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Six Hot Oracle Certifications for 2021

If you have a serious professional interest in Oracle and its assorted technologies, then you could make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing on one of these six certifications in 2021.

Taking Stock of the 2021 Dice Tech Salary Report

The newest IT salary report provides the usual documentation of top-salaried certs, but that's not the most interesting of the insights available. Ed Tittel digs in and discourses about the good stuff.

Red Hat Launches Premium Training Subscription

Red Hat is expanding the reach and power of its Learning Subscription service. If there's a Red Hat certification in your future, then this is an excellent way to train and prepare for your exam.

AI Has the Potential to Reshape IT Training and Certification

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is creeping into many different areas of information technology (IT). It's already helping to improve IT training and certification, and bigger and better changes may be in the works.

Who Invented the Computer? The PDQ Posse and COBOL

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in the history of humankind. In today's installment: need more COBOL.

U.S. Jobs: February Surge Begets March Boom

U.S. employment rose in March by a substantial 916,000 jobs, the biggest gain since last August. Previously disclosed job tallies from January and February were both corrected upward as well. Huzzah?

Secure Long-Term Employability by Becoming a Software Engineer

Computers and other electronic devices run the world, and software runs those devices. Want to stick around in IT? Learn to code.

The Explosive Growth (and Disruptive Potential) of Grow with Google

Can a Google certificate launch your IT career? A new Inc.com article asserts that Google’s Career Certificates could “disrupt” the college degree.

Single-Serving Certifications: 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.

The Overwhelming Importance of Cloud Technology

The cloud is everywhere, touching everything. The question for IT professionals is not, "To cloud or not to cloud?" It’s much more a matter of “Which cloud(s) is for me?” and “What cloud roles would I like to play?”

Everybody Needs (or Wants) More Data: But How Much is Too Much?

Many businesses and organizations are islands in a sea of data. What can — or should — they do to chart a course that leads to profitable desinations?

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certs on the Way Out

In mid-February, Microsoft announced a pending End-of-Life (EOL) timeline for its entry-level Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) credentials. Candidates for MTA certs can purchase exams until June 30, 2021.

Who Invented the Computer? MIT Lincoln Laboratory and SAGE

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in the history of humankind. In today's installment: MIT Lincoln Laboratory and SAGE.

U.S. Jobs: Upward Employment Surge in February

Early estimates from labor economists projected dismal job growth for February. Thankfully, the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals a considerably rosier picture.

Six Hot Microsoft Certifications for 2021

If you have a serious professional interest in Microsoft technologies, then you could make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing on one of these six certifications in 2021.

The Upcoming Role of AI Is Everywhere

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are reshaping the way the world produces, consumes and understands data and related tools and technologies. Now Microsoft is getting in on the action.