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U.S. Jobs: Milestone Low for Unemployment

It's apparently a good time to strike a favorable deal if you're negotiating with a potential employer. For the first time since 2000, unemployment in the United States dipped below 4 percent.

Microsoft Launches Pair of Programming Certifications

Writing computer code is not necessarily glamorous, but it is a highly employable IT skill. Now Microsoft Learning is adding to its array of certifications with two credentials that address popular programming languages.

The Big List of Soft Skills and How to Use It

Soft skills can be hard to acquire. It takes time, patience, and a willingness to engage in honest self-examination. Those who are willing to do the work, however, can reap substantial professional rewards.

ISACA Study Addresses Global Cybersecurity Challenges

Effective cybersecurity is a primary objective for every business and organization in the world. As demonstrated by a new report from ISACA, however, there's more to hitting the target than just knowing what to aim for.

Anaconda Slithers Into the Data Science Certification Space

When you think of Anaconda, do you think of a big snake, or a cheesy Jon Voight creature feature? How about a new association: Now Anacaonda is a data science certification program extraordinaire.

CertBlaster Helps You Tackle Network+ and Security+ Exams

Serious certification exam preparation calls for serious learning and review materials. Get serious about CompTIA certification prep with the new learning and review materials from CertBlaster.

U.S. Jobs: Growth Slows, Unemployment Still Low

Jobs are up! Jobs are down! It's hard to know what to project when looking at the U.S. labor scene. The fact that there will be a lot of yo-yo-like give and take seems to be the only thing we can count on.

The Russians Are Coming?!: Cables and the Internet, Part 3

The worldwide network of undersea internet cables enables massive global transfer of data every day. It is in danger of attack from nations seeking to bring internet activity to a financially devastating standstill?

Digging Into Microsoft's Tech Support Vision via MPP Courseware

Analyzing the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) IT Support Track gives reasons to be amused and amazed, but also teaches (and shows) quite a bit.

CompTIA to Retire Popular A+ Certification

Tech industry association's flagship credential will be taken out of circulation at year's end. To be replaced by B+ and C+ certs for PC technicians deemed "good enough" and "slightly above average."

CompTIA's Cyberstates Reveals Tech's Large Footprint

Annual report from CompTIA explores U.S. employment and economic data as it relates to information technology. Cyberstates is chock-full of interesting information and insights relating to U.S. IT employment.

Pearson VUE Survey Affirms Value of Tech Certifications

Results of a 2017 survey released this week by training and testing company Pearson VUE indicate that individuals who recently took an IT certification exam are seeing tangible career and salary benefits.

The Enduring Value of Diversity in Tech

At this year’s Microsoft MVP Summit, yours truly got a chance to see some serious diversity at work. This gave me an unusual opportunity to see, hear, and appreciate its surprisingly valuable benefits.

The Rise of Flipped Classroom Learning

Flipped classroom learning is catching in at all levels of education, but the model is especially popular in STEM disciplines. What do IT learners need to know about this new development?

CompTIA Courting Entry-Level IT Workers Harder than Ever

With its revamped IT Fundamentals credential, and an all-new Career Assessment tool, tech industry association CompTIA is doubling down on its already impressive recruitment of fresh faces to IT.

Get Certified in Blockchain

As just about everything having to do with commerce and business transactions migrates to the internet, there is an increasing need for skilled IT professionals with a solid working knowledge of Blockchain.