• Computer training articles

    These articles, written over the years for ComputerTrainingSchools.com, are designed to highlight topics of interest in the tech and IT certification field.

  • 5 Ways Working on Your Phone Could Jeopardize Your Whole Company

    With the rise of smartphones and tablets, IT managers have a new reality to face, and possibly fear: "Bring Your Own Device," or BYOD.

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    Beware of these 5 kinds of mobile app fraud

    Buyer beware: Consumers are reporting financial traps in the mobile apps marketplace, such as virtual currency scams involving Apple's App Store.

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    5 Tech Skills Everyone Will Have to Know

    It's hard to think of anyone whose work isn't somehow mediated through tech, especially in postindustrial information economies.

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    Workplace Innovations You Can Thank the Tech Industry For

    The tech industry lives and dies by innovation.

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    Best Cities to Start a Tech Career 2016

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    Optimism vs. Reality: 5 Facts About Gender Diversity in Tech

    In our recent 2015 CTS Tech Industry Survey, we received significant data from women currently working in IT and computer science.

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    Tips on handling security incidents

    Discovering that your company’s information has been accessed by an unauthorized entity or your servers have been hacked makes for a bad day in the information security profession.

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    5 Benefits of IT Certification

    Professional certifications often come with certain benefits, which are very apparent in the information technology industry.

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    8 Unique Tech Job Titles and How to Make Sense of Them

    Would you like to be a Dream Alchemist? How about a Digital Overlord? No, these are not character classes in "World of Warcraft."

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    6 ways smartphones are changing IT careers

    By 2016, a billion consumers will use mobile devices worldwide, according to Forrester Research.

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    Is a Computer Science Degree Worth It?: Experts Respond

    Computer science degree programs continue to grow in popularity.

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    3 Tech Jobs That Are Here to Stay

    As a teenager my father once worked as a pinsetter in a bowling alley, where he'd manually clear and set the pins for the bowlers.

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    Financial aid for online education

    You love your job, but have been thinking about getting your bachelor's degree or starting work on your master's degree.

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    Top 5 Reasons why software professionals need social skills, too

    Software professionals sit in front of computers all day, rarely interacting with peers.

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    IT Certifications to Get as an Entry-Level Pro

    In today’s high-speed, hyper-connected tech scene, seeking out the most relevant and useful career insight into the industry can seem a daunting task, especially when innovation in the field can change the name of the game in a nanosecond.

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    4 Important Communication Skills for Tech Career Success

    Students who major in technology programs like computer science may think that as long as they're highly skilled with code, they'll have no problem getting a job and thriving in the workplace after graduation.

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    4 Ways to Upgrade Your IT Career

    You've got the degree and maybe even the job - for many information technology professionals, the question becomes, "now what?" Finding out the best way to invest a limited amount of time and money, however, can be a tough problem for IT professionals to solve.

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    Shared Assessments’ New Cert: Why Enterprise Risk Management Matters

    A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

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    5 Certs That Put Developers on the Fast Track

    Technology evolves at such as rapid rate that software developers must continually update their skills to keep pace.

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    Online Computer Science Courses vs. Campus Courses: Experts Respond

    Online education continues to grow, enjoying wider adoption across at several traditional institutions, but not all online courses are created equally.

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    5 IT Industry Pro Tips on Debugging Your Work/Life Balance

    Balancing the demands of work with the pleasures of life is difficult in any field, but it's particularly tough in the IT industry.

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    Best Tech Cities to Start a Career

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    8 IT Certifications for Career Changers in 2015

    A common observation from experienced IT/IS industry veterans is that the only constant in their profession is change.

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    The 30 Best Computer Science Schools

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    Preventing Cyber Security Social Engineering Attacks

    Internet security is a top focus for businesses and individuals as some of the biggest consumer brand names including Target, Supervalu and Michaels acknowledge major hacking attempts and cyber security breaches.

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    8 unexpected uses for your iPad

    You already know you can surf the Web from a beach chair, watch TV on airplanes, record audio in any setting or teleconference from the 19th hole clubhouse at the golf course.

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    The $100K club: Which certs could get you in?

    The results of the 2011 IT Skills and Salary Report were released in March of this year by IT training firm Global Knowledge.

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    How Motion Math Brings Education to iOS Game Developers

    The NCES report states about 287,278 students received a bachelor's degree in math or the natural sciences or computer sciences/engineering in the 2011-12 school year.

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    Careers in Big Data

    In this age of rapid technological change, being able to extract the meaningful patterns from the noise of "

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    5 Tips For Choosing an IT Degree

    Information technology is an industry in which technically minded people can often expect to make quite a bit of money — provided they have the right skills and education to get there.

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    3 Pro Tips to Potentially Move Past Entry-Level IT

    Every tech role is typically going to demand specific technical skills, but an entry-level hire won't move very far up the organizational chart if they don't also pay attention to the soft skills that contribute to the chances of career advancement.

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    The Skills for Staying Relevant in the Future of IT

    The cloud, big data analytics and mobile computing are ushering in a new era for IT -- an era where a realignment of IT skills will be necessary.

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    How Do I Know if I’ve Been Hacked?

    One of the biggest challenges in responding to a cyber security breach is figuring out whether an individual or organization has been hacked in the first place.

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    Cybersecurity Blind Spots: What Aspiring Experts Need to Know

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    Three Myths About Computer Security

    It's easy to understand why current computer and Internet users feel like they are under siege.

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    10 Cyber Security Horror Stories

    As the holiday of all things scary and spooky inches closer, now's a timely opportunity to talk about some of the scarier cyber security and nightmare scenarios from this year.

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    Cyber Security Mistakes and Avoiding Them: Expert Advice

    Despite continuous advancement in cyber security technology, data breaches continue to be ongoing issue, both on the organizational and personal level.

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    How do you judge the quality of a computer training center?

    By Ysobel Croix Just as all colleges aren't created equal, the quality of computer training centers can vary.

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    Certification vs. Degree: Which is Better for IT Professionals?

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    Who needs computer training centers?

    By Ysobel Croix Computer training centers can provide assistance to all levels of computer users to meet their career goals, no matter how technical or nontechnical those careers may be.

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    What is a computer training center?

    By Ysobel Croix At the rate technology is advancing, measuring a computer professional's work experience in lifetimes instead of years isn't much of a stretch.

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    Computer training vs. certification: What’s the difference?

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