Friday, 28 February 2014

The Hour of Code – 3rd to 9th March 2014


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March 3th - 9th will mark the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web and what could be a better way of celebrating it then mastering the art of coding? Code.org is bringing Hour of Code to schools nationwide to get students, teachers and parents to learn the basics of coding in just one hour.

Complementing the Government’s Year of Code 2014 campaign, Hour of Code will be a fundamental part of preparing teachers and students for the curriculum changes that will cover computer science from September 2014.


In the course of Hour of Code students will be able to learn the basic skills of computer programming in 60 minutes, through fun tutorials. Suitable for all ages and abilities, neither students nor teachers need any prior experience to use the self-guided materials that are accessible for free on the UK Hour of Code website.

Don’t think coding is for techies only, watch the following video and see the likes of will.I.am from the Black Eyed Peas and basketball player, Chris Bosh talk about their experiences with coding:



For more information and taking part visit Code.org and register today! 

About the Author:
Robert Chapman is CEO and co-founder of Firebrand Training. He has had a varied career covering hardware, software, services, from a management, sales and technical perspective.

Retiring Microsoft exams – the latest update


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Microsoft has announced the next batch of retiring examinations. This time, retirements concern 17 exams in 13 Microsoft certification courses.

The first exam to kick off the new batch of retirements is Exam 98-373: MTA Mobile Development Fundamentals of the MTA Gaming & Mobile Development Fundamentals course and it will do so on 30th June 2014.

The remaining 16 exams will retire on the same day, 31st July 2014. They are as follows:

Exam - Course

  • Exam 70-595 - TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010MCTS BizTalk Server 2010

  • Exam 70-518 - PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Windows Developer

  • Exam 70-519 - PRO: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Web Developer

  • Exam 70-671 TS: Volume Licensing Specialist, Small and Medium Organizations AND Exam 70-672 TS: Volume Licensing Specialist, Volume Licensing Specialist, Large OrganizationsMCTS Volume Licensing Specialist

  • Exam 70-583 - PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 - MCPD / MCTS .NET 4 Windows Azure Developer

  • Exam 70-513 - TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 AND Exam 70-516 - TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 - MCTS .NET 4 Services & Data

  • Exam 70-177: MCTS Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring - MCTS Project Server 2010, Configuration

  • Exam 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development AND Exam 70-451: PRO: Designing Database Solutions and Data Access Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 ­- MCTS / MCITP Database Developer 2008

  • Exam 70-450 Pro: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Server Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 - MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2008

  • Exam 70-516 - TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Exam 70-511 - TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Exam 70-513 - TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 AND Exam 70-515 - TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 - MCTS .NET 4 Data Access, Windows and Service Communication Applications, MCTS .NET 4 Data Access and Web Applications AND MCTS .NET 4 Data Access, Web and Service Communication Applications


For more information on all retiring examinations, visit Microsoft Learning

Feeling confused? Call our Microsoft specialists at
080 80 800 888 and they will answer your questions. 

About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Careers Advice for you from Microsoft

Changing roles can be challenging, as there are always so many questions and so few answers. Microsoft knows this too, so if you’ve been thinking about trying yourself in a new role or technology, you are in luck, because the TechNet team has planned out some great events for you.


In order to you get into a role that you’d really enjoy, Microsoft will run three career evenings at its London offices. Each of those evenings will be themed around a particular group of technologies:
At these events you’ll have the chance to meet Microsoft’s HR expert Emma Broadway who will provide an employers’ perspective to help you market yourself. You’ll also meet Microsoft learning partners, MVP’s and Microsoft apprentices to learn about the technological side of things.

These evenings are open to all, and whatever your IT career aspirations are, you’ll pick up some good tips and advice whether or not you are in the transfer market.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

What employers have to know about cyber-security

Nowadays, many of the greatest assets of businesses are intangible. Be it a logo, an idea or confidential information, it is essential to be up-to-date on how to keep your intellectual property safe. To learn about protecting your intellectual property (IP), read the following summary of the article written by Simon Ewing for RealBusiness.co.uk

Keeping IP safe

There’s no nice way to put it. Even if you have the most sophisticated protection out there, you’ll have a hard time preventing others from using your IP in breach of your rights.

Once your copyrighted materials and your branding are online, you can easily become the victim of copyright infringement and others plagiarising your work. The only way to tackle this problem is registering a trademark and putting a copyright notice on all relevant materials, because security systems can do little to help you out here.

