We are excited to announce the uCertify April 2021 release. Below are some of the highlights:

uCertify's APRIL 2021 RELEASES

uCertify Platform

Automated Proctoring Service: With uCertify, now students can take assessments while uCertify’s proctoring software verifies student’s identity,  monitors student’s computer’s desktop, video, and audio. This enables students to take an assessment remotely while maintaining the assessment’s integrity.

New and simplified welcome page: Our new welcome page is now cleaner and simpler with only two options – either continuing to the intended page or going to the course library.

uCertify TestPrep – the game mode: The TestPrep game mode is now available in every assessment. Our TestPrep game mode takes the responsibility for learning management and helps students both retain and recall better by using randomization, mastery, and spaced learning in a gamified version of the TestPrep. 

New support portal and help videos: To keep up with extensive platform improvements, we created a new support portal and re-created all help videos. We continue to provide 24x7x365 support.

uCertify LABS

At uCertify, we believe we learn by doing. We are relentlessly driven to deliver hands-on learning online.  We have tripled the LAB infrastructure capacity to meet demand and improve performance. Also, the uCertify new version of uCertify LABS has better UX, UI, and context sensitive help and support. 

In addition,  we have either significantly improved or released new labs in the following areas:

  • Google Cloud LABs
  • Amazon AWS Cloud LABs
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud LABs
  • Data Analytics LABs in both R and Python
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning  LABs
  • Cyber Security, Cyber Range, and Cyber Crime LABs

uCertify LEARN+ Mobile APP

We rewrote the uCertify LEARN+ mobile app! The new, high performance, LEARN+ App is 100% feature complete. Anything a user can do on the web app, he/she can do on mobile.  And we do mean everything including Pre-Assessment, Lessons, Lab, Test Prep, PrepEngine, and Post Assessment.

Users can seamlessly log into the mobile app via scanning the QR code on the course dashboard on the web app. Users will not need to provide credentials on the mobile app to use the mobile app. 

Also, uCertify LEARN+ fully supports LTI integration. Therefore it is now possible for schools and colleges to configure schools LMS App so that students can single sign on (SSO) into uCertify LEARN+.

In addition, most of the learning can be done offline. Students can start learning on the web app, move to the LEARN+  and come back to the browser to continue learning without missing a beat (or performance and activity numbers).

uCertify LEARN+ is available on both iOS and Android.  

uCertify CREATE

Simplified Dashboard: We simplified the CREATE dashboard while making CREATE more powerful than ever. The simplified CREATE dashboard has the following for options, making it simpler to learn and use.

  • Setup
  • Design
  • Item bank
  • Student view

Simplified Design tools: We redesigned our design tools to help SMEs, IDs and Educators craft and configure courses to the perfection. The new Design Tools is much simpler to use while retaining the powerful features that users love. Also, students are now able to create assessments right in the design tools.

New Custom Assignments: Educators and IDs can now create custom assignments and deep-link them via placing an LTI link in their LMS.  This allows for a much simpler approach to creating the course of study and gradebook integration and syncing.

New workflow tools: Our new workflow tools allow users to define workflow/stages and assign resources to them. This flexibility allows remote teams to collaborate and deliver courses efficiently.

Simplified item editor: We rewrote the entire item editor to make it simpler to use without losing any powerful features. The new editor works seamlessly with user defined workflow and communication tools.

Enhanced diagnostic tools:  The new version of the uCertify’s automated course diagnostics tool is the result of hundreds of course quality reviews by our customers and by us.  This has resulted in a number of improvements in the diagnostic tools to help us catch possible quality issues  quickly and efficiently.

IMPROVED PERFORMANCE,  RELIABILITY AND SECURITY

We have worked hard to relentlessly improve platform performance by analyzing  student behaviour, and usage patterns and optimizing caching strategies for better performance. Our schools should expect the following:

  • Enhanced security
  • 20% Better performance
  • 80% reduction in slow queries
  • 50% improvements in lab performance

Computer security is becoming increasingly important today as we are getting more reliant upon computers and therefore the number of security incidents is steadily increasing. Vulnerable software is one of the basic causes of the many security incidents, and given the increasingly complex nature of software, this is often not a problem that will be solved within the near term. Reducing the amount and severity of vulnerabilities is both possible and useful in software projects. The principles behind the CSSLP certification can provide a roadmap to the present goal.

Software vulnerabilities are preventable. Reducing the amount and severity of vulnerabilities in software isn’t a trivial task; it’s one that’s complex and difficult to execute. Years of experience across the software development organizations have resulted in proven methods of improving the software development process. Using these principles, development teams can produce software that has fewer vulnerabilities, and people that are found are of lesser risk. This reduces the whole cost of development over the entire development lifecycle. This also improves the general enterprise security posture of the users of the software, reducing their costs also. Reduced risk, reduced cost, improved customer relations, and therefore the advantages of improving the event process make the hard tasks required worth undertaking.

