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Artificial Intelligence is in the News

As you've without doubt noticed, AI-related news is everywhere, and its influence continues to grow. Microsoft recently announced that it’s bringing a range of new AI-powered features to Windows 11 starting in June. The main component is called Windows Copilot, a set of text-driven assistive capabilities that will make using your PC easier and more intuitive.

The expectation is that Microsoft Copilot will automate common tasks and reduce manual input by using machine learning to predict what users want to do next. It will also provide useful suggestions based on a user's context, such as displaying relevant files or suggesting actions based on previous behavior. More to come when Copilot is released!

If you are interested in learning fundamental concepts related to artificial intelligence (AI), and the services in Microsoft Azure that can be used to create AI solutions, join the one-day Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals course.

CompTIA Certification Renewal

Your job in IT comes standard with constant change, and it’s understood that technology advances at a breakneck pace. CompTIA works closely with industry partners and has determined that a substantial change in the use of technology usually takes place about every three years. To that end, CompTIA is continuously updating exams. Renewing your certification gives you a great opportunity to document your knowledge in technology areas that matter to employers and are important to your IT career.

The CompTIA certification renewal cycle is three years from your certification date and renewing a higher-level certification automatically renews any lower-level certifications you have. See how to renew your certification.

Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management Training Now Available

As has been seen for the last several years, the supply chain is a common source of many expensive and highly damaging cybersecurity breaches. This is because of the lack of visibility into the operations of supply chain partners and tools for how to deal with the resultant risks. Therefore, to truly secure our organizations, we must have a robust methodology for mitigating the nearly innumerable threats and risks that come via the supply chain.

How can this be accomplished? Introducing the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) course.

This two-day course consists not only of training in understanding Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM), but also provides guidance in preparing organizations to deal with the myriad of risks that come from the supply chain. It covers the basics of C-SCRM and then dives deeply into NIST C-SCRM guidance, integration into enterprise risk management, success factors, controls, and implementing effective C-SCRM through the lens of several realistic scenarios. Also included is a primer, linked to free templates, on creating your own C-SCRM program.

Microsoft Learn Profile to be Updated

Your Microsoft Learn profile brings together the tools you need to celebrate your success. To make it even easier to celebrate your success, Microsoft is updating Microsoft Learn profile experience to help you verify, track, and share your training and certification progress and accomplishments-all on one platform.

  • Share and verify your Microsoft Certifications via email, on social networking platforms, and on your resume.
  • Check certification expiration dates and renewal eligibility.
  • Download and print transcripts and certificates.
  • Manage your upcoming activities and certification exam appointments.

To take advantage of these new features, create a Microsoft Learn profile. If you already have one, be sure it's aligned to your certification profile.

What Our Students are Saying!

Excel 2019: Part 2
"It was very hands on and explained thoughtfully and in an easy-to-understand manner. Keyboard shortcuts and navigating Excel more efficiently will be beneficial."

CompTIA A+: A Comprehensive Approach
"I can apply the basic knowledge I now have of Windows, Windows command, and also of TCP/IP directly to the job I currently work at when setting up the network settings on the Windows devices that we have at my work sites. The software side of the A+ certification covered a lot of sections that I never knew were available to administrators."

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Training Foundation
"As a member of the security administration team, working alongside the cybersecurity team, it gives me a better understanding of how everyone's roles fit into the company, also working with external vendors and awareness of the potential threats out in the environment."

Project Management Fundamentals
"I plan to use what I learned today as a foundation for my growth as a project manager. There was a lot of information, but this helped me focus on the key areas of the PM lifecycle."

Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure
"Instructor was very knowledgeable and upbeat ...made the class very enjoyable."


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NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF)
Boot Camp Training

DATE: June 12-14, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

Automating Administration with Windows

DATE: July 17-21, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

ITIL 4 Foundation Training with Exam

DATE: July 10-12, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

Understanding Cisco Data Center
Foundations (DCFNDU)

DATE: June 26-30, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

Microsoft Office Excel 2019: Part 2

DATE: June 22, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live

CompTIA Network+

DATE: August 28 - September 1, 2023
LOCATION: LRS Live & Virtual Live