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Where have all the IT jobs gone?

Overall U.S. employment numbers are improving, anesthetist but IT hiring appears to be moving in the opposite direction. What gives?

Big headlines herald big changes for CompTIA

The certification industry giant is making waves with a trio of major announcements.

Get a leg up on college studies and IT careers while still in high school

Diligent high school students can get a big jump on their college careers by mixing college courswork — including IT classes and certs — into their junior and senior class studies.

New release of Windows means new MCSA exams

Microsoft keeps pace with the ever-evolving world of Windows by updating its MCSA exams.

U.S. job growth still slow, but IT outlook improving

The U.S. unemployment picture continues to be a mix of positives and negatives, site but there is a ray of IT sunshine.

Do-it-yourself certification practice: Make your own real or virtual lab

Think — and practice — outside the box by creating a home lab to prepare for certification testing.

New Citrix certifications: Present and future

Major changes and restructuring are underway for Citrix Certifications, find which has just recently added a new Mobility track.

Avoiding Shady or Questionable Certifications

With hundreds of certs to choose from, medstore it’s important to separate serious and valuable offerings from questionable ones. Certification guy Ed Tittel explains some telltale signs of a rotten cert.

Certification confusion or: Which cert is right for me?

An old certification pro addresses a common concern of newcomers: Which cert should I choose?

SANS Technology Institute blazes accreditation trail

One of the IT industry's foremost security training bodies takes a big step up the ladder of higher education.

Why certify? Making the most of your 'piece of paper'

Is your certification worth the paper it's printed on? Be sure that you have the skills to back it up.

New healthcare cert addresses security, privacy of medical records

In the United States, order the healthcare industry is in the midst of ongoing upheaval as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act settles in. With greater scrutiny on the industry as a whole, the first major healthcare security and privacy certification is an idea whose time has come.

What it Takes to Earn Solaris 11 Certification

Oracle Solaris 11 is here, and if you want to be one of the first to have an Oracle Solaris 11 Administrator certification on your resume, you'll need to pass exam 1Z0-821. Michael Ernest has written the book on how to do just that, and he's willing to spill key tips & techniques...

VCDX Boot Camp: Preparing to Join the Virtual Elite

New boot-camp-in-a-book explains how to earn the right to add the coveted VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) to your business card; succeed and you’ll gain entry into an inner circle of architects in market-leading virtualization technologies.

Linux Essentials: What is this new credential?

Lusting after a Linux certification but a little (or a lot) intimidated by the level of fluency in obscure command-line options required by Linux+ and LPIC-1? Linux Essentials may be right up your alley.

Goodbye CCIE Voice, Hello CCIE Collaboration

Ten years after CCIE Voice was launched, CCIE Collaboration is poised to take its place as Cisco's premiere unified communications certification.