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Leading Digital Transformations

Which road to take? Depends on where you want to go!

QA's Head of Organisational Consultancy, Dr Ian Clarkson, discusses the paralysis of indecision when it comes to organisational change, and why the Service-Profit Chain offers a path to the ultimate ROI. Read the full article

Habits you swear by…and why they're actually doing you more harm than good

Habits you swear by…and why they're actually doing you more harm than good

QA's Learning Programme Director, Jennie Marshall, looks at how to stop bad working habits. Read the full article


How should employees address application layer attacks?

QA Cyber Security Trainer, James Aguilan, emphasises that understanding the risk to information assets is imperative. Read the full article


Top Malware as of 2018 and Top Tips for Cyber Security

QA Cyber Security Trainer, James Aguilan, gives some top tips to prevent the latest malware from causing havoc. Read the full article

AWS Amazon Web Services training from QA

AWS re:Invent 2018 - What happened in Vegas this time?!

QA's AWS Principal Technologist, Daniel Ives, summarises his experiences at AWS re:Invent 2018 in Las Vegas. Read the full article

AWS Amazon Web Services training from QA

AWS re:Invent 2018 - Machine Learning Specialty

QA's AWS Principal Technologist, Dan Ives, is at AWS re:Invent 2018, the biggest AWS conference of the calendar year. As someone who holds all nine current AWS certifications, Dan had high hopes for the release of a new exam at this year's event and was not disappointed. In this blog Dan discusses AWS's latest release – Machine Learning Specialty Beta. Read the full article


Denial of Service attack for iOS devices

QA Cyber Training Delivery Manager, Mark Amory, looks at a new raft of Denial of Service attacks that use little more than a child's balloon! Read the full article


Black Friday Phishing Warning

In this blog QA's Director of Cyber Security, Richard Beck, looks at the dangers of succumbing to phishing attacks during the Black Friday weekend. Read the full article


Who you gonna call?

QA Cyber Training Delivery Manager, Mark Amory, looks at the behind-the-scenes organisations working tirelessly to help stop cyber attacks. Read the full article

Leading QA Bloggers

Find out more about some of our leading bloggers in the profiles below

QA Training | Ian Clarkson

Ian Clarkson

Head of Organisational Consultancy

Ian is an experienced consultant, columnist, trainer and speaker, making him highly respected in his field. Previously head of QA’s project management practice, Ian’s new team partners with organisations to build sustainable individual and organisation-wide capability and capacity to meet current and future business needs.

QA Training | Jennie-marshal

Jennie Marshall

Learning Programme Director (Enterprise and Outsource Services)

Jennie Marshall is an award winning learning professional (Winner of the 2016 Learning Performance Institute, Learning Professional of the Year Bronze Award), who joined QA in 2010 as a Learning Consultant in the Leadership, Management and Business Skills team. She has gone on to progress through various positions to her current role of Learning Programme Director where she now designs, develops and manages the delivery of end to end learning programmes. She is an experienced and dedicated learning professional, with expertise including management, leadership and talent, and training and facilitation developed within a variety of environments. Jennie has a proven track record of delivering blended, multi modal learning programmes using Learning Management System platforms and in a more traditional face to face setting, is at home with small and large audiences. She is a proven developer of people and is accredited in the use of a variety of tools including Strength Deployment Inventory®, Emergenetics®, Hogan®, Prism® and Worldsview™ as well as being an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner and Kirkpatrick Certified Professional (Bronze).

James Aguilan

James Aguilan

Cyber Security Specialist

James Aguilan currently works as a Cybersecurity Researcher. He has provided upskilling and development to Government Agencies, National Critical Infrastructures and Large Corporations through the simulation of cyber-attacks and forensic investigations workshops. In the past, James worked as a Data Consultant where he advised high profiling clients on how to handle their data in a Civil Litigation or Criminal Investigation. Notably, this includes the largest Merger between two US Powerhouse Conglomerate, a deal worth $87 billion. Additionally, he has also served as a Cybersecurity Consultant where he would Respond to Incidents and Perform Full Forensic Investigations. James holds a first-class honour in Computer Forensics and is actively working towards a Masters in Network Security and Penetration Testing.

Daniel Ives

Daniel Ives

Principal Technologist - AWS

Daniel joined QA in 2006, having previously worked as a developer trainer on the Microsoft stack. He is an Authorized Amazon Instructor and holds all 9 of the current AWS certifications. As a Principal Technologist, Daniel focuses on creating and delivering courses about cloud services, service-oriented architectures, data engineering and enterprise application integration. Areas of expertise: Amazon Web Services, C#, .NET and agile development. His areas of interest include all of the above, plus Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Python, sailing, skiing and cycling, although not necessarily in that order or at the same time.

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