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Following Up: Certs vs. College Degrees vs. Hands-On Experience

More than IT certifications, more than university or college computer science degrees, what employers really want is ... the Big E.

Historic Hacks of the 2000s, Part 2

Last month, we investigated hack attacks from the infancy of the internet era. Now we're moving forward in time to more sophisticated hacks and more diabolical digital malefactors.

Working In IT with No Computer Science (or Other Technical) College Degree

Do you need to have a college degree (in computer science or otherwise) to succeed in IT? Ed Tittel tackles the perennial question.

Historic Hacks of the 2000s, Part 1

Last month, we investigated hack attacks from the infancy of the internet era. Now we're moving forward in time to more sophisticated hacks and more diabolical digital malefactors.

U.S. Jobs: Bouncing Back in March After a Dismal February

Only 20,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in February, a stunning "bottom drops out" moment. So was it a sign of things to come, or just a hiccup? A solid March suggests it may have been the latter.

Credly Is the New King of Digital Badging

A number of significant movers and shakers in the IT certification realm have turned toward digital badging in recent years. One company is holding the reins of this emerging technology for all of them.

A Cool Twist on Linux Certification from Cumulus Networks

Linux already rules the web server world, cloud computing, and supercomputers. Thus, Linux-focused IT pros have a lot to gain from learning how to virtualize networking under the Linux umbrella.

Historic Hacks of the 1990s, Part 2

We've come a long way since the era of hacks that required the unwitting participation of postal services. GoCertify begins a tour through past cybermalfeasance by hopping back in time to the 1990s.

Microsoft Streamlines Path to Azure Administrator Cert

After less than a year of availability, the pair of exams required for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate credential are slated for retirement on or around May 1.

Historic Hacks of the 1990s, Part 1

We've come a long way since the era of hacks that required the unwitting participation of postal services. GoCertify begins a tour through past cybermalfeasance by hopping back in time to the 1990s.

Ten Interesting Under-the-Radar Certs

Every now and then, it’s time to jump off the beaten track. Ed Tittel scouts out 10 promising and potentially valuable IT certifications that haven’t yet shown up on too many (or perhaps even any) top cert lists.

CompTIA Has Boarded the Digital Badging Bandwagon

Leading tech industry association CompTIA decided, at the end of last year, that it does, in fact, need some badges. Now that CompTIA has hopped aboard the badging bandwagon, what lies ahead?

U.S. Jobs: Possible Pause in Economic Growth Coming

Although the consensus forecast in advance of Friday’s jobs report for February was around 180,000, the actual number from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was a shockingly low 20,000.

CompTIA Teams Up to Offer Penetration Testing Challenge

Tech industry association CompTIA is teaming up with cybersecurity skills development firm Immersive Labs to test the wits and cybersecurity mettle of tech pros from two countries.

Department of Defense Expands List of Approved Baseline Certs

In order to work in IT security for various federal and state government agencies, individuals are required to hold certain certifications.

Six Hot Networking Certifications for 2019

A new year has arrived! If you have a serious professional interest in networking, then you can make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing on one of these six certifications in 2019.