Importance of Project Management Training

The Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification and training has gained huge traction amongst organizations lately, due to the increasing need of qualified and trained Project Managers.

Project Managers are important role players of an organization. They are the individuals who oversee and manage the project deliverables and timely delivery while ensuring costs and budgets are not exceeded. These project managers are not only required to be academically strong but also experienced to be able to meet the expectations that their job role demands.

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The PMP training course is a great way to gain all the required skills, knowledge and insight required for becoming a seasoned project manager. This course is aimed at training aspirants on performing the following tasks efficiently:

  • Establishing the requirement and parameters for different kinds of projects.
  • Laying out the different milestones of the projects with enough room to ensure that the work is completed.
  • Getting the plan executed while ensuring that all legal requirements governing the particular of the land are met.
  • Controlling and coordinating with all functions of the organization involved in the project namely the finance, human resources, communication, risk, quality and stakeholders.
  • Wrapping up and handing over the completed project to the client within the stipulated deadline with all formalities complete.

Budding project managers will also be trained on the different kind of projects and lifecycles and how the project management principles can be applied for effectively executing and completing the work.

Are you interested in becoming a Project manager? Do you wish to undertake a project management training course? Share your queries and thoughts below or get in touch with us for more information at www.koenig-solutions.com.

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3 VMware Certification You Must Get

IT certifications are important. They help you distinguish yourself from the crowd, demand a better salary, get a better designation, prove your expertise and mettle and get to learn a new technology.

VMware certifications are a path to gaining the required skills needed to work on a VMware environment. The VMware certification is available at four levels namely

  • Associate
  • Professional
  • Advanced Professional
  • Expert

These certifications cover three areas of the VMware products including Data Center Virtualization, Cloud and End User Computing. The following exhibit represents a clearer view of the VMware certifications.

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As per the industry experts the following 3 certifications must be undertaken by every IT aspirant who wishes to excel in the field of VMware:

  • VMware Certified Associate (VCA)
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)

The trending certifications though, are the:

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional for Data Center Design (VCAP – DCD)
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional for Data Center Administrator (VCAP – DCA)

As per the VMware experts, the best way to crack the exams is by using a combination study approach. The following resources can be best tapped into:

  • Webinars
  • Podcasts
  • vChats
  • vNews
  • Mock Tests
  • Online tutorials
  • Simulation sessions

Are you looking for VMware 5.5 training? Have queries or need help in preparing for VMware certifications? Post your takes below or get in touch with us at www.koenig-solutions.com for more information.

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SharePoint 2013: The New And Improved Features

More than three fourths of the Fortune 500 is using Microsoft SharePoint and many others besides them too. Even though many of us may have had the experience of working on the SharePoint, do we know what exactly the Microsoft SharePoint is?

What is Microsoft SharePoint?

SharePoint is a platform that ties together multiple programs, systems and devices of an organization having hundreds of employees, so as to coordinate their activities with the same sync and agility as twenty people working out of a small company.

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It isn’t a software that is installed on computer systems but an entire back end system that integrates document management, content management, intranet and a host of activities of an organization from wherever the employees are situated.

The SharePoint 2013: Welcome Changes

The Microsoft SharePoint has had many versions to it, the latest being the SharePoint 2013. Each time, the technology giant has brought in improved and advanced features to make the user experience better than before.

The SharePoint 2013 has brought in some improved features that were long awaited by its users. They include:

  • The use of XLST in customizing search result display is no longer needed.
  • The Query Transform has replaced the clumsy rules of Search Scope
  • The new query language of SharePoint 2013 is now Keyword Query Language (KQL) replacing the older SQL Syntax
  • A new feature added to the Search API is the REST service which allows for simple URL queries.

Overall, the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 promises to bring in a much better and enhanced user experience.

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Have you used Microsoft SharePoint 2013? What’s the best feature in this new version according to you? Share your thoughts and experiences with us.

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How To Prepare for Oracle Associate Certification

Why should one consider certifications? Simply, for credibility. Certifications have more to offer than job prospects alone. In fact, there are two main advantages that certifications have to offer.

First, the endorsement that it brings along from a reputed and recognized third party that confirms your skills and capability. This is particularly why employees will always prefer having a certified candidate. Second, research has yielded that certified candidates bag 14% higher remunerations as compared to their non-certified counterparts.

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The Oracle 1Z0-052 Exam is the preliminary examination for achieving the Associate Certification provided by Oracle for Database Administrators. In fact, there are four options that Database Administrators have for their preliminary examination, of which they have to choose any one.

The four papers include:

  • 1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i SQL
  • 1Z0-047 Oracle Database SQL Expert
  • 1Z0-051 Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals

Once the candidate has qualified one of the above papers, he/ she now requires to appear for the following paper:

  • 1Z0-052 Oracle Database 11g: Administration

To get certified for the Oracle Database 11g administrator, aspirants have to pay fees for each paper they appear for. The fees range between $320 – $390. Even though they may look like lots of money but it’s an investment that you are making for the better gains in future times.