If your IP continues to be abused, you can reach out to the Patents County Court for help if someone abuses your IP with a misleading domain name then you can usually action their removal from the domain without having to go to Court.

Protecting confidential data

It may be difficult to guard against breaches targeting confidential information, but the best method to defend is by being proactive and prepared to take immediate action as soon as the breach has been detected.
From a legal perspective, adequate cyber security may not only be a “good-to-have” feature, but in fact a legal requirement, if your business handles sensitive customer data, such as personal information.

If personal information does happen to leak out, you may receive a letter from the Information Commissioner and ultimately get fined. Not to mention that your clients and customers will be furious. And this may damage your business and its reputation. You need to be on top of your duties when it comes to data protection and if you’re handling particularly sensitive personal information, you need to consider whether you should apply more thorough security measures to be on the safe side.

You must keep in mind that in some cases your security systems will not protect you and you need to be proactive and be prepared to enforce your rights in connection with intellectual property and confidential information when necessary.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Cisco patches six vulnerabilities


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A total of six vulnerabilities in Cisco hardware and software products have been revealed and patched by the company. Security advisories and updates have been issued for several products.

The following products are vulnerable to one or more of three vulnerabilities in Cisco IPS products:

  • Cisco ASA 5500 Series Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security Services Module (AIP SSM)
  • Cisco ASA 5500-X Series IPS Security Services Processor (IPS SSP) software and hardware modules
  • Cisco ASA 5505 Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security Services Card (AIP SSC)
  • Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensors
  • Cisco IPS 4300 Series Sensors
  • Cisco IPS 4500 Series Sensors

New vulnerabilities – denial of service


Note: Some of the products can be attacked remotely without authentication, so updates are urgently needed.


The second advisory describes an unauthorised access vulnerability in the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905. By exploiting this vulnerability, an unauthenticated, remote attacker could gain root-level access to your affected device. Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 Firmware versions prior to 9.4(1) are affected.

The third advisory concerns Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Director Software versions prior to Cisco UCS Director Release 4.0.0.3 HOTFIX. A vulnerability in the UCS Director could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to take complete control of your affected device.

The last advisory concerns Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM) Software. The vulnerability is a race condition during memory de-allocation. An attacker, by sending the proper traffic to the module, could cause the software to reload. Repeated exploitation would cause a denial of service in the software. FWSM versions 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, and 4.1 are affected.

For more information read Larry Seltzer’s full article on ZDNet.com

About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Friday, 21 February 2014

A video tour of Firebrand Learn


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As you might know, last September marked the launch of Learn, Firebrand’s self-study platform, where students can access course material, practice tests, exercises and additional resources at no cost.

The first course made available on Learn was PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP). In case you haven’t checked it out yet, you are in luck, because now it's even easier with Mike Greer's fantastic video tour of the platform.

“This video is a quick tour of the free training materials available at the Firebrand website to help you qualify for your PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from PMI (Project Management Institute). We quickly "walk through" the website's collections, including powerful "accelerated" study tools, exercises and answers. If you want to know what's involved in getting that PMP certification, this website is a GREAT place to start!



About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Apprenticeship over university – the practical experience


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Up until recently, most school leavers were all psyched about university applications to get a degree that could kick-start their working lives. The idea was to get the best academic experience possible at a seemingly good price. However, with the increased university fees fewer teens are even considering the idea of pursuing a degree. 

Learn and get paid

Nowadays, more and more organisations have staff members who aren't even old enough to drive, yet they do their jobs so well, that most university graduates could learn from them. Fortunately, more and more teenagers start to grasp the idea of how practical work experience could benefit them more than a degree and thus the numbers of apprentices are slowly starting to increase. 

After finishing school, some youngsters would rather head straight into work, to gain practical knowledge and skills than spend three more years in education. Last year, the number of applicants increased by 27% and it's been increasing ever since. In 2013 over 130,000 vacancies were posted online and they generated more than 1.4 million applications, an increase of just over a third from 2012. Jaine Bolton, director of the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), said: "These figures show that the demand for apprenticeships keeps growing. It is the first choice for many talented young people and more employers wanting young talent need to wake up to this fact."



Better employment prospects with apprenticeship experience

Recent surveys showed that young people with work experience have a much better chance of getting a job than university graduates, because practical knowledge tends to outweigh that "piece of paper". Education and Skills Minister Matthew Hancock said: "We've got a lot in the pipeline to make apprenticeships even better and more accessible."

