CompTIA Launches Newly Overhauled Project+ Exam
Project management has an increasingly looming profile among the many IT hiring sectors where demand for skilled professionals is high and supply is low. This is a field where newcomers can struggle to find their footing, especially since high-profile project management credentials often have intimidating workplace experience requirements. One way of the subverting the "must be certified to get a job/work experience required to achieve certification" catch-22 is to break in via the Project+ credential offered by tech industry association CompTIA. CompTIA released the newest version of the Project+ certification exam this week, and while project management work experience is recommended for those attempting the exam, it is not required. Also, the experience bar is considerably lower, with the recommended experience now at just six-to-12 months. Project management professionals can find employment in a wide range of IT and IT-adjacent workplaces, and the work itself is both varied and challenging. Two new articles on the official CompTIA blog this week offer additional information about project management: You can read up about either five different jobs you could get with Project+, or 10 skills that every IT project manager needs.
(ISC)² Has Key Questions for Aspiring Cybersecurity Professionals
Another IT hiring sector where demand is continually increasing while supply drags its heels is cybersecurity. As you may have heard, there will soon be somewhere around 3 million job openings available to cybersecurity professionals. That's a LOT of demand. If you find those employment prospects intriguing, then you may enjoy reading a new post to the official blog of cybersecurity professional association (ISC)². The post outlines four questions for aspiring cybersecurity professionals to consider. For example: "Do I have the right skills?" Not cybersecurity skills, per se: You can learn those. There are other important skills that a successful cybersecurity professional needs. If you're weighing the pros and cons of a cybersecurity career, then it's definitely worth your time to click over and consider this post.
Microsoft Learn Rolls Out RPA Certification
There are a lot of high-interest emerging technology sectors inside IT, including Robotic Process Automation (RPA). You can tell an emerging technology is really heating up. however, when companies and organizations start to offer certifications that live inside that sector. Such is the case, it would seem, with RPA, which has now earned its spurs via becoming the focus of a new credential offered by Microsoft Learn, the certification and training arm of software colossus Microsoft. The Microsoft Certified: Power Automate RPA Developer Associate credential is newly available and Microsoft has a laundry list of self-paced, self-directed free resources available to anyone who would like to train for and pass the Power Automate RPA Developer Associate exam.
ISACA to Exam Candidates: Use These Tips to Pass Your Next Certification Exam
A new post to the ISACA Now Blog of cybersecurity and IT governance professional association ISACA offers advice for exam candidates who are preparing to attempt a certification exam. You don't need to have an ISACA exam in your sights, however, to benefit from this advice. For example, the first tip is to make a quick first pass through the entire exam and answer every question that your are certain of. That's a tactic you will hear recommended almost anywhere that IT certification exam advice is offered. Most IT certification exams — indeed, possibly even all of them in 2022 — allow you to skip questions and then go back and answer them later. So clear up everything that you know you know before settling in with the questions that don't inspire a high level of confidence. If there's a certification exam in your future, then you should read through these recommendations. Even if you've heard them all already, it may remind you of things you haven't thought about in a while.
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