22 Feb 2021

What are the different types of computing in AWS Services?

What are the different types of computing in AWS Services?

Virtualization, containerization, and serverless are three computing paradigms that have revolutionized the availability, scalability, cost, and immediacy of computer resources. It can be difficult for non-experts to know the difference between them and why one should be used over another. This article will help you understand how these technologies have evolved and give you enough information to keep up with high-level discussions with IT professionals who work in cloud technologies.

Author: Ellis Fitch
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9 Feb 2021

Excel Security Risks: How to Secure Your Spreadsheets

Excel Security Risks: How to Secure Your Spreadsheets

Microsoft Excel is arguably the most used spreadsheet software in the world; it would probably be faster to count the number of people who don’t use Excel with than to count those who do. That you’re reading this article makes it very likely that you are an Excel user, and that means you need to be aware of the security risks in Excel and the steps you can take to protect your data and your documents.

Author: Ellis Fitch
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8 Feb 2021

6 Ways to Improve Your Team’s Communication

6 Ways to Improve Your Team’s Communication

Communication is hard enough in person; throw remote circumstances in there and it’s a veritable minefield. Managing a team through any physical or virtual circumstance requires top communication skills, and we all need help. 

If you’re part of or managing a team, you may notice that perhaps work is being duplicated, or not done at all. Maybe team members have different understandings of priorities or procedures, or conflicts arise too often for comfort. As individuals, managers, and teams, we all need communication tune-ups now and then. Here are six ways to improve your team communication.


 

Author: Ellis Fitch
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4 Feb 2021

The Benefits of Microsoft Office 365 Training

The Benefits of Microsoft Office 365 Training

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) dominates the world of business software. Outlook for email. Word for documents. PowerPoint for presentations. Excel for spreadsheets. These apps practically invented the documents they produced..  Microsoft 365 is everywhere, and for good reason.


These apps have evolved so much since their release in 1990, most users don’t know how to harness the full capabilities available to them. (Most of us still Google how to do stuff in Excel.)  Whether you’re working toward a career in IT, looking to gain skills to increase your productivity, or seeking to bolster your resume with more credentials, training in Microsoft 365 and its suite of tools could be an important stepping stone in your career.

Author: Ellis Fitch
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2 Feb 2021

How to Become a Project Manager

How to Become a Project Manager

The world of work has undergone massive changes in the past couple of years; not only are more people working remotely, but work has become less role-based and more project-based. While this can create more flexibility, creativity, and independence for employees, for employers, it means that better systems must be in place to ensure that projects are reaching completion on time, on budget, and as promised.

Who’s going to do all that? Project Managers.

 

Author: Ellis Fitch
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27 Jan 2021

Why Six Sigma Training is Still Relevant

Why Six Sigma Training is Still Relevant

Have you ever looked at a process in your organization and thought, “There has got to be a better way to do this,” but you’re not sure what that way is? Are you looking for ways to make bottom line impacts to prove your worth in your organization? 

You would probably love Six Sigma training. 


If all you know about Six Sigma is from 30 Rock, well, sit back and enjoy this ride, because there’s a lot you can learn from Six Sigma and it is an excellent tool for your professional development.

Author: Ellis Fitch
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25 Jan 2021

The Top Leadership Training Courses to Help Grow Your Career

The Top Leadership Training Courses to Help Grow Your Career

Growing your career can happen in many different ways: a promotion, an industry change, an exciting new opportunity. Sometimes growth happens fortuitously, but often we have to put in some extra work to push ourselves further. Now is the perfect time to focus on your development to get to the next level.

You certainly aren’t expected to do that alone, and that’s why leadership training courses exist. Of course, they’re not just there to teach you how to manage people. In fact, you can bucket courses by the outcomes you’d like to see, like:

 

Author: Ellis Fitch
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11 Jan 2021

Why You Should Get a Cybersecurity Certification Instead of a Degree

Why You Should Get a Cybersecurity Certification Instead of a Degree

Going into cybersecurity is a solid career choice; it’s a field with lots of openings that pays well and is interesting work. So you’re sold on going into cybersecurity — should you get a formal college degree, or should you go through certifications instead? 

Of course, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer to this question, but we’d like to share with you the reasons you should get a certification in cybersecurity instead of a formal degree.

 

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9 Dec 2020

How to Hire for Technical Positions When You Aren't Technical

How to Hire for Technical Positions When You Aren't Technical

You’re good at what you do, but what do you do when you need to hire someone who is really good at something you know nothing about? This will happen to every good company and every hiring manager at some point, and you need to be ready!

Author: Ellis Fitch
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24 Nov 2020

A How-To of 4 of Excel’s Most Important Functions

A How-To of 4 of Excel’s Most Important Functions

Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful tools in the business world, but it’s also one of the most confusing for those who don’t use Excel extensively or have a certification in using it. 
Here are some of the most common how-to Excel questions we get. And if you want finally become the Excel guru you’ve always wished to be, check out our Excel certification courses.

Author: Ellis Fitch
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