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Work On Your Wellness: Take a Vacation

It's important for any IT professional to take care of Number One. If you haven't got your health, then everything else in your life tends to suffer. In Part 6 of our multipart series, we focus on hobbies.

U.S. Jobs: Are Two Months of Low Numbers a Trend?

Delta-dampened employment numbers have been below 200,000 for two months in a row now. Is it a trend? Ed Tittel doesn't think so — but it is worrying and it will stretch out an already prolonged economic recovery.

Single-Serving Certifications: Still Still Still Going with Further Morsels of Discrete Data from the CertMag Salary Survey

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey.

Learn Smarter, Not Harder: The Science of Better Self Education

Science has devoted considerable attention to the learning process. And in fact, there's a lot of documentation about how to improve that process.

Single-Serving Certifications: Still Still Going with Further Morsels 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.

Robert Half's Take on Valuable IT Certifications

Staffing and employment titan Robert Half breaks out the survey barometer to measure the value of IT certifications. Ed Tittel grazes through the data and provides an executive summary for IT professionals.

Who Invented the Computer? Ivan Sutherland and Sketchpad

GoCertify illuminates the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: The birth of computer graphics.

U.K. Panel Asks: Do We Still Need Certifications?

U.K. publication ITPro convenes a monthly panel of experts to debate various questions related to information technology. At the end of August, they debated this one: Do we still need certifications?

Work On Your Wellness: What's Your Hobby?

It's important for any IT professional to take care of Number One. If you haven't got your health, then everything else in your life tends to suffer. In Part 5 of our multipart series, we focus on hobbies.

My Recent Writing Affirms Cloud Technology Is Where IT Is At

Ed Tittel writes small custom books for Wiley’s For Dummies and ActualTechMedia’s Gorilla Guides. Lately, he's been spending a lot of time with his head in the cloud.

GoCertify Wishes You a Pleasant Labor Day

GoCertify is "closed" for Labor Day, but we didn't want to leave our loyal visitors with nothing to do. As usual, we have a holiday quiz.

U.S. Jobs: The Delta Delta Wreaks Havoc on August Numbers

In a complete reversal from July, jobs added came in lower than the consensus forecast. How low? Seventy-five percent lower than June and July, and 50 percent lower than the monthly average for 2021 so far.

Single-Serving Certifications: Still Going with Further Morsels 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.

Global Knowledge Names the 15 Highest-Salaried IT Certs for 2021

Ed Tittel weighs in on IT education and training provider Global Knowledge's 2021 list of the 15 highest-salaried IT certifications.

Who Invented the Computer? The MIT Tech Model Train Club and Spacewar!

GoCertify illuminates the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in history. In today's installment: A battle beyond the stars.

Learning or Improving Your Soft Skills in Five-Minute Chunks

Soft skills are critical to continued employment in any profession. They can also often be hard to come by in the hard-edged IT realm. But what if you could lock in those attributes in just five minutes per day?