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GoCertify Looks Back: Our 10 Most Popular Certification Watch Newsletters of 2021

The new year is nearly here! That means it's time to reflect on everything we've accomplished in 2021. Next up: Certification Watch.

Six Hot Big Data Certifications for 2022

A new year approaches! If you have a serious professional interest in Big Data, then you could make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing on one of these six certifications in 2022.

Microsoft Learn Tunes Up Its Certification Search Tool

Slowly but surely, Microsoft has been reshaping and reworking its entire certification and training program. For some insight into what’s up over there, I visited the Microsoft Learn website.

Six Hot Certifications to Improve Your Versatility in 2022

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

U.S. Jobs: Despite Optimism, November Numbers Disappoint

This morning’s report of a mere 210,000 jobs added fell short of sunny forecasts by more than half. The swinging pendulum I’ve seen in recent months now looks more like a see-saw or a yo-yo.

GoCertify Looks Back: Our 10 Most Popular Quizzes of 2021

The new year is nearly here! That means it's time to reflect on everything we've accomplished in 2021. First up: our most popular quizzes.

Survey Says: IT Certs Make Employees More Valuable

It’s that time of year again, when the Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report hits the streets. This year’s version dropped on Nov. 11, and draws on responses from more 9,000 IT professionals. Ed Tittel dives in.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Whole GoCertify Team

How much do you know about the American observance of Thanksgiving? GoCertify celebrates the holiday and bids all readers enjoy the weekend with a special quiz.

Checking In on VMware Certs After Dell Spin-Off

On Nov. 1, VMware got spun off from Dell Technologies to become an independent, publicly-owned company. The venerable VMware certification program keeps ticking along, and remains more or less unchanged.

Who Invented the Computer? Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek

GoCertify illuminates the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: "Scotty, beam me up."

Microsoft Wants to Train 250,000 Cybersecurity Workers

The IT industry has a cybersecurity hiring gap. Microsoft Learn has a bold plan to close that gap by teaming up with U.S. community colleges to train a quarter-million cybersecurity workers.

Who Invented the Computer? Joseph Weizenbaum and ELIZA

GoCertify illuminates the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: The computer program that talks back.

U.S. Jobs: Employment Pendulum Swings Positive in October

After the September jobs report, I found myself wondering whether the recovery had come and gone. October’s numbers say otherwise, with robust jobs growth in almost every sector.

Single-Serving Certifications: Once More Unto the 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

A Free and Accessible Linux Learning Space

Windows now makes it easy to install and run Linux on your desktop or laptop PC. Ed Tittel opens the door to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and the potential treasures that lie within its reach.

Your Friends at GoCertify With You a Happy Halloween

'Tis the season for spooky stuff! Before heading out to go trick-or-treating or participate in other festive holiday revels, test your historical knowledge of famous (and infamous) hacks and hackers!