In case, a candidate fails an examination they can reappear after 14 days (by paying the registration fee again, of course). Once the certification is earned you can add the credentials to your resume and await the fruits of your investment.

Are you considering getting Oracle certifications? Looking for Oracle course providers? Post your queries below or visit us at www.koenig-solutions.com for more information on the same. 

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7 Ways to Safeguard Your IT System

7 Ways to Safeguard Your IT SystemIf you are a part of the IT department, then you would know that how important and difficult it is to ensure the security of the equipment that are being used in corporate environments. This blog discusses 7 good practices that can be important contributors in securing the IT system.

You can set up a password for the home network to ensure that it is well protected. There is a need to lock your computer down and do not leave it open/ connected when it is not in use. This will result in saving your bandwidth as well.

1. Be careful with the password

Set up a strong password for your network as well as your system. Lock it whenever you’re not around to avoid peeping Toms from going through your confidential data. You must also be careful about your password. Do not share it with anyone. It should be designed in such a way that it is neither difficult to remember it nor very easy so that anybody could succeed in guessing it.

2. Entrust ‘Guest network’ for the non-managed devices

In case of non-managed devices you can use ‘Guest network’ to manage them well without putting in so many resources. Since you are not monitoring them directly, you need to keep them at a separate location away from that of the main data as you cannot view its status. The data at the non-managed center is more vulnerable than the one that is being taken care of by your IT department.

3. Protect your mobile device(s) with a password

Imagine an important official email spilled out unknowingly from your mobile? The effects could be anywhere from dangerous to disastrous. To avoid such situations, you should protect your device with a password. Your device should be in your control and not in others’.

4. Be extra careful with your company’s data

If you are using Dropbox, be careful as important data related to ITRs and mortgage applications may be leaked out. If a shareable link is created on it, anybody (whether registered or non-registered) can have access to that data.

5. Put an ‘Incident Response Team’ in place

If you have formulated a security plan, ensure that you have also put in place an incident response team. This team would help you guard against any potential data breach or threat. The task of this team would not only be to protect you against the actual disaster but also to warn in case of any potential danger well in advance. But it is required that everyone in your company should know how to initiate that team.

6. Take quick action to cure your PC when  infected

If your PC is infected, report the matter to the help desk or the IT department. It is certainly not a praise worthy idea to delay resolving your problem.

7. Click on links carefully

Do not click on any link if you are in doubt regarding its authenticity. Just before hitting the link, check if it is bound with other links as well. If you are being asked to login to your account and provide the information over there instead of providing the same via email, you should become alert.

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Deal With Email Phishing Effectively

Email phishing is a great danger these days with cyber criminals getting smarter and leaving no stone unturned to learn new skills to fool you. You cannot stop fake emails to come to you but you can certainly have some safeguards to help you out. You must check for the following things to ensure that the email you receive is safe to open ad read –

1)      Header

The header of the email you receive is the opening line or paragraph containing important information about the email. Through this you will come to know what your email is about to convey to you. It includes many things such as the origin, subject line, its route, email addresses where it will finally land and may be its priority as well.

2)      Links

The links it asks you to click on are an important hint if the email is not genuine. There are certainly many calls to action via the fake links. The language of call to action is an important indicator of fakeness of an email. If you find something too good to accept or demanding your immediate response, then you can reach to a conclusion that it is a phishing email. Do some research work and find out commonly used templates used for phishing.

3)      Locate for red flags

Some phishing emailsmay be red flagged by an email client/reader. Do not open such emails or at least check them twice before doing so.

4)      Greeting style

An un-personalized email greeting is something to look at with suspicion. A phisher may send you emails without any personal greetings. It is a common trait with the phishing emails.

So, look for these danger signs in an email you receive from now onwards and dodge the phisher with your smartness.

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CEH v8 Certification: An Overview

The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a certification offered by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council). This professional certification is an enhancement over CEH versions 7.1 and 7. The CEHv8 certification – which came out in 2013 – basically falls under the ANSI17024 ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation. This means that both this course and the EC-Council are widely recognized and highly preferred across the IT industry.

ceh v8 certificationThe CEH v8 certification enables an ethical hacker to penetrate into IT systems and networks with the purpose of locating and fixing security susceptibilities. Accessing IT systems and networks without prior or any authentication amounts to cyber crime in most countries. But what an ethical hacker does is totally different. A professional certified in ethical hacker course figures out various IT-specific weaknesses and repairs them using the same knowledge tools that a hacker employs.

Some of the features of CEH v8 certification are as follows.

  1. CEH v8 employs the most advanced software that runs in a Hyper V environment, which includes Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Server 2012 platform. The Hyper V disengages the training students from learning about persistent risks, instead making them proficient in security technologies.

  1. Another feature of CEH v8 is Aspen, which is a “continuity learning project”. This essentially means that the training will carry on throughout a student’s life.

  1. CEH v8 includes an advanced version of iLab which makes the training more realistic by inviting more student and instructor interactions.

