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10 Simple Tips to Foster a Culture of Ownership and Accountability for IT Leaders

10 Simple Tips to Foster a Culture of Ownership and Accountability for IT Leaders

Being an effective leader is about holding yourself and others completely accountable for your mindset, behavior and performance. Read this helpful guide and improve your team's performance.

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Joanne Trotta Guest Author on November 2nd 2020
The Do’s and Don’ts in Leading a Remote Team

The Do’s and Don’ts in Leading a Remote Team

The future of work is here to stay, which means you must embrace the idea that your team may never be in the same place at the same time. How you show up and engage as their leader will make a world of difference in the overall results and performance of your team and organization.

Want to Get Better at Cloud Native Technologies? Start with Mirantis Training

If your role involves open source cloud computing and cloud-native technologies, it’s time to consider elevating your skills with authorized Mirantis training. In addition to up-to-the-minute instruction in Mirantis products, the training offers a deeper level of expertise in Docker, Kubernetes and OpenStack. For the career-focused IT professional, Mirantis training is the key to harnessing the full potential of open cloud innovation.

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Matthew George on May 17th 2021

35 Cloud Computing Facts You Need to Know

Want to learn more about the innovative world of cloud computing? If you do, click here to find out about some cool cloud computing facts.

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Matthew George on May 5th 2021

Powering Your Future With 6 AWS Big Data Analytics

The move to AWS big data continues to gain momentum, and it’s easy to see why. As more and more human activity moves online, the need for big data analytics is becoming that much more critical — especially among organizations that haven’t yet recognized the urgency. Here are 6 ways to power your future with AWS Big Data Analytics.

Anuradha Nandan on April 30th 2021

How to Get an AWS Certification and Earn a Top-Paying Salary

IT professionals can enhance their career in cloud technology and earn top salaries by achieving an AWS certification.

Alexandra DiFresca on April 29th 2021

Top 6 Benefits of Earning a SAS Certification

Are you interested in a career in computer programming? If so, getting training and a certification in SAS could be the best way to reach your goal. These are the benefits of getting your certification.

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Matthew George on April 28th 2021

7 Reasons Why You Need Tableau Training

Tableau is an excellent program that offers data visualization, but why is it important? Learn why you should get Tableau training here.

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The ExitCertified Team on April 12th 2021

AWS Trends to Watch for in 2021

With Amazon Web Services (AWS) at the forefront of a rapidly changing cloud services market, these are the AWS trends to be aware of as we progress through 2021.

Anuradha Nandan on February 8th 2021

Learner Engagement and Knowledge Retention Get a Major Boost With iMVP®

From November 2019 to November 2020, iMVP students spent more than 277,500 hours learning on the platform. And when they used iMVP’s high-definition webcam and headset (shipped to students in advance of their course), their satisfaction ratings soared to an average of 4.79 out of 5. Learn more about our revolutionary platform.

Victor Torgrimson on January 26th 2021

Customer Case Studies: How the Right Training Speeds Up Success in Digital and the Cloud

At ExitCertified, we believe a successful digital transformation starts with training, and we’re here to help. Read about our recent success stories in our case studies.

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Matthew George on December 8th 2020

Information Technology Trends and Predictions for 2021

In this article, we cover the top technologies targeted for IT in 2021, including work-from-home support, revenue and budget issues, top tech trends, and more.

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Matthew George on November 16th 2020

Certification vs. Degree: What's Best for Your IT Career?

There are many considerations to make in your IT career. This guide on certification versus degree shows what's best for your IT career.

Anuradha Nandan on September 23rd 2020

What Is Cybersecurity? These are the Top 20 Cybersecurity Terms You Need to Know

ExitCertified has collated one of the most extensive and top Cybersecurity Glossary list that you will be required to know as a security professional. Learn or refresh your knowledge of the most common cybersecurity terms.

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Matthew George on September 22nd 2020

Etiquette Tips for Virtual Meetings

Here are four simple etiquette tips you can leverage to ensure you are showing up powerfully and positively for the people you work with.

