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Certification Changes Brewing at Microsoft Learning

There are interesting changes in store for the Microsoft Professional Program, which is preparing to introduce innovative new certification programs for Front End Web Development and Big Data.

Mopping Up After the WannaCry Outbreak

The worldwide ransonmware attack that exploded across the internet on May 12 affected both individual users and large agencies. Here's how it happened, and what to do to keep your system safe.

Surveys Say: Certifications Boost both Salary and Skills

Ever wonder whether the time and effort required to become certified, and stay certified, is really worth it? Survey findings recently reported by Global Knowledge and Microsoft suggests that certs really do matter.

Service Provider Techs Both Vital and Oft-Overlooked

In networking, as in many other IT fields, the pace of change is rapid. There is one vital networking niche, however, where skilled professionals are in demand, but the technology is evolving only gradually.

CompTIA: Tech Industry Has Huge Impact on U.S. Economy

Most people know that information technology is big business. New research by CompTIA adds a dose of perspective to that perception, revealing just how vital to the economy IT can be.

CISSP, CEH and GCIH: Which Is Right for You?

There are many different cybersecurity certifications. Three of the more popular credentials are the CISSP, the CEH, the GCIH. Weighing their various aims and merits can help you determine which to pursue.

U.S. Employment Bounces Back in April

In a sharp reversal of the low numbers reported for March 2017, April’s job numbers jumped back over the 200,000 mark. Overall, however, the unemployment situation is little changed.

Tips to Bucking the Tide of Ageism in IT

As in many realms of professional endeavor, there's a bias against hiring (or retaining) seasoned, mature workers in IT. Being over 40 (or 50), however, doesn't mean that you have to settle for the status quo.

Five Keys to Retaining Tech Staff

Does your employer do a good job of securing and rewarding your loyalty? You might want to compare your workplace to the benchmarks discussed here to see how your current situation measures up.

Roam Free in IT: Plenty of Non-Desk Jobs for the Tech-Savvy

Working in IT doesn't always mean (mostly) sitting at a desk and staring at a computer monitor. There are plenty of jobs that let you work in a variety of tech environments.

Cisco Ventures Into 'Business Value' Certifications

What is a "business value specialist," and how can such experts transform the application of technology in the workplace and in daily living? Cisco Learning Network is exploring this proposition with a new extension of its certification program.

Upcoming (ISC)² Event in Washington, D.C., Has Educational Aim

Many tech industry conferences focus on presentations, exhibitions, and a dash of cocktail lounge ambience. The organizers of CyberSecureGov have a different idea.

CompTIA Dives Deep Into U.S. Tech Sector Employment

The release of CompTIA's annual Cyberstates reports has Ed Tittel in an IT employment state of mind for the second week in a row. There's an enormous amount of excellent data available.

Researchers Poised to Clear Internet of Things Hurdle

German IT researchers want the devices in your home to speak the same digital language — and there may be a breakthrough in sight.

March U.S. Employment Report: Good News and Bad News

The U.S. employment outlook continues to be a hot topic, including inside the IT realm. Ed Tittel sorts through the latest numbers.

Cloud Foundry Foundation Creates New Cert for Developers

There's about to be a whole new way to get your head in the cloud. Cloud Foundry Foundation is addressing the cloud developer shortage with a new certification.