Timothy Porter is an Army veteran of 10 years. He achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class within 7 years. After being involved in a bomb explosion, Porter was medically retired and began pursuing his passion: technology. In 2009, after teaching himself how to develop mobile apps, Appddiction Studio was formed. In 2011, Appddiction Studio was nationally recognized by the USA Network Channel. Porter was one of their USA Character Unite Award winners for developing an award-winning anti-bullying App for schools. Appddiction Studio has developed well over 200 commercial mobile apps and has become a leader in Enterprise transformations focusing on Agile and the SAFe Framework.
Porter has multiple degrees in Management Information Systems and holds an MBA. He is an SPC and RTE and has performed roles for Appddiction Studio as Scaled program Consultant, Enterprise Coach & Trainer, Agile Coach, Release Train Engineer to Scrum Master. Appddiction Studio has been performing for programs supporting Gunter AFB as a Prime Contractor in: Agile Coaching, EODIMS JST & EODIMS Backlog Burndown and now as a subcontractor on ACES FoS.
Porter has taught over 50 public/private SAFe classes and has submitted his packet for consideration to become SPCT Gold Partner. He is certified at all levels of SAFe Framework and teaches Leading SAFe, SAFe Scrum Master, Advanced Scrum Master, Lean Portfolio Management, Product Owner/Product Management, SAFe DevOps, SAFe Architect in addition to Agile courses like ICAgile Agile Fundamentals, ICAgile Agile Team Facilitation, ICAgile Agile Programming & ICAgile DevOps Foundations.
The information technology field is ripe with opportunity, but if you want to chase these career options, you'll need to learn IT fundamentals and get certified. And The 2022 CompTIA Trifecta Course Bundle is an excellent jumping-off point.
This four-course collection contains just shy of 75 hours worth of on-demand certification prep material. Lessons are led by online learning platform ITProTV, which presents content in a fun, engaging talk-show-esque format.
Get started with the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) and Core 2 (220-1102) courses, which introduce entry-level IT skills such as installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network hardware and operating systems. Users also get a surface-level understanding of concepts like cybersecurity, virtualization, cloud technologies, and more. Once you've built a solid foundation, you should be able to tackle CompTIA's A+ exams on your first try.
After earning a certification and practical work experience, pursue the next step with CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) training. This course covers software-defined networking, network integrations, how to secure networks, and how to protect business data—a collection of skills companies like Intel and Apple search for. Then there's the Security+ (SY0-601) course, which focuses on risk management and detecting threats and vulnerabilities in a network.
With the amount of growth projected in the IT sector over the next five years, certified professionals will be in high demand. The 2022 CompTIA Trifecta Course Bundle can help you dive headfirst into the field. PCMag readers can snag the bundle on sale for $29—87% off the $236 MSRP.
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The Tulane School of Professional Advancement Cybersecurity & Information Technology Program offers students practical industry knowledge in fields such as cybersecurity, data and systems analysis, governance and process, web and application development, and cloud engineering through applied, hands-on labs and interactive learning. We place a special emphasis on teaching students how to collaborate, think critically, communicate effectively, develop IT solutions, and become thought leaders.
"In my time at Tulane SoPA, the professors proved themselves to be world-class experts. Under their guidance my degree in Cybersecurity Management propelled me into a career where I have the privilege of defending our nation from cybersecurity threats. I am proud to call myself a Tulane SoPA graduate."—Alan Schultz, class of 2020, MS in Cybersecurity
All courses are online and flexible and taught by industry professionals working in the fields of Cybersecurity and IT. No GRE is required for admissions.
Graduate Program. $3,474/course*.
Undergraduate Program. $1,788/course*
Ranked in the top 40 universities in the country by U.S. News, Tulane University is a world-renowned institution. You'll gain access to robust alumni and professional networks to help enhance your opportunities, both while you study and after you graduate.
* Many students qualify for a 20% discount, making graduate tuition $2,779/course and undergraduate tuition $1,430/course.
Tulane School of Professional Advancement
New Orleans, LA
Across nearly every industry, cybersecurity skills are in demand to ensure the secure handling of data online and protect it from attacks, amongst other essential duties.
This online Cybersecurity Bootcamp is designed to empower the next generation of cybersecurity professionals to tackle advanced and critical threats. No previous experience is needed—just your dedication and eagerness to learn. By the end of your Bootcamp, you will gain the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to succeed in IT security and earn today’s most sought-after certifications.
“This Bootcamp removed any doubts I had about my career choice as I was able to solidify that cybersecurity is what I wanted to do for a living. I am grateful to my teachers and the experience the course gave me.” – Samuel Webb.
