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The 10 Most In-Demand Microsoft Certifications

Microsoft technology reaches into most corners of IT, and Microsoft certification can be a powerful force in your IT career. These are the Microsoft certs employers are clamoring for in 2016.

IT Certification Council Looks Ahead to Brave New World of IT Certification

New technology and shifting business paradigms are already redrawing the previously familiar contours of the IT certification world. A forward-thinking ITCC white paper surveys the emerging landscape.

Microsoft Sets Stage for Windows Server 2016 with New eBook

Windows Server 2016 is knocking on the door of system admins everywhere. In anticipation of the full product release later this year, Microsoft Press is offering an exclusive sneak preview.

A Vital Cert for IT Pros Charged with Securing the Internet of Things

The fast-growing Internet of Things has many security vulnerabilities. Many of the solutions to this problem will sound familiar, but there's a key cert that can help IT pros stay abreast of emerging challenges.

CBT Nuggets Launches New Video Training for A+ (902), CCNA Certs

Certification training provider CBT Nuggets is adding to its training library. New videos address CompTIA's latest A+ overhaul, as well as the Wireless and Collaboration CCNA certs from Cisco.

CompTIA Makes Strong Argument for Soft Skills

Tech pros need to do more than develop and enhance hard technical skills to succeed in the workplace. CompTIA’s new PrepareU initiative aims to teach soft skills related to job search and job acquisition.

Break Into Software Testing with ASTQB (and ISTQB) Certification

If you are detail-oriented, have a logical mind and enjoy solving puzzles, then you just might be ideally suited to a career in software testing. And ASTQB certification is a great way to enter the field.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) a Red Hot IT Niche

Recent market research indicates that ERP is a hot tech skill to have in 2016. But what exactly is Enterprise Resource Planning, and how can it advance your IT career?

Perusing the Dice.com Report of Hot (and Not) Tech Skills for 2016

Tech employment facilitator Dice.com recently reported on the "hottest" tech skills for 2016. Ed Tittel pores over the Dice data and shares his own observations.

'Hack the Pentagon' Highlights Rise in Popularity of Bug Bounty Programs

Next week, the United States Department of Defense is rolling out a red carpet for hackers — so to speak — as Uncle Sam gets in on the increasingly popular bug bounty approach to security research.

Six Big Networking Certifications for 2016

Computer networks are involved in just about every aspect of modern business. Build your networking expertise with the right certification, and employers will come running.

Could Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 Be Your Ticket to the Big TIme?

Microsoft is turning up the hype on its forthcoming SQL Server 2016. The new product will apparently redefine "basic DBMS plaftorm" by including business intelligence and advanced analytics capabilities.

Ransomware Snafu Is More Bad News for EC-Council

Hackers recently bagged and tagged a website operated by one of the premiere providers of security certification. What can we learn about general good-sense cybersecurity from this incident?

Four Top Certifications for Aspiring Cloud Computing Techs

Cloud computing is revolutionizing the way IT works — and changing the IT employment marketplace. Get your head in the Cloud, and get started on a hot career path, with one of these four certifications.

March Employment Numbers Mixed, But More Bad than Good

With 215,000 new jobs created in March, but unemployment edging up from 4.9 to 5 percent, the latest jobs numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics are somewhat back-and-forth.

CCSP Certification a Must for Security Pros Pivoting to the Cloud

Cloud computing is changing the way that corporations and organizations handle IT. Security professionals hoping to add cloud skills and knowledge should consider the CCSP.