The online security guide

You’ve registered the perfect domain name and are getting close to publishing your new website. Your product list, blog or new venture is coming together nicely, and your website looks superb. But something’s missing.

You may recall the term ‘SSL’ from previous conversations and research. Here’s everything you need to know about SSL certificates and why all websites need to have one.

Welcome to SSL 101

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted connection between a web server and a browser. This secure tunnel ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser stay private. In other words, it lets customers know that it’s safe to browse, shop and enter their information on your site.

Every site needs an SSL certificate

Since 2018, popular browsers like Chrome, Safari and Firefox have been flagging websites as “Not Secure” if they don’t have an … Read more

I Passed the PMP (online proctored) on a 6-week study plan – T/AT/T/AT/AT

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I've been a PM for 10 years, mostly in the IT industry, managing network deployments, data center upgrades etc. For the past 18 months I've been a PM for ERP software implementations. I started some light exam prep about 6 months ago, but didn't create a true study plan until ~7 weeks from my exam date.

  • I took the exam on 7/30 online, using PearsonVue's remote proctored software.

  • You should perform their System Check a week or more before your exam to ensure that the software works as intended.

  • Ensure that you have a valid (non-expired) ID before checking in for the exam.

  • Prior to the exam start you will have to take photos of your exam space (facing the computer, behind your seat, and to either side). This is to verify that you don't have reference material visible and that

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The SSL guide

You’ve registered the perfect domain name and are getting close to publishing your new website. Your product list, blog or new venture is coming together nicely, and your website looks superb. But something’s missing.

You may recall the term ‘SSL’ from previous conversations and research. Here’s everything you need to know about SSL certificates and why all websites need to have one.

Welcome to SSL 101.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser stay private. In other words, it lets customers know that it’s safe to browse, shop and enter their information on your site.

Every site needs an SSL certificate.

Since 2018, popular browsers like Chrome, Safari and Firefox have been flagging websites as “Not Secure” if they don’t have an SSL … Read more