Apart from CEH certification, professionals also often opt for Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) certification provided by the EC-Council. LPT certification is similar to CEH certification in the sense that certified professionals analyze network vulnerabilities and are highly trusted to not disclose the same to a company’s competitors.

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Koenig Solutions Offers Offshore Training Courses: An Overview

Koenig Solutions is a world renowned training organization offering some of the topmost IT training programs. An established name in the offshore IT training industry, Koenig Solutions possesses over 20 years of full-time experience. The company was founded in 1993 and from there it went on to become a leader in imparting quality IT training education to students across the globe. There are over 300 professionally competent and industry-experienced trainers working with the company with a single-minded aim of achieving high level satisfaction.

koenig-solutions-logoA leading provider of offshore training courses, Koenig continually endeavors to take care of its students’ complete training schedule.

  1. The company plans all the arrangements for student travel and luxurious accommodations.

  2. It qualitatively manages the daily transport schedule of the students to the training center and back, along with their daily meals.

  3. It also offers other services such as pre-course technical evaluation, base-lining training, and airport pick and drop.

Koenig Solutions provides offshore courses in India and abroad in some of the choicest locales, which in turn translate into 100% success of its training programs. The company has constructed world class training centers in 5 different locations – Goa, Shimla, Dehradun, Delhi and Dubai – which are equipped with latest facilities and advanced laboratories.

Furthermore, Koenig Solutions provides top-class accommodations where students enjoy services like central air conditioning, safety lockers, LCD televisions, on-suite bathrooms, heating systems, free wireless connectivity, fine dining, gymnasiums, and outdoor swimming pools. Students also get ample time to indulge in offshore survival training and go on excursions and sightseeing tours.

In addition, the company has a hospitality desk in place where students can get assistance related to renting and buying of laptops, cell phones and SIM cards.

Koenig Solutions definitely knows how to balance the best holidaying experience with the world-class training offerings.

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Koenig Offers a Free Lesson on Secure Code Writing .Net

Koenig Offers a Free Lesson on Secure Code Writing .NetKoenig Solutions, the number one offshore IT training company, is scheduling a free of cost interactive webinar on this topic. Subject matter expert from the industry will speak on the topic, titled Secure Code Writing .Net. The webinar will be held on your computer screen on 11th July, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM IST.

The objective of this interactive Webinar is to discuss how developers can secure their systems by writing code that can withstand attack and use security features properly.

About Secure Code Writing .Net

According to CERT/CC vulnerability reports, small programming errors can cause serious vulnerabilities in the application. In this interactive Webinar, expert will be discussing about the secure coding practices that help in protecting data from theft or corruption due to logical exploitation and program crashes.

 

Agenda

In this interactive Webinar, expert will discuss about:

  • .NET application security,
  • Business logic testing,
  • Proper data validation,
  • Secure file handling,
  • Secure Session and State management,
  • SQL Injection attack,
  • Authentication and Authorization attack.

 

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Presenter Profile

This webinar will be conducted by Mr. Basant Singh, who is an experienced computer programmer and one of the States Pioneer Application Security Consultant. He possesses in-depth knowledge and insight into today’s security risks and tomorrow’s potential threats. He has also trained professionals and students on Application Security, .NET, C, C++, JAVA and Databases security.

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How CSR Initiatives By Organizations Can Uplift A Society

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine

Nowadays, through the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility, businesses are giving back to the community. Every man must walk in the light of creative altruism. Businesses should manage to carry out a by and large affirmative impact on the community, society and environment in which it functions. You can also manage your organization’s capital so as to benefit the common man trusteeship.

So, here are some initiatives from the myriad CSR activities that can be taken:

  • The company can adopt a school in a village and employ qualified teachers with high backgrounds in their subjects, as there is an inherent lack of quality primary education in the rural areas.
  • The organization can donate computers to schools in rural areas and also offer free of cost computer training to the students, so that they can learn and develop their IT skills.
  • Blood donation camps are one of the best ways to give back to the society, and the organization can organize one and request the general public to donate blood alongside the employees.
  • With the growing awareness of athletics and fitness, donating quality sports and fitness equipments would influence the students to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
  • Free adult literacy courses can augment the employment rate of the country and bring down the poverty levels.
  • The company can tie-up with a prolific hospital and provide free health check-ups in rural areas.
  • Join hands with an NGO and help them out by providing monetary funds and the likes.
  • The Company can invite the general public to donate food in a food camp, which will be later distributed in a village or provided to the orphans.
  • The employees can offer handsome amount of money, toys, new clothes, etc to orphans.

Koenig CSR team aims at providing education to underprivileged children to mentor them for a better future. Education is the most powerful catalyst for social transformation as it empowers a person to earn her/his living, it amplifies one’s consciousness on a variety of issues from healthcare to apposite social behavior, to comprehend one’s rights – in sprouting as a better citizen. Koenig believes that charity and philanthropy are the main drivers of CSR that help a community move forward. To know about Koenig CSR, visit at http://www.koenig-solutions.com/social-responsibility.aspx.

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