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Dream a Little Dream of IT: CompTIA Wants Women to Join Tech Ranks

Women and girls are still, generally speaking, steering clear in droves of IT education and IT employment. CompTIA's Advancing Women in IT initiative wants to change the conversation.

Online Certification Exams: Some Say 'All In,' Others to Wait and See

Microsoft has now made all, or at least nearly all, of its MCP and MTA certification exams available online. Not everyone with certs on offer, however, is ready to join the web-based testing revolution.

Are You Overworked? How to Deal with Work-Related Stress

Most IT jobs involve various types of pressure, experienced at varying levels of intensity. Taking small preventive measures can help you avoid getting worn down from work-related stress.

It's Time for IT Networking Professionals to Join the SDN Revolution

The technology has been gradually emerging for a while, but software-defined networking (SDN) is definitely having a moment in IT. Certification can get you up to speed.

Open Networking Foundation to Launch SDN Certifications

One of tech's long-gestating next big things is software-defined networking. The new technology has been somewhat slow to spread, but two new certifications could speed things up.


Code Portal Predicts Promising Possibilities for Programmers

Programming languages are many and varied, which can make it tough for software developers to know which ones to latch on to. A recent trend analysis by GitHub picked some winners.

Networking (Not the IT Kind) Can Help You Put Your Best Foot Forward

Being able to do a job is not the same thing as being able to get that job. It's important to have marketable skills, but finding the right way to market those skills is the real trick.

The Role of IT Auditor and The Best Certification for The Job

Auditors fill a vital — and complex — role in the IT realm. The job pays well if you have the patience, communcation skills, and thoroughgoing attention to detail required to excel.

Security Matters: Malware Jumps the Air Gap

Is a computer network ever completely protected against attack and intrusion? Air gap protection used to seem like a pretty surefire security bet. Malware, however, gets sneakier all the time.

July Employment Situation Presents ... the "New Normal?"

There have been better months recently. July's employment numbers are so closely aligned with current averages, however, that they could indicate activity through the rest of 2015 ... and beyond.