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U.S. Jobs: Still Growing (Slowly) in October

With unemployment still near record lows at 3.6 percent, 128,000 jobs added in October spells more slow and steady economic growth. Ed Tittel digs into the latest U.S. BLS numbers to find out what else is happening.

Making Sense of the Great Cisco Certification Shakeout, Part 2

Cisco Systems is making sweeping changes to its certification program, whacking a flotilla of credentials and moving to a simpler certification scheme across the board.

OpenStack Foundation Hands COA Cert Off to Mirantis

In a clear sign of growing acceptance, uptake and maturity, the OpenStack Foundation has now delegated responsibility for the Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam to well-known cloud tech company Mirantis.

Happy Final Day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

'Tis the season for spooky stuff! Before you go trick-or-treating or participate in other festive holiday revels, test your knowledge of malware, viruses and famous hacks!

Who Invented the Computer? Charles Babbage

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: Charles Babbage.

Thinking About Database Opportunities? Think MongoDB!

MongoDB is a NoSQL database, which means it’s best used for large amounts of unstructured and possibly text-based data (i.e., it's perfect for Big Data). Today it’s about No. 5 in the overall database market by share, and continues to grow.

Who Invented the Computer? (Coming Soon to GoCertify)

GoCertify is preparing to take you on a voyage through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in the history of humankind.

Professional Social Networking Cuts Both Ways

When you put yourself out there on employment networks such as LinkedIn, Beyond, and so forth, you’re not just establishing a professional profile and presence. You’re also opening yourself up to recruiters.

Your Path to Microsoft Azure Employment

Microsoft is steadily gaining ground in the cloud services market with its Azure cloud platform and related services. The door to a bright and secure IT employment future is open to anyone with sound Azure skills.

U.S. Jobs: September Stats Show Return of Slow Growth Mode

Job growth slowed down in September, but positive adjustments bumped up the new jobs totals recorded for July and August.

Making Sense of the Great Cisco Certification Shakeout, Part 1

Cisco Systems is making sweeping changes to its certification program, whacking a flotilla of credentials and moving to a simpler certification scheme across the board.

Checking In from Spiceworld with the 2020 State of IT Report

The Spiceworks IT industry collective recently gathered in Austin, Texas, for its annual Spiceworld industry convention. Austin's (and GoCertify's) own Ed Tittel weighs in on the proceedings.

Six Tips to Help You Nail Your Next IT Job Interview

You can't become a big success at your next IT job until you actually get that job. Hiring managers are the gatekeepers standing between you and your next big IT thing. Here's how to impress them every time.

Microsoft Learning Offers Many Avenues to IT Education

The team at Microsoft Learning is on a mission to help aspiring IT professionals learn about Microsoft technologies and prepare for certification exams. They have a lot of different tools to accomplish this.

Single-Serving Certifications: Still More One-Off Responses to the CertMag Salary Survey

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

Look Out World! Here Comes Wi-Fi6 (aka 802.11ax)

The latest, fastest, and much-touted version of wireless networking, known as Wi-Fi6 or 802.11ax, reached the product certification stage this past Monday. That means it's now possible to buy tested, certified gear that’s Wi-Fi6 compliant.