IT Certification and Training Blog

Using Strong Passwords to Protect Your System from Orson Welles

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 22, 2013 8:38:00 AM

By James Hanback

I know. I know. You've heard it a jillion times. Every time an activist, prankster, or malicious attacker breaks into a high-profile system, the public is treated to a litany of (sometimes conflicting) advice about steps the victim could have taken that would have prevented it from happening. Most recently, a Montana television station hit the news after someone apparently guessed the password to the station's Emergency Alert System (EAS) device and managed to broadcast an alert that might remind horror movies buffs of a scene from the old George Romero film Night of the Living Dead. "Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living," the prankster stated over the air.

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Boson Releases ExSim-Max for CISSP

Posted by Kelly Mansfield on Mar 5, 2012 4:25:00 PM


Nashville, Tenn. (February 28, 2012) – Boson Software, LLC, announces the release of ExSim-Max for CISSP. This practice exam software helps seasoned information security specialists obtain the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (2012) certification.

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Tags: James Hanback, exam simulation, cissp, CISSP practice exam, CISSP practice questions, (ISC)2 CISSP, (isc)2, CISSP certification

Changes to the CCNA Voice Certification Exam

Posted by Kelly Mansfield on Apr 5, 2011 9:00:00 AM

By James Hanback

You've spent endless nights poring over CCNA Voice IT certification training guides, answering CCNA Voice practice questions, and searching—perhaps in vain—for a CCNA Voice lab simulation environment where you can get your hands on a shiny used Cisco Unified Communications 500 (UC500) that you can use to practice everything that you memorized from study guide screen shots and CCNA practice exam hearsay. Thinking you're all primed to obtain your latest Cisco certification, you sit for the CCNA Voice exam and, to your horror, discover that what you studied for is yesterday's news, cold bath water, stale bread, or pick your own metaphor. The rumors of the death of the UC500 topic in the CCNA Voice exam have not been exaggerated at all.

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Tags: 640-461 Practice Exam, James Hanback, Cisco Network Simulator, 640-461, CCNA Voice, Cisco certification, CCNA Voice Practice Questions