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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.

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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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  • DOS (disk operating system)

    A DOS, or disk operating system, is an operating system that runs from a disk drive. The term can also refer to a particular ...

  • private key

    A private key, also known as a secret key, is a variable in cryptography that is used with an algorithm to encrypt and decrypt ...

  • security token

    A security token is a physical or digital device that provides two-factor authentication for a user to prove their identity in a ...

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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.

  • 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.

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  • What is RAID 6?

    RAID 6, also known as double-parity RAID, uses two parity stripes on each disk. It allows for two disk failures within the RAID ...

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

  • VRAM (video RAM)

    VRAM (video RAM) refers to any type of random access memory (RAM) specifically used to store image data for a computer display.

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