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New CompTIA Security+ Marches Forth

You know you’re ahead of the curve when, following CompTIA’s own announcement of the Security+ SY0-601 exam, you still find the sponsor’s cert page touting the previous version (SY0-501, launched Oct. 4, 2017).

Democratization Is Leveling the Technology Playing Field

As computer technology gets more powerful and less expensive, avenues of opportunity are opening up to individuals and organizations that were previously left on the outside looking in.

U.S. Jobs: Recovery Continues, Outlook Slightly Rosy

The slowly recuperating U.S. economy regained fewer jobs in October than in September, but there are still hopeful signs of turnaround. Among the most important is that the official unemployment rate is now just 6.9 percent.

Get Virtual and Advance Your Cybersecurity Career with (ISC)² Security Congress

The annual Security Congress event hosted by (ISC)² is happening online this year — and there's still time to register to attend!

Time to Start Certification and Career Planning for 2021

Every year I make some recommendations on planning for the upcoming year. This year has been like no other in recent memory, so I have to believe a little more time, planning, and effort may be needed to get ready for 2021.

The GoCertify Team Wishes You a Happy Halloween

'Tis the season for spooky stuff! Before heading out to go trick-or-treating or participate in other festive holiday revels, test your historical knowledge of malware, viruses and famous hackers!

Combing Through Yet Another 'Top Cybersecurity Certs' Article

Ed Tittel chews up and spits out the contents of another list of hot cybersecurity certifications. In digesting the selections, however, he discovers a few suprising and enlightening tidbits.

Who Invented the Computer? Five Guys and the Transistor

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: Five guys who invented transistors.

Microsoft Datacenter Academy Partners with Community Colleges ... and Communities

Microsoft Datacenter Academy is teaming up with community colleges in the United States to provide hands-on workforce development — and more.

Science Wants to Build (and Is Already Building) a Better You

Technology is making everything better. Including people? Including people, it would seem. We're not just talking about replacing an arm and a leg, either. Welcome to the age of human augmentation.

Even for Late-Career Workers Certification Makes a Difference

I heard from an old friend who’s been looking for a full-time job that he’s finally landed a new gig. His first assignment in that new position? Get certified.

Single-Serving Certifications: Yet Again with More Bites 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.

U.S. Jobs: Recovery Still On, Still Slow in September

With 661,000 jobs added for September and unemployment below 8 percent, you’d think things were going well. But while the recovery continues, it is losing momentum. And now there are airline layoffs coming.

Privacy and You: Protecting Your Personal Data

There is a great deal of responsibility being placed on corporations and other entities to protect data that can identify individuals. Whether or not anyone else is obligated to protect your data, however, you should be protecting it too.

Linux Foundation to Debut Entry-Level Cert in November

The Linux Foundation is planning to roll out an entry-level credential. Great news for people interested in data center or cloud computing jobs, where Linux rules. Even on Azure clouds, more servers run Linux than Windows.

Who Invented the Computer? Grandma 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: Admiral Grace Brewster Murray Hopper.