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If you tried to log into Facebook this morning only to find that you strangely had to renter your password where before it had been saved, you might have been hit. But maybe not. If you didn’t have to do that, you’re probably safe.

Either way, there are some basic precautions you should consider.

Time to reset your passwords, especially if you re-use your password on multiple sites.  Facebook was hacked yesterday including the USA, it explained why I was force logged out by FB. Received their notice this morning informed of their hack.  Do log out your profile and change your password

How do I secure my Facebook account?

If you have a Facebook account, we recommend updating your passwords immediately.
“Because the extent of the hack is unknown, we recommend that everyone with a Facebook account updates their Facebook password, as well as any similar passwords that they use for other online accounts,” says Dashlane CEO Emmanuel Schalit. “Each of your online accounts should have a unique, complex password—this is especially true of accounts that contain sensitive personal information like social media accounts, banking accounts, and email accounts.” ~ Dashlane blog

Keep an eye out for fake emails, fake texts, fake websites, etc. trying to take advantage of this. Since Facebook is forcing password resets on a lot of accounts, that’s a great opportunity for deceptive/malicious websites (or phishing emails/texts) to try and trick you into thinking you’re resetting your Facebook password.

Generally; software engineering is a kind of informative study regarding the development, design and the maintenance of software. Typically; IT companies do not offer entry level software engineering jobs because the majority of entry level software developers are lack of experience. That is just one aspect of hiring young entry-level developers. Getting the service of entry-level developers can be a huge investment for a software business on the long-term basis.

 

Must have skills for obtaining an entry level software engineering jobs

Though there are a number of must-have skills to get entry level software engineering jobs, here, we are going to state a few of them just to give you all a clear idea.

Having at least a one former job experience is a great advantage for a software engineer who is in the entry-level stage.

Educational history is an important parameter for having any job including an entry-level software engineering job opportunity.

Moreover; it is necessary to have continuing education requirements in order to get this kind of job. Any company has a look at the educational history before hiring any candidate.

Having positive attitudes is pretty much important for being an effective Software engineer employee.

If you are really interested in knowing more about the skills which have the potential of improving your software development career, click here.

Amazing facts about entry level software engineering jobs

Actually; there are a number of software development methodologies are available in the field. In the upcoming paragraphs, we are going to have a quick look at them.

When considering the agile software development, it is an umbrella term for a number of methods as well as practices which are based on principles of the Agile Manifest. In this practice, solutions seem to be evolved via the association with cross-functional teams and self-organizing practices.

If you are willing to know how long does it take to become a software engineer, here we would like to state that you have to spend about four years of time for the completion of the bachelor’s degree. Moreover; a software engineering job seeker has to have the PE credential. When considering PE credential earning process; typically; it takes around four years of time period. Keep in your mind that the PE credential should have to get from another PE. If you are going to use an alternative pathway for becoming a software engineer, it might take more than four years to enter entry level software engineering jobs.

Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)
Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”)
John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
Jesse Plemons (“USS Callister”)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Laura Dern (“The Tale”)
Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”)
Michelle Dockery (“Godless”)
Edie Falco (“The Menendez Murders”)
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)
Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Cult”)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)
Allison Janney (“Mom”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Ed Harris (“Westworld”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)
Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Claire Foy (“The Crown”)
Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)

Reality Competition

“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“Project Runway”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

Variety Sketch Series

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)
“At Home with Amy Sedaris” (TruTV)
“I Love You, America” (Hulu)

Variety Talk Series

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Late Late Show with James Corden Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Limited Series

“The Alienist”
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
“Genius: Picasso”
“Godless”
“Patrick Melrose”

Comedy Series

“Atlanta” (FX)
“Barry” (HBO)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“GLOW” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Drama Series

“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Game of Thrones”
“This Is Us”
“The Crown”
“The Americans”
“Stranger Things”
“Westworld”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)
Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)
Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)
Matt Smith (“The Crown”)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)
Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)
Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”)
Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”)
Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)
Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”)
Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”)

Television Movie

“Fahrenheit 451” (HBO)
“Flint” (Lifetime)
“Paterno” (HBO)
“The Tale” (HBO)
“Black Mirror: USS Callister” (Netflix)

Structured Reality Program

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Fixer Upper” (HGTV)
“Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount)
“Queer Eye” (Netflix)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“Who Do You Think You Are?” (TLC)

Unstructured Reality Program

“Born This Way” (A&E)
“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
“Intervention” (A&E)
“Naked and Afraid” (Discovery Channel)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (VH1)
“United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)

Host for Reality/Reality-Competition Program

W. Kamau Bell (“United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell”)
Ellen DeGeneres (“Ellen’s Game of Games”)
RuPaul Charles (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”)
Jane Lynch (“Hollywood Game Night”)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeff Daniels (“Godless”)
Brandon Victor Dixon (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
John Leguizamo (“Waco”)
Ricky Martin (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Michael Stuhlbarg (“The Looming Tower”)
Finn Wittrock (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sara Bareilles (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”)
Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Judith Light (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Adina Porter (“American Horror Story: Cult”)
Merritt Wever (“Godless”)
Letitia Wright (“Black Museum” (Black Mirror))

