Category: Featured

Feb 14th

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Training

Executives, managers, and IT staff all have a stake in Cybersecurity

In May of 2017, a Presidential Executive Order was signed that requires all Federal agencies to use the Framework that was created by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to improve cybersecurity for critical infrastructure throughout the United States.  It is a guide to analyze risk and to create, implement, monitor and continually improve a plan of action to increase cybersecurity.

The NIST Cyber Security Framework (NCSF) contains best practices and standards from both the private sector and government. It is applicable to organizations in any industry to address and manage cybersecurity risks in a cost-effective way based on business needs without placing additional regulatory requirements on businesses.


The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Foundation Certification Course outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organizations that implement an NCSF program can mitigate these risks. This program is focused on candidates who need a basic understanding of the NCSF to perform their daily jobs as executives, accountants, lawyers or information technology professionals.

This course is a great fit for anyone with an interest in or responsibility for the survival of the business. This includes IT, C level personnel, compliance, legal, auditing, human resources, etc.

  • One-day, high-level overview of threats and common risks.
  • Introduces the concepts of the NIST Framework and the Controls Factory Model.
  • Outlines how the NIST CSF can be used to plan, implement, monitor and improve protection of critical assets.


The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Practitioner Certification Course details the current cybersecurity challenges plus teaches in depth the UMass Lowell NCSF Control Factory Methodology on how to design, build, test and manage an NCSF cybersecurity program. This program is focused on candidates who need a detailed understanding of the NCSF to perform their daily roles as cybersecurity engineers, testers or operations professionals.

This course is suited for individuals working with and overseeing the technology, including CIOs, IT Directors and Managers, IT Security personnel and IT staff.

  • Four-day deep dive into Foundation concepts.
  • Focuses on designing and implementing (or improving) a cybersecurity program based on the NIST CSF.

Provides a detailed analysis of the technical controls based on the Internet Security 20 Critical Security Controls

In partnership with itSM Solutions LLC and UMass Lowell a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R), LRS Education Services is proud to add the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) cybersecurity workforce training program to our portfolio. This innovative cybersecurity workforce development program is built around the NCSF Controls Factory Model™ created by Larry Wilson, CISO of the University of Massachusetts. The itSM/UMass program teaches individuals and organizations how to protect critical assets using the NCSF.
The optional certification exams are available through ACQUIROS.

Feb 12th

What is DevOps

Make the job better for everyone. Learn how to implement DevOps methodology in your workplace:

Microsoft Professional Program for DevOps

Make the job better for everyone. Learn how to implement DevOps methodology in your workplace:

Posted by Microsoft Learning on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jan 30th

Prepare to Pass the PMP Exam – v6


Prepare to pass the PMP® or Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)® exam with this comprehensive course.

PMP Exam Prep (4-day weekday sessions)

PMP Exam Prep (evening sessions)

In this course, you’ll gain the essential preparation needed to pass the PMP® and CAPM® exams. Concentrating on exam content from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition and other sources, this course includes a wide variety of learning tools and study aids, all using Project Management Institute (PMI)® terminology.

This course provides the foundation and structure to learn the fundamentals of project management and prepare for the Project Management Professional Certification (PMP®) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) and is based on The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK™) Sixth Edition.

The Babbage Simmel PMP® Certification course contains content and emphasis compliant with current examination criteria. This is a highly participative course with, real-world concepts and applications, hands-on exercises and case studies that introduce participants to update life-cycle impacts. Students are encouraged to participate in class and group discussions toward reinforcing knowledge and understanding and application.

Enroll in PMP v6 Exam Prep Training Today

The Babbage Simmel PMP® course guides the participant toward mastery of Project Management skills and not merely an exam prep course. Course content and delivery are consistent with the 35 hours required for PMP® exam application. Join us for a recognized, world-class, Project Management education! Our PMP® Certification Course is compliant with the March 26, 2018 PMP® Exam criteria.

