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Here's What You Need to Know to Get Your Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Credential

"So people hire you to break into their places to make sure no one can break into their places?" Yes, it's a living. And contrary to what you may have heard 23 years ago, it's actually a rather lucrative line of work.

Earning MTA from MS Gets You MCP Status and Access Privileges

Anyone who earns a Microsoft Technology Associate credential also qualifies for membership in the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) program. And membership, as they say, has its privileges.

Logic Clearly Dictates: Ten Lessons Every IT Pro Can Learn from Mr. Spock

It's been exactly one month since Leonard Nimoy beamed up to the final frontier. What can we learn from reflecting on the (fictional) life and times of the galaxy's foremost Vulcan?

The IT Crowd Seems Destined to Remain a Boy's Club, At Least in the Short Term

Tech companies frequently sound the alarm about existing (and impending) worker shortages. Yet women are still relatively rare in the IT workplace, and the pace of change continues to be slow.

No More Passwords: Windows 10 to Feature Advanced Security Measures

Are we about to move away from the era of choosing a password that contains eight or more characters, including at least one letter, number, uppercase letter and symbol?


What Users Want: Mastering the Secrets of UX Could Be Your Ticket to an Exciting IT Career

Entire tech enterprises have succeeded — and failed — based on how successfully a product satisifies users' demands. Do you have what it takes to conquer a unique IT challenge?

Turning Numbers Into Pictures: The Science (and Certification) of Data Visualization

Data visualization is an increasingly sought-after subset of IT's booming Big Data realm. If you have a head for number, but there's also art in your soul, then you could thrive there.

Microsoft Virtual Academy Offers Worthy Stockpile of Free Training Resources

Microsoft Virtual Academy offers dozens and dozens of free online video-based training courses. If you’re chasing a Microsoft certification, you’ll want to check for related offerings.

CompTIA's CTT+, Microsoft's MCT and the Wonderful World of IT Training Credentials

Certified IT trainers and instructors can get a healthy IT salary without working directly in the IT trenches. Do you have what it takes to fill this important role?

Inside the Microsoft MCSA Certification: 2015 Edition

What's happening with the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate lineup of credentials in 2015? Bonus: Visual proof that the MCSA certification program began in 2002.