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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.

  • 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.

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  • pure risk

    Pure risk refers to risks that are beyond human control and result in a loss or no loss with no possibility of financial gain.

  • risk reporting

    Risk reporting is a method of identifying risks tied to or potentially impacting an organization's business processes.

  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map (risk heat map) is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces.

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  • encryption key

    In cryptography, an encryption key is a variable value that is applied using an algorithm to a string or block of unencrypted ...

  • payload (computing)

    In computing, a payload is the carrying capacity of a packet or other transmission data unit.

  • script kiddie

    Script kiddie is a derogative term that computer hackers coined to refer to immature, but often just as dangerous, exploiters of ...

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  • What is risk mitigation?

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

  • fault-tolerant

    Fault-tolerant technology is a capability of a computer system, electronic system or network to deliver uninterrupted service, ...

  • synchronous replication

    Synchronous replication is the process of copying data over a storage area network, local area network or wide area network so ...

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  • cloud NAS (cloud network attached storage)

    Cloud NAS (network attached storage) is remote storage that is accessed over the internet as if it is local.

  • object storage

    Object storage, also called object-based storage, is an approach to addressing and manipulating data storage as discrete units, ...

  • gigabyte (GB)

    A gigabyte (GB) -- pronounced with two hard Gs -- is a unit of data storage capacity that is roughly equivalent to 1 billion ...

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