Windows 10 'S Mode' Coming Soon — For Security and Performance

Microsoft has confirmed that the company is planning to convert Windows 10 S from a dedicated operating system to a special "S Mode" that will be available in all versions of Windows.

Windows 10 S, a new operating system designed for simplicity, security, and speed, was released by Microsoft last year. It locks a computer down to run applications only downloaded from official Windows Store, but the slimmed-down and restricted flavor of Windows did not exactly turn out to be a success.

Therefore, the company has now decided Windows 10 S be offered as an optional mode rather than a dedicated operating system.

Windows 10 S was developed to simplify administration for school or business sysadmins that want the 'low-hassle' guaranteed performance version. It has been designed to deliver predictable performance and quality through Microsoft-verified apps via the Microsoft Store.
However, in a blog post published Wednesday, the corporate VP of Microsoft's operating systems group, Joe Belfiore admitted that the naming for Windows 10 S "was a bit confusing for both customers and partners."

Microsoft, therefore, decided that the original version of Windows 10 S would disappear and become an S Mode in Windows.

"Starting with the next update to Windows 10, coming soon, customers can choose to buy a new Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro PC with S mode enabled, and commercial customers will be able to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise with S mode enabled," Belfiore said.
"We expect the majority of customers to enjoy the benefits of Windows 10 in S mode," he added.

Previous rumors also suggested that Windows 10 Pro customers with S Mode enabled on their devices would have to pay $49 to disable the mode to get access to a full version of Windows 10 Pro, but these rumors were inaccurate.

No user, be it a Windows 10 Home, Enterprise, and Pro customer, has to pay anything to disable the S Mode, as Belfiore wrote that "if a customer does want to switch out of S mode, they will be able to do so at no charge, regardless of edition."

"We hope this new approach will simplify and make it possible for more customers to start using Windows in S mode: a familiar, productive Windows experience that is streamlined for security and performance across all our editions," Belfiore said.

S Mode is expected to with the next major Windows 10 update, thought to be called the Spring Creators Update, likely to arrive next month, and it is now up to PC makers to choose whether to enable the new S Mode or not.
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Posted by Siva Priya

2018 Summer Internship Program – Cyber Security Analyst

Cyber Security Analyst Intern
Redback Internship has 3 paid internship positions open for summer 2018 starting early April and ending mid-July During the internship in addition to work experience, they will receive ITIL Foundations & Amazon Web Services Foundations certification.

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Cyber Security Analyst Intern to join our team. 

Assist with evaluating, designing, developing, administering and/or implementing cyber security systems, solutions and capabilities. 
Provides input on research and analysis of security issues. 
Assist with cybersecurity initiatives using knowledge in information assurance, network security, data analytics, machine learning, and cyber response. 

Skills Required:
Experience with information security or related technology. 
Cybersecurity experience/major in Cybersecurity is preferred. 
Willingness to learn and take on a multitude of new tasks. 
Self-starter, self-motivated and self-directed. 
Must be experienced with Linux or Windows operating systems, and at least one programing or scripting language. 
Knowledge or prior experience in data encryption, multi-factor authentication, LDAP/active directory, IP network, network traffic/packet analysis, virus/malware, computer security. 
Experience in cloud computing, machine learning, data analytics, artificial intelligence algorithm implementation is highly desired. 

Summer Intern Program- 2018 requirements:
Must have completed Junior year in College; be a rising Senior 
Currently studying in one of the following focus areas: Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Management. 

Duration 8-10 weeks 

Also receive ITIL Foundations & Amazon Web Services Foundations Certification training, certification exam coaching (e.g., Security+) 

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Monday, 5 February 2018
Posted by Siva Priya

Top 7 Most In-Demand Programming Languages Of 2018

Most of the fields in the tech industry demand a regular learning from you as they are dynamic in nature. You need to be up-to-date with the latest trends and make sure that your skillset matches the needs of your target industry.

For developers, this change becomes even more necessary. For example, today’s mobile app developers need to eventually make a shift from Java and Objective-C to Kotlin and Swift, respectively. This growing adoption and demand is reflected clearly in different lists of the popular programming languages.

