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Make Room for Microsoft on the Digital Badges Bandwagon

Digital badges have been slowly gaining traction among major certification vendors, and now Microsoft has joined the parade. Ed Tittel says the decision is a big win for (almost) all concerned.

IT Security Certifications: Which Ones Matter?

Chew on this as your daily digestible for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM): Is the cybersecurity certification you're after one that will truly benefit your career?

U.S. Employment Report Keeps on Keeping On

The U.S. employment picture continues to be a study in patience ... and ennervation. The trend is still one of marginal gains offset by occasional backslides. Hang in there, folks!

The Value of Certification vs. Verification and Reporting

IT staffing facilitator TEKsystems recently surveyed both tech professionals and tech executives and managers about the impact of certifications. Ed Tittel peruses their findings.

Microsoft's Certification Booster Pack Program Set to Expire

Microsoft Learning wants to help you "boost" your certification efforts, but not for much longer. Act now to get five specific advantages before the program expires at the end of September.

Free e-Book Helps You Get to the Meat of Microsoft Azure

Want to get the most out of one of the foremost cloud development and deployment platforms out there? Wrap your head around Azure with the insights in this free e-book.

SQL Server Certs Begin Their Turnover for 2016

With the June 1 arrival of SQL Server 2016, it was only a matter of time before revised SQL Server certification coverage began to appear. Some new exams are already in beta, and others are coming soon.

Happy Labor Day from GoCertify

It's a federal holiday here in the United States and the GoCertify team is enjoying a well-deserved rest from its labors. We'll return to our normal function and behaviors tomorrow.

Holiday Weekend Brings a Sweet Deal on Certification Training

If you're the kind of person who likes to have it all, then there's a great offer on certification training from TestOut Continuing Education. Get everything in the store for one low price!

Slow Growth Returns with August Employment Report

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 151,000 new jobs were created in August. Ed Tittel says that's enough to consider the economy to have resumed its sluggish growth.

An Introduction to OpenStack and OpenStack Certification

OpenStack, a collaborative effort to create an enterprise-level cloud management OS launched by NASA and RackSpace six years ago, is picking up steam in the IT industry. Here's what you need to know.

IT Certification Council Encourages Pushback Against Cheating

When IT certification test takers cheat their way to passing certification exams, everybody suffers. The ITCC is working with member organizations and others to provide better, more secure certification testing.

Microsoft Expands U.S. Military Certification Outreach Program

For the past year Microsoft has offered a pilot program to help transitioning military personnel find full-time civilian employment in IT after they leave the services. Now, the company is stepping up its efforts.

Weighing the Shortcomings of Wearable Tech

Wearable tech is the self-driving car of personal devices. It holds great promise, and most people at least think they'd like to try it out. So why do new devices keep struggling to catch on?

Enter the Brave New World of Virtual Assistants

What is a virtual assistant? And what do they do? What don't they do, really? If you're willing to work from anywhere, for anyone, doing anything at all (that you know how to do), then step up.