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Certification Watch (Vol. 23, No. 39)

In this week's roundup of the latest IT certification news, everybody in the IT industry is ready to celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the CertMag guys want you to have some Raspeberry Pi, and more.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Is Coming, Part 1: CompTIA

 

NCSAM is nearly here and there are cybersecurity resources aplenty online.National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), also known as October, will be here tomorrow. Whether or not cybersecurity is your career calling card, everyone who lives in the increasingly digital and technology-driven present should at least take some time over the next month to think about changing their passwords. If cybersecurity is, in fact, the focus of your IT career, or of your prospective IT career, then there's an excellent new post this week to the official blog of tech industry association CompTIA. Under the headline "20+ Free Resources for Your Cybersecurity Career," CompTIA's Chief Technology Evangelist, James Stanger, has gathered together a wealth of links to direct your attention to free advice and other resources to help propel your professional cybersecurity ambitions. There's a great deal of good material out there to assist aspiring IT workers find their professional footing, and you could spend a lot of time and effort crawling the web to find it. Or you could click over to CompTIA and just jump into a pool that's already been filled.

 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Is Coming, Part 2: ISACA

 

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), also known as October, will be here tomorrow. Whether or not cybersecurity is your career calling card, everyone who lives in the increasingly digital and technology-driven present should at least take some time over the next month to think about changing their passwords. (Hmm. Wait. Did we already do this riff?) Cybersecurity and IT governance association ISACA is stepping up to the NCSAM plate with some resources of its own to benefit both individual cybersecurity professionals and organizations. Here's one example" ISACA has both a cybersecurity blog series and a series of cybersecurity podcast episodes on tap. One key podcast will address the timeless academic degree vs. certification question. So now there are two places for both aspiring and current cybersecurity professionals to drop in and find a get a jump on the NCSAM action.

 

Microsoft Can Help You Get Certified in DevOps

 

Did you know that Microsoft offers a DevOps Engineer Expert certification? Because Microsoft offers a DevOps Engineer Expert certification. We have to look this up almost every time, but Wikipedia defines DevOps as follows: "DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development and IT operations. It aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality." So let's get back to Microsoft: There's a lot of demand for skilled DevOps professionals and the (ever-evolving) Microsoft certification program has a sterling reputation. So if you're interested in DevOps, then you could definitely do worse than to check out this newly-refreshed post to the Microsoft Learn Blog for details about how the Microsoft certification brainstrust does DevOps.

 

Would You Like a Slice of (Raspberry) Pi?

 

What could you do with a Raspberry Pi?What can you do with a computer the size of '90s-era cassette mixtape? You might be surprised. We're several iterations into the evolution of the famous Raspberry Pi microcomputer, but techies keep finding new things to do with the proverbially pint-sized Pi. If you'd like to know more about the Raspeberry Pi and its capabilities, then you'll want to jump over to CertMag.com, the official website of Certification Magazine, where a new article explores the versatility of the world's most famous Little Motherboard That Could. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has a largely education mission, so a Raspberry Pi can be a great teaching and learning tool to fire the imagination and build up the technology acumen of young minds. There are also a myriad of non-educational applications of Pi technology, so even if you're already a computer whiz, then you might be surprised to learn how much processing punch a Pi can pack.

 

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