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Checking In from Spiceworld with the 2020 State of IT Report

The Spiceworks IT industry collective recently gathered in Austin, Texas, for its annual Spiceworld industry convention. Austin's (and GoCertify's) own Ed Tittel weighs in on the proceedings.

Six Tips to Help You Nail Your Next IT Job Interview

You can't become a big success at your next IT job until you actually get that job. Hiring managers are the gatekeepers standing between you and your next big IT thing. Here's how to impress them every time.

Microsoft Learning Offers Many Avenues to IT Education

The team at Microsoft Learning is on a mission to help aspiring IT professionals learn about Microsoft technologies and prepare for certification exams. They have a lot of different tools to accomplish this.

Single-Serving Certifications: Still 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.

Look Out World! Here Comes Wi-Fi6 (aka 802.11ax)

The latest, fastest, and much-touted version of wireless networking, known as Wi-Fi6 or 802.11ax, reached the product certification stage this past Monday. That means it's now possible to buy tested, certified gear that’s Wi-Fi6 compliant.

Ethical Hacking: Should You Certify, or Learn By Doing?

Cybersecurity skills are in high demand, and ethical hacking skills are some of the most sought-after cybersecurity skills. So what's the best way to become a skilled and successful ethical hacker?

IAPP Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) Revamp Coming in 2020

The current version of the CIPT exam goes out of circulation on Dec. 31. A new exam is coming, but won't be ready until spring of next year.

Six Tips to Help You Pass Your Next Certification Exam

You should never just walk into a testing center and take a certification exam. Take time to prepare beforehand and you'll be far more likely to successfully pass the exam.

U.S. Jobs: August Numbers = Grey Clouds with No Silver Lining

The total number of jobs added for August is low, and July and June number both got knocked down to boot. Is there a storm on the horizon?

Happy Labor Day from the GoCertify Team

GoCertify is "closed" for Labor Day, but we didn't want to leave our loyal visitors with nothing to do. As usual, we have a holiday quiz.

Rebuilding Modern Organizations for Security's Sake

A new survey of CISOs suggests that there's no simple solution to the problems posed for businesses and other groups by ever-escalating cybersecurity risks.

Crack the Code: Getting Started in Computer Programming, Part 2

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

Ruminating on CompTIA's Security+ Milestone: 500,000 Certs Served

More than 500,000 individuals have now earned CompTIA's Security+ certification. So what does that tell us about the state of cybersecurity and the IT industry?

Single-Serving Certifications: Even 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.

Cisco's New DevNet Cert Track Set for February Debut

Along with its planned CCNA overhaul, the Cisco certification program is preparing to release three levels of "DevNet" certifications to address software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization.

TestOut Launches New Ethical Hacker Pro Course, Credential

There's a new pathway to enter the realm of white hat hacking. Training and certification provider TestOut recently completed development of a new courseware-and-certification combo that rolls out this week.