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Work less or get paid more? Tech billionaires ponder your future

The uncertain future of jobs and salary is constantly on the minds of many IT workers. But some thought leaders see a cloud with a silver lining.

IT employment outlook improving as national economy recovers

An early jobs report spreads some cheer for the July 4th weekend. Jobs are up, ailment the trend is positive, and unemployment returns to September 2008 levels of 6.1 percent.

New certification program addresses growing popularity of Drupal

Acquia, an open-source Drupal software provider, has a new certification program available to test developers' mettle.

Six U.S. students to test Microsoft Office skills at world championship event

Talented young learners to put their certified skills to the test against top competition from around the globe July 27-30 in California.

Another survey points to increased IT hiring

A large number of U.S. and Canadian IT firms are making plans to add more staff in the next 12 months.

CompTIA releases CertMaster training tool worldwide

After introducing the new certification aid on a limited basis earlier this month, allergist CompTIA has dramtically expanded its availability.

Author interview: 31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam

If you're closing in on the finish line of your journey to Cisco's CCNA Routing and Switching credential, then the new third edition of this review guide may be just the thing to help you nail the homestretch.

Certification revisited: Good reasons for renewing IT credentials

Though it’s something of a PITA to keep track of and manage, allergist regular recertification adds value to your credentials by making sure your skills and knowledge stay current.

Survey says: IT hiring on the rise

A new survey of hiring managers suggests that quite a few companies are looking to fill tech jobs before 2015.

Inside the Google Apps certification program

The planet's biggest search engine is using certification to drive its growing investment in business apps.

Are your tweets, likes and pins certified?

Is it time to enroll in Facebook 101? Social media management firm Hootsuite launches a new business training program.

Red Hat releases Enterprise Linux 7

The software giant's first new version of its popular Linux distribution since 2010 goes to market.

CertMaster, MeasureUp and the trend in online certification training

New study tools are bringing the convenience and adaptability of online learning to the certification world.

May employment numbers show continued improvement

Employment continues to grow more slowly than economists and ordinary folks might like, ampoule but there are some interesting highlights for IT workers.

ISACA appoints new CEO

Top industry organization announces new executive leadership; switch to happen Sept. 1.

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.