Numerous computers worldwide have been hacked by cyber criminals which has made ransomware a headline! To quote New York Times:

In a recent ransomware attack, cyber criminals hijacked hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, locking up data and threatening to destroy it if a ransom was not paid.

What is this ransomware and how will you protect yourself from it? It is a decade old form of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. We @uCertify want to share some measures to keep yourself protected from these attacks:

  1. Keep an eye on suspicious emails and pop-ups: Whenever you receive any email, just make sure if it is coming from a valid address. Hover over (and never click) hyperlinks in the emails to see if they are directing you to dubious webpages.You will also be surprised to know that ransomware developers use emails and pop-up windows that proclaim software products to remove malware. Never click on anything  through such pop-ups, rather just safely close the windows if you start getting them.
  2. Use anti-ransomware security tools: Always keep a reliable, paid antivirus product in your system that includes an automatic update module and a real-time scanner. Make sure to keep these antivirus up-to-date, so it blocks the latest emerging malware. Also, download antivirus apps only from reputable vendors.
  3. Keep your software updated: If you simply stay on top of security updates, your machines would not have been infected. Configure your Windows machines to automatically install the latest software updates. Now, if ransomware attacks specifically target Windows machines, it does not mean Mac or Linux users are out of trouble for future. Other kind of malwares may infect various operating systems, so it does not matter which device you are using. You update your software regularly and install the latest security updates.
  4. Keep backups of your data as well as security plans for your business: Even after keeping all the precautions, if a hacker hacks your computer, you can protect yourself by keeping all your data stored somewhere else, for an example: a physical hard drive.Then, even if a hacker locks down your computer, you can erase all the data from the machine and restore it from your backup.

In case of any organization or business, all employees must be educated about such hacking attacks and informed of the resources they can use to protect themselves.

Thus, by keeping yourself updated and taking all the precautions, you can minimize the impact of such attacks. Be safe and remember that prevention is the best protection!

Do you know? These days Microsoft has been placing a greater emphasis on PowerShell in their products, and this emphasis is reflected in Microsoft’s certification exams. If a product contains PowerShell support then at least some PowerShell-related questions will be included in the certification exam for that product.

Now, let us have a brief idea of what the PowerShell is: Windows PowerShell® is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows. Windows PowerShell commands, called cmdlets, let you manage the computers from the command line. Windows PowerShell providers let you access data stores, such as the registry and certificate store, as easily as you access the file system. In addition, Windows PowerShell has a rich expression parser and a fully developed scripting language.

There is no exam or certification of PowerShell explicitly but Microsoft considers it in its courses and exams. PowerShell questions are included in those products’ certifications, which are dependent on PowerShell. So basically, a level of mastery is required in PowerShell. uCertify has recently released Windows PowerShell Course. Soon, it is going to release the Windows PowerShell Live Labs too. The courses as well as the labs provide the complete coverage of Windows PowerShell module, its commands, usage and much more. The courses and labs have been designed in an interactive way which keeps the learners engaged throughout. You can gain the proficiency in Windows PowerShell through uCertify’s Windows PowerShell Course and increase the chances to pass the related certification exams.

You can gain hands-on expertise in CIW Web Design Specialist (1D0-520) certification exam with CIW: Web Design Specialist Live Lab. Our live lab for CIW Web Design Specialist exam provides exam based practical tasks, real equipment and access to the latest industry technologies. The lab is available anytime, anywhere on any device with a break and reset functionality and no hardware costs. CIW: Web Design Specialist contains 159+ labs which helps you in understanding the things better.

The candidates if pass 1D0-520 exam, earn CIW Web Design Specialist certification. Candidates who also earn the CIW E-Commerce Specialist certification earn the advanced CIW Web Design Professional certification. Furthermore, you will be surprised to know that in 2015 annual mean salary of an IT professional who has been awarded the CIW Web Design Specialist certification was $70,124! This salary was calculated based on the 14,000+ IT professionals who responded to 2016 IT Skills and Salary survey that was conducted by Global Knowledge in September of 2015. CIW is the world’s fastest growing vendor-neutral Internet skills training and certification program for students and professionals. More than a certification or a curriculum publisher, CIW is a Web technology standard adopted by academic institutions, governments and businesses worldwide.

So, boost up your payscale by preparing and passing CIW Web Design Specialist certification. Start your preparation now with uCertify.

Our course, CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 was reviewed by Rbina Nkuna who is more than 12 years experienced in IT support and currently working as Account Manager at Dimension Data. He has earned 17 IT certifications which include System Security Certified Professional, Scrum Master Primer, MCPS, MCSA Windows 8 and so on.  We feel delighted to share his review with you. Here it goes:

CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 from uCertify will help you to pass SY0-401 exam in your first attempt, even if you are new to IT. It is more than a security course, I think the quizzes are brilliant, the explanations really helped me and I will definitely use them again for my future IT certification exams, hence I highly recommend it to anyone who is ready to sit for CompTIA Sec+ exam.” To read the complete post, click here.

