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Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Logic Clearly Dictates: Ten Lessons Every IT Pro Can Learn from Mr. Spock

March 27, 2015

It's been exactly one month since Leonard Nimoy beamed up to the final frontier. What can we learn from reflecting on the (fictional) life and times of the galaxy's foremost Vulcan?


Certification Watch (Vol. 18, No. 12)

March 26, 2015

In this week's roundup of the latest IT certification news, Red Hat explains the perils of wearing too many hats, Microsoft offers a free e-book to successful cert exam takers, and more.


The IT Crowd Seems Destined to Remain a Boy's Club, At Least in the Short Term

March 25, 2015

Tech companies frequently sound the alarm about existing (and impending) worker shortages. Yet women are still relatively rare in the IT workplace, and the pace of change continues to be slow.


No More Passwords: Windows 10 to Feature Advanced Security Measures

March 24, 2015

Are we about to move away from the era of choosing a password that contains eight or more characters, including at least one letter, number, uppercase letter and symbol?


What Users Want: Mastering the Secrets of UX Could Be Your Ticket to an Exciting IT Career

March 23, 2015

Entire tech enterprises have succeeded — and failed — based on how successfully a product satisifies users' demands. Do you have what it takes to conquer a unique IT challenge?


Turning Numbers Into Pictures: The Science (and Certification) of Data Visualization

March 21, 2015

Data visualization is an increasingly sought-after subset of IT's booming Big Data realm. If you have a head for number, but there's also art in your soul, then you could thrive there.


Microsoft Virtual Academy Offers Worthy Stockpile of Free Training Resources

March 20, 2015

Microsoft Virtual Academy offers dozens and dozens of free online video-based training courses. If you’re chasing a Microsoft certification, you’ll want to check for related offerings.


CompTIA's CTT+, Microsoft's MCT and the Wonderful World of IT Training Credentials

March 19, 2015

Certified IT trainers and instructors can get a healthy IT salary without working directly in the IT trenches. Do you have what it takes to fill this important role?


Certification Watch (Vol. 18, No. 11)

March 18, 2015

In this week's roundup of the latest IT certification news, CompTIA reports that employers love certification, Cisco encourages you to snitch on cert exam cheaters, and more.


Inside the Microsoft MCSA Certification: 2015 Edition

March 17, 2015

What's happening with the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate lineup of credentials in 2015? Bonus: Visual proof that the MCSA certification program began in 2002.


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