PMP® Exam Prep v6.0 Student Experience Highlights Include:

  • All 49 processes and over 1,400 Inputs, Tools & Techniques, Outputs (ITTOs) will be covered.
  • All knowledge areas, as well as the five process groups, will be covered.
  • Courseware contains 560 exam format sample questions (360 questions in the printed book, 200 questions online in the exam sim app).
  • Enrollment includes access to online content to enhance study as well as exam application tools.
  • Courseware presents clear identifiable formulas with memorization keys.
  • Additional study materials include 2 color, double sided quick reference guides.
  • Offers online access to one of the most up-to-date learning materials available.

Jan 23rd

What is Deep Learning, and Why is it Important?

What is Deep Learning, and Why is it Important?

Deep Neural Networks (Deep Learning) seek to replicate the way brains process information. Imagine a progression of nodes (neurons), each containing some aspect of your knowledge, and with the ability to communicate back and forth – only algorithmically. This is a game-changing innovation that will enable practitioners to harness previously untapped knowledge and dive deeper than has ever been possible.

Deep Learning is what enables self-driving cars to function, Spotify to create highly customized playlists, Google to identify faces & animals in videos, and how Siri can understand and process free speech in milliseconds. Deep Learning is revolutionizing almost every facet of our lives, and those who truly know how to harness its power are in extremely high demand.

Join us for the Accelerated Programme in Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Starting February 5, 2018

Babbage Simmel, in partnership with Soothsayer Analytics, brings you this unique program that’s been designed to put you on track for the hottest job of the century in the fastest possible time.

This program provides a highly applicable, hands-on learning experience involving Deep Learning (Convolution & Recurrent Networks, etc.) and other advanced forms of Artificial Intelligence.

Participants will learn to leverage such innovations for:

  • Predictive Analytics
  • Text Analytics & NLP
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Feature Engineering
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Computer Vision


This is an intensive, 2-week program designed to help working professionals and STEM grads become proficient in the most disruptive technologies ever developed in Data Science. You will learn to apply Deep Neural Networks towards a variety of problems and how to ensure that what you build is fully leveraged by your company.

Who Should Attend?

Current and aspiring Data Scientists looking to increase their value, learn bleeding-edge skills, and solve real-world problems with A.I. & Deep Learning. Though not required, it is recommended that participants hold at least a STEM Bachelor’s. Lab sessions will take place in Python, so knowledge of that or other programming languages (e.g. R, Java, C#) is ideal.

Learn to…

  • Architect A.I. & Deep Learning solutions.
  • Build A.I. & Deep Learning applications.
  • Interface with business users who may struggle to understand the technology.
  • Recognize the limitations of AI & Deep Learning and avoid mistakes during production.
  • Utilize best practices to ensure proper implementation and adoption.
  • Demystify and visualize results for easy consumption by non-technical stakeholders.
  • Lead A.I. & Deep Learning projects.


Week One

  • Day 1: Intro to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Day 2: Shallow Learning Fundamentals
  • Day 3: Deep Learning (Deep Neural Networks) | Multi-Layered Perceptron
  • Project + Test (Out of Class)

Week Two

  • Day 4: Convolution Neural Networks
  • Day 5: Recurrent Neural Networks
  • Day 6: Scaling Deep Neural Networks + Program Recap
  • Final Project & Evaluation (Out of Class)

Mentor & Professor

Murthy Kolluru | Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Murthy holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon, started his career as a Rocket Scientist, and founded one of the top Data Science programs in the world (International School of Engineering). In addition to being a globally-recognized Data Science academician, he has 2 decades of experience consulting with, training, and conducting research for dozens of Fortune 1000 companies.

For more information, and to register for the program, click HERE.

Jan 22nd

1-Day Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence Leadership Seminar

1-Day Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence Leadership Seminar

Join Us Thursday, February 15th | 8am – 5pm | @ Hotel LeVeque

Learn how to leverage Deep Learning & A.I. to solve business-critical problems and create demonstrable value.

Harness innovative technologies that can impact your P&L.

