What exactly is a Certified Ethical Hacker?

04-Sep-2017 15:04:00

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by Yolanda Graham

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Becoming a Certified Ethical Hacker, or a white hat hacker, is one of the most interesting and challenging jobs in the IT security industry - but what exactly is a Certified Ethical Hacker?

In this blog post, we try to answer some if the most common questions about the role and the qualification. 

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How to turn your performance review goals into SMART goals

23-Aug-2017 17:40:30

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by Yolanda Graham

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Once you’ve entered the world of work, performance reviews are likely to be a part of your working life. Done right, performance reviews give you reasons for continuous improvement, making valuable contributions in your job, and keeping your career on track.

A big part of performance reviews is goal setting. It's important to know is that goal setting is highly personal. You can't just copy goals from your peers and make them your own. The goals you specify should be a result of considering three factors: your current performance, your own career objectives, and your role within the company.

A well-known method for creating effective goals is to use the SMART criteria. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Using the SMART method will make the mission of achieving your goals easier to visualise and therefore easier to plan for. 

If you want to know how to turn your performance review goals into SMART goals, read on. 

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How to bounce back from a career setback

13-Jun-2017 15:52:18

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by Yolanda Graham

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Just when you thought you were gaining momentum and making progress, you face a setback. Your project was far from achieving the projected results. Your performance review was not what you expected. Or worse, you got fired.

Roadblocks and obstacles happen to all of us. They can be a soul-crushing experience, leaving us feeling devastated and questioning our self-worth.

While it’s okay to let yourself feel disappointed and numb for a while, it’s important that you don’t spend too much time dwelling on a (temporary) failure. Here are some tips for how you can bounce back from a career setback.

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3 tips for a fruitful performance review

06-Jun-2017 19:03:57

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by Yolanda Graham

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It’s that time of the year again when you and your manager sit down to talk about your performance at work.

You may be dreading it, but the truth is that formal performance reviews are a great way to:

  • Have a focused discussion about your work
  • Find out what you’re doing right so you can keep it up
  • Get feedback on the things you could improve

Read these tips for a fruitful performance review.

 

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Read this before you sign up for a certification

16-May-2017 16:46:54

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by Yolanda Graham

 

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Earning a certification is a great way to give yourself an advantage in your career. Your resume is a bit more impressive, your newly learned skills will boost your performance, and potential employers are assured that you have the necessary knowledge.

However, trying to find the right qualifications for your career can be an overwhelming experience. Choose the right one and you’ll experience a rise in your career. Choose the wrong one and you’ll have invested time and money in something that isn’t useful.

So, how do you choose a course that’s truly relevant to your career goals? Here are some of the questions you should be asking.   

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