Health and Safety Update NC-Expert has been closely monitoring the ongoing outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and guidance as issued by government and health authorities. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now declared a global pandemic with regards to the Novel Coronavirus. We are committed to our customers – to keep you and…

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What a Year! 2019 has been a wild ride for NC-Expert! We started the year by becoming a CompTIA ( comptia.org ) partner in our own right. Until 2019, we had offered authorized classes through our partners but, in early 2019, we became a direct partner and can now offer these classes using our in-house…

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The Epitome of “Fake News” Deepfakes are the epitome of “fake news”. They are the result of altering video and/or audio to portray something different than was intended in the original version… or creates a complete “fairy tale” version of events that are unrelated, in any way, to the original. It brings “taking things out…

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…is alive and kicking Ransomware costs businesses billions of dollars a year. In 2019 it is estimated to have cost businesses in excess of $11.5 billion. The prediction is that this number will rise to over $20 billion in 2020! (For more information on the costs click this link ) Ransomware attackers stop you being…

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Big Changes are Afoot! Cisco has announced an update to its entire portfolio of classes. An update of this magnitude has never been attempted by Cisco and this mammoth task is due to be completed around February 2020. The New Year is bound to bring exciting changes! In early 2020 almost all Cisco’s current portfolio…

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Bring Me My Goodies! Ordering your groceries online, and having them delivered to your home, is becoming a commonplace event, but new innovations being rolled out around the world are still inspiring awe. In the UK, in a small city about 50 miles north-west of London, one of these new innovations has been in existence…

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IEEE 802.11ax (aka Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi 6) I was recently asked what I “thought” of 802.11ax. <gulp!> Honestly, nothing. I had heard of it but hadn’t seriously looked into it in any depth. Not having a technical background, I was a bit taken aback at being asked this question and, so, waffled for a while…

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Safety First We have all heard about the Dark Web, but not many people really understand its uses. Unfortunately, one of the many things it is often used for, is the illegal trade of stolen information – yours and mine! Let me digress for a moment… Back in history, travel was one of the most…

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The Invisible Achilles’ Heel of Network Security Not too long ago, we tweeted an article about the biggest hacks of 2018 and yet another has just been revealed. This is becoming commonplace. The trend seems to be indicating that too many people have become complacent in their security protection. Hacking of any company’s data is BIG business –…

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Current IT Industry Overview We are often asked which is the strongest growth area of the IT industry. We hope this short summary of upcoming trends will help prospective students determine which path would be the best for them… Network Infrastructure Market Over the past 5 or 6 years, the network infrastructure market has been…

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