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U.S. Jobs: Happy Days Are Here Again (Again)

With a refreshing and welcome 224,000 new jobs added in June, U.S. job growth is once again inviting an optimistic outlook. Also of good report, unemployment remains near its recent nadir at 3.7 percent.

Happy 4th of July from the GoCertify Team

The GoCertify home office is closed in observance of the U.S. holiday the 4th of July — also known as Independence Day or July 4th — but we didn't want to leave you with nothing.

ITIL 4 and the Fine Art of Storytelling

ITIL 4 is the newest iteration of ITIL. How does that connect to the age-old human tradition of telling stories around the fire under the light of a full moon? There is a connection ...

Six Niche Networking Certifications

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

Wireshark Certification Hits Fork in the Road

Thanks to a dispute over the use of the name "Wireshark," the group behind the creation and implementation of the Wireshark Certified Network Analyst credential has gone out on its own, under the name "WCNA Certification."

Breaking IT Down: What Is Kubernetes?

Employers are hot on the trail of skilled tech professionals who can work with Kubernetes. Unless you've been heavily involved in working with containers, however, that may not mean very much to you.

Google IT Support Certification Program Off and Rolling

Google launched a low-cost certificate program to train IT support professionals in August 2018. I’m surprised and pleased to learn that the program is thriving, with more than 8,000 “graduates” after just 9 months.

Six Niche Linux Certifications

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

Revisiting Microsoft's Role-Based Certifications

It’s been about 9 months since Microsoft announced its new role-based certification credentials, training, and initiatives. A quick visit to the Microsoft Learning site shows that they’re continuing down this path.

(ISC)²'s Security Congress a Smart Career Investment

Cybersecurity professional association (ISC)² will hold its annual Security Congress event in Orlando this year. You don't actually need to get on a plane until October, but now is the time to save on registration.

U.S. Jobs: Slipping Job Growth Likely Caused by Tariffs

The existing trade war with China and the potential new one with Mexico are stoking an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. Business hate fear and uncertainty. Ergo, job growth just went off a cliff.

Six Niche Cloud Computing Certifications

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

U.S. Senator: Certification Benefits Workforce Development

Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) recently appeared at the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Tech Day 2019.” The Senator observed that IT certification should play a bigger role in preparing citizens for employment.

GoCertify Observes Memorial Day (U.S.)

The GoCertify offices are closed today, May 27, in observance of the U.S. holiday Memorial Day. But we didn't just walk away and leave you with nothing until Tuesday.

The Big Cisco Certification Map Shows IT All

Though it’s best viewed (or read, anyway) at max resolution, the thumbnail version of Cisco’s Career Path provides a great overview of the company’s entire (and large) certification portfolio at a glance.

International IT: Six Outliers from the CertMag Salary Survey

IT is a worldwide industry and there are certified professionals in countries around the globe. With more leftover data from the Cerrtification Magazine Salary Survey in hand, let's visit some far shores.