IT Certification and Training Blog https://blog.boson.com IT Certification and Training Blog from Boson's subject-matter experts in Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA and more. en-us Thu, 03 Nov 2022 13:45:00 GMT 2022-11-03T13:45:00Z en-us What you need to know about the 2022 CompTIA A+ Update https://blog.boson.com/comptia-a-2022-update <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/comptia-a-2022-update" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/A+Core-Email-221024.png" alt="What you need to know about the 2022 CompTIA A+ Update" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/comptia-a-2022-update" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/A+Core-Email-221024.png" alt="What you need to know about the 2022 CompTIA A+ Update" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=70217&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.boson.com%2Fcomptia-a-2022-update&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.boson.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> comptia 220-1101 220-1102 CompTIA A+ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 13:45:00 GMT https://blog.boson.com/comptia-a-2022-update 2022-11-03T13:45:00Z Thomas Chipman How to study for the CISA exam with Boson ExSim-Max Practice Exam https://blog.boson.com/how-to-study-for-the-cisa-exam-with-boson-exsim-max-practice-exam <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/how-to-study-for-the-cisa-exam-with-boson-exsim-max-practice-exam" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/AdobeStock_219667850.jpeg" alt="How to study for the CISA exam with Boson ExSim-Max Practice Exam" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is an exam sponsored by the organization named ISACA. Passing this exam is one of the requirements for becoming a CISA. The exam is guiling. You need to answer 150 questions in four hours or less. The questions are not very long; so just over a minute a half per question should be quite sufficient—that is, if you can grasp the meaning of a question on the fly. The problem is not that you’ll have only a minute and a half to read a question. The problem is that a minute and a half is all you are going to get for coming up with the correct answer. Sounds easy?—Think again! ISACA doesn’t publish any information about the candidates’ success rates, but a rumor has it that only one half of the candidates pass the exam on the first attempt.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/how-to-study-for-the-cisa-exam-with-boson-exsim-max-practice-exam" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/AdobeStock_219667850.jpeg" alt="How to study for the CISA exam with Boson ExSim-Max Practice Exam" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is an exam sponsored by the organization named ISACA. Passing this exam is one of the requirements for becoming a CISA. The exam is guiling. You need to answer 150 questions in four hours or less. The questions are not very long; so just over a minute a half per question should be quite sufficient—that is, if you can grasp the meaning of a question on the fly. The problem is not that you’ll have only a minute and a half to read a question. The problem is that a minute and a half is all you are going to get for coming up with the correct answer. Sounds easy?—Think again! ISACA doesn’t publish any information about the candidates’ success rates, but a rumor has it that only one half of the candidates pass the exam on the first attempt.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=70217&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.boson.com%2Fhow-to-study-for-the-cisa-exam-with-boson-exsim-max-practice-exam&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.boson.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> ExSim-Max CISA ISACA Thu, 05 May 2022 15:22:41 GMT https://blog.boson.com/how-to-study-for-the-cisa-exam-with-boson-exsim-max-practice-exam 2022-05-05T15:22:41Z Val Bakh How to level up your exam prep with NetSim Network Simulator https://blog.boson.com/why-netsim <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/why-netsim" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/NetSim-network-simulator-CCNA-200-301-22B4.png" alt="How to level up your exam prep with NetSim Network Simulator" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/why-netsim" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/NetSim-network-simulator-CCNA-200-301-22B4.png" alt="How to level up your exam prep with NetSim Network Simulator" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=70217&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.boson.com%2Fwhy-netsim&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.boson.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> CCNA Certification Tools NetSim Cisco Network Simulator Network Simulator CCNP Network Simulator CCNA ccna study Wed, 09 Feb 2022 19:30:03 GMT https://blog.boson.com/why-netsim 2022-02-09T19:30:03Z Thomas Bartolomeo Preparing for the CCSP Exam with ExSim-Max Practice Exam https://blog.boson.com/exsim-max-for-ccsp <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/exsim-max-for-ccsp" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/AdobeStock_323830207.jpeg" alt="Preparing for the CCSP Exam with ExSim-Max Practice Exam" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Cloud computing has revolutionized the modern Information Technology (IT) universe. In addition to all the good things that it brought us, cloud computing has also opened a brand new Pandora’s box of cybersecurity threats. Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) is a white-hat IT specialist whose job is to keep those threats at bay. One of the tasks on your way to becoming a CCSP is passing the certification exam sponsored by the organization named International Information System Security Certification Consortium, commonly known as (ISC)<sup>2</sup>.