CBT Nuggets https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:36:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 32757567 The Spiciest Bites from SpiceWorld 2017 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/the-spiciest-bites-from-spiceworld-2017/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/the-spiciest-bites-from-spiceworld-2017/#respond Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:00:36 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9489

The CBT Nuggets crew traveled to Austin, Texas, for SpiceWorld 2017 — and we met hundreds of IT pros, partied with the spiciest crowd in IT, and heard stories about new tech and the people working in the industry. Here are the spiciest bites we were able to bring back from SpiceWorld. Think you can handle it?

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A Closer Look at the Revamped Security+ Exam https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/a-closer-look-at-the-revamped-security-exam/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/a-closer-look-at-the-revamped-security-exam/#respond Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:00:18 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9473

CompTIA’s updated Security+ exam is scheduled to go live this week. In anticipation of the big event, we provide you with an in-depth look at the new certification, so you can determine if it needs to be a part of your future plans.

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This Week: All About Ansible https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/this-week-all-about-ansible/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/this-week-all-about-ansible/#respond Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:00:23 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9423

Explore the possibilities that automation can bring to IT and you’ll discover Ansible, the automation software that can help you turn your dreams to reality. This week on the CBT Nuggets blog, we gathered what you need to know about Ansible and how it can make your IT career a whole lot easier.

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Can Ansible Fit into Your IT Security Practices? https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/can-ansible-fit-into-your-it-security-practices/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/can-ansible-fit-into-your-it-security-practices/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:00:17 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9421

You may have thought about automating some processes in your IT processes, but what about security? The idea of IT security may seem more reactive and less preventative, but you’d be surprised how much of being secure is applying standards and fixing known vulnerabilities. Find out how automation software, like Ansible, can help make your organization more secure.

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Ansible: A Power Player in Red Hat’s Reinvention https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/ansible-a-power-player-in-red-hats-reinvention/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/ansible-a-power-player-in-red-hats-reinvention/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:00:31 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9419

When thinking of Red Hat, the first product that comes to mind for most people is OpenShift, their container platform. But Ansible is emerging as one of the best tools on the DevOps market. This tool, along with the rest of Red Hat’s product suite, are a simpler way to deliver IT.

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Automate Your IT Career with Ansible https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/automate-your-it-career-with-ansible/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/automate-your-it-career-with-ansible/#respond Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:00:01 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9417

Automation should make your career easier, not nonexistent. Automation software, like Ansible, can free up more time to work on the projects that most need your attention. Listen as CBT Nuggets trainer Shawn Powers explains how to get the most out of Ansible in this webinar recording.

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4 Reasons to Switch to Ansible https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/4-reasons-to-switch-to-ansible/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/4-reasons-to-switch-to-ansible/#respond Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:00:31 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9415

If you’re looking to automate your processes for software development, you might notice that most automation products are either too complex or too rigid for your team’s needs. But Red Hat’s Ansible is becoming the go-to solution for many IT operations. Discover four reasons that you should consider switching to Ansible.

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Trainer Talks: Ben and Garth on Certs, Experience, and Patience https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/trainer-talks-ben-and-garth-on-certs-experience-and-patience/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/trainer-talks-ben-and-garth-on-certs-experience-and-patience/#respond Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:00:34 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9460

Each year we get all the trainers together for a weeklong Trainerpalooza. It’s a great week at CBT Nuggets. We sat down with Ben Finkel and Garth Schulte to talk discuss IT certifications, job experience, and how to exercise patience. We edited this interview for clarity.

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How Important is Automation in IT? https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/how-important-is-automation-in-it/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/how-important-is-automation-in-it/#respond Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:00:12 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9414

As IT environments grow more complex, processes need to be followed in order to make sure that applications are deployed and implemented correctly. Checking off every box to get you there might seem like a mind-numbing task for an IT pro like you, but this is where automation software, like Ansible, comes into play.

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This Week: Salesforce Classic Admin https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/this-week-salesforce-classic-admin/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/this-week-salesforce-classic-admin/#respond Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:00:08 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9240

This week, we took a step into a whole new world of Salesforce training. We discussed Salesforce strategy, how to be a customer relationship expert, the signs you should be using Salesforce Classic, and why the classic Salesforce isn’t leaving us anytime soon. We also celebrated by learning some awesome Salesforce hacks with CBT Nuggets trainer Jamie Grettum.

