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Cloud Architect Certification, Part 2: Vendor-Neutral Certs

For the past 20 years or so, IT certifications at the Architect level have represented a career pinnacle attainment. It should be no surprise that there are plenty of cloud-related certs for IT architects.

Thinking Inside the Box: Black vs. Gray vs. White

Black box, gray box, white box: When we're talking about penetration testing, what's in a box? And how does each type of box factor into the whys and wherefores of penetration testing?

Cloud Architect Certification, Part 1: Vendor-Specific Certs

For the past 20 years or so, IT certifications at the Architect level have represented a career pinnacle attainment. It should be no surprise that there are plenty of cloud-related certs for IT architects.

Who Invented the Computer? Two Smiths, One Susan, and SABRE

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: SABRE.

Get the Right Laptop for IT Certification and Training

IT pros are locked into lifelong learning mode. They should be ready to learn at home, in the office, or on the go — even 5-15 minutes is enough to bite off something useful. A critical tool in the quest? The right laptop.

Work On Your Wellness: Time to Exercise

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 2 of our multipart series, we focus on exercise.

U.S. Jobs: May Brings Modest Bounce Back

After job growth dipped in April, it’s up again in May. If there's a trend running through the past six-to-seven months of employment data, then it’s hard to find. Recovery is ongoing, but appears to come in fits and starts.

GoCertify Observes the Memorial Day (U.S.) Holiday

The GoCertify offices are closed today, May 31, in observance of the U.S. holiday Memorial Day. We didn't want to just walk away, however, and leave you with nothing until Tuesday.

Diving Into the Pearson VUE 2021 Value of IT Certification Report

The testing titan’s latest Value of IT Certification report has eye-popping statistics and all kinds of interesting information about the 29,000-plus IT certification holders surveyed.

Single-Serving Certifications: Still 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.

CompTIA Server+ Gets a Much-Needed Update

The newest version of the long-lived Server+ exam gets an infusion of much-needed content to go beyond the scope of server operations and delve into data center operations and cloud computing concerns.

(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.