The global market for cybersecurity professionals is expected to grow from 217 million in 2021 to $345 million in 2026, according to market research firm MarketsandMarkets, which means job opportunities are on the rise. The Cybersecurity Bootcamp will prepare you for in-demand job roles like cybersecurity analyst, cybersecurity engineer, penetration tester, vulnerability analyst, digital forensics analyst, and cybercrime investigator.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median yearly salary for information security analysts was $103,590 in 2020—with this profession expected to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
In our Cybersecurity Bootcamp, you will explore:
William Clark has extensive experience in the professional and education industry. He holds numerous cybersecurity certifications and is a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer. He has also worked with many organizations in senior technical roles and now has his own consulting firm.
HOW WILL THE TRAINING SESSIONS BE CONDUCTED?
Learning is entirely online and self-paced to suit your schedule. You’ll have access to interactive video lessons, labs for real-world practice, discussion boards to engage with peers, and live one-on-one coaching sessions with an industry expert instructor.
HOW MANY COACHING SESSIONS WILL THERE BE?
You will have about five coaching sessions that the instructor might schedule for you. In these sessions, you can seek help from your coach for a course you want assistance in.
WILL THERE BE ANY HANDS-ON LABS DURING THE COURSE?
The Cybersecurity Bootcamp is not just about learning theory. We have designed practical exercises to teach students the concepts of different fundamentals. You will be required to perform those exercises in the class, and the results will be shared with you right away. This course will enable you to learn via exposure to a virtual lab environment, which will help you gain hands-on skills and a deeper understanding of the practical aspects of the course.
DOES THIS COURSE PREPARE FOR A CERTIFICATION?
Yes, this Bootcamp will prepare you to take the following exams:
WILL THERE BE ANY PROJECTS IN THE COURSE?
The students will be required to complete multiple projects based on subjects they have been studying. Each project will be discussed during the mentoring sessions.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO COMPLETE THE COURSE WITHIN THE TIME FRAME PROVIDED?
If you are unable to complete the course, contact your student advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee will be charged. If you are funded through a third-party organization, approval may also be required.
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions you may have and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, a team of industry experts may support your course. You will also be assigned a student advisor for academic support.
This course is a self-paced course that can be completed 100% online. Open enrollment means that you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
Today global IT trade association CompTIA announces the launch of CompTIA Strata, the UK's first completely independent course in IT fundamentals.
More people than ever before know how to use technology, but fewer are going into IT careers. The number of computing course applicants more than halved between 2001 (31,000) and 2007 (15,000). In contrast, numbers in the EU and other countries have remained fairly steady (e-Skills, 2008).
One of the problems is that existing entry-level courses are heavily biased towards specific computing applications such as Microsoft Excel. They do not offer a broad introduction to technology on which to build an IT career. Working with leading UK awarding body, Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR), CompTIA has used its 25 year history of developing vendor-neutral certifications to offer something new to solve the problem.
"Young people are digital natives," says Matthew Poyiadgi, CompTIA's European VP. "Making them do application-led courses turns them off - it's the youth version of teaching your grandmother to suck eggs. Our aim is to inspire them; teaching them the foundations is a stepping stone to something more technical. My message is that if you love using gadgets, why not get involved in adapting, developing and creating them? This is a fundamental first step."
CompTIA and OCR are working towards embedding the CompTIA Strata into the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) iTQ structure. This is the National Vocational Qualification for IT users. It is recognised and backed by employers and six major awarding bodies. The ITQ is customisable and can therefore be tailored to a business' needs.
"We've worked in partnership with CompTIA for several years," says John Deacon, OCR National Account Manager. "Our next project is to embed CompTIA Strata within the new QCF iTQ qualification. The QCF has opened up exciting opportunities for the IT professional industry and provides great opportunities to expand our valuable partnership."
CompTIA Strata will be delivered by FE colleges and iTQ training providers. CompTIA has a long-standing relationship with hundreds of UK teaching establishments, who are eagerly anticipating access to the certification programme.
"We've been looking for a level one technical course for a while and this suits our need as it¹s vendor-neutral," says Stuart Philip, IT Curriculum Leader at Highlands College, Jersey. "It's a welcome addition to the CompTIA suite as it provides a good all-round platform to more technical qualifications. We get a lot of people applying for CompTIA A+ who would benefit from an introductory course first - this new certification will get them where they need to go." Stuart is presenting on CompTIA Strata at today's Education 2 Careers (E2C) conference in Birmingham.
The certification delivery is flexible to fit in with the providers' teaching schedules. It is easily accessible; although the exams will be approximately £45 each the iTQ is heavily government-funded, so in reality students will pay a nominal fee or nothing.
Mike Benson has been a freelance writer since 2000. He has authored tech guides on eHow as well as product and game reviews on a number of websites. Benson has focused his career in information technology and is educated in COMPTIA A+, electronics, A, B, C networking, search engine evaluation and programming. Benson has a certification of computer fundamentals and literacy.