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

F. Murray Abraham (“Homeland”)
Cameron Britton (“Mindhunter”)
Matthew Goode (“The Crown”)
Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”)
Gerald McRaney (“This Is Us”)
Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld”)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis (“Scandal”)
Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Cherry Jones (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Diana Rigg (“Game of Thrones”)
Cicely Tyson (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Sterling K. Brown (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)
Bryan Cranston (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Donald Glover (“Saturday Night Live”)
Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Katt Williams (“Atlanta”)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Tina Fey (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tiffany Haddish (“Saturday Night Live”)
Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Maya Rudolph (“The Good Place”)
Molly Shannon (“Will & Grace”)
Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish”)

The Alienist, mini-review

I finished the 10th episode of The Alienist this week. It’s good. Here’s a rundown:

1. Daniel Bruhl. He is Dr. Laszlo Kreizler. His ticks, his voice (okay, Bruhl is German like Kreizler) were spot on.

2The Isaacs were perfectly cast and well played. The actress who played Mary was also great.
3. The police were excellent! The dialogue and the actors, veteran’s all, earned their keep!
4. The sets and setting. The colors, the dark tones, the tone of the music. The production design enhanced the plot and characters. If there is justice in the world, it will get some awards for set design.
5. The script. The producers spent money on the writers and even brought in John Sayles. It paid off big time. The dialogue was fitting to the characters and plot and a few times made me think, “wow!”
6. The themes. Poverty, the innocent who suffer, those that suffer who hurt others, what is sanity, corruption. The themes are played out well throughout the story.

Cons:

1. The casting of Sara Howard. Perhaps it’s unfair for me to judge, for I loved the character in the book. However, Dakota Fanning is lightweight as a second most important character in the book. Her face too often looked for approval or had a blank stare. The Howard I read would not ask for approval from the men. Fanning didn’t completely ruin it, but compared to the rest of the cast, she was less effective. Part of it is she is not used to being in serious dramas like the other actors. The role was too big for her. The woman who played Mary, a mute, did more with her face than Fanning with her face and words.
2The looks of the killer. When I read the book, the face of the killer terrified me. Was that gruesome face censored by the producers? Physically, he did well, but his face didn’t live up to expectations.
3. Theodore Roosevelt. He was not as memorable as he was in the book.
4. More could have been made of the cover-up of crimes, but that would have taken two more episode and perhaps it would have been worth the cost of production.

Rating: Pay Full Price.
It’s a good bit of thoughtful entertainment that does well with the source material and doesn’t milk it for two seasons to ruin it.

 

Cybersecurity is now in an era where it plays a major role all over the world. A higher demand is there for the professionals in the cybersecurity field. Almost all the industries including finance, health as well as manufacturing do hire professional cybersecurity officers to protect the valuable information they have. As the demand is increasing day be the day, many are showing interests towards this field. With the higher competition, almost all the industries try to hire the best employee. Therefore, if you plan to get into the cybersecurity, a degree is a must. So, let’s see what the cybersecurity degree requirements are.

What are the cyber security degree requirements?

Cybersecurity degree requirements vary depending on many factors. Some of the main factors are as follows.

Depending on the;
  • country
  •  university
  • the time duration of the degree program

So, if you are planning to obtain a degree in Cyber Security, then you should first select a degree program and a university and check their requirements. Like this, you can find the degree program which suits you the best.

What are the requirements to become a professional in Cyber Security?

It is not easy to become a professional in the cybersecurity field. You should be qualified for that. Here are the cybersecurity job requirements you should fulfill to get into the field

1. Obtain a degree

It is very important to earn a degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science or Information Technology if you want to enter the field. For some posts (entry-level posts), only an associate degree would be enough. But, for most of the posts, a four-year bachelor’s degree in either Cyber Security, Computer Science or Information Technology would be asked. You should look for cybersecurity degree requirements and select the one which suits you the most.

2. Complete your advanced training

It is always better if you have an advanced Masters degree in Cyber Security. So, once you complete your Bachelor’s degree, keep in mind to start Masters too, while doing a job in the field.  Doing a job will help to improve your skills. Also, it would add extra value to your professional life.

3. Pass the security clearances

This is not a must. But, if you are planning to work in the military section, then you should pass the security clearances. There are some agencies which issue this clearance. But, most of them are issued by the government; by the Department of Defense.

Is it possible to get into the cybersecurity field with no experience?

If your dream is to get into the cybersecurity field, you may be looking for a path to enter it. Sometimes you may have prior experience and sometimes you may not. There’s nothing to worry if you have experience in the cybersecurity field. You can easily find a job and improve your skills while doing the job. But, what if you do not have any prior experiences?

Getting into the cybersecurity field with no experience is not an easy task. But, this is not impossible. With hard work and proper work, you can get into the cybersecurity.

 

The CCNA or the “Cisco Certified Network Associate” is one of the top IT security certifications in the world. Also, this is one of the most respected certifications of all the time. So, it’s very much helpful for an individual to have this CCNA certificate. But, how can I pass the CCNA exam? That’s what we are going to cover in this article. Before, moving on to the tips to pass the CCNA examination, let’s find out more about this CCNA certification.