Attending this 1-day seminar will provide you the ability to :

  • Learn what Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning can and cannot do for your organization.
  • Learn how to prepare your team to effectively embrace Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning and drastically reduce the time it takes to define, architect, plan, and develop solutions.
  • Learn to apply design thinking, technical expertise, scientific strategies, and agile methodologies to develop demonstrably valuable Data Science solutions.
  • Network with peers from diverse industries and functions to formulate fresh ideas.
  • Develop a Data Science blueprint/roadmap for your organization.

P&L Leaders that want to harness Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning to gain a competitive advantage and revolutionize their operations. This is a domain-agnostic, non-technical seminar that is ideal for any organization looking to positively disrupt the status quo.

Mentor & Professor
Murthy Kolluru | Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Murthy holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon, started his career as a Rocket Scientist, and founded one of the top Data Science programs in the world (International School of Engineering). In addition to being a globally-recognized Data Science academician, he has 2 decades of experience consulting with, training, and conducting research for dozens of Fortune 1000 companies.

For more information, and to register for the seminar, click HERE.

Nov 29th

Windows Certification Paths

Windows Certification Paths

Nov 27th

Windows 10 Security

Apply Windows 10 security knowledge to real-life scenarios in this free training video:

Nov 3rd

Azure Myths Debunked

Azure Myths Debunked

Don’t believe everything you read or hear about Microsoft Azure Cloud platform.  Azure myths will be debunked below.


Nov 1st

What is Azure?

What is Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through our global network of datacenters. With Azure, you get the freedom to build and deploy wherever you want, using the tools, applications, and frameworks of your choice.

Freedom to build and deploy anywhere

Choose how you deploy Azure—connecting cloud and on-premises with hybrid cloud capabilities and using open source technologies—for maximum portability and value from your existing investments.


Build your apps, your way

Use the tools and open source technologies you already know and trust, because Azure supports a broad selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, databases, and devices.


Extend on-premises data and apps

Take the investment you’ve made in open source technology, data, or apps, and extend it to the cloud. Seamless hybrid cloud capabilities in Azure span infrastructure, data, user identity, apps, and management.


Deploy the cloud on-premises

Bring Azure capabilities to your datacenter with Azure Stack. Leverage the Azure portal, PowerShell, and DevOps tools experience and app model across the cloud and on-premises.

Ready for Azure training??

Jul 21st

PMP Exam Update Coming Soon

Join us for PMP® Exam Prep Bootcamp August 21st – August 25th.

EARLY BIRD* special pricing available for a limited time $1,500.00 per participant.

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is driven by current practices in the profession. Because project management is evolving, so is the PMP exam.

Did You Know?

  • As a result of the release of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition in September 2017, the PMP exam will change soon. These updates will ensure the exam content is consistent with the PMBOK® Guide.
  • Active practitioners from around the world author the exam questions as well as the PMBOK® Guide to ensure the PMP remains relevant and reflects current practice.

What to Expect on the Updated Exam

Although the PMP is not a test of the PMBOK Guide®, it is one of the primary references for the exam. Some of the updates you can expect to see surround lexicon changes and terminology used within the exam as well as harmonization of process groups, tools, and techniques.

If you’re utilizing the PMBOK Guide® as a study tool for the PMP, you can expect to find the following updates in the PMBOK Guide® – Sixth Edition:

  • A new chapter on the role of the project manager has been added to focus on leading projects effectively – competencies, experience and skills that are all necessary.
  • Two Knowledge Areas have been re-named to more accurately reflect which elements can be managed… and which can not:
    • Time Management is now Schedule Management
    • Human Resource Management is now Resource Management

Every Knowledge Area Features Four New Sections

  1. Key Concepts
  2. Trends and Emerging Practices
  3. Tailoring Considerations
  4. Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments

It’s Not Too Late to Test Before the Exam Changes

Join us for PMP® Exam Prep Bootcamp August 21st – August 25th.

EARLY BIRD* special pricing available for a limited time $1,500.00 per participant.

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