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Six Hot IBM Certifications for 2020

The new year is flying past! If you have a serious professional interest in IBM technology, then you could make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing in on one of these six certifications in 2020.

Gaps in Data Are Crippling Efforts to Confront COVID-19

As the popular ad for Farmers Insurance Group puts it, "What you don't know can hurt you." Unfortunately, when it comes to COVID-19, there is quite a lot that we simply don't know.

Who Invented the Computer? Alan Turing

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in the history of humankind. In today's installment: Alan Turing.

Build Yourself a Successful Work-From-Home Routine

Switching from an office routine to a work-from-home routine can be challenging. Success is all about building yourself a repeatable and workable routine. Here are some tips to get you there.

Network and Systems Administrators Need Certifications

Job postings for network administrators and systems administrators often demand certifications. What about these jobs makes certification more important than it is in other IT employment scenarios?

The Shift to Certification Preparation (and Other Learning) in Isolation

Under the new regime of social distancing, learning is leaving the physical classroom behind. Certification training, for some time to come, will be self-guided.

Single-Serving Certifications: More Bites 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.

U.S. Jobs: Record Unemployment Claims Crush All Prior Peak Values

After the second week in March saw 200,000 new U.S. unemployment claims, the number skyrocketed to 3.28 million claims for the week of March 15-21.

Six Hot Cybersecurity Certifications for 2020

The new year is flying past! If you have a serious professional interest in cybersecurity, then you could make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing in on one of these six certifications in 2020.

Big Benefits from Certs Earned in High School

Is there room for IT certification in daily schedules that include assemblies, math club, cheerleading, band practice, and other hallmarks of high school? Ed Tittel explores the impact of teenagers earning professional credentials.

Who Invented the Computer? Vannevar Bush

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in the history of humankind. In today's installment: Vannevar Bush.

The increasingly tricky role of Microsoft Certified Trainers and Microsoft Certification Content Developers

A totally revamped certification program, more frequent changes to training and exam content, and problems obtaining quality ...

The Past, Present, and Future of Cisco Certification

The new Cisco certification regime is here. Let's take a look at where it all began, what changed last month, and what the Cisco certification landscape will look like moving forward.

U.S. Jobs: February Numbers Better than Expected, but Coronavirus Crash Looms

February delivered a strong jobs-added number: 277,000. But the coronavirus elephant in the room casts a long, cold shadow.

CertBlaster Uses Simulation-Based Training to Prep Network+ Certification Candidates

CompTIA's Network+ certification can open IT employment doors, but getting certified requires time, effort, and training.

Internet of Things Jungle Holds More Training, Less Certification

Interest in (and exploitation of) the so-called Internet of Things is exploding. So where are all of the certifications?