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Why certify? Making the most of your 'piece of paper'

Is your certification worth the paper it's printed on? Be sure that you have the skills to back it up.

New healthcare cert addresses security, privacy of medical records

In the United States, order the healthcare industry is in the midst of ongoing upheaval as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act settles in. With greater scrutiny on the industry as a whole, the first major healthcare security and privacy certification is an idea whose time has come.

What it Takes to Earn Solaris 11 Certification

Oracle Solaris 11 is here, and if you want to be one of the first to have an Oracle Solaris 11 Administrator certification on your resume, you'll need to pass exam 1Z0-821. Michael Ernest has written the book on how to do just that, and he's willing to spill key tips & techniques...

VCDX Boot Camp: Preparing to Join the Virtual Elite

New boot-camp-in-a-book explains how to earn the right to add the coveted VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) to your business card; succeed and you’ll gain entry into an inner circle of architects in market-leading virtualization technologies.

Linux Essentials: What is this new credential?

Lusting after a Linux certification but a little (or a lot) intimidated by the level of fluency in obscure command-line options required by Linux+ and LPIC-1? Linux Essentials may be right up your alley.

Goodbye CCIE Voice, Hello CCIE Collaboration

Ten years after CCIE Voice was launched, CCIE Collaboration is poised to take its place as Cisco's premiere unified communications certification.

Java Certifications: What's Happening Now?

Remember when the Sun Certified Java Programer (SCJP) credential was Where did it go? Right on over to Oracle. See what's currently on offer in this Java certification round-up.

CompTIA CASP, an Alternative to CISSP Certification

Choosing CASP over CISSP can save you some green when working for the Red, shop White & Blue

Oracle Certification: 10 Tips for any Exam

A veteran of many Oracle certification exams offers his top ten tips to help you prepare to pass any of them.

Cisco CCNA Certification: Redesigned

Cisco's recent changes to its CCNA certification stop short of a complete overhaul, just barely.

Ten Years of Preventing and Detecting Cheating

As Caveon celebrates its 10th anniversary, anabolics Caveon president John Fremer shares and inside look at how the process of catching cheaters has evolved from art to science over the past 10 years.

Prometric to Introduce “More Affordable” IT Certification to Market

Prometric is venturing into new territory with the launch of its own certification: Cyber Security Essentials. The company that has long been known for delivering IT certification exams is now creating them.

Oracle 1Z0-053: Top Ten Exam Study Tips

Matthew Morris offers suggestions for maximizing your return when studying for Oracle’s 11G Administration II OCP exam.

Why Certify IT Certifications?

An increasing number of IT certification programs are seeking the same thing IT pros are - endorsement by a respected organization. Here's one of the major reasons why.

Wanted: More Feedback on Certification Exam Results!

Certification programs that provide feedback beyond pass/fail results are greatly appreciated. Ed Tittel, who's taken many a certification exam, should know; like many of us, he doesn't always pass the first time.

How to Become a Cisco Instructor

Want to know what it takes to put yourself on the Cisco certification trainer map? We investigated and are willing to tell all (well, cough all we know or could dig up, anyway) -  Hint: Getting CCSI certified isn’t the only option