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Prepare for a Job Interview by Researching Potential Employers

Want to get a better outcome from your next IT job interview? Get up to speed about the company where you've applied.

SUNY Delhi Gets Behind a Meaty IT Certification/Certificate Program

This new and substantial IT certification and certificate program includes grants of up to $5,000 to pay for tuition and test fees.

Small Sample Size Certifications: Salary Survey Leftovers, Round 4

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

Coursera Launches Certificate and Career Academy Program

Coursera is ready to teach IT to the masses with its new online Career Academy. All elements are designed to harmonize and to provide meaningful, interesting training entry-level learners and career changers.

Who Invented the Computer? Kubrick, Clarke, and HAL 9000

GoCertify illuminates the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: "This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it."

U.S. Jobs: April Numbers Are Strong, But Slowdown Looms

For U.S. workers, current employment trends are strong and stable — but probably not as strong and stable as they ought to be. Does that mean a falloff is coming as summer sets in?

(ISC)² Security Congress to Convene in City of Lights (Not Paris)

One of the IT industry's leading cybersecurity professional associations has booked a gala destination for its annual conference.

Would Income Limits Help Sell Student Loan Forgiveness?

Leaks from the Biden administration hint that student loan forgiveness will likely depend on means testing. The reported limits are such that all but the wealthiest will benefit.

Small Sample Size Certifications: Salary Survey Leftovers, Round 3

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

Can Entry-Level Certs Help Dislocated Workers?

The State of Iowa recently announced a 12-week program that culminates in earning CompTIA A+ and IT Fundamentals certifications. Can this help “displaced workers” find new jobs, as they seem to assert?

Work on Your Wellness: Social Media

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 9 of our multipart series, we focus on social media.

Saved By Zero: Trust, That Is

Zero may not sound like much, but it turns out to be exactly how much trust systems and services should be willing to extend to users who come requesting data, services, or answers.

Who Invented the Computer? Mouse Men

GoCertify illuminates the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: Are you a man or a ... ?

Revisiting Student Loan Forgiveness

On April 6, President Biden extended the pause on Federal Student Loan repayments from April 30 to Aug. 31. This adds another 4 months to the payment pause that first started in April 2020.

What Do We Mean When We Say: Cybersecurity Mesh

Information technology (IT) evolves and expands quickly enough that it can be hard to keep up with new technology and new terminology. Today we unpack the conversation around "cybersecurity mesh."

U.S. Jobs: March Report Narrows Unemployment Gap

Unemployment is falling. New job creation is steady. The potentially damaging impact of Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine is just about the only cloud looming over the U.S. economy.