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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?

Cisco Looks Ahead to the "Programmable Network"

The world of networking is changing from a collection of devices and platforms to a software-based virtual infrastructure. Venerable hardware vendor Cisco is doing its best to adapt and lead.

Five Top Cybersecurity Roles and the Certs to Get You There

Demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals is rapidly escalating. If you can prove you have the right skills, then you can take your pick of top-paying jobs.

Mixed Blessing: Overall Employment Up, Tech Jobs Decline

January’s employment numbers offer some much-needed indicators of big-picture improvement over 2016. On the other hand, IT jobs took a hit in the first month of 2017.

Azure Training and Certification Is Well Within Your Grasp

Microsoft Azure offers an immense amount of capability — enough to seem kind of daunting. Never fear! MS has a killer training, practice, and certification offer to help you find your footing.

Microsoft Wants YOU ... to Start Adopting its New Platforms

Microsoft Learning is preparing to wash its hands of a laundry list of old certification exams. Ed Tittel says there's a clear directive embedded in all of the changes.

GoCertify honors Martin Luther King Jr.

As the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we at GoCertify are taking another holiday detour from our regularly scheduled certification programming.

Final Spurt of Slow Job Growth Closes the Book on 2016

Like the proverbial tortoise, job growth in the United States continued its slow and steady forward progress over the final month of 2016. With the dawn of a new presidential administration shake things up?

Your IT Career Starts Here: Certification, Community Colleges, and More

So you want to work in IT ... but you don't have a four-year college degree. Don't lose hope! Spurred by a visit to CompTIA's website, Ed Tittel investigates alternative career launching pads.

Microsoft Turns Over New Certification Leaf in 2017

What's on the horizon for Microsoft's much-streamlined and reshaped certification regime? Well, it's like Shakespeare once said about a rose by any other name ...

Warmest Holiday Wishes to Our Extended Internet Family

'Tis the season to take a break from the normal activity and action of IT certification. GoCertify thanks each person who visits us regularly for your continued support and attention.

It's Not a Second Shot: Microsoft Learning's New Exam Replay

A free certification exam retake by any other name would still not put a dent in your wallet. The new retake promotion from Microsoft Learning, cure alas, omits the "free" element of the previous program.

The Era of Continuous Learning Is Here

More than ever, bronchi working in IT means being committed to a lifetime of study and learning. There are many ways to stay current, but one of the best may be subscription-based learning services.  

CompTIA and Burning Glass Magnify Cybersec Employment Openings

The hue and cry about the need for trained IT security professionals is not much ado about nothing. Seeing the actual numbers via the new Cyber Seek tool provides some sobering perspective.

U.S. Unemployment Down, Job Growth Unsurprising

Analysts expected an uptick in job growth, cough but the latest official report of U.S. employment statistics hit a flat note. Hiring for seasonal jobs, on the other hand, means fewer people on the sidelines.

Meet Alison and Other Magnificent MOOCs

If you aren't using MOOCs to further your IT learning, then you're missing out on a massive educational resource. It's time for everyone to take advantage of this booming field.