CBT Nuggets https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 32757567 This Week: The IT Turnover Game – Manager Edition https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/this-week-the-it-turnover-game-manager-edition/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/this-week-the-it-turnover-game-manager-edition/#respond Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:58 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9863

This week, we spent some time digging into the challenges of being a manager in one of the highest turnover fields: IT. We explored retention strategies, warning signs that your talent may be thinking of leaving, how to rebuild team unity after a termination, and more.

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CompTIA CSA+ Changes to CySA+ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/comptia-csa-changes-to-cysa/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/comptia-csa-changes-to-cysa/#respond Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:47:27 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9932

CompTIA recently announced its Cybersecurity Analyst exam’s acronym has been changed to CySA+. Read why the change was made and what it means for you if you’re trying to follow CompTIA’s cybersecurity certification pathway.

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Managing Super IT Talent https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/managing-super-it-talent/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/managing-super-it-talent/#respond Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:11 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9862

One of the best problems you can have as an IT manager is figuring out how to manage talented team members. The most capable and reliable team members may require little supervisory attention, but in order to make sure they feel valued, it’s wise to keep connected with them. Figuring out how to achieve that balance can challenge even the best managers. We explore some management strategies for working with the superest IT superheroes.

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Building Team Unity After a Layoff https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/building-team-unity-after-a-layoff/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/building-team-unity-after-a-layoff/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:10 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9861

In the wake of a termination, it can be hard to rebuild team unity. As a manager, you may have to work to redistribute responsibilities and start searching for a new team member, all while possibly having to rebuild trust with your team members. We dig into some of the most effective ways to manage a team after a termination.

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Developmental Terminations: Firing for Employee Growth https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/developmental-terminations-firing-for-employee-growth/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/developmental-terminations-firing-for-employee-growth/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:00:57 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9860

Arguably, the hardest part about being an IT manager is making the tough decision to terminate an employee. But a termination can be — and should be — a developmental process. A termination can be a catalyst for growth for the employee as well as for your team. We look at some ways to make sure terminations are conducted with appropriate compassion and how your team can bounce back.

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Trainer Talks: Keith Barker on Books, Security, and You https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/trainer-talks-keith-barker-on-books-security-and-you/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/trainer-talks-keith-barker-on-books-security-and-you/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:00:02 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9904

We talked with Keith at a recent Trainerpalooza at our HQ office. Over the course of our conversation, which has been edited and excerpted for clarity, Keith discussed books, secret tips for IT success, and why security starts with you.

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6 Signs Your IT Talent is Thinking of Leaving https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/6-signs-your-it-talent-is-thinking-of-leaving/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/6-signs-your-it-talent-is-thinking-of-leaving/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9859

They say hindsight is 20-20, and as a manager, when you look back after a top employee gives notice, you sometimes kick yourself for not seeing it coming. We look at some of the biggest indicators that your top talent is looking for other employment opportunities — so you can be proactive about keeping your team intact.

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5 Top Retention Strategies for IT Managers https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/5-top-retention-strategies-for-it-managers/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/5-top-retention-strategies-for-it-managers/#respond Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:07 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9846

IT has one of the highest turnover rates of any industry. As a manager, it’s your job to hold onto your top IT pros, when they may be inclined to consider other career opportunities. We explore five retention strategies to help ensure you keep the best of the best happy, productive, and most importantly, on your team.

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New Course: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/new-course-aws-certified-cloud-practitioner/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/new-course-aws-certified-cloud-practitioner/#respond Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:00:11 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9895

CBT Nuggets trainer Anthony Sequeira covers foundational AWS Cloud topics including basic cloud infrastructure, security and compliance, AWS implementation, and an overview of storage, network and database services.

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This Week: Wireless for Business https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/this-week-wireless-for-business/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/this-week-wireless-for-business/#respond Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:00:52 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9827

Nearly half of all internet traffic now occurs over wireless connections. For working IT pros, practical wireless networking skills are a must. This week we explored wireless, from the physical principles that make these networks possible to ways to get WiFi experience.

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10 Tips for Managing BYOD in your Office WiFi https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/10-tips-for-managing-byod-in-your-office-wifi/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/10-tips-for-managing-byod-in-your-office-wifi/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:01 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9826

BYOD is practically mandatory in the modern wireless office network. But how do you keep Bring Your Own Device from becoming Beckon Your Online Doom? Here are 10 tips to help you manage all the devices raining down on your WiFi network without sacrificing security.

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New Course: Microsoft OneNote https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/new-course-microsoft-onenote/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/new-course-microsoft-onenote/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:28:44 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9871

CBT Nuggets trainer Simona Millham recently released her new Microsoft OneNote 2016 course, which teaches learners how to use Microsoft OneNote, the freeform information gathering product used to capture notes, drawings, web clippings and audio recordings.

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3 Ways to Get Business Wireless Experience https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/3-ways-to-get-business-wireless-experience/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/3-ways-to-get-business-wireless-experience/#comments Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:00:36 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9824

How do you get experience good enough to put on your resume? Jeremy Cioara shares his tips for getting real-world experience with wireless networks to make you a valuable hire for almost any organization.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About How Wireless Works https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-how-wireless-works/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-how-wireless-works/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:58 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9822

Understanding the physical properties that underpin wireless internet can be the key to efficient troubleshooting. Here are five facts about wireless networking that will help make your wireless work better, faster, and in more places.

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How to Choose the Perfect Wireless Setup https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/how-to-choose-the-perfect-wireless-setup/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/how-to-choose-the-perfect-wireless-setup/#respond Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:00:02 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9821

Shopping prowess isn’t necessarily a skill that shows up in IT job descriptions, but it should be. Every IT pro has an equipment wishlist that needs to be budgeted for, selected, and purchased. If you’re looking to build a wireless network or update your aging infrastructure, the following guide will help you make smart choices.

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5 Rookie Wireless Mistakes…and How To Avoid Them https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/5-rookie-wireless-mistakes/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/5-rookie-wireless-mistakes/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:00:40 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9828

Everyone building a wireless network for the first time makes mistakes. Those mistakes can cost you, making your network unreliable or – at worst – unsafe. And some mistakes are common, but most are fixable with these clever solves.

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This Week: Everything Linux https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/this-week-everything-linux/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/this-week-everything-linux/#respond Sat, 06 Jan 2018 12:00:18 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9781

CBT Nuggets trainer Shawn Powers has been busy this year with Ansible and Linux courses. So this week, we’re celebrating everything Linux!

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New Course: CompTIA CySA+ Threat Management https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/new-course-comptia-csa-threat-management/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/new-course-comptia-csa-threat-management/#respond Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:08:08 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9843

Information security analysts are the fastest growing overall job category with 37 percent overall growth by 2022. And the average salary for this position is upwards of $90,000 in the United States. There has never been a better time to launch a career in cybersecurity.

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What Can Linux Do that Windows Can’t? https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/what-can-linux-do-that-windows-cant/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/what-can-linux-do-that-windows-cant/#respond Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:00:48 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9780

With the recent partnership between Microsoft and Linux, this list has shortened a bit. But there still a few things that make more sense in Linux. Here’s our list of things that Linux does, not so much better than Microsoft, but in a different way.

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8 Reasons to Revive an Older Computer with Linux https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/8-reasons-to-revive-an-older-computer-with-linux/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2018/01/8-reasons-to-revive-an-older-computer-with-linux/#respond Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:00:16 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9779

You likely have old boxes sitting around somewhere. Despite the fact that they’ve probably passed their useful life, reviving them can be a fun side project while learning Linux. With a small hardware investment and a little time, Linux can revive just about any piece of hardware.

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