Recently, coding bootcamp and career guidance website Coding Dojo released its list of 2018’s in-demand programming languages and I thought it would be a good idea to share it with you. Along with the list, we’ve also shared the links to hand-picked programming courses to supplement your learning.

How was this top languages list created?
Coding Dojo analyzed the data from job listing website This job posting data revolved around twenty-five programming languages, frameworks, and stacks. It’s worthing noting that some most loved programming languages like Ruby and Swift didn’t make the cut as their demand was lower as compared to other biggies. The other growing languages that didn’t make the cut were R and Rust.

7 most in-demand programming languages:

1. Java
Compared to 2017, the Java job postings for 2018 have been decreased, but it has managed to top the list. The decrease was by about 6,000 postings.

2. Python
In case of Python, an increase of about 5,000 postings was recorded. Due to its increased use in a variety of purposes like machine learning, research, data mining, and web development, it’s adoption is on the rise.

3. JavaScript
JavaScript, the language of the web, has maintained the number of job postings and the decline of this in-demand programming language in near future doesn’t seem like a possibility.

4. C++
Just like JavaScript, the popularity of C++ has changed very little this year. This old-school language is still used in many legacy systems and extensively used for the development of games, drivers, software, client-server apps, etc.

5. C#
Over the course of the year, Microsoft’s home-grown programming language C# witnessed a decline in demand. However, due to its heavy usage in fields like game development, it has been able to find a place in this list of most in-demand languages.

6. PHP
Compared to the last year’s #9 position, PHP has been able to move up the charts. This scripting language used on the server side finds extensive usage in WordPress and web development.

7. Perl
Perl was another language that witnessed a decline in demand by almost 3,000 job postings. However, it has managed to maintain its position at #7 on this list.

Here’s the 2017 vs 2018 comparison chart of these in-demand programming languages:
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Thursday, 1 February 2018
Posted by Siva Priya

Data Mining Training In Vellore

Uncover the essential tool for information management professionals known as Data Mining. Data mining is the process of extracting patterns from large data sets by connecting methods from statistics and artificial intelligence with database management. Although a relatively young and interdisciplinary field of computer science, data mining involves analysis of large masses of data and conversion into useful information. 

Also you can learn Which data can be mined and used to enhance businesses, data patterns which can be visualized to understand the data better, the process, tools, and its future by modern standards. It will also talk about the increasing importance of transforming unprecedented quantities of digital data into business intelligence giving users an informational advantage.

Basic understanding of the IT industry
Knowledge of the English language

Who is the target audience?
IT managers looking to improve data management and analysis techniques.
Data analysts investigating the processes and tools of successful Data Mining.

Modules :
  1. Overview
  2. Tasks
  3. Issues
  4. Evaluation
  5. Terminologies
  6. Knowledge Discovery
  7. Systems
  8. Query Language
  9. Classification & Prediction
  10. Decision Tree Induction
  11. Bayesian Classification
  12. Rules Based Classification
  13. Classification Methods
  14. Cluster Analysis
  15. Mining Text Data
  16. Mining WWW
  17. Applications & Trends
  18. Themes

DM Useful Resources

  • Quick Guide
  • Useful Resources
  • Discussion
  • Selected Reading
  • Developer's Best Practices

Duration :
50 Hours 

For More Details : 
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No : 5/X2 Hari Ohm , Phase III, 
Vellore. 632009.
+91 8189985551 | 

Thursday, 25 January 2018
Posted by Siva Priya

Virtualization Management Training

About Virtualization Management Certification Training
Virtualization Management refers to the deployment, updating, monitoring and maintenance of virtualized applications. Virtualization is vital to the modern organization because it allows it to run various applications simultaneously on a single server. VMWare is the most recognizable name in the field, and their VCP certification carries great value.

