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Google Mounts Push for 8-month IT Support Professional Certificate Program . . . and more!

Google has partnered with Coursera to put together an all-online, 8-month-long certificate program for aspiring IT professionals. Now, they’re pushing out into higher ed channels. Good stuff!

How to Pitch Your Boss on Paying for Your Next Certification

Certification is a great way to keep your IT skills current, as well as gather and absorb new information. It can be costly, however, to train for and pass an exam. Where can you turn for financial assistance?

Beware of GDPR Side Effects When Canceling or Changing Cert Account Info!

When closing online accounts, GDPR requires that companies who maintain information for those accounts delete ALL associated information permanently. No big deal, right?

2018 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Champions Crowned

The annual Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship event wrapped up last week in Orlando, Fla., with 18 MOS-certified victors.

U.S. Jobs: July Yields Quirky Employment Outlook

It’s time for an “odd month out” as jobs added for July dips to 157,000 AND unemployment dips by 0.1 percent to 3.9 percent as well. To cushion that dip, numbers for May and June are both revised upward.

CompTIA Launches Podcast Hub

The leading tech industry association is adding a new dimension to its voice via the podcast realm. CompTIACasts mixes new shows with some long-running shows, bringing together a variety of perspectives.

Which Certs Are Best for Getting Started Down the IT Trail?

For those just getting started in IT, aptly named "entry-level" certification provide a great foundation. Here’s a list of some entry-level certs that can help anyone build marketable IT skills and knowledge.

Happy Pioneer Day (Utah) from Your Friends at GoCertify

Here we are observing another summer holiday. The GoCertify home office is closed today (Tuesday, July 24) but we haven't left you with nothing at all to show for our absence.

CompTIA Nears Launch of New Cybersecurity Certification

The portfolio of cybersecurity certifications maintained by tech industry association CompTIA is growing again. A litte more than a year after the debut of CySA+, the next member of the family is all set to arrive.

Microsoft Changes Up Its Azure Certification Offerings

Microsoft Learning is not just in the process of reshaping and shaking up its Azure exams, it’s doing so with a very specific objective in mind: to make the exams more relevant to actual workplace function and Azure usage.

How to Succeed in Business with Social Media: Part 2

So you want to build awareness of your marketing message using social media. It's not as complicated as you might suppose, but you do need to be consistent and creative in your approach.

Expanding Economy Drives Rise in Unemployment — and That's a Good Thing

Although it may seem counterintuitive, a modest increase in unemployment for June is actually good news, both in terms of the overall economy and the IT sector in particular.

CompTIA to Hold Tech Summit in October

Tech industry association CompTIA plans policy event to be held near Washington, D.C., this fall. Anyone with an interest in technology policy may attend.

Windows 7 Certification Exams Head to Retirement

It's the end of an era as Microsoft starts to finally pull the plug on Windows 7. Extended support will continue through 2019, but Windows 7 certification exams will go out of circulation at the end of the month.

Happy Independence Day from Your Friends at GoCertify

The GoCertify home office is closed in observance of the U.S. holiday Independence Day — also known as the 4th of July or July 4th — but we didn't want to leave you with nothing.

How to Succeed in Business with Social Media: Part 1

These days, almost very business has a social media "presence," even if it's nothing more than an static Facebook page or occasionally updated Twitter account. Why is social media so important?