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U.S. Unemployment Down, Job Growth Unsurprising

Analysts expected an uptick in job growth, but the latest official report of U.S. employment statistics hit a flat note. Hiring for seasonal jobs, on the other hand, means fewer people on the sidelines.

Meet Alison and Other Magnificent MOOCs

If you aren't using MOOCs to further your IT learning, then you're missing out on a massive educational resource. It's time for everyone to take advantage of this booming field.

GoCertify Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving

How much do you know about the American observance of Thanksgiving? GoCertify celebrates the holiday and bids all readers enjoy the weekend with a special quiz.

Book Review and Giveaway: 'How to Become an IT Architect'

What is the role of an IT architect? What skills do IT architects need, and what steps must an individual take to pursue this unique and increasingly important career path? A new book has the answers.

CompTIA's IT Employment Tracker a Useful and Timely Tool

If you don't already use the Employment Tracker created and maintained by IT industry association CompTIA, then you're missing out on an excellent source of IT employment information.

U.S. Employment Outlook: Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before

Modest to middling job growth continued in October. If there’s a silver lining here, it’s that recent numbers remain in line with 2016 numbers for the first 10 months of the year.

Happy Last Day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

'Tis the season for spooky stuff! Before heading out to go trick-or-treating or participate in other festive holiday revels, test your historical knowledge of malware, viruses and famous hacks!

Microsoft Learning Offers Another Nifty Exam Retake Promotion

Just weeks after pulling the plug on its long-running Booster Pack promotion that packaged retakes with certification exams, Microsoft Learning is at it again. Because if at first you don't succeed ...

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.