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Interview: Certified Professional Chris Bryant, Four Years Later

Don't listen to people who tell you that certifications aren't worth the work, or that demean your current certifications. There will always be people who are threatened by certified professionals. Ignore them. Keep your head down, and keep working.

Hard Work, Self-study Lead to Certification Success

Network engineer Chris Bryant is riding certification toward the top of his profession. Read how he's using these hot credentials to reach new career heights.

The State of Performance Based Testing

An overview of increasingly imporant role performance based testing plays in certification.

Interview: Christopher A. Crayton, Co-Author of The A+ Certification and PC Repair Handbook

Learn what it takes the pass CompTIA's A+ exam, the most popular vendor-neutral certification for entry-level computer technicians.

IT Certification Overview

Despite the widespread popularity of computer certifications, pharm many people still have unanswered questions about choosing, earning, and benefiting from them.

Interview: Susan Hansche, CoAuthor of The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP Exam

Get the inside scoop on what it takes to pass the CISSP exam from a CoAuthor of the official study guide.

The Certified Computer Examiner Certification

Computer forensics experts know how to preserve, ailment identify, recover, and document computer data. Do you have what it takes to become a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)?

Computer Certification: 2003 In Review and a Peek at What Lies Ahead

Overall, mind 2003 was a pretty good year for computer certification. Many positive changes took place.

MCSE/MCSA Certification Paths

There's more than one way to earn the latest Microsoft MCSA/MCSE certifications. Find out which makes the most sense for you.

CEH Certification for Ethical Hackers

What is an ethical hacker and how can you become one?

Interview: Greg Bastien, Author of CCSP Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced Exam Certification Guide

Get the inside scoop on what it takes to pass the CSPFA exam and earn CCSP certification. Sample a free chapter.

Microsoft Security Specializations for MCSA/MCSE Candidates

New specializations from Microsoft allow individuals to demonstrate expertise in securing the Microsoft Windows 2000 platform.

MCSA/MCSE on Windows Server 2003

Learn what it will take to earn MCSA or MCSE certification on Microsoft's Windows Server 2003. Upgrading is easier than ever.

Microsoft adds Soft Skills to its Credentialing Opportunities

MSF Practitioner and MOF Foundation endorsements to identify expertise with product and process management.

CompTIA Suspends Wireless Certification Plans

For the first time ever, ailment CompTIA has cancelled plans to launch a new certification program that was under development

Computer Certification: The Year 2001 In Review

Even as some certification programs grew at an astounding rate, doctor others quietly slipped away. Evidence of the value of certification is strong, and the new watchword for exam cheaters who would dilute that value is beware.