New Training: Automating AWS Storage using Python

This intermediate training video, 14 videos, by SPOTO trainer Trevor Sullivan, covers the knowledge cloud specialists require to use Python commands for automating your use of S3 buckets. This is the new AWS training. AWS storage is a complex field that requires you to be proficient in many tasks, including backing up your data, increasing […]

New Training: Automating Protocols and APIs for Cisco Enterprise Solutions

This intermediate training video, which consists of 30 videos, is taught by SPOTO trainers Knox Hutchinson and John McGovern. It covers the knowledge network administrators need in order to programmatically access Cisco data and manage enterprise automation. It also demonstrates how to increase productivity using Cisco APIs and protocols. This Cisco network automation training is […]

New Training: Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Automated with PowerShell

SPOTO trainer Trevor Sullivan demonstrates how to use PowerShell’s Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). This is the new PowerShell training. Amazon Simple Notification Service is a fan out messaging service that can forward messages from a sender, to one or more subscribers. This is particularly important for complex distributed applications where multiple components must be […]

New Training: Automate Amazon3 Object Storage with PowerShell

SPOTO trainer Trevor Sullivan demonstrates how to manage Amazon S3 object storage with the AWS Tools For PowerShell. This is the new PowerShell training. Amazon Web Services (AWS), offers software development kits (SDKs) for many programming languages, including PowerShell. PowerShell, an open-source and cross-platform automation tool, runs natively on Linux and MacOS. PowerShell is cross-platform […]

New Training: Applying for and verifying Cisco Access Control Lists

This 12-video entry-level training by SPOTO trainer Keith Barker teaches network administrators how to create and apply access control lists to Cisco routers or switches interfaces. Then, verify that the filters are working to secure networks. This Cisco ACL training is available. This training was created by Keith for anyone who works with packet filtering, […]

Book Review: Leading With Honor

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. “Our culture needs courageous servant leaders. These are men and women with clear vision and strong character who inspire excellence and instill confidence. They don’t give up, compromise on principle, or fall for deceit. We need leaders who are dedicated to leading with honor. So […]

Book review: Leadership 2030

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. According to Georg Vielmetter, Yvonne Sell’s book Leadership 2030: Six Megatrends You Must Understand to Lead Your Business into the Future, “Change” is in the air. “We question the status-quo because the business environment will soon change.” This book aims to show leaders what they […]

Book Review: Jumpstart Your Creativity

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Have a project issue? Do you need to create a list of project requirements? Let’s have a brainstorming session! Actually, let’s not. According to Shawn Doyle, Steven Rowell, brainstorming has been done so many, so poorly, that it is more likely to result in a […]

Book review: How To Become A Productivity Ninja

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Graham Allcott, author of How To Be A Productivity Ninja, writes that time management is dead. He says that the old time management methods don’t work anymore because we don’t have the same working environment. There are more information sources available, so we have to […]

Book Review: Communicating Projects

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Ann Pilkington’s book Communicating Projects was a surprise to me. It’s not about creating a communication plan. Although it is generally aligned with the APM Body of Knowledge (6th edition), it isn’t a guide for how to do things according to any particular standard or […]

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