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GoCertify Observes the Memorial Day (U.S.) Holiday

The GoCertify offices are closed today, May 25, in observance of the U.S. holiday Memorial Day. But we didn't just walk away and leave you with nothing until Tuesday.

Reflections on Training vs. Technology Skills Development

After listening to a fascinating webinar at Pluralsight, Ed Tittel ponders the importance of investing oneself in personal and professional growth as the real foundation for useful, career-enhancing learning.

Who Invented the Computer? Tommy Flowers

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in the history of humankind. In today's installment: Tommy Flowers.

Retraining Could Open Up Your Path Back to Employment

In the United States, state unemployment services can help laid-off workers get back on their feet. For many, a key step to reentering the workforce could be participation in state-sponsored retraining programs.

Single-Serving Certifications: Even More Bites of Discrete Data from the CertMag Salary Survey

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey. We pop them in the microwave.

U.S. Jobs: April's Staggering Unemployment Numbers

Even after weeks of bracing for an apocalyptic unemployment report, the numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning are stunning. Close to 30 million American workers are now unemployed.

Still Going: 60 Years Young and COBOL Is Still With Us

One of the first programming languages ever developed is still deeply embedded in the digital infrastructure of the United States and the world at large. How (and why) is COBOL still hanging around?

CIPP Certification from IAPP is Ahead of the Privacy Curve

Privacy protection has become a major concern for individuals and organizations alike. The CIPP cert offers a great foundation for IT professionals who want to work in this growing tech industry sector.

Choosing the Right Certification

Getting a new certification requires time, money, and effort. There are many factors to consider when deciding which certification, of the literally hundreds that are out there, you should choose to pursue.

Massive Unemployment and Its Implications for IT Workers

More than 25 million Americans are suddenly out of work. That erases all job gains of the past 12 years. What does this employment catastrophe mean for IT pros? That depends on where you work.

Six Hot IBM Certifications for 2020

The new year is flying past! If you have a serious professional interest in IBM technology, then you could make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing in on one of these six certifications in 2020.

Gaps in Data Are Crippling Efforts to Confront COVID-19

As the popular ad for Farmers Insurance Group puts it, "What you don't know can hurt you." Unfortunately, when it comes to COVID-19, there is quite a lot that we simply don't know.

Who Invented the Computer? Alan Turing

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in the history of humankind. In today's installment: Alan Turing.

Build Yourself a Successful Work-From-Home Routine

Switching from an office routine to a work-from-home routine can be challenging. Success is all about building yourself a repeatable and workable routine. Here are some tips to get you there.

Network and Systems Administrators Need Certifications

Job postings for network administrators and systems administrators often demand certifications. What about these jobs makes certification more important than it is in other IT employment scenarios?

The Shift to Certification Preparation (and Other Learning) in Isolation

Under the new regime of social distancing, learning is leaving the physical classroom behind. Certification training, for some time to come, will be self-guided.