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Six New Cybersecurity Certs that Address Hotly Demanded Skills

The constantly changing cybersecurity landscape requires continual adaptation by certification organizations and IT professionals alike. These six certs are can help you keep pace.

ITCC Advocates for Wider Adoption of Digital Badges

It's clear from observing the many benefits of using digital badges that badging is a vital element of the future of IT certification. Despite clear advantages, however, the pace of badging has been slow.

Assessing the Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report

The Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report has been a regular feature of the IT training and certification landscape for nearly a decade. What is there to learn from the 2016 version?

Floppy Nukes: How the U.S. Government is Failing at IT

A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) of the United States reveals that, far from rocking cutting edge hardware and software, Uncle Sam is decidedly behind the times.

Hello Julia: New Data Science Programming Language Shows Promise Despite Flaws

There are still a few bugs in the system. But the new programming language Julia, primarily used for data science applications, holds great promise.

Pro Tips: Get IT Done from Your Home Office

As somebody who has worked out of a home office since 1994, I have my own thoughts about a CompTIA blogger's recommended best practices for home-based IT professionals, as well as some tips of my own.

Security D-I-Y: Protect Your Organization from E-Mail Spoofing

Even in 2016, businesses and individuals are susceptible to simple e-mail attacks. You can significantly increase your odds of beating back a hack, however, by taking relatively simply measures.

Online Resources Can Help You Get Started in Big Data

Want to know more about Big Data? The internet holds more information than even the most curious mind could handle. Here are some pointers to help you begin your quest.

Out with the Old, In with the New at Microsoft Virtual Academy

MVA is home to hundreds of training videos, many of which cover leading-edge topics and are therefore subject to continual revision. There's a handy mechanism, thankfully, for keeping abreast of changes.

IT Could Happen to You: Security Breach Bites NBA Team

There are no exceptions when it comes to ensuring IT security in the workplace. Hackers can find your data in ways both creative and, as the Milwaukee Bucks recently learned, supremely mundane.

Big Data Touches Everything from Distant Planets to Music Royalties

It's been an interesting week in the the Big Data sector of the IT realm, taking in everything from the far reaches of the solar system to terrestrial soil samples.

Stunning May Employment Numbers Point to Instability, Uncertainty

Despite economists’ predictions that May employment numbers would hold the line from April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics posted a decidedly underwhelming number of only 38,000 new jobs added last month.

Warm Wishes from GoCertify on Memorial Day

The GoCertify offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day. For those not familiar with Memorial Day, a national holiday in the United States, we offer a few words about its history and meaning.

More Big Data Certifications to Prime Your Employment Pump

Big Data continues to be a strong source of IT employment opportunity. With the right certification, your Big Data employment profile will stand out from the crowd.

Last Chance to Save: Cost of Microsoft Cert Exams to Rise

If you’ve got a Microsoft cert exam in your future, then you may want to jump on exam voucher and bundle deals right now. That’s because exam prices are about to take a hike. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Risky Business: An Intro to GRC (and GRC Certification) for IT Pros

Identifying and mitigating risk is an important element of business in 2016. And Risk management is as vital to business success in the the IT realm as it is to business success anywhere else.