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All About On-Demand Learning with TechSherpas

If you want to advance your career, you probably know how important constant learning is, beyond college and vocational training. This has resulted in a growing interest in remote and on-demand learning, especially in the area of computer and information technology (IT). In order to stay up-to-date with the newest developments and to gain an edge over the competition of IT professionals, we suggest you stay updated with relevant certifications.

On-Demand Learning with TechSherpas

The possibilities of modern computer and internet technology have led to a diversity of new options for people looking for IT-related courses, training, and professional certifications.

What is On-Demand Learning?

One challenge, of course, is finding the time in your busy schedule for additional training that will allow the opportunity to acquire additional certification, even while maintaining a full-time job and/or taking care of the family.

On-demand learning offers exciting possibilities of building your training and certification program around your own schedule, to learn at your own pace and during those times that work best for you. Depending on the subject and training provider, this usually is made possible by a modular course structure and prerecorded multimedia training units that are usually made available online/via remote learning methods.

TechSherpas Learning Solutions for Learning On-Demand

As a Microsoft Gold Partner for learning solutions, TechSherpas offers a wide range of software-related courses and certifications, not only in respect to Microsoft technology products like Azure, Access, Office 365, SharePoint, Skype and Windows, but also for software companies like Citrix, Cisco or Oracle, and around subjects like computer and cyber security, network and server administration, cloud computing, project management, productivity and more. TechSherpas on-demand learning and certification provides you with a technical instructor, right from the convenience of your computer, be it at home or at the office.

You will find a selection of courses that complement each other, and you also have the option to bundle courses to create packages in order to benefit from our volume discount. Investing in your education means investing for your future. The learning solutions offered by TechSherpas are designed to fit your schedule, budget and learning requirements.

Ready to take our On-Demand Learning for a “Test Drive”?

If you are not familiar with the option of on-demand and self-paced learning like this, you have the possibility to test our offer: Simply contact us via email – [email protected]/blog – and we will provide you with a Course Demo Code. Get started today… Learn on demand, and get your certification!

Have you already used this learning method? What are your experiences?

 

7 DON’Ts for Your Computer Security

We have recently written several articles revolving around cyber-, IT and computer security. While certain aspects of these topics are more complex (you can find information on further training and certifications we provide here), here are a few simple things to keep in mind, some DON’Ts as in things that you should better not do – or at least think twice about before doing so – to avoid risking your computer’s and personal information’s integrity and security.

Ways to Protect Your Information- Even Before Training and Certifications

Saving passwords on shared devices

Don’t save any passwords or PINs (Personal Identification Numbers) that grant access to your profiles and accounts on any computer devices that you share with others or that might potentially be shared with others, for example:

  • Office computers
  • Computers at internet cafés, public libraries or
  • any kind of public computer terminals

Staying logged in on shared devices

Don’t leave the above mentioned computers without first logging out of your accounts and closing your browser tabs. (The very least you should do when leaving your office computer unattended, is using a password-protected lock-screen.) For added security, you might even want to delete your browsing history.

Leaving mobile devices unattended

That one should really be a “no-brainer”: Don’t leave your mobile devices unattended. Not only are you risking unauthorized access by other people – you are risking THEFT of the device (laptop, tablet, smartphone).

Staying on outdated operating systems/internet browsers

Don’t ignore security patches and updates for your software, especially when it comes to your operating systems and internet browsers: Many software providers frequently provide updates and patches for their products, and for a good reason. Outdated operating systems, internet browsers etc. can make you more vulnerable to malware, hacking attacks etc. (Needless to say: If you do your updates manually, make sure you are getting them from their genuine source.)

Clicking on unknown attachments

Don’t blindly click on email attachments if you don’t know or have not verified the sender. This especially refers to (but is NOT limited to) .exe and .zip files, since those formats are more likely to contain malware.

Trusting potential phishing emails that want you to “verify your account”

They might claim to come from one of your providers or even banks, and they might ask you to click on a given link to re-enter your log-in details. Make very sure that the email actually does come from the sender it claims to be coming from. Be suspicious, and when in any doubt, go to your already familiar provider’s home to log into your account and see if you are prompted to verify or change any personal information.

Storing of login information next to your computer

Don’t leave notes with your login information with your computer (i.e. on your desk, under the monitor, in your laptop case etc.)

 

 

https://its.ucsc.edu/security/top10.html

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0009-computer-security

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0015-laptop-security

https://its.ucsc.edu/security/training/docs/intro.pdf