IT

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Panicking yet?

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The 25th May 2018 (when GDPR comes in to force across the EU) is only just over 300 days away and yet it appears many companies do not understand the extent that this will affect their business, the possible consequences/fines for getting it wrong and the potential for it to […]

What is data science and how do I get into the profession?

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Organisations are increasingly looking to make more of the data they possess in order to inform and influence business thinking and strategy. As a result, people with the skills to mine big data and create meaningful insight from disparate data sources are in big demand. In fact, it is expected […]

How do I get a job in Software Testing?

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Whilst Focus on Training is very much a provider of training services and not a recruitment company, one of the most popular questions we get asked is how do I get a job in Software Testing? We have an extensive range of courses covering all aspects from ISTQB Foundation level […]

Question: How many people does it take to cut a data centre’s power leading to travel chaos for 75,000 airline passengers worldwide? Answer: One, according to BA!

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Somewhat unbelievably, the recent travel chaos at BA, which lasted over 3 days and affected c75,000 passengers worldwide (and could cost BA over £100m in compensation let alone the brand damage), has been blamed on a single engineer disconnecting a power supply, with the major damage caused by a surge […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – What do I need to do?

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We make no excuse for once again featuring the new GDPR regulations which come in to force across the EU on 25th May 2018 as this is widely regarded as the most significant reform of the Data Protection Law over the past 25 years. Firstly a few myths need to […]

GDPR – Only 1 year to go!

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Are you prepared for the change? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on the 25th May 2018. It is widely-regarded as the most significant change to data protection regulation in the last 20 years and penalties of non-compliance are substantial. We have a range of training options […]

NOW IS THE TIME to get your IT and Data security in order!

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Following the unprecedented worldwide Malware attacks of the Ransomware called WannaCry over the past few days, now is the time to get your IT and Data Security in order. 150 countries attacked from China to Russia, US to the UK and everywhere in between. The NHS in the UK alongside […]

Training Bundles to become an ITIL Expert

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Focus has a range of options which allow you to achieve your ITIL Expert fast and at reduced cost. Commit to a full series of ITIL Intermediate Classroom Courses and benefit from our very special bundle prices. Our prices include the certification exam fees associated with each course. Selected bundles […]

Cyber Security – APR 1,509% AND they lose your data!

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Well it has been a couple of months since the last time we spoke about a large scale data loss by a UK firm and this time it is Wonga, the payday loans firm, with interest rates starting at 1,286%, who have reported the theft of some 245,000 customer details […]

New Course – Introduction to Practical Skills for Test Analysts

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We are regularly asked for courses providing hands-on experience for test analysts and with this in mind we are pleased to have secured a new course, Introduction to Practical Skills for Test Analysts. Based on industry best practice and experience of real-life examples of projects, this 4 day course expands […]