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/exsim-max-for-ccsp" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/AdobeStock_323830207.jpeg" alt="Preparing for the CCSP Exam with ExSim-Max Practice Exam" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Cloud computing has revolutionized the modern Information Technology (IT) universe. In addition to all the good things that it brought us, cloud computing has also opened a brand new Pandora’s box of cybersecurity threats. Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) is a white-hat IT specialist whose job is to keep those threats at bay. One of the tasks on your way to becoming a CCSP is passing the certification exam sponsored by the organization named International Information System Security Certification Consortium, commonly known as (ISC)<sup>2</sup>.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=70217&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.boson.com%2Fexsim-max-for-ccsp&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.boson.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Network Security ExSim-Max CCSP Thu, 09 Dec 2021 15:30:00 GMT https://blog.boson.com/exsim-max-for-ccsp 2021-12-09T15:30:00Z Val Bakh Overcoming CCNA Roadblocks with Boson-Bombal 8 Weeks to CCNA https://blog.boson.com/how-do-you-keep-your-ccna-studies-on-track <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/how-do-you-keep-your-ccna-studies-on-track" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/AdobeStock_286035487.jpeg" alt="Overcoming CCNA Roadblocks with Boson-Bombal 8 Weeks to CCNA" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Working in the training industry for 15+ years, I’ve heard from many students about the roadblocks they face when trying to achieve Cisco’s CCNA certification.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/how-do-you-keep-your-ccna-studies-on-track" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/AdobeStock_286035487.jpeg" alt="Overcoming CCNA Roadblocks with Boson-Bombal 8 Weeks to CCNA" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Working in the training industry for 15+ years, I’ve heard from many students about the roadblocks they face when trying to achieve Cisco’s CCNA certification.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=70217&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.boson.com%2Fhow-do-you-keep-your-ccna-studies-on-track&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.boson.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> CCNA Certification Tools ccna class CCNA ccna study Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:06:37 GMT https://blog.boson.com/how-do-you-keep-your-ccna-studies-on-track 2021-10-06T14:06:37Z Andrea Warner IT Podcasts to listen to on International Podcast Day https://blog.boson.com/it-podcasts-to-listen-to-on-international-podcast-day <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/it-podcasts-to-listen-to-on-international-podcast-day" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/AdobeStock_449495993.jpeg" alt="IT Podcasts to listen to on International Podcast Day" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="font-size: 16px;">Podcasting is a medium on the rise. In an increasing on demand world, podcasts are to audio what YouTube and Netflix were to video. Without the time constraints of traditional audio media, podcasts provide access to longform conversation without disruptive formulaic breaks.&nbsp; With a wide range of genres and delivery formats to choose from, there is a podcast for everyone. We've assembled a trio&nbsp; of IT Podcasts to listen to in celebration of International Podcast Day.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/it-podcasts-to-listen-to-on-international-podcast-day" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/AdobeStock_449495993.jpeg" alt="IT Podcasts to listen to on International Podcast Day" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="font-size: 16px;">Podcasting is a medium on the rise. In an increasing on demand world, podcasts are to audio what YouTube and Netflix were to video. Without the time constraints of traditional audio media, podcasts provide access to longform conversation without disruptive formulaic breaks.&nbsp; With a wide range of genres and delivery formats to choose from, there is a podcast for everyone. We've assembled a trio&nbsp; of IT Podcasts to listen to in celebration of International Podcast Day.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=70217&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.boson.com%2Fit-podcasts-to-listen-to-on-international-podcast-day&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.boson.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Thu, 30 Sep 2021 12:47:53 GMT https://blog.boson.com/it-podcasts-to-listen-to-on-international-podcast-day 2021-09-30T12:47:53Z Thomas Bartolomeo 4 Reasons to Get Your CISSP Certification https://blog.boson.com/4-reasons-to-get-your-cissp-certification <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/4-reasons-to-get-your-cissp-certification" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/CISSP%20Blog%20Stock%20Photo%209.17.21.jpeg" alt="4 Reasons to Get Your CISSP Certification" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Much like Boson’s twenty-year history of offering premier IT Certification products, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification also has over a twenty-year history of serving as a benchmark of advanced competency in information security. Here are some of the key benefits of completing your CISSP certification.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/4-reasons-to-get-your-cissp-certification" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/CISSP%20Blog%20Stock%20Photo%209.17.21.jpeg" alt="4 Reasons to Get Your CISSP Certification" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Much like Boson’s twenty-year history of offering premier IT Certification products, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification also has over a twenty-year history of serving as a benchmark of advanced competency in information security. Here are some of the key benefits of completing your CISSP certification.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=70217&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.boson.com%2F4-reasons-to-get-your-cissp-certification&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.boson.