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Sep 20th

Want Happier Employees? Eliminate Busywork

What happens to your employees’ motivation when half their day is spent on mindless, monotonous tasks? What meaningful contributions does your organization miss out on when employees work on autopilot?

Better yet, what if your employees could easily train software robots to do the routine work they hate?

Organizations that use Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to automate repetitive, routine activities free employees to engage their minds in more productive, advantageous ways. RPA is a time-saver for completing busywork, even complicated tasks like sorting through large quantities of data and storing customer information.

As a UiPath business partner, Babbage Simmel has repeatedly delivered high-impact RPA solutions across multiple industries. With access to hundreds of customizable automated activities, our customers achieve unparalleled increases in productivity, efficiency, and employee satisfaction.

Your organization suffers when busywork constrains employees. Download the free e-book below, Making Work Matter, and see why automating tedious tasks increases happiness at work.

Imagine the new heights your organization can reach when you unleash the full talents, energy, and creativity of your employees!

Learn more about RPA solutions at Babbage Simmel HERE.

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Sep 14th

Power your future through security skilling

Organizations continue to struggle to fill the security skills gap with an estimated shortfall of 3.5 million security professionals by 2021. That’s why we strive to ensure you have the skilling and learning resources you need to keep up in our world of complex cybersecurity attacks. Babbage Simmel is excited to offer four new courses focused on Microsoft security, compliance, and identity certifications tailored to your roles and needs, regardless of where you are in your skilling journey.

Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals certification course will help individuals get familiar with the fundamentals of security, compliance, and identity across cloud-based and related Microsoft services.

This certification is targeted to those looking to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of security, compliance, and identity (SCI) across cloud-based and related Microsoft services. This is a broad audience that may include business stakeholders, new or existing IT professionals, or students who have an interest in Microsoft security, compliance, and identity solutions. Candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 and want to understand how Microsoft security, compliance, and identity solutions can span across these solution areas to provide a holistic and end-to-end solution.

Information Protection Administrator Associate certification course focuses on planning and implementing controls that meet organizational compliance needs.

The Information Protection Administrator plans and implements controls that meet organizational compliance needs. This person is responsible for translating requirements and compliance controls into technical implementation. They assist organizational control owners to become and stay compliant. They work with information technology (IT) personnel, business application owners, human resources, and legal stakeholders to implement technology that supports policies and controls necessary to sufficiently address regulatory requirements for their organization. They also work with the compliance and security leadership such as a Chief Compliance Officer and Security Officer to evaluate the full breadth of associated enterprise risk and partner to develop those policies. This person defines applicable requirements and tests IT processes and operations against those policies and controls. They are responsible for creating policies and rules for content classification, data loss prevention, governance, and protection.

Security Operations Analyst Associate certification course helps security operational professionals design threat protection and response systems.

The Microsoft Security Operations Analyst collaborates with organizational stakeholders to secure information technology systems for the organization. Their goal is to reduce organizational risk by rapidly remediating active attacks in the environment, advising on improvements to threat protection practices, and referring violations of organizational policies to appropriate stakeholders. Responsibilities include threat management, monitoring, and response by using a variety of security solutions across their environment. The role primarily investigates, responds to, and hunts for threats using Microsoft Azure Sentinel, Azure Defender, Microsoft 365 Defender, and third-party security products. Since the security operations analyst consumes the operational output of these tools, they are also a critical stakeholder in the configuration and deployment of these technologies.

Identity and Access Administrator Associate certification course help individuals design, implement and operate an organization’s identity and access management systems by using Azure Active Directory.

The Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator designs, implements, and operates an organization’s identity and access management systems by using Azure AD. They manage tasks such as providing secure authentication and authorization access to enterprise applications. The administrator provides seamless experiences and self-service management capabilities for all users. Adaptive access and governance are core elements to the role. This role is also responsible for troubleshooting, monitoring, and reporting for the identity and access environment. The Identity and Access Administrator may be a single individual or a member of a larger team. This role collaborates with many other roles in the organization to drive strategic identity projects to modernize identity solutions, to implement hybrid identity solutions, and to implement identity governance.

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Questions about Microsoft Enterprise-class security technology or any other training? Call (614) 481-4345 or e-mail


Apr 19th

Deadline for ALL Microsoft SATV Training Vouchers June 30, 2021!

Don’t wait and risk losing this training opportunity!
SATV (Microsoft Software Assurance Vouchers) – these MUST be created/assigned by June 30, 2021 or you will no longer have access to them. Babbage Simmel will be happy to assist. Call us today at 614-481-4345 and we will help schedule your classes in time.

What training can I take with my Microsoft training vouchers?
Select from training in Windows 10, Microsoft Office, SQL Server, SharePoint, and other Microsoft technologies.

How do I get Microsoft training vouchers?
You probably have Microsoft training vouchers available to you now and don’t know it! SATVs are bundled in with Microsoft technology purchases. Check with the person at your organization in charge of training or software acquisition to see if you have Microsoft training vouchers available

Why Redeem Your Microsoft training vouchers with Babbage Simmel?
They can only be redeemed for MOC with an authorized Microsoft Partner like Babbage Simmel. Enjoy a seamless registration process with Babbage Simmel, your one-stop partner for all of your learning and development training.

How do I redeem my Microsoft training vouchers?
Simply provide your Microsoft SATV voucher number, company email address, and voucher expiration date to us and we will do the rest!

Other questions?
Give us a call at 614-481-4345 or email

Apr 15th

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals

If you’re a student, business user, or beginning technical professional, this certification can accelerate your progress and give your career a boost, as you use your Microsoft Power Platform skills to improve your team’s productivity. No experience is necessary to train for it—just basic familiarity with computer technology, data analytics, cloud computing, and the internet. Think of a fundamentals certification as the first step in growing your skill set and advancing to other certifications, such as Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant.

The Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals certification could be a great fit for you, if you’d like to:

  • Build solutions with Microsoft Power Platform.
  • Automate basic business processes with Power Automate.
  • Perform data analysis with Power BI.
  • Create simple Power Apps experiences.
  • Build practical chatbots with Power Virtual Agents.

This certification has no prerequisites. However, if you’d like to gain some more experience, you could:

  • Shadow a person on your team who works with Microsoft Power Platform.
  • Explore available learning paths on Microsoft Learn.
  • Sign up for an instructor-led training course.

Learn more about the instructor-led training course HERE.

Questions about Power Platform – Get in touch!

Apr 12th

5 Skills Learners Master with CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. Here are 5 skills that learners will master with CompTIA Security+ certification.


Includes updated coverage of the latest threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities, such as IoT device weaknesses, newer DDoS attacks, and social engineering techniques based on current events.


Includes coverage of enterprise environments and reliance on the cloud, which is growing quickly as organizations transition to hybrid networks.


Has been expanded to focus on administering identity, access management, PKI, basic cryptography, wireless, and end-to-end security.


Includes organizational security assessment and incident response procedures, such as basic threat detection, risk mitigation techniques, security controls, and basic digital forensics.


Expanded to support organizational risk management and compliance to regulations, such as PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, FISMA, NIST, and CCPA.

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Questions about Security+ or any other training?  Call (614) 481-4345 or e-mail