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March U.S. Employment Report: Good News and Bad News

The U.S. employment outlook continues to be a hot topic, including inside the IT realm. Ed Tittel sorts through the latest numbers.

Cloud Foundry Foundation Creates New Cert for Developers

There's about to be a whole new way to get your head in the cloud. Cloud Foundry Foundation is addressing the cloud developer shortage with a new certification.

Exam Retirements Signal Pending Changes for Microsoft Learning

It's Golden Acres time for a host of Microsoft Learning certification exams. The mass departure begins today, and will continue in June and September.

Pay-for-Play: Is Professional Video Gaming a New IT Frontier?

Big money video game tournaments have been around for a while. But a new partnership involving both pro sports and e-sports could move gamers closer to the 9-to-5 realm.

Best Certs: Dueling Lists of Wireless Networking Credentials

What happens when you take two lists of the top wireless networking certs and compare them? The clash of connectivity credentials offers fresh insight into a red-hot IT skills boom.

Why Every Project Manager Should Be PMP-Certified

There are a number of options available to aspiring (or current) project managers who are seeking certification and training. One credential in particular, however, stands out above the rest.

The Surprise Appearance of the IT Skills Gap at SXSW

If it gets on the agenda at a hipster conference on the hipster Third Coast in Austin, it’s got to be real, right? SXSW Interactive tackled the thorny topic of the IT skills gap in a spirited panel discussion on March 11.

Five Hot Cybersecurity Certs for 2017

No matter what your level of IT security experience and proficiency, there's a certification to help move your career forward. Even if you're just getting started. Here's what you should look for.

U.S. Employment Healthier, but IT Jobs Still Scarce

There's more good (but not great) news from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which released employment data for February this morning. The IT employment outlook, however, continues to confound.

Do Data Scientists Really Have the Best Job in America?

Want to enjoy the satisfaction (and other benefits) or working in the best job in America? With the right training and certification, you can reap the rewards of a career in data science.

The Magic of MOOCSE for IT Education

In the age of Google, our internet searching has become a one-size-fits-all affair. Specialized searching still has its place, however, and one tool in particular is filling an important and exciting need.

Don't Fear the Robot: It's Time to Embrace Automation

Machine learning is quickly overtaking workers in a variety of job roles and career disciplines. Even in the complex and highly technical IT realm, there is cause for concern. Or is there?

Valuable Outputs from 'Women in Data Science' Event at Stanford

A follow-up report from a recent IT conference at Stanford University tips off Ed Tittel to a wealth of developments stemming from the blossoming involvement of women in the fast-growing data science field.

Happy Washington's Birthday to All!

Some of you out there, especially in the United States, may be under the impression that today is Presidents Day. Take our festive quiz, and find out why you're wrong!

The Curious Case of MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Life comes at you fast, and so does IT. Sometimes keeping pace with technology, particularly for those called on to provide tutelage for everyone else, can be deeply frustrating.

Is Digital Badging Gaining a Foothold in Certification?

Digital badging has been on the leading edge of IT certification for a couple of years now. Is it finally moving into the mainstream, or are we still in the "working out the kinks" stage?