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Joanne Trotta Guest Author on September 1st 2020

What Is Kubernetes and How Will It Affect 5G on Cloud Infrastructure?

How will Kubernetes affect 5G as an application on cloud infrastructure? It certainly has a role to play, and the following guide will show you how.

Matthew George
Matthew George on August 25th 2020

Your Guide to Microservices Development: 10 Best Practices

This handy microservices guide details ten best practices you'll want to keep in mind before you start your next coding project.

Anuradha Nandan on August 21st 2020

How to Change the Path of Your IT Career

There are many jobs and specialties in the IT industry. This helpful guide shows you how to change the path of your IT career.

Alexandra DiFresca on August 20th 2020

Veeam Research Report: Data Protection Trends Identified by IT Leaders

Are you interested in data protection trends? This 2020 Veeam research report uncovers some trends that may be important for your business.

Rachel Gillis on August 11th 2020

Five Steps on the Journey to Becoming a Full-Stack Network Engineer

Learn more about becoming a full-stack network engineer and how embracing this role can future-proof your career.

Alexandra DiFresca on August 10th 2020

Google Cloud vs. AWS: What’s Best for You?

Google and Amazon have led the charge in propelling the mass adoption of cloud technology by making task completion more efficient and cost-effective. Cloud computing is here to stay for a long time, and companies that don’t adopt it may be left behind. But how do you know what's best for your organization: Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

Anuradha Nandan on August 7th 2020

Training is the Secret Ingredient for Business Resiliency

See why now is the best time to invest in training to keep your company ahead of the curve and resilient in the face of change.

Brian Carlson on August 6th 2020

Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon Web Services : What's the Difference?

The cloud computing industry has seen tremendous growth in recent years as companies ramp up their digital transformation to boost IT efficiency. It's a great time to earn an IT certification in cloud security, architecture or engineering. Learn about the differences between Microsoft Azure and AWS.

Alexandra DiFresca on August 5th 2020

The Do’s and Don’ts in Leading a Remote Team

The future of work is here to stay, which means you must embrace the idea that your team may never be in the same place at the same time. How you show up and engage as their leader will make a world of difference in the overall results and performance of your team and organization.

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Joanne Trotta Guest Author on August 4th 2020

Technical IT Interviews 101: Interview Prep and Sample Questions

If you are ready to embark upon an exciting career in IT, you’ll first want to master the art of technical interviews, which are often considered to be more challenging than traditional job interviews. How can you prepare for the technical interview to increase your chances of landing the job? We've put together this guide with preparation tips and sample interview questions to help you get started.

Alexandra DiFresca on July 23rd 2020

Don’t Let Your U.S. Government Training Budget Go to Waste

Meet your Department of Defense training requirements with special GSA pricing on 9,500+ vendor-approved courses you can take anywhere, anytime.

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The ExitCertified Team on July 13th 2020

What Is Amazon EC2?

Learn about Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and the types of virtual machines (instances) that can be deployed on EC2.

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Myles Brown on July 9th 2020

What Is Amazon RDS?

Learn about Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), its time- and cost-saving benefits and how to connect RDS on MySQL.

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Myles Brown on July 7th 2020

Four Steps to Improve Business Efficiency with Data Science

These are the four steps to a data science strategy, team, and training program that can help you achieve new levels of business performance and efficiency.

Anuradha Nandan on June 29th 2020

How to Find the Right AWS Certification

You have many options when it comes to AWS certifications, but which AWS certification is right for you? Click here to find out more today!

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Myles Brown on June 10th 2020

The 5 Most Common IT Issues in Business

Learn about the top five most common IT issues that businesses face and why they must be addressed immediately.

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Matthew George on June 9th 2020

Top 10 IT Certifications in the U.S.

Do you want to advance your career in tech? Earning a top certification from some of the most reputable IT vendors in the U.S. will help you get there.

Brian Carlson on June 3rd 2020

The Top Big Data Tools of 2021

Learn about the best big data tools for business in 2021 and their key features.

