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Single-Serving Certifications: More One-Off Responses to the CertMag Salary Survey

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey. We pop them in the microwave.

AWS Certification Roadmap: The Value of a Great Infographic

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a good certification infographic should be able to encapsulate a certification program at a glance. Amazon Web Services may have pulled it off.

CompTIA Eyes New Certs: Big Data, Python, 'Expert' Tier

Tech industry association CompTIA is contemplating a major expansion of its popular IT certification program. Among the new credentials under consideration are data science certs and a Python security cert.

U.S. Jobs: Growth = Good, Unemployment = Historic Lows

The employment outlook in the United States is so rosy that even the heebie-jeebie numbers from February aren't causing concern anymore. Unemployment is low, wages are growing (if slowly), and new job creation is strong.

(ISC)² Provides Additional Value to Members with Professional Development Institute

Information security professional association (ISC)² has a new way for members (and non-members) to boost their bona fides.

Thoughts on Google Cloud Platform Training and Certification

In the not-too-distant past, Google dramatically pumped up its available Google Cloud certification offerings. Are they getting ready to do it again?

Crack the Code: Getting Started in Computer Programming, Part 1

There's lots of opportunity for skilled computer programmers. Aaron Axline examines what it takes to launch a programming career.

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.