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U.S. Employment Healthier, but IT Jobs Still Scarce

There's more good (but not great) news from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which released employment data for February this morning. The IT employment outlook, however, continues to confound.

Do Data Scientists Really Have the Best Job in America?

Want to enjoy the satisfaction (and other benefits) or working in the best job in America? With the right training and certification, you can reap the rewards of a career in data science.

The Magic of MOOCSE for IT Education

In the age of Google, our internet searching has become a one-size-fits-all affair. Specialized searching still has its place, however, and one tool in particular is filling an important and exciting need.

Don't Fear the Robot: It's Time to Embrace Automation

Machine learning is quickly overtaking workers in a variety of job roles and career disciplines. Even in the complex and highly technical IT realm, there is cause for concern. Or is there?

Valuable Outputs from 'Women in Data Science' Event at Stanford

A follow-up report from a recent IT conference at Stanford University tips off Ed Tittel to a wealth of developments stemming from the blossoming involvement of women in the fast-growing data science field.

Happy Washington's Birthday to All!

Some of you out there, especially in the United States, may be under the impression that today is Presidents Day. Take our festive quiz, and find out why you're wrong!

The Curious Case of MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Life comes at you fast, and so does IT. Sometimes keeping pace with technology, particularly for those called on to provide tutelage for everyone else, can be deeply frustrating.

Is Digital Badging Gaining a Foothold in Certification?

Digital badging has been on the leading edge of IT certification for a couple of years now. Is it finally moving into the mainstream, or are we still in the "working out the kinks" stage?

Cisco Looks Ahead to the "Programmable Network"

The world of networking is changing from a collection of devices and platforms to a software-based virtual infrastructure. Venerable hardware vendor Cisco is doing its best to adapt and lead.

Five Top Cybersecurity Roles and the Certs to Get You There

Demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals is rapidly escalating. If you can prove you have the right skills, then you can take your pick of top-paying jobs.

Mixed Blessing: Overall Employment Up, Tech Jobs Decline

January’s employment numbers offer some much-needed indicators of big-picture improvement over 2016. On the other hand, IT jobs took a hit in the first month of 2017.

Azure Training and Certification Is Well Within Your Grasp

Microsoft Azure offers an immense amount of capability — enough to seem kind of daunting. Never fear! MS has a killer training, practice, and certification offer to help you find your footing.

Microsoft Wants YOU ... to Start Adopting its New Platforms

Microsoft Learning is preparing to wash its hands of a laundry list of old certification exams. Ed Tittel says there's a clear directive embedded in all of the changes.

GoCertify honors Martin Luther King Jr.

As the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we at GoCertify are taking another holiday detour from our regularly scheduled certification programming.

Final Spurt of Slow Job Growth Closes the Book on 2016

Like the proverbial tortoise, job growth in the United States continued its slow and steady forward progress over the final month of 2016. With the dawn of a new presidential administration shake things up?

Your IT Career Starts Here: Certification, Community Colleges, and More

So you want to work in IT ... but you don't have a four-year college degree. Don't lose hope! Spurred by a visit to CompTIA's website, Ed Tittel investigates alternative career launching pads.