Mark McCreath on June 3rd 2020

Operational Database Management Systems: Top Capabilities When Planning for the Future

Before selecting an operational database management system DBMS for your next cloud migration or born-in-the-cloud development project, make sure you know which vendor is leading the pack, and find out how you can maximize your investment.

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Myles Brown on June 1st 2020

New AWS Training Bundles Now Available

We have new training bundles for three popular authorized AWS training courses and combined our award-winning instructor-led training — available both virtually and through our onsite training centers — with On-Demand Training.

Victor Torgrimson on May 29th 2020

A Data Architect’s Planning Guide: Choosing the Right Cloud Database Management System

There’s a difference between a cloud database management system (DBMS) and a database in the cloud. Get tips for cloud DBMS evaluation, see which vendors are leading the charge and set your team up for success.

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Myles Brown on May 29th 2020

Top 10 Highest Paying IT Jobs of 2021

Learn about the top 10 IT jobs of the future and the skills you need to advance your career.

Brian Carlson on May 26th 2020

The Top 10 Business Analysis Tools

See the full list of the top 10 business analysis tools available for professionals and businesses in 2020.

Brian Carlson on May 21st 2020

Data Warehouse vs. Data Lake: What’s the Difference?

Learn the difference between data warehouses and data lakes, and how businesses use them.

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Myles Brown on May 14th 2020

The 3 Cloud Computing Service Delivery Models Explained

Learn how cloud computing services operate and the features of the three main cloud computing service delivery models.

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Myles Brown on May 13th 2020

How to Skill Up for Industry 4.0

The growth of smart factories is creating an abundance of manufacturing jobs that require the technology expertise that drives Industry 4.0

Anuradha Nandan on May 4th 2020

All About Microsoft Azure Certifications: Your Questions, Answered

Are you an IT professional looking to expand your knowledge? Learn all about Microsoft Azure certifications in our Q&A.

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Greg Lyon on April 28th 2020

Data Warehousing on AWS: What's New With Amazon Redshift?

Amazon Redshift is a powerhouse of data warehousing when it comes to cloud computing services. Here are the latest news and updates on Amazon Redshift.

Matthew George
Matthew George on April 27th 2020

Keep Your Organization Connected on Microsoft Teams

The use of work collaboration tools is on the rise, so we have information about the popular platform Microsoft Teams and how you can learn about using it effectively in your organization.

Matthew George
Matthew George on April 20th 2020

What to Know About Veeam Availability Suite v10 Backups for Nutanix AHV v2

In this post, we review the enhancements and updates made to Veeam's Availability Suite v10 and Backup for Nutanix AHV v2 as well as the new updated Veeam Availability Suite v10: Configuration and Management course.

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Paul Jensen on April 20th 2020

5 Tips for Finding a Virtual IT Training Provider

The rise of on-demand training options meets some of that need, but nothing can quite replicate the effectiveness of having two-way conversations with a live instructor, which is why live virtual training has grown in popularity. With many virtual-training options to choose from, here are some of the best practices to look for in a virtual-training provider.

on March 24th 2020

The 12 Most Difficult IT Jobs for Employers to Fill

With so many pathways to get into these 12 IT jobs employers are struggling to fill, it can be hard to know where to start. In many cases, there is a fair bit of overlap with other IT areas, so businesses would benefit from implementing in-house upskilling, reskilling and IT training programs for the staff they currently have. It all starts with the right training.

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Matthew George on March 23rd 2020

How to Become a Cloud Architect

Learn about the exciting career of a cloud architect and how you can become certified through virtual or in-class training.

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Myles Brown on March 12th 2020

How to Find the Best Kubernetes Training for You

If you’re in an IT role, chances are you’ve been challenged to adopt containerized application development, deployment or maintenance using Kubernetes. But where do you even start? Read on to learn more about your training options and determine which path is right for you and your organization.

Mike Stapleton on March 12th 2020

Focus on Fintech: Three Ways to Thrive in a Technology-Driven Financial Industry

Everyone in the banking and financial industry — including bank tellers, economists, research analysts and many others — need to enhance their digital skills to keep up with the market. While the rapid changes may seem daunting, the future of fintech provides exciting advancement opportunities for anyone ready to learn and grow with the industry.

