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Privacy and You: Protecting Your Personal Data

There is a great deal of responsibility being placed on corporations and other entities to protect data that can identify individuals. Whether or not anyone else is obligated to protect your data, however, you should be protecting it too.

Linux Foundation to Debut Entry-Level Cert in November

The Linux Foundation is planning to roll out an entry-level credential. Great news for people interested in data center or cloud computing jobs, where Linux rules. Even on Azure clouds, more servers run Linux than Windows.

Who Invented the Computer? Grandma COBOL

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in the history of humankind. In today's installment: Admiral Grace Brewster Murray Hopper.

At Spiceworld 2020 (Virtual), Pandemic Mindset Looms Large

Had it been held live, this would’ve been my 10th in-person SpiceWorld. But this year, the pandemic changes everything, including both the format and the content. Peter Tsai’s “State of IT” report underscores these changes.

Single-Serving Certifications: Again with More Bites 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.

The Changing Face and Mission of Microsoft Learn

Microsoft has been actively reinventing its IT certification program for the past handful of years. The new Microsoft model emphasizes continuous learning, an important element of any IT career.

The GoCertify Team Wishes You a Happy Labor Day

GoCertify is "closed" for Labor Day, but we didn't want to leave our loyal visitors with nothing to do. As usual, we have a holiday quiz.

U.S. Jobs: Strong Signs, But Still a Long Road to Recovery

Unemployment is down and the U.S. economy added 1.4 million jobs last month. That's all good news, but there's still a lot that has to happen for the economy to make a full recovery.

Certification Can Help You Transition to IT

If you're on the outside of the IT industry looking in, or if you just want a different IT job, then certification can help you make the jump to a new role. The right certification can also help you build a strong career skill set.

The Fate of Colleges and Universities Is Up in the Air as Classroom Walls Evaporate

With most academic institutions facing reduced (or no) in-person attendance, higher education as it existed prior to the pandemic is in for big changes.

Red Hat: Premliminary Exams Helped Open the Door to Remote Certification Testing

Last year Red Hat took an important first step to its recent rollout of remote certification exams.

The Return of the Boot Camp in the Time of Pandemic

The boot camp model of certification training has hung around the IT industry since its heyday in the 1990s. Now an established training provider is teaming up with universities to potentially bring it back to the forefront.

Who Invented the Computer? The Torpedo Data Computer

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in the history of humankind. In today's installment: the U.S. Navy's torpedo data computer.

Even Amidst Pandemic, Security Operations Remains a Realm of Negative Unemployment

How do modern companies attract and keep the cream of the security professional crop in a tight labor market?

Edge computing is forcing change across the IT landscape

In general terms, edge computing is about bringing things closer together. Increased proximity is a silver bullet of computer technology that eliminates problems and unlocks new possibilities.

U.S. Jobs: Pandemic Still Undermining Employment

The COVID-colored employment picture in the United States remains murky, despite a return to work (or first-time employment) for nearly 2 million individuals. Ed Tittel looks inside the numbers.