April 13, 2018

A series of courses covering the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification. This first episode will cover the basics of qualification and exam prep.

October 25, 2017

My good friend and MCT Andrew Bettany gave a session at MS Ignite this year where he gave some critical career advice.  During his talk he references two books.  He referenced the classic, "Who Moved My Cheese" and Simon Sinek’s book “Start with Why.”  I have a bl...

September 25, 2017

No class this week, 25-29th of September.  I will be attending the Microsoft Ignite conference (formerly TechEd) in Orlando. 

I highly recommend the conference and if you sign up early there is a discount for students.

The website is here: https://www.microsoft.com/...

February 23, 2017

If you are interested in employment beyond help desk and would like to work on servers, your best bet is to pursue a systems admin position.  Systems admins work directly on systems, typically servers, typically in server farms or data centers. Windows server has the l...

CompTIA Certifications for Cyber Security

Discussion of the new CompTIA Cyber Security Certification and how it fits with the recommended pathway.  Presenters; Robert De Roeck from Indiana University and Donald Hester from Las Positas College.

October 13, 2016

Discount exams are available for CompTIA's A+, Network+, and Security+ and Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams.

Las Positas is all set up in the Xvoucher system, and students can purchase vouchers through the portal here: https://www.xvoucher.com/buy/CCC/. T...

October 12, 2016

TU RMF Roles and Responsibilities (Part 1)


People are a critical factor in any cyber security imitative. In this session we will cover the roles and responsibilities defined by NIST for the Risk Management Framework (RMF). This is third in a series on NIST’s Risk Manag...

October 10, 2016

TU Building and Maintaining a Successful RMF Program

Starting or maintaining an effective and efficient risk management program (RMF) is key for success. Cybersecurity challenges often take time away from this key aspect of implantation. This is second in a series on...

October 9, 2016

TU Introduction to NIST’s Risk Management Framework (RMF)

This introductory session will cover the basic steps of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the transition away from the previous Certification and Accreditation approach to information systems security and a...

September 27, 2016

Microsoft announces new certification paths for MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE certifications at the Ignite conference in Atlanta.   The new certification roadmap is available here (PDF). The six-page document includes the necessary exams for each of the MCSA certifications...

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