Certiport Competition Honors Adobe Certified Students
Utah-based IT-training and certification provider Certiport concluded its 2021 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship over a three-day weekend immediately prior to Thanksgiving. The results are now available and 10 winners from eight different nations have been crowned as Adobe Certified Associate World Champions. Two different nations, Malaysia and Vietnam, can claim two of the 10 winners, including first-place finisher Danny Tse Wei Chun from Malaysia. The competition tests proficiency using various Adobe Creative Cloud software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. The top ten finishers are as follows:
First Place: Danny Tse Wei Chun – Malaysia
Second Place: Gustavo Souza – Brazil
Third Place: Gina Anjarizky Amalia – Indonesia
Fourth Place: Anh Duong Viet – Vietnam
Fifth Place: Sze Ting Teo – Malaysia
Sixth Place: Jake Owens – United States of America
Seventh Place: Bodan Kostov – North Macedonia
Eighth Place: Ieong Meng – Macau
Ninth Place: Catherine Noelia Guere Rojas – Peru
Tenth Place: Duy Bui Dinh – Vietnam
The top three winners received cash prizes: $7,000 for first place, $3,500 for second place, $1,500 for third place. More than 65,000 contestants from 65 different countries participated in the competition, which pitted 51 finalists against each other for the pre-Thanksgiving holiday finale. Each of the 51 finalists had six hours to design three marketing assets for a non-profit client.
IBM Offers Cloud Skills Training and Certification
Cloud computing is of massive importance, both inside the IT industry and across any technology-driven or -assisted human endeavors. If you want to have a thriving and sustainable IT career, then basic knowledge of cloud computing is practically required, and advanced knowledge of cloud computing can make you a top-priority hire across a broad spectrum of businesses and organizations. One place you can go to boost your cloud computing knowledge and skills is the IBM Center for Cloud Training (ICCT). A brand new post to the IBM Training and Skills Blog guides visitors through the variety of available options offered by the ICCT for acquiring and refining cloud computing knowledge and skills. If you're looking to get your head in the cloud, then the ICCT has a lot to offer.
Microsoft Learns Celebrates Dynamics 365 Startup
Over at the Microsoft Learn Blog this week, Microsoft Learn product marketing manager Nancy Tandy has a cool story to tell about two women who recognized a need for tech professionals with Microsoft skills and created a business to meet that need. In particular, Elena Baeva and Polina Yordanova realized that many businesses were looking for tech workers who could unlock the full potential of Microsoft's Dynamics 365 ERP and CRM products. Together, the pair launched 365 Talent Portal to help business find and recruit professionals who have strong Dynamics 365 skills. Microsoft offers more than 20 certifications for Dynamics 365, so there's already a wealth of training and skills verification. The big (and ongoing) mission for 365 Talent Portal is to help professionals with Dynamics 365 skills get connected to employers who are desperate to hire those skills. It's a cool story of business (and IT certification) success.
(ISC)2 to CISSP Candidates: Get Ready, Get Set, Certify!
The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential offered by cybersecurity professional association (ISC)2 is one of the leading cybersecurity certifications across the entire IT industry. It takes a lot of work (and a high degree of professional experience) just to qualify to take the CISSP exam. If the CISSP exam is in your IT certification future – and especially if you're getting ready to take the exam in the new few months – then you'll definitely want to drop in on a new post to the official (ISC)2 Blog. Under the headline "How to Prepare for CISSP Exam Day," the post outlines four key steps that exam candidates can take to ensure a passing score and move up to the rarefied realm of industry-certified cybersecurity expert. The posts contains lots of links to additional resources, so it's definitely one to bookmark even if your CISSP certification timeline stretches into the not-so-immediate future.
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