The CCNA is an associate-level certification for IT networking. This helps the candidates to boost their professional carrier and help them to achieve better jobs with higher salaries. This certification proves the capability of an individual to configure, operate as well as to troubleshoot the switched and routed networks.

Facts to consider about the CCNA exam

  • This is a quick exam

The CCNA exam is a quick one. It consists of 50 – 60 questions. You have got only 90 minutes to answer all these questions. Although you are confident and well prepared for the examination, you can be stressed as the time duration is short. So, you should be careful not to be stressed.

  • The CCNA exam is comprehensive

This CCNA examination consists with questions based on a variety of topics on TCP/IP studies. So, you have so much to study. As the workload is heavy, you may think that it is very hard to pass this exam. Here’s what we recommend for you. Focus on the ICDN. The ICDN serves the base for every type of Cisco CCNA examinations.

  • The passing percentage

The passing percentage for the CCNA exam is 85%. So, you must be well prepared to achieve the target score within the given time duration.

Now you have a good idea on the CCNA examination. If you are planning to take the CCNA exam, the very first question that comes into your mind is “how can I pass the CCNA exam?” So, let’s find out the tips for passing the exam for the first time very easily.

How can I pass the CCNA exam?

  • Have both theoretical and practical experience

To pass the exam, you should have both the theoretical and practical experience. The theoretical knowledge is not enough. You should know how to use your theoretical knowledge in the real-world to troubleshoot the network issues.

  • Schedule practice tests

This is a must do. You should train yourself to answer 50-60 questions within the allocated time of 90 minutes. So, you should frequently do practice tests. You have to set a deadline by yourself. Then check the things you have learned during that time. In this way, you can find out what you should improve to pass the CCNA exam.
You can find plenty of practice questions on CCNA on the web. You just have to find them and practice answering to them.

  • Reading material

If you have the question “how can I pass the CCNA exam?” reading materials are there to help you. Cisco Press Books and the notes from your training class are the best reading material you can use to pass the exam. Other than that, plenty of reading guides are available on the web. You can use them to learn more about CCNA and their concepts.
But, do not make the mistake of gathering every reading material you can find and reading them. You should select only the most important ones and learn the things included in them.<

  • Do not get stressed

During the last couple of days before the CCNA exam, do not stress yourself and work harder. Try to be relaxed. Do not have sleepless nights. Eat well, have a good sleep and refresh your mind.

  • Refresh your knowledge

It is very important to refresh your knowledge right before the CCNA exam. It is better to reread the Cisco Press books before the exam date. This refreshes your memory and will help you to find out the points you have missed.
The final two weeks before the exam are not for studying new things. Keep those two weeks saved to solve the questions. Find new questions and find answers.

  • Bottom line

The CCNA certification is a key to your success. So, you should not miss the chance of passing it. How can I pass the CCNA exam? It’s not an easy task. But with proper planning, practical knowledge and practice you can achieve your goal.

We use the titles “Software developer” and “Software engineer” interchangeably in the field. Some refer these titles as same, but some others say that there’s a difference between the two titles. The truth is, these two titles are two different things. So, in this article, we will be focusing on the difference between a software engineer and software developer.

Difference between software engineer and software developer

Are the two titles different? Of course, they are. There truly is a fundamental difference in between the roles of a developer and an engineer. The difference between these two titles mainly depends on their roles and tasks. However, as most of their tasks are connected to the same field, the difference is very hard to distinguish. Now let’s see what this so-called difference is.

The Software engineer

An engineer is a one, who is applying the scientific methods he learned in order to solve the engineering problems of the real world. He has a fundamental grounding through his engineering education. Using this knowledge, he creates solutions.
When it comes to a software engineer, he uses his knowledge to overcome the problems in the software. The term software engineering describes the application of basic engineering principles in order to create software. A software engineer looks after for the needs of the client and comes out with applicable solutions for the client’s problems. So, in simple terms, a software engineer uses engineering principles to develop software.
To clearly understand the difference between a software engineer and software developer, you should know about the role of a software developer too. So, let’s move into that section.

The software developer

A developer is someone more creative and someone who discovers new things with regards to his field. Unlike an engineer, he does not rely only on scientific methods and engineering principles. A developer gains knowledge by reading, through self-discovery as well as my experience.

A software developer is the driving creative force behind every program. They are responsible for the whole development process. A software developer collaborates with his client and creates a theoretical design based on the requirements of the client. Then they create codes to run the software. A software developer is the one who provides leadership and technical guidance throughout each and every stage of software developing.
Now you have a clear idea about the difference between a software engineer and software developer. So, do not mix up these two terms in the future.

Bottom line

Most of us mix up the terms “software engineer” and “software developer” as same. But, do they have the same meaning? These two are two different titles. The difference between a software engineer and software developer is mainly based on their roles in the cycle of software developing. A software engineer uses basic engineering principles to solve the problems that come when developing the software. A software developer is the driving creative force and creates the design.