Brian Carlson on March 11th 2020

Top IT Cloud Skills for the U.S Federal Government

In this post, we outline the roles that the U.S. government requires to help fill the cloud skills gap and explain what two cloud roles will be in demand in the federal government.

Anuradha Nandan on March 10th 2020

Top 5 IT Industry Trends of 2021

Innovation is accelerating business automation through the cloud, security, and big data. Learn what technologies are making the biggest impact on IT in 2020.

Brian Carlson on March 3rd 2020

Four Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Training Provider + FREE checklist

In this post, we answer the four questions to ask before choosing your training provider. We’ve included some of those important questions about reputation, course quality, delivery options, and customer service on our complimentary ExitCertified Training Provider Checklist, now available.

Alexandra DiFresca on March 2nd 2020

How to Spark a Digital Transformation

If your company’s internal processes are not as streamlined and impactful as they used to be, then you should consider a digital transformation. Learn how.

Alexandra DiFresca on February 21st 2020

Top Cybersecurity Career Paths and Certifications

Within the field of cybersecurity, four core disciplines play a vital role in protecting data and sensitive information. Read this article to learn about what they are.

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Myles Brown on February 20th 2020

Simplifying Training with a Customer Enrollment Portal

ExitCertified’s new Customer Enrollment Portal gives your company a dedicated platform — white-labeled with your company logo — for the smooth management of all your training.

Matthew George
Matthew George on February 13th 2020

The Best Way to Learn SQL Is Through Certification

SQL server training is invaluable to organizations and individuals in the IT industry. Learn more about how you too can quickly become SQL certified.

on February 13th 2020

How to Become a Network Engineer in 2021

The demand for network engineering in North America and Europe is on the rise. Learn how to become a certified network engineer.

Anuradha Nandan on February 11th 2020

Is a Data Science Certificate Worth It?

Data science careers are exploding in demand, but do you need a certificate to be job-ready? Find out what you will learn with a data science certification program.

Alexandra DiFresca on February 4th 2020

The Best Wi-Fi 6 Routers of 2020

Review the best Wi-Fi 6 routers available in 2020 to support the latest generation of wireless internet-connected laptops and smartphones.

Alexandra DiFresca on January 28th 2020

Learning About Azure at Microsoft Ignite the Tour Toronto

Myles Brown, technical practice lead for ExitCertified’s Cloud and DevOps training attends the Microsoft Ignite conference in Toronto and shares his experience and tips.

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Myles Brown on January 27th 2020

Why You Need Instructor-Led IT Training in 2021

In this post, we will discover the differences between the four main training options, vendor-authorized vs. gray market, instructor-led vs. on-demand, virtual vs. in-person, public vs. private, and provide detail on why you should take vendor-authorized instructor-led training.

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Myles Brown on January 17th 2020

Learn How to Future-Proof Your IT Career

You need a clear action plan for long-term success, and you’ll find it in our free whitepaper, “Future-Proof Your IT Career: How to Stay Relevant in a Field of Constant Change.” Download your copy now — it’s the first step in building credentials that will last.

Matthew George
Matthew George on January 14th 2020

Hard Skills vs Soft Skills: What Do Hiring Managers Prefer?

When looking at what it takes to find a job in your career of choice or to move to the next step in your discipline, we often think predominantly of technical skills — also known as hard skills. As in, what specific competencies do you need to complete the core duties of a role?

Matthew George
Matthew George on December 19th 2019

Refer a Friend. Get up to $100 in an Amazon Gift Card

Refer a friend or colleague and get up to $100 Amazon gift card — when they book training! Referred students will receive 15% off training!

Alexandra DiFresca on December 17th 2019

35 Important In-Demand IT Skills for 2021

Here are 35 of the most important, in-demand IT skills and areas you’ll need to master in order to meet and exceed the job skill demands of 2020 and beyond.

