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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 […]

Cybersecurity threats spread to phones, watches and TVs

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In early March we had news that that the CIA apparently hacked Samsung TVs (according to documents leaked by Wikileaks – Samsung TVs were said to have been hacked using a computer virus called the Weeping Angel which turned them into a ‘covert microphone’). In a new report the UK […]

More news on Cyber Security jobs

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Following our news item last month (UK companies face a chronic shortage of specialist cyber security workers) the Tech Partnership has announced that the cyber workforce has grown by 160% in the 5 years to 2016 with 58,000 now working in cyber security (22,000 in 2011) commanding an average salary […]

Time to get a job in Cyber Security?

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UK companies face a chronic shortage of specialist cyber security workers according to a survey released by ISC², a professional organisation for security professionals. The report concludes that there will be a worldwide 1.8m workforce gap in security professionals between now and 2022 with 66% of British companies facing a […]

Now is not the time to ignore GDPR!

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We have reported over the last couple of months that the new EU Data Protection Regulation, due for launch in May 2018, will result in a major change in how organisations can obtain, use and store customer data with potentially severe penalties for those that fail to comply. Does the […]

Does the new EU Data Protection Regulation affect me?

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If you haven’t heard this could be one of the more important things you deal with in 2017. Called the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from 25th May 2018 this new EU legislation will come in to force and many are commenting that this is the most significant reform […]

Is Software Testing the career for me?

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Demand for quality, reliability and performance in the digital world has never been greater. There is a growing expectation amongst everyday users that software, whether that’s a website, mobile application or software program, should not only perform the expected function but also be free from frustration-causing bugs and technical fails […]

If ever we needed proof on the benefits of testing before you launch!

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Consumer experience on your website has never been more important and we have all suffered poor website experience with broken links or the desperate search for important information before suffering ‘mouse rage’. However, the story coming out over the weekend puts the need for quality testing before you launch into […]