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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certs on the Way Out

In mid-February, Microsoft announced a pending End-of-Life (EOL) timeline for its entry-level Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) credentials. Candidates for MTA certs can purchase exams until June 30, 2021.

Who Invented the Computer? MIT Lincoln Laboratory and SAGE

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: MIT Lincoln Laboratory and SAGE.

U.S. Jobs: Upward Employment Surge in February

Early estimates from labor economists projected dismal job growth for February. Thankfully, the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals a considerably rosier picture.

Six Hot Microsoft Certifications for 2021

If you have a serious professional interest in Microsoft technologies, then you could make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing on one of these six certifications in 2021.

The Upcoming Role of AI Is Everywhere

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are reshaping the way the world produces, consumes and understands data and related tools and technologies. Now Microsoft is getting in on the action.

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.