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CompTIA Nears Launch of New Cybersecurity Certification

The portfolio of cybersecurity certifications maintained by tech industry association CompTIA is growing again. A litte more than a year after the debut of CySA+, the next member of the family is all set to arrive.

Microsoft Changes Up Its Azure Certification Offerings

Microsoft Learning is not just in the process of reshaping and shaking up its Azure exams, it’s doing so with a very specific objective in mind: to make the exams more relevant to actual workplace function and Azure usage.

How to Succeed in Business with Social Media: Part 2

So you want to build awareness of your marketing message using social media. It's not as complicated as you might suppose, but you do need to be consistent and creative in your approach.

Expanding Economy Drives Rise in Unemployment — and That's a Good Thing

Although it may seem counterintuitive, a modest increase in unemployment for June is actually good news, both in terms of the overall economy and the IT sector in particular.

CompTIA to Hold Tech Summit in October

Tech industry association CompTIA plans policy event to be held near Washington, D.C., this fall. Anyone with an interest in technology policy may attend.

Windows 7 Certification Exams Head to Retirement

It's the end of an era as Microsoft starts to finally pull the plug on Windows 7. Extended support will continue through 2019, but Windows 7 certification exams will go out of circulation at the end of the month.

Happy Independence Day from Your Friends at GoCertify

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.

How to Succeed in Business with Social Media: Part 1

These days, almost very business has a social media "presence," even if it's nothing more than an static Facebook page or occasionally updated Twitter account. Why is social media so important?

Brocade Certification Program Discontinued

New owner Broadcom has been cutting stuff here and there under the Brocade umbrella. Earlier this week, I learned that the Brocade Certification program has been discontinued, which is a sad development.

Tech Employment: When to Stay Put, When to Move On

Jobs in IT are usually, at least to some degree, a pretty good thing. That doesn't mean, however, that you're obligated, or even expected, to remain in one place for your entire tech career.

Inside CompTIA CEO's Book on Preparing Kids for Tech Careers

Charles Eaton, CEO of CompTIA's Creating IT Futures charitable arm, makes a persuasive pitch to parents whose kids are nervous about tech-centric career paths.

The Three Jobs Every IT Worker Will Be (or Is Already?) Doing

Seven years ago, a writer for Tech Target predicted that, in the future, there would be just three job roles for IT workers. Is the future now?

Get a Second (Free) Retake on Your Next Microsoft Exam

At least once a year, Microsoft Learning runs a promo on its certification exams to offer a free retake bundled with the exam itself. This year, they are offering two free retakes instead of just one.

Open Source Summit North America Fosters Exchange of Ideas

The Linux Foundation wants you to attend the "leading conference for developers, architects, and other technologists" involved in open source computing.

U.S. Jobs: Latest Numbers Show Gradual Growth and Expansion

The economy is growing and employment opportunities are expanding. While it's true that recent advancements have been both moderate and slow, the arrow is still pointing upward.

Should I Earn a Certification?

Certification isn't the only means of pushing yourself to achieve greater things in IT. So how do you know when it getting a cert is the best way forward — and when to consider other options?