Matthew George
Matthew George on December 16th 2019

Three Reasons to Run OpenShift on IBM Cloud

OpenShift on IBM Cloud was designed to assist enterprises with the early stages of cloud migration by establishing cloud-agnostic containerized software. It provides your developers with a platform they can use to containerize and deploy large workloads in Kubernetes with a tool ensuring both speed and reliability.

Mike McDonough Guest Author on December 11th 2019

Takeaways from AWS re:Invent 2019

We asked our instructors in attendance at AWS re:Invent 2019, to share their biggest takeaways.

Pete Durst, Mike Stapleton, Sean Mohseni on December 11th 2019

Why Upgrade to Docker Enterprise Edition? Three Reasons

Learn more about how developers can now upgrade a CE installation to EE, which saves time and eliminates the long-drawn-out process of procuring new infrastructure. Once upgraded, the new Docker EE environment has all the enterprise-ready tools installed, just waiting to be configured.

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Frank Louwers Guest Author on November 18th 2019

Why Use Docker on VMware?

In this article, we will explore how VMware can support a Docker Enterprise edition implementation and, perhaps more importantly, why you might make that choice.

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John Lucas Guest Author on November 14th 2019

Create a Workforce That Never Stops Learning with the 70-20-10 Model

Learn about the 70-20-10 Model for Learning and Development and how it can help you build a training program that facilitates nonstop learning among your entire IT staff.

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The ExitCertified Team on November 13th 2019

Ensure Your Organization Stays Ahead of the IT Skills Gap

Industry leaders face a growing skills gap that threatens innovative potential. See how IT training can help your team acquire the skills they need for lasting success.

Matthew George
Matthew George on November 12th 2019

Discover the Difference with Expert Training from ExitCertified

As leaders in professional development, ExitCertified provides more value with an evolving curriculum that is taught by highly qualified instructors and delivered through modalities that fit into even the busiest schedules. Read on to discover how ExitCertified’s training solutions can help you and your company meet your goals.

Victor Torgrimson on November 6th 2019

The Value of IT Certifications in Business and Government: 5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Program

This article covers what the in-demand IT certifications are and gives a step by step explanation on how to get started and what path to follow to get your IT certification.

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The ExitCertified Team on October 24th 2019

The Secrets of Recruiting Talent and Keeping It

If you’re in any way responsible for finding the right people for your organization, your job isn’t easy. At ExitCertified, we’ve done some research to help answer those questions in our whitepaper, “Future-proof Your Workforce: The Importance of Learning Within Organizations,” which is available as a free download.

Matthew George
Matthew George on October 22nd 2019

What Technology Trends Can We Expect in 2021?

As we power through the final quarter of 2019, we have rounded up our predictions about what lies ahead for technology trends in 2021.

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Matthew George on October 15th 2019

The Use of AWS in Canada is Growing

In this post, ExitCertified's Myles Brown who is an AWS Authorized Instructor Champion, Google Cloud Certified Architect and our Cloud and DevOps Technical Practice Lead gives his perspective on the AWS Summit held in Toronto on October 3, 2019.

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Myles Brown on October 4th 2019

Four Ways to Run Docker on AWS

In this post, we will present an overview of four ways to deploy Docker on Amazon Web Services. We will summarize the Elastic Container Service (ECS), the Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), AWS Fargate and finally deploying Docker on EC2.

Chris Littlefield on September 27th 2019

An Open Source World Demands Open-Minded Thinking When it Comes to IT Training

Today’s open source software (OSS) world is filled with successful organizations benefiting from the cost savings, abundant support, advanced security and overall flexibility and speed open source delivers. The software comes with its own set of complications, especially when it comes to upskilling and onboarding your IT staff.

Brian Carlson on September 26th 2019

Focus on the Right IT Training for the Future

The IT landscape is changing—again—and the need for training in emerging technologies is on the rise. As we approach a new year, and a new decade, you have an opportunity to explore what the future could hold for your team, your technology and your own career.

Matthew George
Matthew George on September 24th 2019

Why Virtual Training is Better than Your Average Online IT Course

This relatively new and evolving offering revolutionizes training for busy IT and technology-driven companies. There are five critical reasons why you should consider virtual training for your teams.