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> CISSP practice exam (ISC)2 CISSP CISSP certification Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:16:04 GMT https://blog.boson.com/4-reasons-to-get-your-cissp-certification 2021-09-21T13:16:04Z Thomas Bartolomeo I've passed the CISSP exam four times, this is what I've learned https://blog.boson.com/ive-passed-the-cissp-exam-four-times-this-is-what-ive-learned <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/ive-passed-the-cissp-exam-four-times-this-is-what-ive-learned" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/AdobeStock_53936909.jpeg" alt="I've passed the CISSP exam four times, this is what I've learned" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Every three years, I go through the ritual of taking the CISSP exam r<span style="background-color: transparent;">ather than submitting CPEs to keep my certification current. As you might guess considering the nature of my employment, I'm very comfortable with taking exams, so I don't mind one bit.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/ive-passed-the-cissp-exam-four-times-this-is-what-ive-learned" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/AdobeStock_53936909.jpeg" alt="I've passed the CISSP exam four times, this is what I've learned" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Every three years, I go through the ritual of taking the CISSP exam r<span style="background-color: transparent;">ather than submitting CPEs to keep my certification current. As you might guess considering the nature of my employment, I'm very comfortable with taking exams, so I don't mind one bit.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=70217&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.boson.com%2Five-passed-the-cissp-exam-four-times-this-is-what-ive-learned&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.boson.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> cissp CISSP practice exam (ISC)2 CISSP CISSP certification CISSP CAT Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:31:41 GMT https://blog.boson.com/ive-passed-the-cissp-exam-four-times-this-is-what-ive-learned 2021-07-26T16:31:41Z Michael Aldridge 4 Reasons to Get Your CCNA Certification https://blog.boson.com/4-reasons-to-get-your-ccna-certification <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/4-reasons-to-get-your-ccna-certification" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/CCNA%20Cert%20Blog%20Photo.jpeg" alt="4 Reasons to Get Your CCNA Certification" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/4-reasons-to-get-your-ccna-certification" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/CCNA%20Cert%20Blog%20Photo.jpeg" alt="4 Reasons to Get Your CCNA Certification" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=70217&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.boson.com%2F4-reasons-to-get-your-ccna-certification&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.boson.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Cisco certification CCNA Thu, 08 Jul 2021 16:49:10 GMT https://blog.boson.com/4-reasons-to-get-your-ccna-certification 2021-07-08T16:49:10Z Thomas Bartolomeo What separates Boson's ExSim-Max practice exams? https://blog.boson.com/what-separates-bosons-exsim-max-practice-exams <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/what-separates-bosons-exsim-max-practice-exams" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/ExSim-Max-Post-Difference-052021.jpg" alt="Boson ExSim-Max Practice Exams" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Of all the questions we receive, the most frequent is “What separates ExSim-Max practice exams from others on the market?” In a word, quality. Our content developers have been writing practice exams for over 20 years, and they bring that knowledge and experience to each product. An ExSim-Max product typically includes three separate exams. The content on each exam is carefully balanced to give you the appropriate coverage appropriate to the individual topic proportions. Every item consists of a question, answer, and a detailed explanation. Those explanations are invaluable. Each explains not only <span style="font-weight: bold;">why the correct answer is correct</span>, but <span style="font-weight: bold;">why the incorrect answers are wrong</span>. And each question is backed up with relevant sources and our Curriculum where available.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.boson.com/what-separates-bosons-exsim-max-practice-exams" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.boson.com/hubfs/ExSim-Max-Post-Difference-052021.jpg" alt="Boson ExSim-Max Practice Exams" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Of all the questions we receive, the most frequent is “What separates ExSim-Max practice exams from others on the market?” In a word, quality. Our content developers have been writing practice exams for over 20 years, and they bring that knowledge and experience to each product. An ExSim-Max product typically includes three separate exams. The content on each exam is carefully balanced to give you the appropriate coverage appropriate to the individual topic proportions. Every item consists of a question, answer, and a detailed explanation. Those explanations are invaluable. Each explains not only <span style="font-weight: bold;">why the correct answer is correct</span>, but <span style="font-weight: bold;">why the incorrect answers are wrong</span>. And each question is backed up with relevant sources and our Curriculum where available.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=70217&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.boson.com%2Fwhat-separates-bosons-exsim-max-practice-exams&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.boson.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> exam simulation practice exams ExSim-Max Wed, 26 May 2021 20:46:32 GMT https://blog.boson.com/what-separates-bosons-exsim-max-practice-exams 2021-05-26T20:46:32Z Andrew Messier