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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.

Small Sample Size Certifications: Salary Survey Leftovers, Round 2

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

Study Shows Certifications Can Increase Worker Mobility

Workcred, an affiliate of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), released a new study on March 23. It shows while IT certifications have value, they need to map to long-term career success for maximum ROI.

ISACA Research Reveals Tightening Cybersecurity Labor Market

The newly available State of Cybersecurity 2022 report discloses, among other key findings, that good cybersecurity help is hard to find.

The Same But Different: IT Certifications vs. Certificates

An IT certification typically originates from a sponsoring vendor or professional organization, while an IT certificate usually comes from an academic institution. But they're kind of the same thing ... right?

Small Sample Size Certifications: Salary Survey Leftovers, Round 1

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

College Promise Programs Are a Bright Idea We Should All Support

Promise programs could open the door to higher education (and better paying jobs) for countless individuals. We should all support them.

What Do We Mean When We Say: Data Fabric

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 "data fabric."

U.S. Jobs: Hiring Springs Forward as Omicron Subsides

January’s heady hiring numbers have now been over-topped by February’s — even though the Omicron surge initially threatened to tamp both of them down, down, down. Instead, February shows a gain of 678,000 jobs!

Work on Your Wellness: Therapy and Counseling

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 8 of our multipart series, we focus on therapy and counseling.

CompTIA Teams Up with Women CyberSecurity Society

An acorn can become an oak tree — and a new partnership between tech industry association CompTIA and a small Canadian nonprofit female cybersecurity career support group holds intriguing potential.