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Linux Essentials: What is this new credential?

Lusting after a Linux certification but a little (or a lot) intimidated by the level of fluency in obscure command-line options required by Linux+ and LPIC-1? Linux Essentials may be right up your alley.

Goodbye CCIE Voice, Hello CCIE Collaboration

Ten years after CCIE Voice was launched, CCIE Collaboration is poised to take its place as Cisco's premiere unified communications certification.

Java Certifications: What's Happening Now?

Remember when the Sun Certified Java Programer (SCJP) credential was hot...hot...HOT? Where did it go? Right on over to Oracle. See what's currently on offer in this Java certification round-up.

CompTIA CASP, an Alternative to CISSP Certification

Choosing CASP over CISSP can save you some green when working for the Red, shop White & Blue

Oracle Certification: 10 Tips for any Exam

A veteran of many Oracle certification exams offers his top ten tips to help you prepare to pass any of them.

Cisco CCNA Certification: Redesigned

Cisco's recent changes to its CCNA certification stop short of a complete overhaul, just barely.

Ten Years of Preventing and Detecting Cheating

As Caveon celebrates its 10th anniversary, anabolics Caveon president John Fremer shares and inside look at how the process of catching cheaters has evolved from art to science over the past 10 years.

Prometric to Introduce “More Affordable” IT Certification to Market

Prometric is venturing into new territory with the launch of its own certification: Cyber Security Essentials. The company that has long been known for delivering IT certification exams is now creating them.

Oracle 1Z0-053: Top Ten Exam Study Tips

Matthew Morris offers suggestions for maximizing your return when studying for Oracle’s 11G Administration II OCP exam.

Why Certify IT Certifications?

An increasing number of IT certification programs are seeking the same thing IT pros are - endorsement by a respected organization. Here's one of the major reasons why.

Wanted: More Feedback on Certification Exam Results!

Certification programs that provide feedback beyond pass/fail results are greatly appreciated. Ed Tittel, who's taken many a certification exam, should know; like many of us, he doesn't always pass the first time.

How to Become a Cisco Instructor

Want to know what it takes to put yourself on the Cisco certification trainer map? We investigated and are willing to tell all (well, cough all we know or could dig up, anyway) -  Hint: Getting CCSI certified isn’t the only option

Putting Your Certs to Work on the Job Hunt

IT recruiters don't automatically know what your IT certification signifies - It's up to you to tell them! How can you do it?

Healthcare IT Pro - the Stimulus Certifications

It's estimated that more than 50,000 people will be needed over the next five years to support the move to electronic health records. About 80 community colleges are currently involved in the effort to train and certify them.

Oracle Certification Study Materials Just Got Easier to Find

If you're looking for concise Oracle exam prep infomation in a condensed format, look at this new series self-published by Oracle Expert Matthew Morris.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP5) Certification Study Tips & Advice

VCP certification is the entry-point into VMware's fast-growing cloud and virtualization certification program. Find out what it's about and how to earn it - from an instructor who's taught over 100 VMware classes.