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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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  • 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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  • asymmetric cryptography (public key cryptography)

    Asymmetric cryptography, also known as public-key cryptography, is a process that uses a pair of related keys -- one public key ...

  • cryptography

    Cryptography is a method of protecting information and communications through the use of codes, so that only those for whom the ...

  • WannaCry ransomware

    The WannaCry ransomware is a worm that spreads by exploiting vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system.

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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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  • tiered storage

    Tiered storage is a method for assigning different categories of data to various types of storage media to reduce overall storage...

  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is persistent storage for noncritical data that doesn't need to be accessed as frequently as data in primary ...

  • optical storage

    Optical storage is any storage type in which data is written and read with a laser.

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