Morris Lewis


Morris Lewis is the database administrator for Digichart, an application service provider for the healthcare industry. He is the author of SQL Server Security Distilled (2nd ed., Apress).

Looking Forward - 27 Sep 2002
Morris Lewis reflects on his tenure as a contributor to UPDATE and reviews many of the lessons of the past 2 years.
How to Build a Snort Server 2
IDSs are an important part of any network. One free, open-source tool for implementing an IDS is Snort.
MCSD.NET--Worth the Trouble? 2
Morris Lewis wonders whether the new MCSD.NET certification is worth pursuing.
Trying Something New
Morris Lewis offers his suggestions for getting the most out of Web-based seminar training and describes what kinds of training are best suited for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.
Adapting from C-Learning to E-Learning
Morris Lewis explains that to evaluate e-training options, you should first consider the basic facts of adult learning.
Morris Lewis describes how the training and certification business has changed over the past 2 years.
How Many Certifications Are Enough?
Apparently, Microsoft's success with its certification program has spawned a new industry--certification.
The Cost of Ignorance
Morris Lewis describes potential costs that companies might incur when they slash their training budgets too far.
Is Quality Job One? 2
Morris Lewis discusses ways to evaluate quality when considering different training options.
Sharing Your Expertise 2
Morris Lewis encourages readers to take a survey and help shape a new certification.
A Buyers' Market
Morris Lewis offers suggestions for getting the most for your training dollars in today's market.
Keeping Up with the Black Hats - 13 Mar 2002
You need to stay on top of new technology to do your job well. Morris Lewis, Guest Editor, shares his view about the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) security certification and how it can help you keep a step ahead of the Black Hats.
Keeping Up with the Black Hats - 08 Mar 2002 2

Most certifications demonstrate only that you knew a product or an OS when you passed the exams. However, as new technology emerges and software vendors release updates and new versions, exams can become outdated quickly. My MCSE certification will be 8 years old in June. I had to renew the certification in 1996 and 1997 after Microsoft released Windows NT 4.0, but I didn't start the Windows 2000 renewal process until 2000. I still have one exam to go. By the time I'm finished, almost 5 years will have passed since I earned my NT 4.0 certifications.

Adding a Bit of Reality to Certification
Morris Lewis discusses the Global Information Assurance Certification's (GIAC's) Security Engineer certification.
Security Certifications
Morris Lewis discusses security certifications and reviews some Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) offerings.
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