CompTIA has announced that it will enable to train network technicians on smartphones and tablets through CompTIA CertMaster, an ‘intelligent’ e-learning platform that uses artificial intelligence to adapt to each student in real time.
The new course will enable people to study for the newly released CompTIA Network+ exam (N10-006) with a learning algorithm that monitors every student’s memory capacity, confidence and aptitude and regulates dopamine levels in real time.
In early trials, the CertMaster platform helped students achieve 80 per cent knowledge retention. The learning platform could help address the global IT skills gap by enabling industry bodies, schools, IT departments, and government agencies to train a new workforce of networking technicians remotely through fast-track e-courses.
The new CompTIA CertMaster course maps to new exam content training students in the latest technological innovations, from ‘software defined networks’ to virtual network segmentation and digital forensics techniques.
'CompTIA CertMaster is focused on learner engagement,' said Thomas Reilly, vice president, CompTIA Learning. 'Each learner has a distinct path going through the product, a learning fingerprint. Throughout the course the learner is exposed to four key motivational triggers: progression, risk, achievement and curiosity. Working in combination, these triggers create a positive feedback loop for the learner.'
For further information visit: http://certification.comptia.org
Following the Nexans Technical Conference, Paris, December 2014, Nexans has prepared an opinion paper based on a presentation made by Alan Flatman and published with his permission.
Alan is the principal consultant for LAN Technologies and has over 40 years' experience in the electronics and computer industries, advising on network technology and strategy since 1980. He represents the UK at both International & European cabling standards committees and is an active contributor to IEEE 802, providing the essential link between cabling and network technology groups as their liaison officer.
The paper discusses market and technology trends and challenges and presents a vision for the way these will impact data centre evolution in future.
The paper can be downloaded here: http://www.nexans.co.uk/eservice/UK-en_GB/navigatepub_183256_-34288_-2033_20_5363/Key_Trends_in_Data_Centre_Architecture_Technology.html
Nexans has also released a 'Decoding Standards' newsletter, which can be downloaded here: http://www.nexans.co.uk/eservice/UK-en_GB/navigatepub_183256_-31625_-2033_20_5363/Decoding_Standards.html
UC EXPO 2015 has revealed the results of its ‘State of the Unified Communications and Collaboration Nation’ survey. The survey of 1,000 British workers reveals that while 80 per cent believe flexible working should be an option for all, two thirds of businesses are failing to provide the right tools and technologies to make this a reality.
Cloud computing has officially hit the mainstream in the UK. With more than three quarters (78 per cent) of organisations formally adopting at least one cloud based service with this number only set to rise, resellers must broaden the scope of their offerings for their increasingly cloud savvy customer base and ensure scalable private and hybrid cloud solutions are available or risk losing out on huge potential revenue.
Nutanix has announced a cutting edge technology certification, the Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX). This flagship educational program creates a new standard in IT certifications and highlights the increasing adoption of multi-hypervisor environments in enterprise data centres.