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Microsoft Boosts Its Upskilling Ante with New Intitiative

In June 2020, Microsoft announced free training offerings to help 25 million people improve their technology skills. In July, they reported that the program has helped 30 million people since then.

Single-Serving Certifications: Again with Further Morsels of Discrete Data from the CertMag Salary Survey

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

Sailing a 'Returnship' Back Into Gainful Employment

Did you know that there is a special back-to-work program that aims to help people who have been out of work (or away from work) for a year or longer get back into productive, high-paying jobs?

Who Invented the Computer? Ben Gurley and the PDP-1

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: Ben Gurley and the PDP-1 minicomputer.

Top Certs for Security Workers with U.S. Clearances

A new survey from the specialty website ClearanceJobs.com assesses the certification profiles of more than 45,000 individuals who have active or inactive security clearances from the United States government.

Work On Your Wellness: Eat Right

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 3 of our multipart series, we focus on eating.

Google and Nvidia Partnership Could Lead to Certification

Google Cloud Platform has certs. Chip-maker Nvidia does not. But now that GCP and Nvidia are joining forces to launch an AI innovation lab, Ed Tittel envisions many exciting certification opportunities.

Happy Independence Day (U.S.) from the GoCertify Team

The GoCertify home office is closed in observance of the U.S. holiday Independence Day — also known as the 4th of July or July 4th — but we didn't want to leave you with nothing.

U.S. Jobs: Post-COVID Economic Recovery Is Stabilizing

The June jobs report shows better-than-expected growth, outpacing projections by more than 20 percent. Wages are also increasing, though unemployment rates and counts are not decreasing.

Single-Serving Certifications: Yet Further Morsels of Discrete Data from the CertMag Salary Survey

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

Cloud Architect Certification, Part 2: Vendor-Neutral Certs

For the past 20 years or so, IT certifications at the Architect level have represented a career pinnacle attainment. It should be no surprise that there are plenty of cloud-related certs for IT architects.

Thinking Inside the Box: Black vs. Gray vs. White

Black box, gray box, white box: When we're talking about penetration testing, what's in a box? And how does each type of box factor into the whys and wherefores of penetration testing?

Cloud Architect Certification, Part 1: Vendor-Specific Certs

For the past 20 years or so, IT certifications at the Architect level have represented a career pinnacle attainment. It should be no surprise that there are plenty of cloud-related certs for IT architects.

Who Invented the Computer? Two Smiths, One Susan, and SABRE

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: SABRE.

Get the Right Laptop for IT Certification and Training

IT pros are locked into lifelong learning mode. They should be ready to learn at home, in the office, or on the go — even 5-15 minutes is enough to bite off something useful. A critical tool in the quest? The right laptop.

Work On Your Wellness: Time to Exercise

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 2 of our multipart series, we focus on exercise.