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Breaking IT Down: What Is Kubernetes?

Employers are hot on the trail of skilled tech professionals who can work with Kubernetes. Unless you've been heavily involved in working with containers, however, that may not mean very much to you.

Google IT Support Certification Program Off and Rolling

Google launched a low-cost certificate program to train IT support professionals in August 2018. I’m surprised and pleased to learn that the program is thriving, with more than 8,000 “graduates” after just 9 months.

Six Niche Linux Certifications

Sometimes you have to step off the beaten path to find the right certification. Let's take a look at the world of Linux certifications, and see which certs some people may be overlooking.

Revisiting Microsoft's Role-Based Certifications

It’s been about 9 months since Microsoft announced its new role-based certification credentials, training, and initiatives. A quick visit to the Microsoft Learning site shows that they’re continuing down this path.

(ISC)²'s Security Congress a Smart Career Investment

Cybersecurity professional association (ISC)² will hold its annual Security Congress event in Orlando this year. You don't actually need to get on a plane until October, but now is the time to save on registration.

U.S. Jobs: Slipping Job Growth Likely Caused by Tariffs

The existing trade war with China and the potential new one with Mexico are stoking an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. Business hate fear and uncertainty. Ergo, job growth just went off a cliff.

Six Niche Cloud Computing Certifications

Sometimes you have to step off the beaten path to find the right certification. Let's take a look at the world of cloud computing certifications, and see which certs some people may be overlooking.

U.S. Senator: Certification Benefits Workforce Development

Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) recently appeared at the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Tech Day 2019.” The Senator observed that IT certification should play a bigger role in preparing citizens for employment.

GoCertify Observes Memorial Day (U.S.)

The GoCertify offices are closed today, May 27, in observance of the U.S. holiday Memorial Day. But we didn't just walk away and leave you with nothing until Tuesday.

The Big Cisco Certification Map Shows IT All

Though it’s best viewed (or read, anyway) at max resolution, the thumbnail version of Cisco’s Career Path provides a great overview of the company’s entire (and large) certification portfolio at a glance.

International IT: Six Outliers from the CertMag Salary Survey

IT is a worldwide industry and there are certified professionals in countries around the globe. With more leftover data from the Cerrtification Magazine Salary Survey in hand, let's visit some far shores.

Exploring Fortinet's Network Security Expert (NSE) Certs

A long-time player in network security at the network boundary, Fortinet is making a big push into security across the entire computing spectrum. Part of this initiative is its five-year old Network Security Expert (NSE) program.

Single-Serving Certifications: More One-Off Responses to the CertMag Salary Survey

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey. We pop them in the microwave.

AWS Certification Roadmap: The Value of a Great Infographic

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a good certification infographic should be able to encapsulate a certification program at a glance. Amazon Web Services may have pulled it off.

CompTIA Eyes New Certs: Big Data, Python, 'Expert' Tier

Tech industry association CompTIA is contemplating a major expansion of its popular IT certification program. Among the new credentials under consideration are data science certs and a Python security cert.

U.S. Jobs: Growth = Good, Unemployment = Historic Lows

The employment outlook in the United States is so rosy that even the heebie-jeebie numbers from February aren't causing concern anymore. Unemployment is low, wages are growing (if slowly), and new job creation is strong.