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9 Signs You Should Be Using Salesforce Classic https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/9-signs-you-should-be-using-salesforce-classic/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/9-signs-you-should-be-using-salesforce-classic/#respond Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:00:42 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9239

Processes for your business are growing larger and more complex. This could lead to more administrative headaches, but it doesn’t have to if you make good choices. Using customer relationship management (CRM) products, such as Salesforce Classic, can benefit your organization in surprising ways. Read nine signs that enough is enough and that you should enlist this awesome tool to help you out.

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Why Salesforce Classic Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/why-salesforce-classic-isnt-going-away-anytime-soon/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/why-salesforce-classic-isnt-going-away-anytime-soon/#respond Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:00:16 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9238

The internet is praising Salesforce Lightning, a new customer relationship management (CRM) platform, for good reason. But the Classic edition of Salesforce does have benefits that are crucial to being able to communicate with your customers effectively. Read on as we highlight the benefits of Salesforce Classic and explore why hopping on the Lightning bandwagon might not be the next step for you.

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5 Salesforce Trainer Hacks for System Admins https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/5-salesforce-trainer-hacks-for-system-admins/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/5-salesforce-trainer-hacks-for-system-admins/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:00:57 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9236

If your team is working with Salesforce Classic, you know that learning the platform is a job best done one day at a time. In this 30-minute webinar, CBT Nuggets trainer Jamie Grettum shows you how to make your end-user training stick with five easy-to-remember hacks.

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How Salesforce Will Make You a Customer Relationship Expert https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/how-salesforce-will-make-you-a-customer-relationship-expert/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/how-salesforce-will-make-you-a-customer-relationship-expert/#respond Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:00:30 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9235

Developing an effective way to keep track of contact with your customers will likely involve some sort of customer relationship management (CRM) platform, such as Salesforce Classic. There are plenty of options out there to consider, but only one reigns supreme. Take a look at how Salesforce Classic is the CRM platform you should be using to build the best connections with your customers.

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How to Craft a CRM Strategy with Salesforce https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/how-to-craft-a-crm-strategy-with-salesforce/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/how-to-craft-a-crm-strategy-with-salesforce/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:00:10 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9234

As your business grows, you need a way to look ahead, replicate your best practices, and build close relationships with your customers. Using Salesforce Classic to help your organization build a customer relationship management (CRM) strategy can help you to accomplish it all! Check out our guide to building a CRM strategy that will help your organization grow exponentially.

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This Week: Become a Scrum Master https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/this-week-become-a-scrum-master/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/this-week-become-a-scrum-master/#respond Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:00:51 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9358

Scrum helps teams breakdown tough technical challenges into bite-size pieces so they can “burn down” any project. This week, we took a look into the Scrum framework, its place in the Agile family of methodologies, and some of the oddities associated with Scrum.

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10 Most Beautiful Scrum Boards Ever Created https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/10-most-beautiful-scrum-boards-ever-created/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/10-most-beautiful-scrum-boards-ever-created/#respond Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:00:28 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9357

You don’t have to be a software developer to use (or appreciate) Scrum Boards or their Kanban equivalents. For those of you interested in Scrum Boards, we’ve got the 10 best boards we could find among our Learners and across the web. What makes a beautiful Scrum board? We break it down right here.

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5 Mostly False Myths about Scrum https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/5-mostly-false-myths-about-scrum/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/5-mostly-false-myths-about-scrum/#respond Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:00:29 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9355

In this 30-minute webinar, CBT Nuggets trainer Simona Millham sets the record straight, providing an overview of Scrum certifications and methodology, as well as a few tips about how to keep the managing out of your project mastery.

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10 Weird Things in Scrum that Make Perfect Sense https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/10-weird-things-in-scrum-that-make-perfect-sense/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/10-weird-things-in-scrum-that-make-perfect-sense/#respond Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9356

Scrum gets a bad rap sometimes. With its daily standups, post-it notes, “Masters,” and the rest of the lexicon, there are some things that make Scrum a little weird. But the Scrum methodology has proven to help teams build awesome products fast — even if they call stuff by strange names.

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How Do Kanban, Scrum, and Lean Relate? https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/how-do-kanban-scrum-and-lean-relate/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/10/how-do-kanban-scrum-and-lean-relate/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:00:58 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9354

While Kanban, Scrum, and other Agile and Lean methodologies share common goals, their executions are not exactly equivalent. Meanwhile, Agile project management spans them all. Learn exactly what Scrum and Kanban are, and what they are not.

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