Daniel Maciejewski is currently working as a System Administrator at the United States Marine Corps and has more than 4 years of experience in the IT management industry. He is trained in understanding, planning, and implementing ways to meet corporate and customer needs. He is skilled in working with tools and technologies such as VMware, routers, routers, switches, servers, Cisco routers, and VMware vSphere. He also has knowledge of network security, computer security, telephony, operational planning, and more. He holds the following CompTIA certifications:
IT Operations Specialist
Security Analytics Professional
Secure Infrastructure Specialist
He has recently reviewed our CompTIA CySA+ course and provided his valuable feedback. Please read it here:
“I have finished the CompTIA CySA+ training course from uCertify. The course comes with a lab which provides a hands-on learning experience on exam topics. The lab offers tasks that align with the exam objectives.
The course has a step by step guide on how to use different Kali Linux tools, Wireshark, and a lot of other popular, open-source programs that you will be tested on. The course offers scenario-based questions and in-depth explanations of the certification objectives.”
Technology and career trends usually determine the ups and downs in various fields of the IT industry. These trends are an integral part of the business and IT strategies that are deciding the shape of tomorrow’s technological innovations. Technology is getting improved and modified with every passing year. In 2019, companies are eager to embrace new technologies in their workspace. Reports have shown that a lot of big brands are growing their market with the help of these technologies. As a result, the demand for futuristic technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and mobile app development is predicted to break records.
However, increased job opportunities will also increase the skill gap in the technologies that are responsible for job creation this year. The emerging job opportunities increase competition and create an urgent need for skilled professionals in the job market. Professionals willing to start their career in the IT field need to know about the latest technologies and trends of the market. Professionals need to be 15-20 times more skilled if they wish to stay relevant in today’s competitive IT industry. Researches have shown that only 13.8% of the professionals are prepared for their dream job, while 69.6% are currently learning new skills. With the rising demand, the pay scale also increases. Some organizations offer desirable benefits, such as options to work remotely, and room for promotion.
Here is a brief idea about the jobs and the salary that you can get after adding a certification to your resume:
The above data depicts that there is a huge gap between the current skill set of IT professionals and industry demands. You can go for IT certifications of your desired field to bridge this skill gap. The certifications validate your skills and knowledge of in-demand technologies. All you have to do is choose the right certification prep material for the preparation of your dream certification exam. uCertify offers many courses that will help you meet the IT certification demands. The courses provide you with a learning path that can help you achieve your dream jobs. The courses also teach you about the industry outlook and learning hours for these technologies. Start your journey with us and get your dream job!
Damion Richards has more than 11 years of work experience in the IT field. He is skilled in Windows 7, Computer Repair, Microsoft Word, Technical Support, and more. He knows Microsoft technologies such as Windows, Office, Word, Excel, and more very well. He holds various CompTIA certifications such as Server+, CySA+, Network+, A+, and Security+. He also holds the Cisco CCNA CCyber Ops and LPIC-1 certifications. He is currently working as Service Desk Analyst Lvl 2 at tTech Limited.
He has recently reviewed uCertifyCompTIA CySA+ course and provided his valuable feedback. Check out:
“I am always looking for new training resources to build my skills within the IT field. I reviewed the uCertify CompTIA CySA+ course and it is very well organized and aligned with the CS0-001 exam objectives.
The hands-on labs simulate real-world tasks and provide knowledge to grow within the field. Overall this is a good resource to assist with exam preparation and to gain hands-on experience with the labs.”
Kevin Yamamoto has 6+ years of work experience as a Help Desk Specialist and Systems Analyst. He has skills in VMware, Computer Security, Server Administration, Active Directory, and more. He has also earned a number of certifications that include VMware, MTA Security Fundamentals, Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA Routing and Switching), CompTIA CySA+, and more. Recently, Kevin reviewed uCertifyCompTIA CySA+ course and provided the following feedback:
“uCertify CompTIA CySA+ course provides complete coverage of topics required to pass the certification exam. The course provides knowledge checks within lessons that helped me to test my understanding of the topics covered.
The CySA+ course is designed for professionals who want to further their understanding of cybersecurity or those who are preparing for CySA+ certification. This course ensures that you pass the certification in your first attempt.”
Ransomware – a malicious software that threatens you in various ways including denying you to access your data. The attacker demands a ransom to restore data access. Despite the fact that there has been a recent decline, ransomware is still a serious threat. ESET – an IT security company in a recent survey of 3000+ people in the US and Canada showed that many are unaware of ransomware and how to defend against it. The following is based upon the data collected by ESET:
85% would never pay the ransom fee
42% had no idea about their Internet security
31% never back up their files
30% did not know about ransomware
In order for organizations to be safe from ransomware attacks, all employees must be educated about hacking and informed of the resources they can use to protect their data. Here are some measures everyone should take to be safe from malicious software.
Keep your system software updated to ensure you have fewer vulnerabilities to exploit.
Never install any unknown software on your system or give it administrative privileges.
Keep a reliable and paid antivirus product in your system which detects malicious programs like ransomware as they arrive.
Backup your files, frequently and automatically. Though it won’t stop a malware attack, but it can make the damage less significant.
Should ransom be paid to the attackers?
If your system has been infected with malware and your data is at risk, should you pay the ransom? Most law enforcement agencies urge you not to pay ransomware attackers because it encourages hackers’ attacks. According to research from Trend Micro, while 66% of companies agree to never pay a ransom as a point of principle, 65% actually do pay the ransom when they get hit.
There are a couple of things to remember before you decide to deal with these cyber criminals. Firstly, what appears to be ransomware may not have encrypted your data at all, make sure you are not dealing with “scareware” before you send any money to the attacker. Secondly, paying the attacker does not guarantee that you will get back your data. Sometimes the attackers take the money and may not have even built a decryption functionality into the malware.
The best way is to take precautions to minimize the impact of such attacks. To gain more knowledge for keeping your system safe, check out uCertify CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst courses.