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Ed Tittel

The Apprenticeship Path to IT Employment
September 22, 2023

When considering the saying "There's no school like the old school," it's worth recalling that the apprenticeship system has been around since the 12th century. Can apprenticeships fast-track workers to open IT jobs?

Getting to Know the IT Certification Council (ITCC)
September 15, 2023

Ed Tittel investigates the makeup and mission of the IT Certification Council, which has more than 50 IT technology, training, and certification design/delivery companies among its ranks, including a surprising number of 800-pound gorillas.

College Studies and IT Knowledge Go Hand-in-Hand
September 8, 2023

After watching thousands of students crowd into their college dorms in Boston over the weekend, Ed Tittel ponders the importance of mandating basic IT and computer fluency as a standard element of college curricula.

U.S. Jobs: Fewer Jobs Added, Higher Unemployment = Good News?
September 1, 2023

The number of jobs added to the U.S. workforce in August is low, while unemployment rose fractionally. That's two ordinarily concerning outcomes.

Solid Options for Getting Started Down the IT Trail
August 25, 2023

For those entering the IT industry, whether as career switchers or first-time workforce participants, there are some well-worn paths to follow. It only makes sense to follow where others have gone before.

Understanding the Foundational Principles on which IT Certification Rests
August 18, 2023

Inspired by a recent article from Certification Magazine, Ed Tittel reviews and reflects upon the thoroughgoing process by which IT certifications are created.

U.S. Jobs: Employment and Inflation at Mild Cross-Purposes
August 11, 2023

Inflation is up (slightly), job growth is down (somewhat), and wages are growing faster than inflation for the first time in a year. Ed Tittel says all of that adds up to (mostly) good news.

CompTIA Is Making a New Mark on the IT Certification Industry
August 4, 2023

With a planned 2024 launch of three expert-level certifications, CompTIA is adding key rungs to its certification ladders. The new credentials will also have a new brand: X.

An Exceptional Deal on Courseware for CompTIA Credentials
July 28, 2023

Until August 13, Mashable is offering "lifetime" access to a training bundle that covers no fewer than 13 CompTIA certification training courses. And you won't believe your eyes when you see how much it costs.

The Current Dearth of AI Certifications Seems Likely to Continue
July 21, 2023

AI certification is a blank slate. There are doubtless credentials being developed, but nothing that's ready now for eager IT professionals.

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