Everything you need to know about our new Microsoft course series

Mar 27th, 2023

Have you ever wished you could read the notes an instructor made while writing a course? Well, today you can. Our very own edutainer Wes Bryan often shares his notes to help the team here at ACI Learning understand everything we need to know about a course, from concept to creation. Today we’re giving you a peek into details behind a few of Wes’ most recent course releases. We hope this will help answer some of your questions as you decide which course to binge next! And… it just so happens… these courses were developed as part of a new effort here at ACI Learning: Now, our certification-aligned ITPro content will be developed as a series of skills-based courses, that will ultimately also combine into our more traditional, certification-specific course option. The naming of the split-out standalone courses will be more generic to the topic covered, essentially giving users more ways to consume content to fit their needs.  

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Internal Audit: Time to stop worrying so much about independence and objectivity? 

Mar 23rd, 2023

Note: This article was finalized during the exposure period for the newly proposed “Standards” revisions. It is intended to be a thought piece, and not intended to be an encouragement to not conform with the Standards in their current or any future form. Without taking up space citing Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) authoritative Standards and Guidance, most anyone who knows anything about internal auditing knows of the importance of the words “Independence” and “Objectivity.” These two concepts are the core underpinnings of what makes internal audit unique and effective. They form the pillars from which the assurance work we do can be most relied upon.

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How to Land Your First Tech Job with a Skills-Focused Resume

Mar 16th, 2023

Job application portals are now an integral part of the hiring process for many companies. These portals use algorithms to screen resumes and cover letters to determine which candidates are ideal for the job. Unfortunately, many qualified candidates can be overlooked. However, by leveraging your skills and optimizing your application materials, you can increase your chances of breaking through the algorithms and landing your dream job.

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What is ethical hacking? A Q&A with our own Daniel Lowrie

Jan 27th, 2023

It’s ethical hacking month here at ITPro, and to celebrate, we sat down with our edutainer Daniel Lowrie to talk about one of the hottest topics in the cybersecurity world: ethical hacking. We asked about his opinion on breaking into the industry, where it’s going in the future, and more. Read on to learn: Why Daniel Lowrie does what he does How to avoid cybersecurity bootcamp scams How you can get started and continue to grow in this fascinating field

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Eight issues busy audit committees should not ignore

Jan 5th, 2023

Audit committees - especially those of publicly traded companies - have so much on their plates these days that it can seem impossible to give attention to anything beyond the necessary financial statements, reporting and supporting controls (ICFR), and disclosures. Yet audit committees are usually the only board committee also focused on internal audit, internal control, and (unless there is also a risk committee) risk management. Adding to the list of competing priorities these days are cyber exposures, which seem to now make headlines daily.

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Working From Home: Remote Cybersecurity Risks and How to Fight Them

Sep 28th, 2022

When the pandemic struck in 2020, employers were forced to completely re-think where work takes place, as fear of spreading the virus forced an abrupt shift to remote work. Cubicles were deserted and suddenly, Zoom meetings from home offices were the norm. The switch to remote work kept businesses functioning while allowing employees to feel safe from the spread of the pandemic, but – ironically - it opened the door to a different kind of threat— cybersecurity attacks.

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Five Things Internal Auditors Should Be Thinking About and Acting On (More Often)

Sep 23rd, 2022

As internal auditors, we are a busy group of folks. There are not enough hours in the day and not enough dollars in the budget. But are we maximizing what we have available to us in terms of hours and dollars, or are we running on the same treadmill, feeling like we are making progress but not really going anywhere while expending lots of energy? Here are five things for you to consider, as you take a break between treadmill sessions.

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What is the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)?

Sep 2nd, 2022

(This funding program has expired.) With veterans experiencing unemployment at a higher rate than the general population, the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) connects veterans with short-term training to help them get hired quickly. Learn how VRRAP funded training at ACI Learning is an ideal solution for struggling veterans, especially those that have already used up their GI Bill®.

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What is the ACI Learning Hubs Formula for Student Success

Aug 12th, 2022

If you have come to ACI Learning to fast-track your career path in IT or cybersecurity, you are in the right place. The ACI Learning Hubs have trained and placed thousands of students in jobs in their desired field. It is our unique, full-service approach to guiding you from certification prep to job placement assistance, and boosting your career skills along the way that make us not just a one-stop training provider, but a lifelong career partner.

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13 IT Job Hunting Tips for Veterans in the Civilian World

Aug 10th, 2021

While nobody likes hunting for jobs, it can be especially difficult for transitioning veterans. The civilian business world just doesn’t work the same way that the military does. While the freedom to take your career in any direction is exciting, it may also be intimidating. It can seem like you have a million things to do before you can even begin to apply for IT professional jobs.

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6 IT Jobs You Can Apply for Now Without a Degree

Nov 2nd, 2020

IT is one of the easiest fields to break into. Every industry – banks, schools, government, hospitals, retail, factories – uses IT in some shape or form, so the possibilities of where you could wind up are endless.

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