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Cisco's New DevNet Cert Track Set for February Debut

Along with its planned CCNA overhaul, the Cisco certification program is preparing to release three levels of "DevNet" certifications to address software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization.

TestOut Launches New Ethical Hacker Pro Course, Credential

There's a new pathway to enter the realm of white hat hacking. Training and certification provider TestOut recently completed development of a new courseware-and-certification combo that rolls out this week.

U.S. Jobs: July Employment Recap Good, Not Great

There were enough new jobs created in July to account for new workplace entrants. Breaking even is better than breaking bad, of course, and low-and-slow growth is better than low-to-no growth.

Six Niche Big Data Certifications

Sometimes you have to step off the beaten path to find the right certification. Let's take a look at the world of Big Data certifications, and see which certs some people may be overlooking.

Parsing the Global Knowledge 2019 Skills and Salary Report

IT training provider Global Knowledge has released its annual IT Skills and Salary Report. Ed Tittel digs through the details to get a sense of what's happening in realm of IT certs and salary.

Historic Hacks of the 2010s, Part 2

Earlier this year, we revisited hack attacks from the infancy of the internet era, and then from the 2000s. Now we're moving forward in time to the immediate past and the present, where no hack is too big to conceive of.

Mapping Old Microsoft Exams to New Role-Based Certs

Earlier this month, Microsoft Learning thoughtfully provided a map from its older exams to its newer role-based certifications. The alignment given clearly hints at certification priorities and future emphasis.

Historic Hacks of the 2010s, Part 1

Earlier this year, we revisited hack attacks from the infancy of the internet era, and then from the 2000s. Now we're moving forward in time to the immediate past and the present, where no hack is too big to conceive of.

Wireshark Foundation Responds to 'Fork in the Road' Story

On June 28, I wrote about a developing rift between the Wireshark Foundation and the related-but-independent Wireshark Certified Network Analyst program. Since then, new information has come to light.

Six Niche Security Certifications

Sometimes you have to step off the beaten path to find the right certification. Let's take a look at the world of computer security certifications, and see which certs some people may be overlooking.

Cisco Centralizes CCIE Lab Testing in Texas

A chance conversation at a Dallas hotel revealed something I should have known (and written about) last November: Cisco has closed CCIE lab exam centers in California and North Carolina and consolidated operations by moving everything to Texas.

U.S. Jobs: Happy Days Are Here Again (Again)

With a refreshing and welcome 224,000 new jobs added in June, U.S. job growth is once again inviting an optimistic outlook. Also of good report, unemployment remains near its recent nadir at 3.7 percent.

Happy 4th of July from the GoCertify Team

The GoCertify home office is closed in observance of the U.S. holiday the 4th of July — also known as Independence Day or July 4th — but we didn't want to leave you with nothing.

ITIL 4 and the Fine Art of Storytelling

ITIL 4 is the newest iteration of ITIL. How does that connect to the age-old human tradition of telling stories around the fire under the light of a full moon? There is a connection ...

Six Niche Networking Certifications

Sometimes you have to step off the beaten path to find the right certification. Let's take a look at the world of computer networking certifications, and see which certs some people may be overlooking.

Wireshark Certification Hits Fork in the Road

Thanks to a dispute over the use of the name "Wireshark," the group behind the creation and implementation of the Wireshark Certified Network Analyst credential has gone out on its own, under the name "WCNA Certification."