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The Same But Different: IT Certifications vs. Certificates

An IT certification typically originates from a sponsoring vendor or professional organization, while an IT certificate usually comes from an academic institution. But they're kind of the same thing ... right?

Small Sample Size Certifications: Salary Survey Leftovers, Round 1

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey. We pop them in the microwave.

College Promise Programs Are a Bright Idea We Should All Support

Promise programs could open the door to higher education (and better paying jobs) for countless individuals. We should all support them.

What Do We Mean When We Say: Data Fabric

Information technology (IT) evolves and expands quickly enough that it can be hard to keep up with new technology and new terminology. Today we unpack the conversation around "data fabric."

U.S. Jobs: Hiring Springs Forward as Omicron Subsides

January’s heady hiring numbers have now been over-topped by February’s — even though the Omicron surge initially threatened to tamp both of them down, down, down. Instead, February shows a gain of 678,000 jobs!

Work on Your Wellness: Therapy and Counseling

It's important for any IT professional to take care of Number One. If you haven't got your health, then everything else in your life tends to suffer. In Part 8 of our multipart series, we focus on therapy and counseling.

CompTIA Teams Up with Women CyberSecurity Society

An acorn can become an oak tree — and a new partnership between tech industry association CompTIA and a small Canadian nonprofit female cybersecurity career support group holds intriguing potential.

Wishing a Pleasant Washington's Birthday Holiday to All

Washington's Birthday = the actual name of the U.S. federal holiday that most people call Presidents Day. Why not take a festive quiz while the GoCertify team enjoys a holiday break?

Online Certification Exams in the Work-from-Home Era

As cybersecurity professional association (ISC)² gradually catches up to the era of online certification exams, Ed Tittel takes stock of what now lies in store for CISSP exam candidates.

Who Invented the Computer? The Rise of ATMs

GoCertify illuminates the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: cash and convenience.

The Emerging Trend Toward Skills-Based Hiring

With an increasing number of IT jobs chasing an ever-smaller number of available candidates, employers are starting to relax degree-based hiring requirements. That strengthens the case for certifications.

Work on Your Wellness: Setting Boundaries

It's important for any IT professional to take care of Number One. If you haven't got your health, then everything else in your life tends to suffer. In Part 7 of our multipart series, we focus on boundaries.

U.S. Jobs: 2022 Begins with a Series of Fortunate Events

It's up, pup, and away for the U.S. economy as 2022 begins with a surprisingly strong January employment report. Not only that, but previous dismal figures from November and December got a fat boost.

Jump Into IT with CompTIA Tech Career Academy

Tech industry association CompTIA has a path to entry into the global IT workforce that's tailor-made for individuals who have no (or low) prior IT experience. And your next opportunity is coiung up soon.

Business Insider Ranks the Top Coursera Certificates

Coursera is a major purveyor of online learning, ranking with the likes of edX, Udemy, and so forth. Ed Tittel scrutinizes the Business Insider list of top Coursera content and sees a lot of IT coverage.

Six Hot Cybersecurity Certifications for 2022

The new year is here! If you have a serious professional interest in cybersecurity, then you could make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing on one of these six certifications in 2022.