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Single-Serving Certifications: Once More Unto the 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

A Free and Accessible Linux Learning Space

Windows now makes it easy to install and run Linux on your desktop or laptop PC. Ed Tittel opens the door to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and the potential treasures that lie within its reach.

Your Friends at GoCertify With You a Happy Halloween

'Tis the season for spooky stuff! Before heading out to go trick-or-treating or participate in other festive holiday revels, test your historical knowledge of famous (and infamous) hacks and hackers!

Ed to Congress: Please Preserve the Community College 'Entitlement'

Ed Tittel makes an impassioned plea for legislators in Washington, D.C., to save Build Back Better funding for free community college enrollment.

Who Invented the Computer? John G. Kemeny and BASIC

GoCertify illuminates the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: Computer programming for all!

Caveat Emptor When Choosing Sale-Priced Certs and Training

In looking over a set of recommended certs for software developers this morning, I was reminded that chasing deals on IT training and certification requires caution.

Work On Your Wellness: Take a Vacation

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 6 of our multipart series, we focus on hobbies.

U.S. Jobs: Are Two Months of Low Numbers a Trend?

Delta-dampened employment numbers have been below 200,000 for two months in a row now. Is it a trend? Ed Tittel doesn't think so — but it is worrying and it will stretch out an already prolonged economic recovery.

Single-Serving Certifications: Still Still Still Going with Further Morsels of Discrete Data from the CertMag Salary Survey

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey.

Learn Smarter, Not Harder: The Science of Better Self Education

Science has devoted considerable attention to the learning process. And in fact, there's a lot of documentation about how to improve that process.

Single-Serving Certifications: Still Still Going 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.

Robert Half's Take on Valuable IT Certifications

Staffing and employment titan Robert Half breaks out the survey barometer to measure the value of IT certifications. Ed Tittel grazes through the data and provides an executive summary for IT professionals.

Who Invented the Computer? Ivan Sutherland and Sketchpad

GoCertify illuminates the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: The birth of computer graphics.

U.K. Panel Asks: Do We Still Need Certifications?

U.K. publication ITPro convenes a monthly panel of experts to debate various questions related to information technology. At the end of August, they debated this one: Do we still need certifications?

Work On Your Wellness: What's Your Hobby?

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 5 of our multipart series, we focus on hobbies.

My Recent Writing Affirms Cloud Technology Is Where IT Is At

Ed Tittel writes small custom books for Wiley’s For Dummies and ActualTechMedia’s Gorilla Guides. Lately, he's been spending a lot of time with his head in the cloud.