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Windows XP End of Life: Don't Miss the April 8 Deadline!

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We’re fast approaching the end of life for Windows XP. Are you prepared to switch operating systems? Back in February, we wrote about how to prepare for the end of support, and now we’re back just before the April 8th deadline with a video to help you make the move!


Tech Week: 6 Courses to Get You Started with Javascript


Javascript (not to be confused with Java) is known as the language of the browser. In a business world increasingly characterized by the internet and web applications, you can’t afford to be left out of the loop when it comes to technical issues within your company. Programming languages are no longer the domain of programmers and developers alone; many people from a variety of fields are picking up Javascript skills here and there to expand their technical skill-set and develop web apps of their own.

Tech Week: Avoid Data Breaches With Secure Code Training

You would never build your office without doors and locks to protect your company’s property, right? Most companies don’t provide formal training to their software development teams. More than 1,000 software vulnerabilities exist today that allow attackers to exploit applications. Developers cannot be expected to know how to thwart these risks. As a result, developers can unknowingly leave openings, providing hackers access your company’s assets.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014


We are big fans of online tools here at OpenSesame. Websites and apps help us connect with others, keep up with current events, learn new skills, as well as can inspire us to think big. Online tools enable and empower us in ways never imagined, and thousands are being created every day.

Last year we covered the top 100 tools for learning in 2013 to help you achieve your goals. This year, we’ve expanded on that list to include 100 new tools that have made us more effective, made a splash or made us think. As there are few repeats, we encourage you to take advantage of ALL the tools we’ve mentioned in your personal and professional pursuits for 2014.

Microsoft Office: The Key Applications You May Have Missed

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Microsoft Office products have been a staple of the workplace for (gasp!) nearly 30 years. Since the introduction of the first bundle of applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) in the late-80’s, Microsoft has steadily expanded the Office Suite in response to the growing needs of the modern workplace. In fact, you may not even be aware of all the products in the Microsoft Office galaxy or the number of complementary applications available with certain subscriptions. The old reliables are still there, like Word and Excel, but can you name at least one other of the twelve products in the Microsoft Office suite of applications?


How to Become a Cisco Certified Network Professional

There is no better time for you to become a certified network professional. Most businesses are expanding to offer their services online, increasing their reliance on the internal network to keep things running smoothly. Cisco, the largest networking equipment manufacturer in the world, has developed a valuable and respected certification program. This guide will give you a quick overview of what it means to be a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and how to obtain a professional certification with Cisco.

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