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What is Splunk? There is a free course from Splunk explaining what it is. It is called “What is Splunk?“, and it is available online.   Splunk Certifications There are different certifications provided by Splunk. You can find these certifications on this link. You can filter using the dropdown list “Certificates”.   External references Splunk; […]

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IT Security Certifications

    General IT Security Probably the most valued of this list are CISSP and CISM. SSCP Issued by (ISC)2. In the PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer course notes, it describes “SSCP” as “for new graduates”.   CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Issued by (ISC)² Requires 5 years of experience. Official link In the […]

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IT Security Compliance Regulations and Standards

This is a non-exhaustive list of compliance regulations and standards that may be taken into account in an organization. The obligation or recommendation to follow these regulations or standards depends on the type of activity and location of the activity of the organization. Card Payment PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) PA-DSS PCI […]

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Virtualization Apps

A hypervisor is similar to an emulator; it is computer software, firmware or hardware that creates and runs virtual machines. List of Virtualization Apps List of Virtualization Apps: VMWare VirtualBox Hyper-V VMWare VMWare is the oldest of all existing tools. VirtualBox Virtual Box, also known as Oracle VM VirtualBox, is developed by Oracle. Hyper-V Hyper-V […]

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How to set the default format on Outlook messages

This post was written on May 2022 and assumes you are using the Outlook version of Office 365. Steps to set the default format on Outlook messages Set default styles in Outlook When we say ‘styles’ here, we mean color palette and fonts. Color palettes are shared among Office 365, so you may have a […]

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Compliance Management Solutions

Compliance management solutions provide templates, assessment tools and other functionalities to help an organization to meet compliance with some of the most popular standards. This post lists some Compliance Management Solutions.   Popular Compliance Standards List of some popular compliance standards: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) International Standard Organizations (ISO) Standards, like […]

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Microsoft PowerShell

PowerShell is an application developed by Microsoft that is open-source and cross-platform. It was originally related to Windows OS. The earliest versions of PowerShell were included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 OS. Before PowerShell appeared, Microsoft DOS and Windows operating systems relied on a command-line interpreter (CLI) that received different names over […]

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How to prepare a Word template

This post summarizes the steps to prepare a Word template. The final objective of this post is to create a .dotx (macro-disabled) or .dotm (macro-enabled) file, that enables reusability of the format we have created. This post was written in April 2022 and assumes you are using the 365 version of Microsoft Word.   Steps […]

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How to get the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate Certification

Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (from now on, MDAA) is a certification of the Microsoft 365 Certified familiy issued by Microsoft. As the certificate name implies, it is an associate-level certification, it means, it is intermediate-level. There are mainly three levels in certification, in ascending order of complexity: Foundational / Beginner Associate / […]

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Content Distribution Networks (CDNs)

This post lists some of the main Content Distribution Networks (CDNs). List of Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) List of Content Distributions Networks (CDNs): Cloudflare Akamai Amazon CloudFront CacheFly Lumen CDN   Cloudflare Akamai Amazon CloudFront CacheFly Lumen CDN CDN service was originally offered by Level 3 Communications. Level 3 Communications […]

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