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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.

Ethical Hacking: Should You Certify, or Learn By Doing?

Cybersecurity skills are in high demand, and ethical hacking skills are some of the most sought-after cybersecurity skills. So what's the best way to become a skilled and successful ethical hacker?

IAPP Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) Revamp Coming in 2020

The current version of the CIPT exam goes out of circulation on Dec. 31. A new exam is coming, but won't be ready until spring of next year.

Six Tips to Help You Pass Your Next Certification Exam

You should never just walk into a testing center and take a certification exam. Take time to prepare beforehand and you'll be far more likely to successfully pass the exam.

U.S. Jobs: August Numbers = Grey Clouds with No Silver Lining

The total number of jobs added for August is low, and July and June number both got knocked down to boot. Is there a storm on the horizon?

Happy Labor Day from the GoCertify Team

GoCertify is "closed" for Labor Day, but we didn't want to leave our loyal visitors with nothing to do. As usual, we have a holiday quiz.

Rebuilding Modern Organizations for Security's Sake

A new survey of CISOs suggests that there's no simple solution to the problems posed for businesses and other groups by ever-escalating cybersecurity risks.

Crack the Code: Getting Started in Computer Programming, Part 2

There's lots of opportunity for skilled computer programmers. Aaron Axline examines what it takes to launch a programming career.

Ruminating on CompTIA's Security+ Milestone: 500,000 Certs Served

More than 500,000 individuals have now earned CompTIA's Security+ certification. So what does that tell us about the state of cybersecurity and the IT industry?

Single-Serving Certifications: Even 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.

Cisco's New DevNet Cert Track Set for February Debut

Along with its planned CCNA overhaul, the Cisco certification program is preparing to release three levels of "DevNet" certifications to address software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization.

TestOut Launches New Ethical Hacker Pro Course, Credential

There's a new pathway to enter the realm of white hat hacking. Training and certification provider TestOut recently completed development of a new courseware-and-certification combo that rolls out this week.

U.S. Jobs: July Employment Recap Good, Not Great

There were enough new jobs created in July to account for new workplace entrants. Breaking even is better than breaking bad, of course, and low-and-slow growth is better than low-to-no growth.

Six Niche Big Data Certifications

Sometimes you have to step off the beaten path to find the right certification. Let's take a look at the world of Big Data certifications, and see which certs some people may be overlooking.

Parsing the Global Knowledge 2019 Skills and Salary Report

IT training provider Global Knowledge has released its annual IT Skills and Salary Report. Ed Tittel digs through the details to get a sense of what's happening in realm of IT certs and salary.

Historic Hacks of the 2010s, Part 2

Earlier this year, we revisited hack attacks from the infancy of the internet era, and then from the 2000s. Now we're moving forward in time to the immediate past and the present, where no hack is too big to conceive of.