Syllabus :
Module 1 :
Introduction Virtualization Management  
Virtual Data Center

Module 2
Lesson 1 – Virtual machines in the cloud environment
Lesson 2 – Interfaces in the V-sphere environment
Lab 1 Part 1 – Install a V-Sphere client on a local workstation
Lab 1 Part 2
Lesson 3 – ESXI Architecture
Lab 2 Part 1 – Making Configuration Changes to the ESXI Host
Lab 2 Part 2 – Hardware Configuration

Module 3
Lesson 1 – Virtual Machine Files
Lesson 2 – Creating a Virtual Machine (VM)
Lab 3 Part 1 – Working with Virtual Machines / Data Stores
Lab 3 Part 2 – Building a Windows 7 VM

Module 4
Lesson 1 – Module 4 Introduction
Lesson 2 – Managing the Vcenter server inventory
Lab 4 Part 1 – Operations with the vCenter server

Module 5
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Network Standard Switches
Lab 5 – Standard Virtual Switches
Lesson 2 Part 1 – Configuring Standard Switch Policies
Lesson 2 Part 2 – Configuring Standard Switch Policies (continued)

Module 6
Lesson 1 Part 1 – Storage
Lesson 1 Part 2 – Data stores (continued)
Lesson 2 – Working with Configuring iSCSI
Lesson 3 – Working with NFS Storage
Lab 6 – Working with iSCSI storage
Lab 7 – Accessing IP Storage
Lesson 5 – Working with VMFS Data Stores
Lab 8 Part 1 – VMFS File System within vSphere
Lab 8 Part 2 – Removing a Data Store
Lesson 6 – VMWare Storage Appliance (VSA)

Module 7
Lesson 1 – Templates and Clones
Lab 9 – Templates and Clones
Lesson 2 – Working with Making Modifications to Virtual Machines (VMs)
Lab 10 Part 1 – Making modifications to an existing virtual machine
Lab 10 Part 2 – Verifying new disks
Lesson 3 Part 1 – Migrating Virtual Machines (VMs)
Lesson 3 Part 2 – Storage requirements for vMotion
Lab 11 Part 1 – Migrating virtual machines
Lesson 4 – Creating VM Snapshots
Lab 12 Part 1 – Registering and Unregistering Virtual Machines (VMs)
Lab 12 Part 2 – Taking a snapshot of a virtual machine
Lesson 5 – Creating a vApp
Lab 13 – How to Create a vApp

Module 8
Lesson 1 Part 1 – Data Protection

Module 9
Lesson 1 – ESXi Host Access and Authentication
Lesson 2 – Configuring Roles and Permissions
Lab 14 – Exploring Properties of Access Control
Lab 15 Part 1 – User Permissions
Lesson 3 – Vshield Endpoint

Module 10
Lesson 1 – Resource Management and Monitoring
Lesson 2 – Resource Controls
Lesson 3 Part 1 – Resource Pools
Lab 16 – Creating CPU Contentions
Lesson 4 Part 1 – Monitoring Resource Usage
Lesson 4 Part 2 – Monitoring Resource Usage 
Lab 17 – Virtual Machine Performance Monitoring Lab
Lesson 5 – Alarms
Lab 18 – Alarms Lab

Module 11
Lesson 1 – High Availability
Lesson 2 Part 1 – Configuring High Availability in a Cluster
Lesson 3 – High Availability Architecture
Lab 19 Part 1 – High Availability Functionality of vSphere Lab
Lab 19 Part 2 – High Availability Functionality of vSphere Lab (part 2)
Lab 19 Part 3 – High Availability Functionality of vSphere Lab (part 3)
Lesson 4 – Introduction to Fault Tolerance
Lab 20 – Configuring Fault Tolerance on a Virtual Machine VM (Lab)
Lesson 5 Part 1 – Introduction to Replication
Lesson 5 Part 2 – Single Site Replication
Lesson 5 Part 3 – Main data center replication to remote offices

Module 12
Host Scalability 
Lab 21 Part 1 – Exploring the Distributed Resource Functionality Scheduler for a Cluster of Hosts
Lab 21 Part 2 – Distributed Resource Functionality Scheduler for a Cluster of Hosts

Module 13
Patch Management
Lab 22 Part 1 – vSphere Update Manager (lab) – Update the VIC
Lab 22 Part 2 – vSphere update manager (lab 2) Configuration

Duration :
15 Hours 

For More Details : 
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No : 5/X2 Hari Ohm , Phase III, 
Vellore. 632009.
+91 8189985551 | 

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Posted by Siva Priya

Cloud Infrastructure and Services Training

Overview :
This course educates participants on building cloud infrastructure based on a cloud computing reference model. The reference model includes five fundamental layers (physical, virtual, control, orchestration, and service) and three cross-layer functions (business continuity, security, and service management) for building a cloud infrastructure. 

