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Security Testing— an opportunity to meet a world renowned expert

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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 […]

Another massive Data Breach affecting millions

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Following their announcement on 13th June 2018 that hackers had accessed the personal details of 1.2m customers in 2017, Dixons Carphone  (owners of Curry PC World, Carphone Warehouse, Mobiles.co.uk and Dixons Travel (the airport tech retailer), amongst many others) have now upgraded that to confirm that c10m customer records have […]

GDPR is here in just a month!!

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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

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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 […]

Hackers hijack UK government websites to mine cryptocurrency

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Earlier this month it was reported that thousands of government websites have been hijacked by hackers to mine cryptocurrency. The websites included The Information Commissioner’s Office (the guardian of the UK’s information rights and data privacy and those responsible for ensuring GDPR implementation), the NHS, the Student Loans Company and […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Just 135 days to go!

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As has been widely reported within the press, the new GDPR regulations come in to force across the EU on 25th May 2018 and are widely regarded as the most significant reform of the Data Protection Law over the past 25 years. At the start of 2018 we have already […]

VMware Prices Increasing. Grab a Bargain in January!

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Prices on all VMware courses are increasing from end January, in many cases by a considerable amount, with many having already increased. We do however have a very limited number of VMware vSphere 6.5: Install, Configure, Manage (increasing from £2,699 to £3,140) and VMware vSphere 6.0: Fast Track (increasing from […]

Why Testers Should Be Certified

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Article written and provided by our Training Partner Bernard Melson, Managing Director of TSG Training. Why testers should be certified: Is it a question or is it a statement – it seems a reasonable point to ask? I’ve yet to meet a tester who I didn’t consider compos mentis, and […]

Scrum Training by Jeff Sutherland, the inventor of Scrum

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Alongside our extensive Agile and Scrum training course availability, we are delighted to be able to offer Scrum training from the man who is the inventor and co-creator of Scrum, Dr Jeff Sutherland. Jeff, who is also the CEO of Scrum.Inc and Chairman of the Scrum Foundation, rarely undertakes training […]

GDPR – The countdown is on…

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There is now fewer than 200 days before the new legislation comes into force, so if you haven’t started preparing for the changes you could be caught out in May. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation has been described as the biggest shake up in privacy […]