Our mission is to always wow our customers with our work. We keep on doing better so that you get the best out of our products.

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Prepare for 77-725 exam with uCertify’s Microsoft Office Word 2016 performance based labs. These labs are versatile, simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training.

Now, let us have a look on why uCertify’s Microsoft Office Word 2016 Lab is the best supplement for achieving your objectives:

  • Microsoft Office Word 2016 performance based labs provides complete coverage of the Microsoft Word 2016 exam and provides professionals, the knowledge of the Word environment; the skill to deliver tasks without any help; and demonstrate the correct application of the features of Word 2016.
  • uCertify provides 59+ performance based labs along with the video tutorials to help users grasp contents better by gaining hands on experience in the MS-Word features.
  • Microsoft Office Word 2016 lab is inexpensive & safe way to explore and learn.
  • The lab is device friendly and can be accessed on your Mac, tablet, or smartphone.

So get ready to gain these benefits through uCertify labs and enhance your employability skills!


Designed for information workers, uCertify’s Microsoft Access 2016 course provides expertise and knowledge required for Microsoft Access 2016: 77-730 exam. This course covers all the objectives of Microsoft Access 2016 exam including creating, modifying, navigating, printing, exporting, protecting databases; creating, managing and modifying tables; creating and modifying query; creating and formatting a form or report.

uCertify’s courses are easy to comprehend and learn. The courses are full of interactive activities that keep the learner engaged. uCertify brings all available learning resources for a topic in one place so that the learner can efficiently learn without going to multiple places. Challenge questions are also embedded in the chapters so learners can attempt those while they are learning about that particular topic. This helps them grasp the concepts better because they can go over it again right away which improves learning.

By passing Microsoft Access 2016 exam you can enhance your career skills and boost up the job opportunities as Microsoft system administrator,  Office professional, data analyst, editor and so on. And, what other better place would you find to start your preparation than uCertify? So, kick start your prep now!



uCertify has updated CompTIA Project+ Study Guide Second Edition to meet the professional’s requirement for CompTIA Project+ exam. The newly updated course covers all the objectives of Project+ exam and makes you understand the following:

  • Project life cycle management
  • Appropriate communication
  • Resources and stakeholders management, and
  • Project documentation

uCertify’s courses have been designed in such a way that the learners find it comprehensive and gripping throughout. Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes and there is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts and glossary defines the key terms. So, start your preparation now with uCertify’s updated CompTIA Project+® Study Guide Second Edition and enhance your career prospects.


You can prepare for MSExcel 2016 exam with uCertify’s updated Microsoft Excel 2016 course and lab. Designed for information workers, the course and lab focus on the expertise required for passing MS-Excel 2016 exam.

uCertify has updated its Microsoft Excel 2016 course by adding practice questions which will help in a better understanding of the subject and also getting a better learning outcome. It has been designed in an interactive way which makes it interesting and less monotonous.The updated course will help you in learning how to:

  • create and manage worksheets and workbooks;
  • manage data cells and ranges;
  • create tables;
  • perform operations with formulas and functions;
  • create charts and objects

So kick start your prep now with uCertify’s updated Microsoft Excel 2016 course and lab and boost up your career prospects as an office professional, data analyst, project manager or product developer.


Brad Boden has 20+ years of experience in Information Technology domain working with PCs running DOS and all MS Windows platforms (NT, 3.x, 95, 98, NT, ME, XP, 2000, 7, 10). He is currently working as Telecommunications Analyst at AECOM, he also provides on-site, phone and electronic (remote) support for networks & computers, develops and tests business service network topology maps using HP Mercury Application Mapping 6.5x & 6.6x Universal CMDB/Discovery & Dependency Mapping tool suite and has successfully qualified two IT certifications namely: CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Security+.

He recently accessed our CCNA-200-125 course and has provided the following feedback, that we are more than happy to share:

uCertify is one of the best IT certification websites and winner of 7 SIIA CODIE Awards in the last 3 years. uCertify is also named one of 2016’s Trendsetters with Traction at the 2016 Education Industry Symposium. It brings all available learning resources conveniently together in one place so you can learn efficiently. Each course is a comprehensive career and vocational training solution authored by highly experienced and certified professionals.” To read the complete post, click here.

We are working on all the areas of improvement mentioned by him to provide a better user-experience. To know more about Mr. Brad, you can contact him via his LinkedIn profile.

Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA  Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam by uCertify CompTIA CS0-001 course. The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) certification is a vendor-neutral credential and is an internationally targeted validation of intermediate-level security skills and knowledge. While there is no required prerequisite, the CompTIA CSA+ certification is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, “hands-on” focus on IT security analytics.

The CompTIA CSA+ examination is designed for IT security analysts, vulnerability analysts, or threat intelligence analysts. The exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis, and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to an organization with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization.

CompTIA CSA+ is for IT professionals looking to gain the following security analyst skills:

  • Configure and use threat detection tools.
  • Perform data analysis.
  • Interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to an organization.

So, kick start your prep now with uCertify’s CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) course and broaden your skills.