For each layer and cross-layer function, this course covers the comprising technologies, components, processes, and mechanisms. This course takes an open-approach to describe the concepts and technologies. Upon completing this course, participants will have the knowledge to make informed decisions on technologies, processes, and mechanisms required to build a cloud infrastructure.

Course Duration :
5 Days

Audience :
This course is intended for: 
Experienced IT professionals, who may not have had exposure to cloud computing
IT professionals responsible for architecting and managing cloud infrastructure
Students and professionals who are looking to pursue career in cloud computing

Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills :
Basic understanding of computer architecture, operating system, and database
Experience in compute system, storage and network infrastructure will be an added advantage

Course Objectives :
Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe cloud computing, its deployment and service models.
  2. Describe the cloud computing reference model and the key considerations to build a cloud infrastructure.
  3. Describe the key components and processes required to build physical, virtual, control, and service layers of a cloud infrastructure.
  4. Describe the service orchestration, business continuity, security, and service management functions for a cloud infrastructure.

Course Outline :
The content of this course is designed to support the course objectives.

• Module 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing
▬ Essential characteristics of cloud computing
▬ Cloud service models and cloud service brokerage
▬ Cloud deployment models

• Module 2: Building the Cloud Infrastructure
▬ Cloud computing reference model
▬ Deployment options and solutions for building cloud infrastructure
▬ Considerations for building cloud infrastructure

• Module 3: Physical Layer
▬ Compute system
▬ Storage system architectures
▬ Network connectivity

• Module 4: Virtual Layer
▬ Virtual layer functions
▬ Virtualization software
▬ Resource pool and virtual resources

• Module 5: Control Layer
▬ Control layer functions
▬ Control software
▬ Software-defined approach for managing IT infrastructure
▬ Resource optimization techniques

• Module 6: Service and Orchestration Layers
▬ Service layer functions
▬ Cloud portal
▬ Cloud interface standards
▬ Protocols for accessing cloud services
▬ Service orchestration
▬ Cloud service lifecycle

• Module 7: Business Continuity
▬ Business continuity and service availability
▬ Fault tolerance mechanisms
▬ Backup and replication
▬ Cloud application resiliency

• Module 8: Security
▬ Cloud security threats
▬ Cloud security mechanisms
▬ Governance, risk, and compliance

• Module 9: Service Management
▬ Service portfolio management processes
▬ Service operation management processes

For More Details : 
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No : 5/X2 Hari Ohm , Phase III, 
Vellore. 632009.
+91 8189985551 | 

Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Posted by Siva Priya

Credit Card Fraud Reported After People Purchased OnePlus Smartphones

If you purchased OnePlus devices through the official site in the last few months, your credit card details could be at risk. Many users who bought OnePlus devices later reported suspicious activity on their credit card statement.

According to a security firm Fidus, the issue could be associated with how the payment process happens, not the OnePlus website. The site is developed using the Magento eCommerce platform which the researchers say has been targeted by attackers multiple times.
As the payments page is hosted on the OnePlus site, the credit card details can be intercepted by the attackers. They have a small window before the details get encrypted and sent to the third-party server for processing.

In their official response made on the OnePlus forum, the Chinese smartphone maker said they’re investigating the credit card fraud reports and agreed that the buyers who used their credit cards directly to make purchases are among the affected ones.

OnePlus said all the payment processing is done on the servers of their payment service provider. When a buyer chooses “Save this card for future tractions,” the card details are stored on the third-party server. The OnePlus site only saves an encrypted token which is used by the payment server to fetch the payment details of the buyer.

OnePlus also clarified that they have been shifting away from Magento platform and re-designing their website with custom code. Also, they never used Magento’s payment module. So, it’s unlikely their site is affected by the Magento bugs discovered in the past.

While the company was quick to issue a statement, it doesn’t seem it would of much help to the buyers who got money sucked from their accounts. People who are seeing unknown transactions in their statement are advised to contact their banks immediately and get things sorted.
Monday, 22 January 2018
Posted by Siva Priya

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