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    SATA vs SAS Cable Identification as found in CompTIA Certification

    The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam typically asks candidates to identify connectors, cables, and other system components using photographic exhibits. During a recent Windows 10 course one of our instructors was asked about the difference between a SATA and a SAS connector.  While the question is somewhat esoteric and unlikely to be found on the CompTIA … Continue reading SATA vs SAS Cable Identification as found in CompTIA Certification

    CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

    Students and our sales staff are asking lots of questions about the recently announced CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. Selected aspects of the exam have not been announced. I was able to review a CompTIA partner webinar covering the new exam, and acquire a forty page detailed mapping document. My deep dive isn’t complete, though this … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

    Securing Your Small Office Systems

    A consulting client recently called me about securing data in their small business office.  They are extremely secure already, including data encryption, encrypted offsite backup, locked cabinets and locked data rooms, system account controls and audits, layered authorization, and job separation.  Yet they asked a great question – what else can I do to enhance … Continue reading Securing Your Small Office Systems

    Mastery: ILT Instructor Led Training – 7 Reasons Why?

    ILT – Instructor Led Training. Why? In a recent article I shared the concept of mastery, the ability to creatively contribute to a field of endeavor. With the preponderance of do-it-yourself books (who reads books anymore?) and videos (the answers for all questions may be found on YouTube), who needs instructor led content? You do. … Continue reading Mastery: ILT Instructor Led Training – 7 Reasons Why?

    On the Topic of Mastery

    If you are an employer, do you want to hire someone with a degree and a credential, or someone who can perform the job, wants to build a career and drives to make a real contribution? If you are an employee or candidate, do you merely want to spend 90 to 240 minutes gaining a … Continue reading On the Topic of Mastery

    How to extract your outside IP address-without a chicken or a monkey

    Frequently I find myself asking students in my Network+ or Cisco CCNA classes to divulge their favorite resource to use when they want to determine their external (publicly accessible) IP address. Here are some of the more popular answers: whatismyip.com Or ipchicken.com. Or perhaps even better, the ipmonkey.com: I did not include the actual IP … Continue reading How to extract your outside IP address-without a chicken or a monkey

    CompTIA Security+ What Motivates People to Take Your Intellectual Property?

    CompTIA Instructor Steve Fullmer describes the importance of getting Security+ Certified. Security is no longer about the “haves” and the “have nots” a small group of people who are trying to take advantage of your possessions and intellectual property (IP). In the book ‘Tribal Leadership’ by Dave Logan, John King, Halee Fischer-Wright, they discuss the stages of … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ What Motivates People to Take Your Intellectual Property?