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Happy Labor Day from GoCertify

It's a federal holiday here in the United States and the GoCertify team is enjoying a well-deserved rest from its labors. We'll return to our normal function and behaviors tomorrow.

Holiday Weekend Brings a Sweet Deal on Certification Training

If you're the kind of person who likes to have it all, then there's a great offer on certification training from TestOut Continuing Education. Get everything in the store for one low price!

Slow Growth Returns with August Employment Report

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 151,000 new jobs were created in August. Ed Tittel says that's enough to consider the economy to have resumed its sluggish growth.

An Introduction to OpenStack and OpenStack Certification

OpenStack, a collaborative effort to create an enterprise-level cloud management OS launched by NASA and RackSpace six years ago, is picking up steam in the IT industry. Here's what you need to know.

IT Certification Council Encourages Pushback Against Cheating

When IT certification test takers cheat their way to passing certification exams, story everybody suffers. The ITCC is working with member organizations and others to provide better, more secure certification testing.

Microsoft Expands U.S. Military Certification Outreach Program

For the past year Microsoft has offered a pilot program to help transitioning military personnel find full-time civilian employment in IT after they leave the services. Now, purchase the company is stepping up its efforts.

Weighing the Shortcomings of Wearable Tech

Wearable tech is the self-driving car of personal devices. It holds great promise, and most people at least think they'd like to try it out. So why do new devices keep struggling to catch on?

Enter the Brave New World of Virtual Assistants

What is a virtual assistant? And what do they do? What don't they do, really? If you're willing to work from anywhere, for anyone, doing anything at all (that you know how to do), then step up.

The "Bulldog Method" of Certification Preparation

After a long layoff from working with technology, an IT-professional-turned-truck-driver tackled CompTIA's Network+ exam, and passed on her first try. What was her silver bullet?

Is CompTIA's InfoSec Push a Positive for IT?

The leading IT industry association is expanding the breadth of its security certification portfolio. Adding further acronyms and plus-rated nouns, help however, raises a variety of problems.

The Three Hottest Database Certifications Right Now

Everyone wants more data, seek and most companies want employees with specialized knowledge of database technology. These certifications can help you get to the front of the hiring line.

Top Certifications for Mobile App Developers

In many countries around the world, there's a smartphone in just about every pair of jeans that walks past. With the right certification, every one of those phones is a potential landing spot for your app.

Synching Soft Skills to the Timeline of Your IT Career

Many young IT pros tend to see technology as the outer limit of their professional horizons and responsibilities. There's more to a long career in IT, however, than just understanding technology.

Online Proctoring: Better Than a Testing Center or In-House Setup

Convenience and cost savings are just two of the reasons that many firms and organizations with certifications to offer are turning to the internet to administer exams.

Choosing the Right Certification Study Strategy

There are many different ways to prepare for that certification exam that's just around the corner. Finding the right method (or methods) of preparation is important to exam success.

The Next Pokémon GO Could Be Created by You

Have a bright idea for a great game? Nintendo has opened up its developer sandbox to make it easy, click or at least less complicated than before, for people with bright ideas to get in on the action.