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Certification Watch, Vol. 24, Issue 42

In this week's roundup of the latest IT certifications news, IBM has a new home for its professional certification program, the Certification Magazine Salary Survey needs you to participate, and more.

IBM Has New Umbrella for Certification Program


IBM is consolidating it educational efforts.Lots of professional IT certification programs are attached to large, multinational IT corporations that have a number of different departments, divisions, and areas of focus. From time to time, the certification program at such companies will be moved from one umbrella to another, as happened recently at Microsoft, where the long-established certification program was combined with Microsoft's training and education programs to create Microsoft Learn. A similar shift was recently announced at IBM, where the venerable certification program is being folded in with the company's training and education programs under the label IBM Training. The move will simplify the current regime, making it easier for certification candidates to navigate the extensive library of IBM certifications and work with the available training resources.


ISACA Blogger: Get CISA-Certified on Your First Attempt


There are certain niches of the IT industry where one certification is more or less the default setting for evaluating expertise. Such is the case with IT auditing, where you're (essentially) either not certified at all, or you have the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credential from cybersecurity and goverance professional association ISACA. If you're on an IT auditiing career path, but you haven't yet stepped up to the certification plate, then you'll want to spare a moment (and a click) to check out the ISACA Now Blog, where guest blogger Augustus Ndamage offers advice for anyone who wants to prepare for the CISA certification exam and then pass in on their first attempt. In addition to outlining some exam- and training-related particulars, Ndamage notes that having the right attitude can make a big difference: "The most important factor in passing the CISA exam is the motivation behind your pursuit of this certification. Why do you want the certification and how passionate are you about passing the exam?"


CBT Nuggets Had the Linux Fix You Need for Networking Issues


IT training and education provider CBT Nuggets frequently addresses particular certifications and job titles on its official blog. The post that caught our eye this week will give CompTIA certification candidates valuable insight for CompTIA's Linux+ certification exam. Blogger Graeme Messina knows that networking issues can often be solved with the right OS tools. To that end, Messina discusses a laundry list of Linux tools (15 to be exact) that can help you sort through vexing networking problems. The discussion is split between 6 Linux networking cmmands, and 9 different tools or utilities.


The Certification Magazine Salary Survey Needs YOU


Take the 2022 Salary Survey!Are you a certified IT professional? Or perhaps a student still preparing for an IT career who has already added one or more professional credentials to your budding résumé? The annual Salary Survey conducted by Certification Magazine is underway, and anyone in the IT sphere who has at least one (1) current IT certification is eligible to participate. There are a handful of participation incentives, including a one-year free subscription to the digital edition of Certification Magazine. The suvey provides valuable information about the impact of certification on earning power.


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