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Interview: CompTIA Cloud Essentials

Cloud computing is a vital part of IT's long-range forecast. For those just pulling out an umbrella, CompTIA's Cloud Essentials cert can help you get your head in the cloud.

Microsoft Training and Certification Guide now available

Microsoft Learning offers an all-in-one overview of its certification program through a handy new app.

Formal ICT apprenticeship programs: Why not in the USA?

Could info tech apprenticeships enhance technology education (and build a better tech workforce) in the United States?

Interview: Martin Duggan, Author of CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Configuration Practice Labs

The guy who wrote the book on how to nail the Cisco CCIE lab exam discusses what it takes to earn the coveted credential.

Getting your foot in the Info Tech door

Patience (and practice) makes perfect. Take these small steps to start your career in networking or programming.

Where have all the IT jobs gone?

Overall U.S. employment numbers are improving, anesthetist but IT hiring appears to be moving in the opposite direction. What gives?

Big headlines herald big changes for CompTIA

The certification industry giant is making waves with a trio of major announcements.

Get a leg up on college studies and IT careers while still in high school

Diligent high school students can get a big jump on their college careers by mixing college courswork — including IT classes and certs — into their junior and senior class studies.

New release of Windows means new MCSA exams

Microsoft keeps pace with the ever-evolving world of Windows by updating its MCSA exams.

U.S. job growth still slow, but IT outlook improving

The U.S. unemployment picture continues to be a mix of positives and negatives, site but there is a ray of IT sunshine.

Do-it-yourself certification practice: Make your own real or virtual lab

Think — and practice — outside the box by creating a home lab to prepare for certification testing.

New Citrix certifications: Present and future

Major changes and restructuring are underway for Citrix Certifications, find which has just recently added a new Mobility track.

Avoiding Shady or Questionable Certifications

With hundreds of certs to choose from, medstore it’s important to separate serious and valuable offerings from questionable ones. Certification guy Ed Tittel explains some telltale signs of a rotten cert.

Certification confusion or: Which cert is right for me?

An old certification pro addresses a common concern of newcomers: Which cert should I choose?

SANS Technology Institute blazes accreditation trail

One of the IT industry's foremost security training bodies takes a big step up the ladder of higher education.

Why certify? Making the most of your 'piece of paper'

Is your certification worth the paper it's printed on? Be sure that you have the skills to back it up.