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Solution brief: How to protect against ransomware

Ransomware is a term used to describe malware that denies access to data or systems unless a ransom is paid to a cybercriminal. Every organization is susceptible to ransomware attacks. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to minimize your organization’s risk. Here are eight best practices to protect your organization against ransomware attacks.

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Solution Brief: Best Practices For Stopping Encrypted Threats

Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) encryption, or HTTPS traffic, has become a ubiquitous means of securing sensitive data in flight over the Internet. The question is, how can you keep the integrity and privacy of SSL communication intact while ensuring security of the network and the data that’s being exchanged? This brief examines considerations and presents best practices for protecting against encrypted threats.

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10 easy steps to secure your retail network

Every year, network attacks become more widespread, more intelligent and more difficult to detect. Given the public nature of retailers, entry points into the network go beyond employee laptops, desktops and smartphones to include public Wi-Fi, and public-facing ecommerce servers.

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CERTIFIED PEARSON VUE TESTING CENTER

NW Technology is a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center (PVTC) that is part of a nationwide network of testing centers. This network offers computer-based testing services on behalf of many certifying organizations, major corporations and government agencies. Many employers now require certification for various technical and professional occupations. Our Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center offers more than 800 different exams.

As a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center, NW Technology offers a variety of certification exams. You can conveniently register to take all CompTIA, A+, Network+, Cisco, Microsoft and Novell exams, as well as various other Pearson VUE exams at our Ferndale, WA office. For your convenience, you can use Pearson VUE site to register for the exam of your choice at NW Technology.

PEARSON VUE FAQ's

What do I need to bring (and not bring) to my exam?

You will need to bring two (2) forms of identification to the testing site. One must be a current, government-issued photo ID, such as a valid passport or driver's license. Be sure the name on your ID is displayed the same way it is displayed on your exam record, and that both ID's have a current signature. Examples of other pieces of ID are credit cards and check cashing cards.

How do I schedule an exam?

You can schedule your exam online by visiting www.pearsonvue.com and clicking menu option “For Test Takers,” from there you will be directed to page asking for the specific test you would like to take. You then will be prompted to choose a test center where you can take the test. Once the test center has been selected, you must login to pay for your exam and finish processing your appointment. Please be sure to have your Pearson VUE ID and password available as you start scheduling your exam.

When do I need to arrive for my exam?

You should arrive at the testing center at least 30 minutes before the test is scheduled to begin. Tests are given by appointment. On days with no appointments scheduled a center may not be opened. If you have an appointment you can expect the center to open at least 30 minutes before your appointment. It takes about 3-5 minutes per candidate to complete the sign-in process.

If there are questions about your ID, your registration, any of the pretest qualifications, or if you are late, you will be asked to wait until other candidates are signed in. Don't worry! Each test is individually timed; your test will not start until you are signed in and seated. Once you have notified the center staff that you are here and ready to test, you can relax and watch the process. We do this all the time, and look forward to our time with you once your turn comes. Please note that the exam duration may include an exam tutorial and client survey.

Please note:

The test WILL NOT be delivered without the appropriate form of identification. Pearson VUE Test Center Administrators have the right to refuse seating you for the exam if they are unable to properly identify you.

What not to bring:

Do not bring notes, pens, pencils, paper, large purses, or backpacks to the test center. Supplies needed for taking the exam will be provided by the test center. No cell phones, pagers, watches, or hats allowed in the test center. There is no food or beverage allowed in the test center. NW Technology does not provide lockers for your belongings.

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