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(ISC)² Cybersecurity Certifications Accredited by IAS

The International Accreditation Service (IAS) has given a formal thumbs up to the portfolio of cybersecurity certification offered by (ISC)², underlining the (ISC)² program's industry-leading clout and credibility.

Not All That Glitters: Beware Bad-Faith Book Reviews

It was disturbing, but not surprising, for me to hear from a long-time certification author that some of the book reviews on Amazon are suspect. It seems that some titles attract more negative reviews than others.

Who Invented the Computer? Thomas Watson Jr. and IBM

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 IBM 1401.

U.S. Jobs: April Underwhelms After Not-So-Muscular March

U.S. employment growth in April clocked in at an underwhelming 266,000 new jobs, while March's figure was revised downward by more than 145,000 jobs. Most economists were expecting much better news.

Work On Your Wellness: Get Enough Sleep

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 1 of our multipart series, we focus on sleep.

Tuition-Free Community Colleges in the United States: What It Could Mean

Ed Tittel ponders the potential impact of the far-reaching educational centerpiece of President Biden's American Families Plan.

Single-Serving Certifications: Even 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.

The Perils and Follies of Online Education

In a recent no-holds-barred discussion with my 17-year-old son I got an interesting and arresting take on online education. Let's just say that he’s more than ready to go back to school in the flesh.

Six Hot Oracle Certifications for 2021

If you have a serious professional interest in Oracle and its assorted technologies, then you could make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing on one of these six certifications in 2021.

Taking Stock of the 2021 Dice Tech Salary Report

The newest IT salary report provides the usual documentation of top-salaried certs, but that's not the most interesting of the insights available. Ed Tittel digs in and discourses about the good stuff.

Red Hat Launches Premium Training Subscription

Red Hat is expanding the reach and power of its Learning Subscription service. If there's a Red Hat certification in your future, then this is an excellent way to train and prepare for your exam.

AI Has the Potential to Reshape IT Training and Certification

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is creeping into many different areas of information technology (IT). It's already helping to improve IT training and certification, and bigger and better changes may be in the works.

Who Invented the Computer? The PDQ Posse and 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: need more COBOL.

U.S. Jobs: February Surge Begets March Boom

U.S. employment rose in March by a substantial 916,000 jobs, the biggest gain since last August. Previously disclosed job tallies from January and February were both corrected upward as well. Huzzah?

Secure Long-Term Employability by Becoming a Software Engineer

Computers and other electronic devices run the world, and software runs those devices. Want to stick around in IT? Learn to code.

The Explosive Growth (and Disruptive Potential) of Grow with Google

Can a Google certificate launch your IT career? A new article asserts that Google’s Career Certificates could “disrupt” the college degree.