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Our experts regularly like to share their take on what's new – read more in their blogs.


There's more to Cyber Security than Pen Testing!

QA Cyber Security Technical Consultant, Graeme Batsman, looks at Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Project and Programme Management. Read the full article

Learning at Work Week

Are you future proofing your learning abilities?

To celebrate Learning at Work Week, QA's Jennie Marshall outlines some of the skills and mind-sets to future proof your learning. Read the full article

Learning at Work Week

Five ways technology is preparing us for the future of work

To celebrate Learning at Work Week, QA's Jennie Marshall outlines five ways technology is preparing us for the future of work. Read the full article


Be holiday Cyber-savvy

QA Cyber Training Delivery Manager, Mark Amory, identifies a few things to think about before you head-off for that relaxing break. Read the full article

Skills Hacks

Skills Hacks - an Introduction

QA's Jennie Marshall, Learning Programme Director (Enterprise and Outsource Services), discusses QA's 'Skills Hacks' - short, sharp, interactive interventions that have been developed to help you navigate your way in the workplace of today. Read the full article


Don't overlook physical security!

QA Cyber Security Technical Consultant, Graeme Batsman, explains why poor physical security often leads to easier hostile reconnaissance or social engineering. Read the full article

Deep Impact - Microsoft Azure Impact Academy

Deep Impact - Microsoft Azure Impact Academy

QA’s Head of Cloud Solutions, Mark Crump, introduces the Azure Impact Academy. Read the full article

Building a project management career

Don’t be a 'Silly Billy' with your project management career

Dr Ian Clarkson describes the project management qualifications important for the project professional of the future. Read the full article

AWS Amazon Web Services training from QA

The "new" AWS Certified Developer Associate exam

AWS have added Pearson Vue as a certification provider and to celebrate, our Principal Technologist for AWS, Daniel Ives, decided to finally get around to taking the "new" version of the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam (which was released in June 2018 and became the only bookable version in November). He tells us about the experience in his latest blog. Read the full article

Carruthers and Jackson

Data Driven or Data Enabled?

This is a blog by Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson, re-published with permission especially for QA's customers and for any other organisation seeking revolutionary opportunities from the best use of data. 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 first as a developer and then a trainer on the Microsoft stack. He is an Authorized Amazon Instructor Champion and holds all 11 of the current AWS certifications. As a Principal Technologist, Daniel focuses on creating and delivering courses about cloud services, service-oriented architectures, software development, DevOps and data engineering. Daniel also delivers our Google Cloud Platform courses, and holds 2 GCP certifications (Data Engineering Professional and Architect Professional). Other areas of expertise include; C#, .NET and agile development. His areas of interest include all of the above, plus Microsoft Azure, Python, sailing, skiing and cycling, although not necessarily in that order or at the same time.

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