GoCertify Looks Back: Our Third 10 Most Popular Articles of the Year

What were the third 10 most popular articles on GoCertify in 2023?

Oh boy! Here we go again — again — with stretching out our list of Most Popular Articles that appeared on the site in 2023. Everybody loves a good stretch, right? And sometimes articles come and go so quickly that even faithful readers miss seeing them the first time around.

So let's offer yet another tip of the cap to the talented writers who busily create content for us year in and year out. Today we'll go from GoCertify's 21st-most popular article of 2023, all the way down to its 30th-most popular article of 2023.

As previously described in this space, there are about 100 new articles addressing all facets of IT certification and employment that appear on GoCertify every year. So even if you read everything listed both here and in Part 1 and Part 2 of what is now a three-part series, then you'll only have digested about one-third of everything posted here in 2023.

Without further ado, here are the most popular GoCertify articles of 2023, from number 21 through number 30:

1) A Possible Brilliant Future for IT Education? "The formula is to equip teachers with carefully scripted lessons to deliver to students, along with all kinds of supporting materials, interactions, and activities, all to make sure the students learn what they need to in timely fashion." (by Ed Tittel)

2) How to Ask for a Raise ... and Get One "If you do think you deserve a raise, the element of your timing is to ask yourself what makes you valuable. Maybe there is a big project going on. Maybe you hit your quarterly target." (by Nathan Kimpel)

3) The Many Facets of AI in IT Certification "Given a detailed description of what constitutes a vetted, workable question item, as well as a large collection of existing questions items, it’s a relatively straightforward use of AI to generate more such things." (by Ed Tittel)

4) Who Invented the Computer? Gary Thuerk and Spam "On May 3, 1978, a marketing manager for Digital Equipment Corporation, one Gary Thuerk, sent a mass-mailed electronic message to 393 people connected to the U.S. Department of Defense’s ARPANET system." (by Calvin Harper)

5) What Do We Mean When We Say: Language Model "When it comes to learning languages, humans are naturally wired to learn to communicate. From infancy, we’re exposed to thousands of datasets in the form of words and gestures as we interact with parents, family, adults, other children, and our environment." (by Mary Kyle)

6) Work On Your Wellness: Continuing Education "Formal education typically concludes with a diploma or certificate recognized by relevant national and state educational and vocational training authorities." (by Reena Ghosh)

7) Solid Options for Getting Started Down the IT Trail "I will also observe from long experience that if you shop around for CompTIA exam vouchers you can usually beat that combined total, which I would consider something like 'CompTIA MSRP.' " (by Ed Tittel)

8) Getting to Know the IT Certification Council (ITCC) "The ITCC is a registered nonprofit organization. Its primary objective is "growing and promoting professional IT certifications." That means they are involved in demonstrating and selling the value of certification." (by Ed Tittel)

9) Who Invented the Computer? France Telecom "France Telecom espoused a simple and ingenious plan to layer interactive services on top of the telephone network and enable subscriber access through an easy-to-use terminal." (by Calvin Harper)

10) What Do We Mean When We Say: Composable Applications "A composable application repurposes individual functional pieces of an application or process that can be separated from the entire application or process. This is done so that more capable applications with improved functionality and increased purpose can be developed across an entire organization."  (by Nathan Kimpel)

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