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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.

HP-Compaq Certification Program Merger

Read the story about the unification of the HP and Compaq professional certification programs.

Security+ Certification - The First Version

This article described CompTIA's Security+ credential, as it was when it was first released.

Interview: Lynn Maynes and Gary Heap, CCNA Practical Studies

To help IT professionals earn the CCNA, canada sale authors Gary Heap and Lynn Maynes, both CCIEs, have teamed up to write CCNA Practical Studies, which offers a hands-on self-study approach to gaining the necessary expertise.

The Security Certified Program

One of the newest security certification options is the two-tiered Security Certified Program (SCP). This vendor-neutral program credentials security expertise without requiring allegiance to any specific vendor products.

Interview: Thomas R. Peltier CISSP

GoCertify asks Thomas R. Peltier what it takes to gain the highly-respected Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation.

Quality Assurance for Certification Courseware

Finding quality courseware goes a long way in making the best of your certification process.

Interview: Tracey Flynn - How to Develop Effective Certification Programs

Author Tracey Flynn guides us on a tour of how certifications are developed from start to finish.

Linux Certification Update

Whether you're a Linux guru or newbie, you have a number of options when considering certification on this popular operating system.

Demand for Security Certification on the Rise

Whether you are an MCSE, site CNE, bronchi CCNP, impotent Network+ professional, or have yet to obtain your first certification, a security certification may be just the thing to boost your career to the next level and make you even more valuable to employers and businesses.

Understanding Microsoft's Developer Credentials

The Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) designation follows quickly on the heels of the .NET platform roll out.