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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Recent & Featured Articles

Certification Watch (Vol. 18, No. 21)

May 27, 2015

In this week's roundup of the latest IT certification news, Microsoft Learning addresses the thorny topic of item challenges, Cisco relays the amazing true story of a CCNA-certified 13-year-old, and more.


Cybersecurity in the Workplace: How You Can Make a Difference

May 26, 2015

Don't be the weakest link. One of the most important ways that any IT organization can protect itself from cybercrime is to have a proactive, security conscious workforce.


Burnish Your Web Development Cred by Becoming an Acquia Grand Master

May 23, 2015

You don't have to know sixteen levels of karate or go on a quest for a lost ring of power to become a grand master. Just grab a fistful of web development certs from Acquia.


The Mission of Community Colleges and the Role of IT Certification

May 22, 2015

When you pause to consider that the chief mandate for most community colleges is to prepare students to enter the workforce with relevant, usable job skills, is it any wonder that so many of their IT offerings involve certification in some form or fashion?


Certification Watch (Vol. 18, No. 20)

May 21, 2015

In this week's roundup of the latest IT certification news, CertMag lists the top project management certs, VMware loads you up with certification and training discounts, and more.


Get with the Program: Why C Should Be Your First (If Not Only) Computer Language

May 19, 2015

In many ways, the C programming language is the granddaddy of them all. And while there are many other languages currently available, it's still worth learning to code in C. (Something that certification can help with!)


What to Expect When You're Expecting CompTIA's New Server+ Exam

May 18, 2015

CompTIA is preparing to launch the newest iteration of its Server+ credential either late this year or in 2016. Aaron Axline has taken the beta version of the new exam and tells readers what to be on the lookout for.


Java Certification Could Boost Your Web Development Career

May 16, 2015

Take your web development career to the next level (and stay ahead of the security curve that afflicts one of the world's most exploitable web tools) with a new Java 8 credential.


Even More Ways to Study Effectively for a Certification Exam

May 15, 2015

There are even more ways to successfully study for a certification exam than those ennumerated earlier this week. Ed Tittel takes the baton from Aaron Axline with further recommendations and a popular (and free) e-book on the subject.


Certification Watch (Vol. 18, No. 19)

May 14, 2015

In this week's roundup of the latest IT certification news, CompTIA forecasts an IT hiring boom, Oracle nestles itself in the warm embrace of cloud computing, and more.


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