Creating and managing the required processes to create a secure development lifecycle may be a significant task. The CSSLP credential speaks to the knowledge needed to form this possible. Software development may be a team activity and one that needs a series of processes within the enterprise. The tasks required to work within a security-focused development environment require a workforce with an enhanced skill set. additionally to their individual skills in their areas of experience, team members got to have an understanding of how a security-enhanced software development lifecycle process works. The body of data for CSSLP covers these essential elements, and whether a designer, developer, tester, or program manager, the body of data prepares a team for operating during this environment.

uCertify’s Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional course covers everything you’ll need to know for (ISC)²’s CSSLP exam. Each lesson covers specific objectives and details for the exam, as defined by (ISC)². Upon course completion, you will be able to demonstrate competency in the following CSSLP CBK Domains: 

  1. Secure Software Design
  2. Secure Software Testing
  3. Secure Software Concepts
  4. Secure Lifecycle Management
  5. Secure Software Requirements
  6. Supply Chain and Software Acquisition
  7. Secure Software Implementation/Programming
  8. Software Deployment, Operations, and Maintenance

So, be a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional with uCertify. Start your prep today!

uCertify’s Project Management Course has been designed for anyone planning for the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam. This certification is in high demand in all areas of business. PMI® has experienced explosive growth in membership over the previous couple of years, and more and more organizations are recognizing the importance of project management certification. Although this course is written primarily for those of you taking the PMP® exam, you can also use this course to study for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam. The exams are similar in style, and the information covered in this course will help you with either exam.

uCertify introduces the latest PMI PMP certification exam prep

This course has been updated to reflect the newest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of data (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition (PMI®, 2017), and therefore the new exam domains introduced in 2020. It assumes you’ve got knowledge of general project management practices, although not necessarily specific to the PMBOK® Guide. It’s written in order that you’ll skim through areas you’re already conversant in, learning the precise PMBOK® Guide terminology needed to pass the exam. You’ll find that the project management processes and techniques discussed in this course are defined in such a way that you’ll recognize tasks you’ve always done and be able to identify them with the PMBOK® Guide process names and methodologies.

PMI® offers the most recognized certification in the field of project management, and this course deals exclusively with its procedures and methods. Project management consists of many methods, each with its own terminology, tools, and procedures. If you’re familiar with another organized project management methodology, don’t assume you already know the PMBOK® Guide processes. It is recommended for you to learn all of the processes-their key inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs. Take the time to memorize the key terms found within the glossary also. Sometimes just understanding the definition of a term will assist you to answer an issue. It might be that you have always done that particular task or used the methodology described but called it by another name. Know the name of every process and its primary purpose. This way you will get the most out of the course.

So start your prep for the PMP certification today with uCertify!

The stakes for software security are very high, and yet many development teams affect software security only after the code has been developed and therefore the software is being prepared for delivery. As with any aspect of software quality, to make sure successful implementation, security and privacy issues should be managed throughout the whole software development lifecycle. uCertify’s CertNexus Certified Cyber Secure Coder course presents an approach for handling security and privacy throughout the entire software development lifecycle.

Prepare for the CertNexus Certified Cyber Secure Coder CSC-210 certification exam with uCertify

You will study vulnerabilities that undermine security, and the way to spot and remediate them in your own projects. You will learn general strategies for handling security defects and misconfiguration, the way to design software to affect the human element in security and the way to include security into all phases of development. This course is meant for software developers, testers, and designers who design and develop software in various programming languages and platforms, including desktop, web, cloud, and mobile, and who want to enhance their ability to deliver software that’s of top quality, particularly regarding security and privacy. This course is also for college students who are seeking the CertNexus Cyber Secure Coder (CSC) certification. This course presents secure programming concepts that apply to several different types of software development projects. Although this course uses Python®, HTML, and JavaScript® to demonstrate various programming concepts, you are doing but you do not have to have experience in these languages to profit from this course. However, you ought to have some programming experience, whether it’s developing desktop, mobile, web, or cloud applications.

About CSC-201 Exam

The targeted candidates for the CertNexus CSC-210 certification exam are software developers, testers, and architects who develop in multiple programming languages for any type of platform who desire or are required to develop highly protected applications for business and organizational use. This exam certifies that the successful candidate has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to design and develop a variety of applications for various platforms, analyze security concerns outside of specific languages and platforms, use a number of testing and analysis tools, and mitigate against common threats to data and systems.

So, start your prep for the CSC-210 certification exam today with uCertify!

The cloud is one of the most important buzzwords ever to emerge from the IT industry, but it’s a term that’s difficult to define in any but the foremost general terms. For an easy definition, you’ll say that the cloud is an Internet-based resource that gives subscribers various sorts of IT services on demand. For users, the cloud enables them to run applications, stream video, download music, read email, and perform any number of other tasks, all without having to stress about where the servers are located, what resources they utilize, what proportion of data is involved, and—in most cases—whether the service is operational. Like the electricity or the water in your house, you switch it on, and it’s there—most of the time. For IT professionals, however, defining the cloud is often harder. System administrators, software developers, database administrators, and user-support personnel all see the cloud in a different light and use it for various purposes. Cloud providers, like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, typically offer a good sort of resources and services. They can provide virtualized hardware, like servers, storage, and networks; software within the sort of back-end server and user applications; also as tools for messaging, content management, collaboration, identity management, analytics, and others. 

Prepare for the Microsoft 365 MS-900 certification exam with uCertify

uCertify offers Microsoft 365 Fundamentals course and lab to help you prepare for the MS-900 exam. It covers the certification exam objectives and provides knowledge of cloud concepts, Microsoft 365 pricing and support and core Microsoft 365 services and concepts. This course also teaches you how to explain security, compliance, privacy, and trust in Microsoft 365; and more.

About MS-900 Exam

MS-900 exam is designed for candidates who want to gain fundamental knowledge on the considerations and benefits of adopting cloud services in general and the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model. Candidates are expected to have an understanding of available options and benefits gained by implementing Microsoft 365 cloud service offerings. Candidates should also have the requisite knowledge to recommend solutions that address common organizational IT challenges and to differentiate Microsoft 365 solutions from the competition in the market; knowledge of offerings, optimizing licensing for cost effectiveness, and support options for organizations.

So, start your prep for being a Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert with uCertify.