Ashley Barrios - TestsForge Expert Profile

Ashley Barrios is the Vice president of the TestsForge, where she also directs the CompTIA certification exam prep department. Ashley Barrios received a BS (with honor) in Mathematics from St. Louis University in 1998 and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Kansas in 2002. Prior to joining TestsForge, Ms. Barrios worked for CompTIA for 5 years as the Vice director for the certification training. Her recent writings include how to prepare the CompTIA Project+ certification effectively. She currently works on the following certification exam: 6201 Avaya Aura Call Center Elite and Avaya Call Management System Implementation, HP0-Y11 ProCurve Security 7.3, 7303 Avaya CallPilot® Implementation, 642-447 Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1, JN0-303 Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist (JNCIS-M), JN0-120 E-series, Associate (JNCIA-E), HP3-X05 Servicing HP Mini NetBook Products, HP2-N27 Functional Testing/QTP 11 ASE Upgrade, E20-611 CLARiiON Specialist Exam for Platform Engineers, HP0-090 HP-UX Virtual Server Environment, HP0-S27 Implementing HP BladeSystem Solutions, 7003 Avaya Communication Server 1000 for Avaya Aura® Implementation and HP2-N41 Selling HP ArcSight Information Security Solutions. Ashley Barrios creates the website of Aboutastra. The Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America (ASTRA) is made up of a diverse group of individuals and organizations from industrial, professional, and trade associations, along with representatives from universities and research groups. Members of ASTRA join forces to lobby for federal funding to foster growth in Physical and Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. Ashley Barrios has been working with ASTRA to design their website, which purposes to inform and highlight the outstanding achievements that are taking place in the Science and Technology fields. The website explains the overall vision of ASTRA and provides detailed field reports, STEM report cards for each state, and the opportunity to sign up for their newsletter.

1. The state page is where readers can find R&D sheets and a K-12 STEM Ed. report card for each state. Each state is ranked based on a mix of related indices generated by the U.S. Census Bureau and other organizations that monitor educational trends. Ashley Barrios has also included information on how these trends impact the larger economy.


2. ASTRA is a collaborative organization that includes over 130 companies, professional societies, foundations, and academic institutions. As Ashley Barrios explains at the page of about, ASTRA is focused on making sure that there is sufficient, increasing Federal government investment devoted to research in Physical and Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. Visit this page today to learn more details about the vision of ASTRA.


3. ASTRA has developed a variety of informational research products and publications that emphasize the role that government funding plays in fostering growth in our economy, workforce development, and national security. On the toolkit page, Ashley Barrios provides links to ASTRA reports and slide show presentations that highlight the findings of ASTRA’s efforts in gathering important data that explain how science funding benefits the general population.


4. On the ssrn-id1825283.pdf page, Ashley Barrios introduces a high impact research study that reveals the effects that Indian and Chinese immigrant professionals have on their culture upon returning to their native countries. This eye-opening study of entrepreneurship provides a unique perspective on the many variables that influence business decisions.


5. Renee Ellmers, Chairwoman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology, played a key role in reauthorizing the bipartisan “Creating Jobs Through Small Business Innovation Act of 2011.” To help readers understand more about the impact of this bill, Ashley Barrios has developed a fact sheet about this important legislation. Please visit the page of 04-07-2011_sbir_ellmers to see how this bill impact small business.


6. On the 05-16-2011-china-innovation page, Ashley Barrios features a news article that questions the impact of China’s Innovation policies and the relationship they have on the U.S. economy. Log on to discover how U.S. politicians are recognizing the potentially dangerous impact of R&D and technology transfers to China.


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