Be Connected: Technology Certifications

Professional growth is key to staying at the top of your game, including for IT professionals working in educational settings. Summer is a great time to tuck in to some high-quality professional learning, so let’s discuss which IT certifications are right for you and your team on this week’s Be Connected.

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Be Connected: eSports – Technical Setup

Each year, eSports becomes a larger and more lucrative part of the world sporting ecosystem, with leagues offering major cash prizes and opportunities for fulfilling careers. Your students may have aspirations of participating in one of these leagues, and if your district is supporting those goals with an eSports team, you may be asked to get them off the ground technically.

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Be Connected: Ask Yoda Anything About Technology

In the spirit of Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” threads and “May the 4th”, this week’s Be Connected will be devoted to your technology questions and stories. Tune in to share your experiences with peers and get answers to your nagging IT questions from the little green Jedi master himself.

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Be Connected: Phishing Campaigns and Training

While there are plenty of cyber threats facing today’s schools, few pose the omnipresent danger of phishing. One wrong click from an unsuspecting end user and your entire district’s network could be opened to malicious activity. There’s a lot you can do to mitigate these intrusions after they occur, but stopping them before they start might be the wisest course of action for your district’s long-term cybersecurity strategy.

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Be Connected: Vape Detectors

To ensure their buildings remain safe, healthy environments in which all students can learn, some districts are turning to tech-based solutions like vape detectors. Implementing these devices is easier said than done, though, and more often than not, responsibility for their implementation falls to the building or district tech department.

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Be Connected: CIS Endpoint Security Services (ESS)

In partnership with CrowdStrike, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) has begun offering Endpoint Security Services (ESS), a robust solution deployed on endpoint devices to identify, detect, respond to, and remediate security incidents and alerts.

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Be Connected: Security Camera Options

Do you like your current security camera system? If not, are you interested in upgrading or adding more units to your system? Regardless of where you stand on one of your district’s primary security tools, there’s a lot more that you could be doing when it comes to optimizing security camera utilization.

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