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A career in information technology requires continuous learning. Whether you are diving into a new area of IT or are looking to earn free CPE credits online, we have the resources you'll need to make your next project successful and keep your IT certifications valid.

  • Book Chapters

    Browse through our list of free online computer science, engineering and programming textbooks excerpts and chapter downloads.

  • Buyer's Guides

    Need to determine which type of technology or vendor's product will help you solve your business problem? Use our buyer's guides to get up to speed quickly.

  • Career Planning and Development

    Find the latest career development and career path information and advice, including certification and IT job resources, here in this topic section.

  • Certifications and Training

    Browse training resources, general information about IT certifications and practice questions for specific certification exams.

  • Cheat Sheets and Templates

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Quizzes

    Take a few minutes to test your knowledge about the vocabulary used in information technology or take a quiz about a particular niche area of expertise. A quiz is a great starting point for self-directed learning!

  • Tech Accelerator

    Tech Accelerator is a learning resource for cybersecurity, storage, AI, data analytics, DevOps, networking, customer experience management, HR, and related business topics.

  • Technology Basics

    Basic information about computers, storage, networking and other physical devices, infrastructure and processes used to create, process, store, secure and exchange all forms of electronic data.

  • Technology-specific sites

    We've created a useful landing page to help you navigate the TechTarget network of IT-specific sites. You'll want to bookmark this page and use it often.

SearchCompliance
  • compliance risk

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

  • information governance

    Information governance is a holistic approach to managing corporate information by implementing processes, roles, controls and ...

  • enterprise document management (EDM)

    Enterprise document management (EDM) is a strategy for overseeing an organization's paper and electronic documents so they can be...

SearchSecurity
  • block cipher

    A block cipher is a method of encrypting data in blocks to produce ciphertext using a cryptographic key and algorithm.

  • hacker

    A hacker is an individual who uses computer, networking or other skills to overcome a technical problem.

  • Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

    The Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) is a protocol for wireless networks that expands the authentication methods used by ...

SearchHealthIT
SearchDisasterRecovery
  • risk mitigation

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

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

SearchStorage
  • cloud storage

    Cloud storage is a service model in which data is transmitted and stored on remote storage systems, where it is maintained, ...

  • cloud testing

    Cloud testing is the process of using the cloud computing resources of a third-party service provider to test software ...

  • storage virtualization

    Storage virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple storage devices into what appears to be a single storage ...

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