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January 25th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I got a kick out of an analysis of a recent hack.  After the RockYou application was hacked in December, exposing 32 million consumer passwords, security vendor Imperva analyzed the passwords to discover the most commonly used ones.  Remarkably, they are the same passwords many of us - Read More
January 24th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
In this edition, CompTIA’s President and CEO describes his vision for CompTIA’s Getting America Back To Work program.  Download the MP3 file.[podcast][/podcast] - Read More
January 23rd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Articulating the Value of Security...It’s an uphill battle to convince the decision-makers in any business that they need to invest in security. Why? Because deep down, all professional businesspeople think security is an annoying layer of cost and inconvenience.If you walk in and tell them - Read More
January 22nd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The term “international” has become somewhat synonymous with the mega corporations that include the term in their name or mission.  But the latest CompTIA research suggests you don’t have to be one of the biggest kids on the playground to claim a spot in the global sandbox.On - Read More
January 22nd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The fluidity of the regulatory, political and economic environment has reached a point where the amount of uncertainty at play in making everyday business decisions has reached a critical level. Terms on contracts, healthcare for employees, the very viability of your customers and more, are really - Read More
January 18th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
CompTIA is committed to doing its part in training the tech workforce of tomorrow. As the leading global source of vendor-neutral IT certifications we have a big responsibility. Since the initiation of CompTIA’s programs more than 10 years ago a large part of our focus has been on adult - Read More
January 18th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
As Dwight Schrute would say, “Fact: the small and medium size business (SMB) sector is critically important to the US economy.” With the daily financial news dominated by movements in the Dow Jones Industrial Average or earnings reports from the big guys, it’s sometimes easy to - Read More
January 14th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
After an outpouring of comments in response to our recertification announcement this week, we thought it best to let you hear the responses directly from the horse's mouth.  In this podcast, I discussed some of the more pointed comments with Terry Erdle (our VP of Certs) and allowed him to - Read More
January 12th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
What was true and cutting-edge in IT three years ago isn’t necessarily either today.That’s one of the reasons behind our new certification renewal policy, which puts a 3-year shelf life on CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications.The new policy doesn’t - Read More
January 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
While the economy continues to improve, some workers are still struggling to put food on the table and take care of their families. Many are hard-working and dedicated individuals who have had to turn their professional lives upside down in this turbulent market.When the market gives us lemons, it - Read More