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GoCertify Looks Back: Our 10 Most Popular Quizzes of 2021

The new year is nearly here. That means it's time to reflect on everything we've accomplished in 2021. First up: our most popular quizzes.

Survey Says: IT Certs Make Employees More Valuable

It’s that time of year again, when the Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report hits the streets. This year’s version dropped on Nov. 11, and draws on responses from more 9,000 IT professionals. Ed Tittel dives in.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Whole GoCertify Team

How much do you know about the American observance of Thanksgiving? GoCertify celebrates the holiday and bids all readers enjoy the weekend with a special quiz.

Checking In on VMware Certs After Dell Spin-Off

On Nov. 1, VMware got spun off from Dell Technologies to become an independent, publicly-owned company. The venerable VMware certification program keeps ticking along, and remains more or less unchanged.

Who Invented the Computer? Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek

GoCertify illuminates the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: "Scotty, beam me up."

Microsoft Wants to Train 250,000 Cybersecurity Workers

The IT industry has a cybersecurity hiring gap. Microsoft Learn has a bold plan to close that gap by teaming up with U.S. community colleges to train a quarter-million cybersecurity workers.

Who Invented the Computer? Joseph Weizenbaum and ELIZA

GoCertify illuminates the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: The computer program that talks back.

U.S. Jobs: Employment Pendulum Swings Positive in October

After the September jobs report, I found myself wondering whether the recovery had come and gone. October’s numbers say otherwise, with robust jobs growth in almost every sector.

Single-Serving Certifications: Once More Unto the Further Morsels of Discrete Data from the CertMag Salary Survey

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

A Free and Accessible Linux Learning Space

Windows now makes it easy to install and run Linux on your desktop or laptop PC. Ed Tittel opens the door to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and the potential treasures that lie within its reach.

Your Friends at GoCertify With You a Happy Halloween

'Tis the season for spooky stuff! Before heading out to go trick-or-treating or participate in other festive holiday revels, test your historical knowledge of famous (and infamous) hacks and hackers!

Ed to Congress: Please Preserve the Community College 'Entitlement'

Ed Tittel makes an impassioned plea for legislators in Washington, D.C., to save Build Back Better funding for free community college enrollment.

Who Invented the Computer? John G. Kemeny and BASIC

GoCertify illuminates the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: Computer programming for all!

Caveat Emptor When Choosing Sale-Priced Certs and Training

In looking over a set of recommended certs for software developers this morning, I was reminded that chasing deals on IT training and certification requires caution.

Work On Your Wellness: Take a Vacation

It's important for any IT professional to take care of Number One. If you haven't got your health, then everything else in your life tends to suffer. In Part 6 of our multipart series, we focus on hobbies.

U.S. Jobs: Are Two Months of Low Numbers a Trend?

Delta-dampened employment numbers have been below 200,000 for two months in a row now. Is it a trend? Ed Tittel doesn't think so — but it is worrying and it will stretch out an already prolonged economic recovery.