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CPE credit

Continuing professional education, or CPE, credit is a term referring to the points professionals receive for participating in specialized training in IT and other fields.

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2015 IT salary survey highlights differences in pay by IT role

Our 2015 IT salaries survey reveals the average pay for IT pros in the U.S., broken down by role and region of the country, job aspirations, optimism...

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    Browse practice questions for specific IT certification exams.

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    Cheat Sheets and Templates

    A cheat sheet is a quick look-up reference chart or set of simple, brief instructions. A template helps you for accomplish a specific task.

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    IT and Business Management

    Effective IT and business management enables an organization to optimize resources and staffing, improve business processes and communication and enforce best practices.

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    Project Management

    IT project management includes overseeing projects for software development, hardware installations, network upgrades, cloud computing and virtualization rollouts, business analytics and data management projects and implementing IT services.

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    Technology Basics

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  • OPSEC (operations security)

    OPSEC (operations security) is a security and risk management process and strategy that classifies information, then determines ...

  • smart contract

    A smart contract is a decentralized application that executes business logic in response to events.

  • compliance risk

    Compliance risk is an organization's potential exposure to legal penalties, financial forfeiture and material loss, resulting ...

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  • proxy firewall

    A proxy firewall is a network security system that protects network resources by filtering messages at the application layer.

  • security

    Security for information technology (IT) refers to the methods, tools and personnel used to defend an organization's digital ...

  • threat modeling

    Threat modeling is a procedure for optimizing application, system or business process security by identifying objectives and ...

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  • change control

    Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system.

  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery (DR) is an organization's ability to respond to and recover from an event that affects business operations.

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

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  • bare-metal cloud

    Bare-metal cloud is a public cloud service that offers dedicated hardware resources without any installed operating systems or ...

  • race condition

    A race condition is an undesirable situation that occurs when a device or system attempts to perform two or more operations at ...

  • storage security

    Storage security is the group of parameters and settings that make storage resources available to authorized users and trusted ...

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