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The VMware Certification Progam Has a Lot to Offer

There’s a lot to keep up with when it comes to VMware certifications. Ed Tittel gives a bird's-eye view of the whole kit and caboodle, pointing out some of the most useful and interesting sources of information.

Get the Most Out of Your Next IT Conference

Most IT professionals attend an IT conference or other industry gathering during the calendar year. What's the best way to make the most of the time and money invested in going to such events?

U.S. Jobs: July Employment Report Comes Up Roses

After plenty of dismal forecasts surfaced over the past month, July's U.S. employment figures are evidence of a stronger-than-expected (and still ongoing) post-COVID rebound. But is there a cloud looming?

Single-Serving Certifications: Yet Again with Further 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.

Microsoft Boosts Its Upskilling Ante with New Intitiative

In June 2020, Microsoft announced free training offerings to help 25 million people improve their technology skills. In July, they reported that the program has helped 30 million people since then.

Single-Serving Certifications: Again with Further 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.

Sailing a 'Returnship' Back Into Gainful Employment

Did you know that there is a special back-to-work program that aims to help people who have been out of work (or away from work) for a year or longer get back into productive, high-paying jobs?

Who Invented the Computer? Ben Gurley and the PDP-1

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: Ben Gurley and the PDP-1 minicomputer.

Top Certs for Security Workers with U.S. Clearances

A new survey from the specialty website ClearanceJobs.com assesses the certification profiles of more than 45,000 individuals who have active or inactive security clearances from the United States government.

Work On Your Wellness: Eat Right

It's important for any IT professional to take care of Number One. If you haven't got your health, then everything else in your life tends to suffer. In Part 3 of our multipart series, we focus on eating.

Google and Nvidia Partnership Could Lead to Certification

Google Cloud Platform has certs. Chip-maker Nvidia does not. But now that GCP and Nvidia are joining forces to launch an AI innovation lab, Ed Tittel envisions many exciting certification opportunities.

Happy Independence Day (U.S.) from the GoCertify Team

The GoCertify home office is closed in observance of the U.S. holiday Independence Day — also known as the 4th of July or July 4th — but we didn't want to leave you with nothing.

U.S. Jobs: Post-COVID Economic Recovery Is Stabilizing

The June jobs report shows better-than-expected growth, outpacing projections by more than 20 percent. Wages are also increasing, though unemployment rates and counts are not decreasing.

Single-Serving Certifications: Yet Further 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.

Cloud Architect Certification, Part 2: Vendor-Neutral Certs

For the past 20 years or so, IT certifications at the Architect level have represented a career pinnacle attainment. It should be no surprise that there are plenty of cloud-related certs for IT architects.

Thinking Inside the Box: Black vs. Gray vs. White

Black box, gray box, white box: When we're talking about penetration testing, what's in a box? And how does each type of box factor into the whys and wherefores of penetration testing?