At the end of 2013 the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Chief John Cridland called for that apprenticeships were to be given an equal status to as degrees. He said: “We need to widen the gateways into higher-skilled work for far more people, including those already working, or those for whom a degree may not be the best option.”

Why apprenticeships are better

People would say that apprenticeships are better for young people and more fulfilling than university because part-takers get real-life work experience. Although university has its own perks, such as theoretical knowledge, being an apprentice is something different. Apprentices learn along the way and gain skills that are required for other jobs, and therefore have the edge over those peers, who spent years learning concepts and theories, without actually practicing them. 
About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Monday, 17 February 2014

Cisco Tech Huddle - Mobile Enterprise


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Nowadays it is a common expectation from employees as well as customers to be able to access data without having to be in the office. In the next series of Cisco Tech Huddle events you’ll have the chance to learn about how to access company data by using Cisco Collaboration Edge technology.

You’ll also learn about the latest product updates and see some live demos. What’s more you’ll be able to exchange ideas, experiences and ideas with your peers through interactive discussions.

Cisco will be discussing the latest innovations in mobile enterprise technology, including: 

  • How Cisco CMX can help your organisation better understand customer behaviour on your site
  • How Jabber Guest can provide your organisation with valuable real time communications with Guests to your business
  • About Cisco’s Collaboration Edge architecture
  • Live demonstrations of how these products and services integrate to offer real value to your business!

There'll be dedicated 'Ask me about...' sessions, where Cisco experts will answer all your questions.  Plus, you’ll have the chance to win an iPad mini, as well as some Jabra devices, when attending the Cisco Tech Huddle.




When and where are these events happening?


  • Aberdeen: 18th March
  • London City: 18th  March
  • Reading: 20th March
  • Belfast: 20th March
  • Glasgow: 20th March
  • Dublin: 25th March
  • Manchester: 25th March

If you can't make the dates above, there's also a summary webinar taking place on 27th March 11:30-13:00

For all of the above dates, you can 
register on the Cisco website and see the full agenda here.

About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Moving on from MCSA Windows Server 2012


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The MCSA Windows Server 2012 qualification has proven exceptionally popular with the technical community over the last 18 months. Rightly so, as the qualification gives students a solid grounding in all aspects of Windows Server 2012 roles and features, and once the certification has been attained, students can be confident in capably working with the operating system.

Since its release in 2012, many have now held the MCSA certification and have been using the associated technologies for an extended period of time. This segment of the server community frequently seeks the qualification or qualifications that are next on the ladder.

Taking the next step

MCSA Windows Server 2012 is the prerequisite qualification to a range of MCSE qualifications, including: MCSE: Messaging and MCSE: Communications, which are tracks for those specialising in Exchange Server and Lync Server technologies. MCSE: SharePoint is also an option for those planning to work with SharePoint on a regular basis. All three of the aforementioned MCSEs are clearly defined and easy to differentiate from each other.

There are however a series of Microsoft qualifications that are not so easy to differentiate, as they appear to have considerable crossover. These are the qualifications we will be taking a closer look at in this article. They include the MCSE: Server Infrastructure, MCSE: Private Cloud, and Microsoft Specialist: Server Virtualization with Windows Server and System Center qualifications.

Know the right direction

In order to pick which qualification is right for you, take a look at your job role and ask yourself the following questions:
  • How much do I work with System Center 2012 R2?
  • How much do I work with Microsoft Virtualization technologies?

If you work primarily with Microsoft infrastructure, using Microsoft Virtualization and want to evaluate the System Center 2012 R2 suite: MCSE: Server Infrastructure is the choice for you.

If you work primarily with Microsoft infrastructure and you use Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager to manage your virtualization environment. Or you currently work with a third-party hypervisor and will be transitioning to Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager. In this case, Microsoft Specialist: Server Virtualization with Windows Server and System Center is for you.

If you work in a data centre managing the virtual environment for your internal business units or for your customers. You now wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of the System Center 2012 R2 product suite. Then MCSE: Private Cloud is for you.

To read the full article written by Firebrand’s lead Windows Server Instructor Mike Brown, check out ServerWatch.com

About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Monday, 10 February 2014

Why children should learn to code


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First of all what is code? According to the definition by Year of Code: “code is the language we use to instruct computers.”

