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ITIL 4® Available Now!

What is ITIL? ITIL is the most widely accepted approach to IT Service Management in the world. It helps individuals and businesses use their IT infrastructure to realise business change, transformation and growth. It is developed and governed by Axelos, and has evolved over the years to ensure it remains […]

ISTQB Advanced Security Tester – What is it and why should I consider it?

In this latest blog post we introduce a new training course within the ISTQB portfolio that aims to ensure testers are security savvy and address the skills shortage that is leaving organisations and their data, systems and process vulnerable to attack. Security breaches are big news and the threat is […]

Classroom, Virtual, eLearning or Blended training – Which one is right for me?

It has been a couple of years since we last spoke in this blog about the various training delivery methods available so I thought it was time to update, most especially as more and more are coming on stream. With improvements in technology, the range of methods you can choose […]

22% of people professionals believe they lack the skills required in their role

Time to improve your skill set with some training? The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) recently published their survey ‘The people profession in 2018’ report, exploring the career paths, professional priorities, values and job satisfaction of over 1,500 people professionals. Amongst the extensive findings, 16% said they lack […]

Do you run an airport? We have a new course for you!

Drones – Disruptive Operations and Countering: Vulnerabilities and Opportunities This course will give delegates an introductory-level appreciation into disruptive drone activities, elements of system design, insights into potential vulnerabilities and methods for defeating the devices. Whilst land and water-based drones (surface and sub-surface) are included, the course primarily considers airb

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – October 2018

Since its inception in the USA in 2004, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to focus on raising awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security amongst companies and the general public and provide resources to protect themselves online enabled through education and sharing of good practices. The European Cyber Security […]

Another massive Data Breach – BA Hacked

Following confirmation in August by Dixons Carphone (owners of Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse, Mobiles.co.uk and Dixons Travel (the airport tech retailer) that c10m records had been stolen, British Airways have now announced that the Credit Card information of at least 380,000 customers has been hacked. The airline (part of […]

Security Testing— an opportunity to meet a world renowned expert

Alongside our extensive Security and Software Testing training course availability, we are delighted to be able to offer ISTQB Advanced Security Tester training from Randy Rice (over from the USA) who is chair of the ISTQB Advanced Security Tester Working Party which created the 2016 Advanced Security Tester Syllabus. ISTQB […]

GDPR is here in just a month!!

We here at Focus on Training make no apology for again reminding you that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in to full force on 25th May 2018 and is widely regarded as the most significant reform of Data Protection Law over the past 25 years. Many reports suggest […]

VMware in pricing reversal alongside reports Dell is considering a ‘Reverse Merger’ With VMware

Last month we reported that ‘Prices on all VMware courses are increasing from the end of January, in many cases by a considerable amount, with many having already increased.’ This month we report that VMware (who provide cloud computing and platform virtualisation software and services) have reversed that decision completely […]