certifications

June 7, 2017
By Breann Pendleton
Attending conference sessions like this one from the 2016 DCOS can help you earn certifications. Photo by Michael Carpenter

CompTIA has sweetened the pot for participants of an inaugural five-hour mini-boot camp offered next week at the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium (DCOS) in Baltimore.

Participants of the entire mini-boot camp, which showcases CompTIA’s newest security certification, the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+), will receive a free 30-day CSA+ Practice Lab evaluation license.

February 18, 2016
By Sandra Jontz

U.S. military veterans can seek reimbursements for Amazon Web Services (AWS) information technology and technical certification exam costs under an agreement forged with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans covered under a GI Bill with an education provision can submit reimbursement requests for exams completed after December 10, 2015. The VA will cover exam fees up to $2,000.

AWS certifications recognize information technology (IT) professionals with the technical skills and expertise to design, deploy and operate applications and infrastructure on AWS. The company offers exams in multiple languages at testing centers around the world.

December 1, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

(ISC)2 has created an application security advisory board that includes information professionals from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Americas. The board will recommend ways to increase awareness of software that is not secure and help software developers understand how to introduce security directly at the software development level.

During its first meeting, the experts made recommendations about issues such as how to overcome problems the proliferation of nonsecure software causes. According to (ISC)2 officials, 80 percent of today's cyberattacks occur at the application level.