Alexandra DiFresca on September 23rd 2019

Highlights from VMworld 2019

Another VMworld is in the books and we have the highlights from the week including the recognition ExitCertified received for being VMware Education’s North America Partner of the Year.

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The ExitCertified Team on September 11th 2019

Skilling Up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Technologies such as IoT, robotics, VR and AI are changing the world in ways we can’t yet fully predict. What we do know, however, is that these technologies are already calling for significantly upgraded IT skills.

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Alex Bellows on September 5th 2019

Show What You Know—And Mean It—With Digital Badges

Digital badges are nano-credentials; they’re a small set of criteria representing a facet of IT knowledge. These globally recognized badges serve as proof of proficiency in crucial IT skills and create a common dialogue for IT professionals when discussing skillsets and achievements.

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Alex Bellows on August 13th 2019

The Top 30 Cloud Computing Words, Phrases, and Acronyms You Need to Know

Cloud Computing is a cornerstone topic in the IT industry with big players like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and others providing cloud services offerings. These are the top 30 cloud computing terms you should be familiar with if you want to pursue a career in the cloud.

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The ExitCertified Team on August 7th 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Kubernetes

Kubernetes is a portable and extensible open-source platform for managing containerized applications in a clustered environment. But why is it necessary?

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The ExitCertified Team on July 30th 2019

The Top DevOps Terms You Need to Know

Whether you are an end-user or a DevOps engineer – this compilation of DevOps Glossary terms is just perfect for anyone to get started with DevOps basics. We have put together a list of the most popular DevOps terms and definitions that are frequently used.

Alexandra DiFresca on July 29th 2019

The Cloud Computing Market Share in 2021

The Gartner report provides extensive insight into the Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant criteria, selection process, and findings. We’ve summarized the top takeaways to help give you a bit of insight and simplify your search for the best cloud IaaS provider for your company.

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The ExitCertified Team on July 29th 2019

Contribute to the ExitCertified blog

Whether you are an IT expert or want to talk about a particular IT training niche or industry topic, we invite you to share your knowledge through the ExitCertified blog. Submitting informative, well-written content will increase the likelihood of getting published. Read on to find out the guidelines that will give you the best chance.

Alexandra DiFresca on July 26th 2019

The Top 5 Advantages of iMVP Virtual Training vs. Online Courses

ExitCertified offers exclusive remote-learning technology: iMVP. Today you can leverage a complete virtual experience with ExitCertified’s iMVP and get the full benefits of the classroom, no matter where you are.

Matthew George
Matthew George on July 24th 2019

Email Template - Get Your Manager to Say Yes to Training

You know you need training to advance your organization — and your career. Now you need a way to get your manager’s approval.

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The ExitCertified Team on June 25th 2019

How to Fast Track your Career with Google Cloud Training & Certifications

As new features and tools are added to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) regularly, it’s critical for developers to remain current on the latest GCP offering. GCP training and certification allows developers to boost their careers.

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Myles Brown on June 3rd 2019

Paul Jensen’s Observations from VeeamON 2019

This past week I have had the chance to both deliver the latest VMCE 9.5 Update 4 course as well as attend the VeeamON 2019 event.

I'll start first with some information on the updates to the training. Most noticeable as an instructor is the flow of the class, while it remains a three-day course the material has been arranged in a much more easily consumable format...

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Paul Jensen on May 28th 2019

The Complete Guide to SAP S/4HANA Training

Learn about S/4HANA and why its become one of SAP’s flagship products. New to SAP? This SAP S/4 HANA overview guide will give you the insights you need.

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The ExitCertified Team on May 23rd 2019

New ExitCertified Training Center in McLean, VA

Spring is a time for new beginnings and a perfect time for a new Training Center. April 22, 2019, was the opening of our new facility at 1760 Old Meadow Rd Suite 210, McLean, Virginia. Located a stone's throw away from the Virginia/Washington, DC border, this area has always been popular with our many public and private sector clients.

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The ExitCertified Team on April 22nd 2019
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