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How to Decide Whether Certification Is Right For You

Getting a certification may not always be the perfect next step for your IT career. Here are some points to ponder before you invest the time and money required to train and certify.

July Brings More Ho-Hum U.S. Employment Numbers

Despite modestly encouraging upticks in several areas, jobs are not being added to the U.S. economy fast enough to really shake things up. Both the country as a whole, and IT workers in particular, continue to muddle through.

Career Advice: How to Succeed in Project Management

Many IT and IT-fueled business are increasingly project-oriented. A skilled project manager can always find work, but you won't learn everything about successful project management from a certification.

Immigration Reforms Fall Short of High Tech's Needs

Now that the RAISE act aimed at reforming immigration is out in the open, we can take its measure. Alas, most of the Trump White House's ideas are too restrictive and don’t respect the wishes of the free market

Career Advice: Is Big Data the Right Fit for You?

Every day humans are generating and storing massive amounts of information. There are important secrets to be harvested from those ever-growing stockpiles. If you think that sounds exciting, then a career in data science may suit you.

Cisco Brings Virtual Reality to CCIE Certification

Earlier this year at Cisco Live, attendees had a chance to dig into CCIE topics via VR. On July 13, Cisco announced a partnership with “virtual reality agency” VRMADA to create “a pioneering new form of certification.”

Happy (Utah) Pioneer Day from Your Friends at GoCertify

Here we are observing another summer holiday. The GoCertify home office is closed today (Monday, July 24) but we haven't left you with nothing at all to show for our absence.

Checking In with Microsoft Software & Systems Academy

Microsoft Software & Systems Academy is up and running on seven military bases. Hundreds of learners, all veterans or transitioning active duty military personnel, have completed the program — with an 80 percent placement rate in IT jobs.

Your CISSP Certification Blueprint is Ready

Do you have what it takes to sit for and pass the notoriously difficult CISSP exam from (ISC)²? If you aim to tackle the biggest cert on the cybersecurity block, then follow these steps to ensure success.

U.S. Jobs: Slow Growth Overall, IT Employment On the Rise

There are signs of improving IT sector employment from the most recent jobs report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The uptick is modest, but the new norm of slow economic growth is continuing.

Stay Safe from Security Breaches with Common Sense

Another day on the internet, another reason to wonder whether your data is safe. There's no quick fix to the problem of cybersecurity, but we can all take simple steps to protect against persistent threats.

Production Note: Happy World Chocolate Day

We apologize for a small hiccup in our usual production schedule. While normal operations are on hold, please enjoy the global celebration of nature's superfood.

Happy 4th of July from Your Friends at GoCertify

How much do you know about the history of the Declaration of Independence of the United States? Celebrate the U.S. observance of Independence Day with another GoCertify holiday quiz!

A Nuanced Take on IT Apprenticeships

Should IT up-and-comers be acquiring their skills via formal apprenticeships? Ed Tittel assesses an unfolding cybersecurity apprenticeship experiment in California guided by Steve Linthicum.

Find Your Footing in Cloud Security with CCSK

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a partner with (ISC)² on the challenging CCSP credential. CSA's less demanding CCSK certification, however, is a great starting point for tech professionals new to cloud security.

Making the Most of Online Training with MOOCSE

If you aren't already taking advantage of MOOCs to advance your IT education, then you should be. And there's nothing better to maximize your immersion in online learning than MOOCSE.