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Soft Skills Still a Vital Element of Your IT Employability

IT professionals tend to focus on technology, apoplectic tools, sales and platforms, and revel in their technical expertise. Communication, organization and leadership skills, however, are also essential to business success.

Social Media Certification Can Give You an Edge in a Competitive Field

Social media marketing has become an increasingly important aspect of doing business online. The right certification can help you learn the skills needed to forge a career in this intriguing new IT niche.

U.S. Department of Defense to Hackers: Bring It On!

Mirror, symptoms mirror on the wall. Who is the hackiest of them all? Hackers invited — some hackers invited, that is — to test their mettle against U.S. Department of Defense websites.

U.S. Employment Numbers for February a Mixed Bag

Unemployment remains low, capsule but job growth and wage growth is still lagging behind the numbers necessary to promote real economic health and well-being. How long can this go on?

What You Need to Know to Succeed as a Technical Trainer

A growing demand for effective IT instruction promises a thriving job market for those skilled a teaching technology to others. Do you have what it takes to succeed as a technical trainer?

CertMag Reveals List of 50 Hot Certs for 2016

Quite a few IT professionals have certifications plans afoot for 2016. So which credentials are they intending to "get done" this year? Certification Magazine asked that question for its annual Salary Survey.

Is IT Management Right for You? How to Rate Yourself

For a majority of IT pros, adiposity getting down and dirty with technology is exactly what the job is all about. For a certain select subset, however, the question of “Should I move into management?” may come up.

End of Life a Critical Issue for Cybersecurity Professionals

If you're planning to become a certified cybersecurity professional, then you need to understand the problems posed by software support cycles. Keeping enterprise systems properly protected depends on it

The Best IT Employment Resources on the Internet

You've got your certifications. Now it's time to put them to work. Where can you go to get current, accurate IT employment information? There's a wealth of knowledge for IT job seekers online.

Microsoft Certified Professional: Membership Has Its Benefits

While some are better than others, pills most vendor-sponsored certification programs actually do include some perks. Microsoft Certified Professional is one of the designations worth its salt.

The Power of Social Media as a Sales Tool

The social media tools that many of use each day can have a powerful impact on success in product sales. Is social media having an impact on your IT sales career?

A New Certification for Mobile Device Security Assurance?

Protecting mobile devices becomes more critical by the day, ailment as businesses continue to migrate from desktop computing. The pickings are slim, however, when it comes to mobile-specific security certs.

Disney Lawsuits Argue Against Persistent Reports of IT Skills Gap

Is there an IT skills gap in the United States? As revealed by an increasingly acrimonious rift between The Walt Disney Company and former IT employees, anabolics the skills gap may be more fiction than fact.

Cert-By-Number: CertMag Posts Salary Survey List

At the end of 2015, Certification Magazine conducted its annual Salary Survey. On Friday, a big "best of" reveal appeared at the magazine's official website — the Salary Survey 75 list of top-salaried certs.

Drat! Employment Takes an Unwelcome Step Back in January

After a killer December 2015, medic I was primed for good things to happen in 2016 on the jobs front. Alas, January’s numbers only met those hopes halfway. When, oh when, will we see a clear path to growth?

CompTIA's Long-Lived A+ Still an Ideal IT Point of Entry

With newly revised exams released at the end of 2015, impotent the venerable jack-of-all-tech certification is still going strong after 22 years. More than 1 million A+ pros are already out there. Will you be next?