Monthly Archives: March 2016
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CompTIA A+ Complete Video Course 220-901 includes four modules, 34 lessons, quizzes, and performance based exercises. If you’ve picked up the CompTIA A+ Exam Cram book, you’re already familiar with the author David Prowse. These videos provide an excellent compliment to the information that you’ll read inCompTIA A+ Exam Cram. While you get enough the information in the Exam Cram book to pass the exam, these videos provide a much needed video compliment to the material. CompTIA A+ Complete Video Course 220-901 covers the CompTIA A+ objectives (including motherboard, CPU, RAM, storage, BIOS, network troubleshooting tools, etc.).
New technicians with limited work experience will find it helpful to see videos for the installation of a motherboard and CPU – while these videos don’t take the place of real-world experience, they are helpful to demonstrate how to correctly install these technologies.
Prowse provides lots of helpful advice (mini videos within lessons called “Tech Tip!!”) such as how verify that a case fan has been installed correctly, use the paper test: put a piece of paper against the fan to see if it’s pulling or pushing the paper.
You can watch the entire series from beginning to end or just watch certain sections. After you finish watching a video, a yellow check mark will appears next to the video which is a helpful feature if you only have enough time to watch one video at a time.
VERDICT Whether you’re studying for the CompTIA A+ Exam or just refreshing your knowledge, these videos cover the information that you’ll encounter on the CompTIA A+ exam in bite-sized videos.
The ND Cyber Security Conference is held during Spring Break at NDSU. The Conference brings together cyber security professionals, students, and anyone interested in learning about cyber security. It’s a rare opportunity to network with K-12, university, private sector, and government professionals. Below are books and websites that were mentioned during the conference.
- “Civilizing the Machine: Technology and Republican Values in America, 1776-1900” by John F. Kasson
- “The Control Revolution: Technological and Economic Origins of the Information Society” by James R. Beniger
- “Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It” by Richard A. Clarke
- “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know®” by P.W. Singer
- “The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood” by James Gleick
- “Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath” by Ted Koppel
- “Little Brother” by Cory Doctorow
- “Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy” by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
- “Unmodern Men in the Modern World: Radical Islam, Terrorism, and the War on Modernity” by Michael J. Mazarr
- “We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency” by Parmy Olson
- “What Technology Wants” by Kevin Kelly
- “Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century” by P. W. Singer
- “Worm: The First Digital World War” by Mark Bowden
- The Army Cyber Institute at West Point
- Cyber Defense Review
- Cybersecurity Canon: Books Every Cybersecurity Professional Should Read
- FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
- Federal Trade Commission Scam Alerts
- Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security
- North Dakota Cybersecurity Task Force
- North Dakota State and Local Intelligence Center (SLIC)
- PCI Security Standards Council
- Shodan: Search Engine for Internet-Connected Devices
- Verizon Data Breach Digest 2016