We are living in a software-dominated world. Telephone calls go over software-controlled networks; television is delivered over the internet; people don’t buy maps anymore, they use the web; and we all shop online.

The next generation’s world will be even more online and digital. Soon, houses will be controlled with software, some medical care will be delivered over the web and even cars may drive themselves. To succeed in such a world, children must learn the basis of computational thinking.

Software is the new world language

Because software is becoming so critical and omnipresent in our lives, we have familiarise ourselves with it. Of course not every job in the future will involve programming, but it is still essential that children learn how to master computational thinking.

Computational thinking combines mathematics, logic and algorithms, and teaches you how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable problems. But the benefits of this approach reach much further than just knowing how to code. Computational thinking is everywhere, including physics, music, engineering or medicine. It’s a skill that everyone should learn, because you’ll benefit from it, no matter what you end up working as.


In September 2014 coding will be introduced to the school timetable for every child aged 5-16 years old, making the UK the first major G20 economy in the world to implement this on a national level. This is a landmark policy change that will arm a generation of school-leavers with the skills for the 21st century.

For more information read the full article on why everychild should learn to code.

About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Friday, 7 February 2014

Firebrand goes digital


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Last weekend saw the launch of digital courseware. Firebrand currently offers 29 courses from Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA, which are delivered in digital format across all the regions.

What's changing 

Firebrand’s intensive training courses are all about speed. Because we expect a lot from our students, we make sure that they are given the best resources to help them succeed.

Changing from books to digital courseware means that courses can be delivered faster and more efficiently, without having to wait for study material to arrive.

Digital courses at Firebrand are going to be delivered on Microsoft Surface RT devices, making logistics smoother, while also helping the environment.

Watch this video by Microsoft to see how digital courseware will further improve your Accelerated Learning experience with Firebrand: 



Digitally delivered courses include:
For the full list of digital courses visit Firebrand Learn.

About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Your entry to networking: CCENT & CCNA


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If you are intending to become a networking professional, this article is for you, as it will present you CCENT and CCNA, the two essential certifications for a successful networking career.  

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

This certification is your ideal starting point as an entry-level network technician. The CCENT proves you have foundational knowledge for a small- to medium-sized network. Passing this exam is the very first step of entering into a network engineering job using Cisco routers and switches.

On the CCENT course you’ll learn about:
  • Networking fundamentals
  • WAN technologies
  • Basic security and wireless concepts
  • Routing and switching fundamentals
  • Configuring simple networks
The ICND exam required to pass is very challenging, therefore you must be very confident in your knowledge, because time is a critical factor. Once you have passed Exam 100-101 - (Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1 v2.0) you’ll be CCENT certified. What next?

You should strongly consider taking the ICND2 course and exam 200-101 as well. By passing this exam, you’ll get the CCNA certification.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

The CCNA credentials show your abilities to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-sized routed and switched networks.

You’ll learn about the following:
  • Redundant topologies
  • Troubleshooting common network issues
  • Configuring EIGRP
  • Multi-area OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Wide Area Network technologies
  • Device management
  • Cisco licensing
  • Using Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Cisco routers connected in LANs and WANs
In the ICND2 exam you can expect the same type of questions using simulators, drag and drop, as well as multiple-choice. To learn more about these certifications, visit our CCENT and CCNA course pages.

About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Microsoft's new CEO: Satya Nadella - First Look

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On Feb. 04, 2014, Microsoft ushered in a new era announcing Satya Nadella as CEO. Nadella was selected by the Board of Directors, and assumes responsibility with immediate effect. A 22 year veteran of Microsoft, Nadella steps up from the position of Executive Vice President overseeing Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.

In his time with the company, Nadella has been the catalyst for major strategy and technical shifts across the organisation. Most notable amongst his achievements was the decision to transition Microsoft into the cloud, overseeing the development of one of the worlds largest cloud infrastructures. Foremost in his vision for Microsoft's future development is the desire to innovate, reflected upon in his email to employees on his first day in charge. Nadella says:

"Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation. This is a critical time for the industry and for Microsoft. Make no mistake, we are headed for greater places — as technology evolves and we evolve with and ahead of it. Our job is to ensure that Microsoft thrives in a mobile and cloud-first world."

To stay relevant in an ever changing environment, innovation will be the key Microsofts success, and forms the core of Microsoft's announcement. 

Alongside Nadella's appointment, Microsoft have announced Bill Gates is to step into a new role as Founder and Technology Advisor. It is reported that Gates will devote more time to the company and is there to support Nadella in shaping technology and product direction. 

