MSP from attack and keep your reputation and your clients hosted by the Benelux & UK Community

19 November, 2019, 3 PM-4 PM

3pm GMT London
In a recent article for ChannelE2E - MSP Judgment Day: Ransomware Attacks Threaten Industry Credibility, Reputation, written in the wake of a spate of cyberattacks on MSPs, Joe Panettieri warns MSPs to raise their cybersecurity game – or face a credibility crisis.
As the gateway to a host of end user businesses MSPs are an obvious and growing target. So how can you protect yourself, your reputation and your clientsfrom attack as cyber criminals continue to evolve and adapt?
As a first step, sign up for this crucial webinar: MSP Cyber Security 101: Protect your MSP from attack and keep your reputation and your clients.
Learn what steps you can take now to minimize the risk.Hear from MSPs who have successfully implemented the controls needed to protect themselves from attack – and who are now making money selling this expertise on to their clients.

Empower Your Business with Continuous Innovation-Emerging Technology Community Virtual Meeting

14 November, 2019, 1 30 PM-2 30 PM

130pm CT / 230pm ET

The concept of continuous innovation is when companies can act quickly and adapt
seamlessly to best meet the rapidly changing needs of their customers. Having the
right foundation for innovation in your business is critical to rapidly deploying
powerful new technology seamlessly without requiring downtime to existing
applications. Moreover, you need to consider and manage the risks and costs of
being a first mover.
Join your Emerging Technology Community for our first virtual meeting on November
14 and discuss the development and implementation of customer solutions based
on the Emerging Tech Top 10 list. We will also be introducing our very own CompTIA
Self-Assessment tool. Find out if you have what it takes to innovate with a new
technology and be a first mover.

Ethical Hacking Using a Weaponized Operating System

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): This webinar has been approved for 1 CEU for the following CompTIA certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Cloud+, PenTest+, CySA+ and CASP+.
14 November, 2019, 1 PM-2 PM

1pm CT / 2pm ET

Join us Thursday, November 14 at 1 pm CDT for the CompTIA webinar, Ethical Hacking Using a Weaponized Operating System to get key insights into the Metasploit Framework and its role in helping organizations validate if vulnerabilities exist and can be exploited. This framework is most commonly used to test networks, host data and add application controls/configurations, including antivirus and intrusion detection and prevention systems.

Andrea Di Fabio, chief information security officer (CISO) and associate CIO at East Tennessee State University has a great webinar planned where you’ll get an inside look into this weaponized operating system being used by ethical hackers and pen testers alike, with live demonstrations and so much more.

   *Continuing Education Units (CEUs): This webinar has been approved for 1 CEU for the following CompTIA certifications:A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+,Cloud+, PenTest+, CySA+ and CASP+.

IT Careers through Networking and Social Media - Advancing Women in Technology Q4 Virtual Meeting

13 November, 2019, 11 AM-12 PM

1100am CT / 1200pm ET
IT Careers through Networking and Social Media
Join the AWIT community for a virtual meeting where we will discuss the importance of networking when it comes to starting or advancing your career in technology and how to manage your social channels to benefit your personal brand. We will discuss how to increase your contribution to any  organization, and continuously develop your skillset through networking. A virtual meeting is not a webinar, it is an open meeting where all attendees are invited to participate in the discussion.

Compensation Strategies and Incentive Philosophies - Technology Lifecycle Services Q4 Virtual Meeting

12 November, 2019, 11 AM-12 PM

1100am CT / 1200pm ET
Join the TLS community for a virtual meeting as we continue the discussion from #ChannelCon and review various compensation strategies and the incentive philosophies that accompany them. We will review the latest TLS worksheet to assist you in understanding the various compensation opportunities inside of your business and how to leverage incentives to increase employee satisfaction and sales.  During this virtual meeting the TLS executive committee will share possible strategies and ask for your input and comments as we build out a compensation matrix for businesses. A virtual meeting is not a webinar, it is an open meeting where all attendees are invited to participate in the discussion.

IT Pro Webinar: DDoS 2.0

This webinar has been approved for 1 CEU for CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+,CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cloud+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), CompTIA PenTest+ and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certifications.
29 October, 2019, 11 AM-12 PM

1100am CT / 1200pm ET
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have become more common, more powerful and more useful to attackers. They have morphed from mere botnet-based approaches to AI and data-driven models. Why are DDoS attacks becoming more common? Are they part of a larger strategy? What are the essential techniques and best practices that IT pros can use to handle them?

CompTIA Chief Technology Evangelist Dr. James Stanger has assembled a panel of IT pros that have real-world experience handling attacks. This panel of experts will discuss how DDoS attacks continue to morph. They will also discuss traditional and new techniques, as well as best practices for preparing for, and managing, these attacks.

   *This webinar has been approved for 1 CEU for CompTIA A+CompTIA Network+,CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cloud+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), CompTIA PenTest+ and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certifications.

How to win clients who stay longer, spend more, and whinge less

23 October, 2019, 9 AM-10 AM

9am CT / 3pm GMT London
Most MSP clients are inexperienced buyers (yes, even business owners), in that they pick an MSP with their heart, not their brain. Given this, it is vital that you know how to differentiate yourself through effective, efficient marketing tied to basic human behaviours.

In this webinar I will explore the best ways to find high-quality prospects, and how to effectively qualify them and spark interest in your offering. I will also share my insights on how to build a relationship with hundreds of prospects in just a few minutes a day so that when a business is ready to select an MSP, or replace their current MSP, you are guaranteed a place at the table (if not the onlyplace).

The Doors are Locked but Your Screen is Wide Open

22 October, 2019, 12 PM-1 PM

12 pm CT / 1pm ET
“Do as I say, not as I do;” “Practice what you preach.” Which end of the spectrum does your business fall into? MSPs have landed squarely in the cross-hairs of attackers. They come from all sides and your own vulnerabilities may be making it even easier for them. As media scrutiny and government oversight intensifies, every MSP must take a look at itself and answer one simple question; “Would we pass the very same security audit we expect our clients to?”
Join our Managed Services Community to gain insight and ready-for-action tips to help ensure your business doesn't end up on the wrong end of a headline.

Attack Recognition and Incident Response: A Hands-On Overview, Office Hours with James

This webinar has been approved for 1 CEU for CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+,CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cloud+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), CompTIA PenTest+ and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certifications.
22 October, 2019, 11 AM-12 PM

11am CT / 12pm ET

Ever wondered what a cyberattack looks like? Do you know what IT professionals do when an attack is underway, other than panic?

Join CompTIA Chief Technology Evangelist Dr. James Stanger as he explains how to analyze specific attack types, including ransomware, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and buffer overflow. James will show how attacks are waged, as well as how to listen in and identify them. James will also be teaching specific incident response techniques. Make sure you have your copy of Wireshark and Metasploit running and join us for this very important and informative event

Drone Standards, Best Practices and Market Research

17 October, 2019, 12 PM-1 PM

12pm CT / 1pm ET
Adoption of  drone technology is increasing, as are real-world case studies for a growing number of vertical markets.  Please join Chris Phillips, Director of Industry Advisory Councils and Adam Proulx, Senior Manager of Communities for our next Drone Forum virtual meeting on October 17th  at 12:00 CST where we’ll  discuss CompTIA’s Drone Standards & Best Practices and share some interesting statistics from CompTIA’s recent Drone Market Research study.  Learn what’s most important to Drone prospects and customers, what it takes to operate safe, quality flights, and how you can differentiate yourself in the marketplace and grow your business.