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Single-Serving Certifications: Morsels 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.

GIAC Launches New Cloud Penetration Tester Certification

Adding to an already excellent security certification portfolio, the SANS Institute has fortified its prestigious GIAC program with the new GIAC Cloud Penetrating Testing (GCPN) credential.

Wishing You a Safe and Pleasant Washington's Birthday

Washington's Birthday = the actual name of the U.S. federal holiday that most people call Presidents Day. Why not take a festive quiz while the GoCertify team enjoys a holiday break?

Acronis Spin-Off Provides Free Training and Certification to U.S. Veterans and Families

A nonprofit organization named Acronis SCSVets is offering a free IT training and certification package for U.S. military veterans. Job placement assistance is also available.

Certification: Should You Do It Fast or Slow?

There's no set timeframe for preparing to take a certification exam (and passing it) that applies in every instance. So how much time should you allot for the next step in your certification journey?

U.S. Jobs: Slight Surge in January, But Long Road to Full Recovery Still Looms

After December’s negative job growth, a miniscule January jump of 49,000 jobs added is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

Who Invented the Computer? John Backus and FORTRAN

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: John Backus and FORTRAN.

Instructor-Led Training Still Worthwhile Even in a Virtual World

It’s no secret that a great instructor can induce life-changing learning and experiences. But I got a wonderful reminder of that from my son this week.

Skillsoft Gobbles Up Global Knowledge — What's Next?

It was an eventful 2020 for training company Skillsoft, which dodged a bankruptcy bullet and came roaring back to add a major competitor to its own portfolio. What lies ahead for the new mega-training tandem?

A 'Definitive' Top 10 List of Security Certs for 2021

What-ho? Is that list of the best cyber certs? Ed Tittel hops across the pond to evaluate a compilation of "top" information security certifications that originated at the website UK Cyber Security News.

GoCertify Honors John Lewis on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we at GoCertify are taking another holiday detour from our regularly scheduled certification programming.

U.S. Jobs: December Report Rings Out 2020 on a Low Note

Here we go again: To close out 2020, the U.S. economy lost more jobs than it gained for the first time in several months. the long-term outlook is mixed at best, and more hard times may be coming.

Six Hot Project Management Certifications for 2021

The new year is here! If you have a serious professional interest in IT project management, then you could make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing on one of these six certifications in 2021.

The Enduring Value of Training for IT Career Development

You don't have to take up all of your free time learning about new IT technologies and gaining new skills. On the other hand, small doses of consistent effort can take you a long way.

Six Hot Data Privacy Certifications for 2021

The new year is here! If you have a serious professional interest in data privacy, then you could make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing on one of these six certifications in 2021.

Microsoft to Offer Free Certification Renewals Starting in February

What is a "renewal assessment" and where can you get one? Microsoft is ready and waiting to answer those questions for you in 2021.