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Online ITIL Academy and the benefits of online learning

How can ITIL help your organisation perform better?

Read our top 10 benefits of ITIL and how it can help your business achieve more. Read the full article

Cyber Security: Top tips for staying safe

NHS Cyber Attack

Listen to Bill Walker, Chief Technical Officer for QA responding to the latest NHS cyber attack. Read the full article

Cyber Security: Top tips for staying safe

10 Practical Cyber Security Tips for Your Business

With the ever-increasing threat of a cyber-attack, there is a growing need for all businesses to be able to detect, deter and defend against them. We give you 10 top tips on how to ensure your business stays cyber-secure Read the full article

Building a project management career

Where to start on your PRINCE2 project management journey

Mike Acaster, PPM Portfolio Manager, AXELOS gives advice on what PRINCE2 means and how to begin your project management journey. Read the full article


PRINCE2® Re-Registration – Which Path to Follow

This blog takes a look at the options available for keeping a learners' PRINCE2® 'Registered Practitioner' status up-to-date. Read the full article

Essential Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

Essential Microsoft Excel Shortcuts

In this article we list some of the top Microsoft Excel shortcuts you should know, helping you navigate Excel more easily. Read the full article

Cyber Security: Are people the main reason why security is compromised?

Are people the main reason why security is compromised?

Stuart Rance, RESILIA Best practice Author and Chief Examiner, has a slightly different view. Find out more. Read the full article

Cyber Security: What is phishing and what do hackers look for when deploying an attack?

To catch a phish...

What is phishing and what do hackers look for when deploying an attack? Jamie MacKay from NCC Group writes how to find out more. Read the full article

Leading QA Bloggers

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

Matt Bishop

Matt Bishop

Head of Cloud Technologies

Matt joined QA in 2005, having previously worked as a developer trainer on the Microsoft .NET stack. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and an authorized Amazon trainer. As a Principal Technologist, Matt focuses on creating and delivering courses about cloud services, service-oriented architectures and enterprise application integration. Areas of expertise: Amazon Web Services, .NET, C#, BizTalk, Microsoft Azure.

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Jennie Marshall

Learning Programme Director (Strategic Accounts)

Jennie Marshall is an award winning learning professional 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 learning professional, with expertise including management, leadership and talent, and training and facilitation developed within a variety of environments. She is a proven developer of people and is accredited in the use of a variety of tools including Strength Deployment Inventory®, Hogan®, Prism and Worldsview as well as being an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner.


David Walker

Head of Emerging Technologies

David is a change driven technologist who continually looks to adapt and expand his knowledge and understanding of his field. Over the least eighteen years David has led technology and training companies through emerging fields and technology trends helping them to understand the future and develop business opportunities. As Head of Emerging Technologies he works closely with customers and industry experts to ensure the opportunities and threats of new technology trends designing custom learning solutions to help small and enterprise organisation adapt and make the most of their people - ensuring QA is ready when our customers need to navigate the minefield of the fast moving digital landscape. His passion is in advanced web engineering principals and vendor neutral thick client design/development technologies reflected in his research, analysis and courseware development experience combined with his training delivery skills. As a technologist he is the lead instructor and syllabus author for web development technologies and specialising in Agile, DevOps, and User Experience driven approaches to developing solutions. He has authored courses such as HTML5, Responsive Web Development, User Experience, NodeJS, Javascript and jQuery.

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Ian Clarkson

Head of Project Management

Dr Ian Clarkson is Head of Project and Programme Management at QA, providing business direction and ownership of QA’s portfolio, programme, project and risk management curriculum. Ian is an experienced lecturer, author, speaker and consultant, having delivered programmes and projects in all industry sectors. This extensive hands-on experience coupled with a background in education has made Ian well-known and highly respected in his field. Ian currently works with a team of highly experienced lecturers and consultants helping organisations excel in all aspects of portfolio, programme, project and risk management.

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