On the new CEO, Gates  had this to say:

Satya is a proven leader with hard-core engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. His vision for how technology will be used and experienced around the world is exactly what Microsoft needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth.

Find out more about Satya Nadella in his first interview as CEO in the following video:



Here's more from Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer on the appointment.




About the Author

As part of Firebrand's global marketing team, Edward actively works to serve the IT community with news, reviews and technical how to guides. Working in the Industry for almost 3 years years, Edward has a wide variety of experience with Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint and Windows Server and Exchange Server. Edward is an active member of the IT community contributing to a variety of tech publications including Microsoft TechNet, Channel Pro and PC Advisor among others.

Now is the time to be an IT apprentice


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IT apprenticeships give young people the chance to earn while they learn in a real job; gaining technical skills and qualifications, as well as work experience. Considering the amount of career opportunities in the technology sector, it’s safe to say: there’s never been a better time to be an IT apprentice.

According to the Office for National Statistics, tens of thousands of university graduates are earning less than school leavers taking apprenticeships. Not to mention that more than a quarter of them now work in part-time roles, as opposed to a mere 11% of apprenticeships leavers.

Technology offers great opportunities

Technology is an area where committed and passionate apprentices can thrive to benefit both themselves and their employers. The career opportunities and salaries are ever-growing, but so is the knowledge gap, therefore thousands of roles remain unfilled each year.

However apprenticeships help to bridge that gap, giving young people a chance to build their confidence, prove their competencies and develop a broader skill-set, whilst earning a salary.


The benefits for employers

Young people have ample untapped talent, and businesses are increasingly beginning to realise this. Taking on an apprentice can be an extremely beneficial business decision. Not only do organisations have the support of a training provider, such as Firebrand that can work with them to ensure that apprentices are developing the right skills for a career in business, but they are also able to develop and nurture their skills in a direction completely suited to the company.

Besides these benefits, companies are also able reduce their employment costs by up to 75%, get a return on their investment in less than six months and potentially qualify for a £1,500 Government grant per apprentice (for up to 10 apprentices).

The benefits for apprentices

Technology is one of the lines of industry that hasn’t stopped flourishing during the economic crisis, with all signs pointing towards continued growth. Technology transforms businesses. Technology fundamentally changes the way that people do business and it is constantly evolving. If you can play a part in that you’ll develop skills that can underpin your entire career.

Because technology never stops changing, it offers varied roles and that makes your job a lot more challenging and interesting. There is a misconception that to work in technology you have to be a traditional ‘techie’ and need to be a fan of software development.
This is not always the case, the options are numerous and IT offers a lot more than just computing.

Watch the following testimonial by Tom, who took part in the Firebrand Apprenticeship scheme:



To learn more about apprenticeship opportunities, visit Firebrand Apprenticeships

About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Monday, 3 February 2014

What you'll learn on the CISM course


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Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is a top credential for IT security professionals specialising in managing, developing and overseeing information security systems and for developing best organisational security practices. The credential suits the needs of IT security professionals with enterprise level security management responsibilities.

CISM certified professionals have advanced and proven skills in:
  • Security Risk Management
  • Program Development and Management
  • Governance and Incident Management
  • Responding to Incidents
CISM credential holders must agree to the CISM Code of Professional Ethics, pass the examination, possess at least five years of security experience and submit a written application to qualify.

What CISM gives you

Organisations and government agencies increasingly recognise, require and expect their Information Security and Information Technology professionals to hold CISM certification, because it:
  • Demonstrates your understanding of the bigger picture, i.e. the relationship between an information security program and general business objectives
  • Distinguishes you as having not only the information security expertise, but also the knowledge and experience in developing and managing an information security program
  • Is considered essential to on-going education, career progression and value delivery to enterprises
  • Provides the organisation with a certification for Information Security Management that is recognised by multinational clients and enterprises, lending credibility to the yourself as well as your organisation

As a CISM, you’ll be able to:
  • Identify critical issues and tailor organisation-specific practices to support the governance of information and related technologies
  • Oversee and direct information security activities to execute the information security program
  • Develop and manage a capability to respond to and recover from disruptive and destructive information security events
  • Design, develop and manage an information security program(me) to implement the information security governance framework
To learn more about the benefits of CISM, watch the following short video featuring CISM certified IT professionals: 



About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry.