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Computer Certification Articles

How-to articles, expert interviews, and other stories about IT certification.
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Microsoft Completely Revamps Certification Program

New program includes 3 levels of credentials. Current certifications remain valid.

Interview: Michael Gregg, Author of CISSP Exam Cram 2

The CISSP has become the gold standard of security certification. Find out what you need to know to earn it for yourself.

Blended Learning: Definition, Controversy and Commitment

Blended learning represents opportunity for change. The best approaches blend eLearning with instructor-led training.

The State of IT Certification and the Role of E-learning

When organizations send their employees to training, asthma they would be making a critical mistake if they failed to demand that those employees demonstrate that they learned the material through certifications.

Microsoft Certified Architect Program Sets High Standards

Is this the most demanding computer certification designed yet?

The Value of Certification and its Impact on America's IT Workforce

Certifications are they coming back and what does it mean for IT? Martin Bean, prescription COO of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, shares his insider knowledge.

Interview: Building an IT Career

Entering the field of information technology can be difficult without the proper tools and approach. Author Matthew Moran helps you obtain them.

Computer Certification: 2004 In Review and a Peek at What Lies Ahead

In 2004, buy IT certifications continued to provide good value and to add respected credentials to a resume.

How to Compete in the Post-Dot-Com Certification Era

Although the economy continues to show signs of modest recovery, store and IT spending is reporting up in many industries, the return to health and vigor still hasnt touched the certification marketplace in many ways.

Interview: Certified Professional Michael Gregg

It is important to prepare for an exam in the way it is given. Michael Gregg's latest CISSP book will help you do just that.

Interview: Certified Professional Chris Bryant, Four Years Later

Don't listen to people who tell you that certifications aren't worth the work, or that demean your current certifications. There will always be people who are threatened by certified professionals. Ignore them. Keep your head down, and keep working.

Hard Work, Self-study Lead to Certification Success

Network engineer Chris Bryant is riding certification toward the top of his profession. Read how he's using these hot credentials to reach new career heights.

The State of Performance Based Testing

An overview of increasingly imporant role performance based testing plays in certification.

Interview: Christopher A. Crayton, Co-Author of The A+ Certification and PC Repair Handbook

Learn what it takes the pass CompTIA's A+ exam, the most popular vendor-neutral certification for entry-level computer technicians.

IT Certification Overview

Despite the widespread popularity of computer certifications, pharm many people still have unanswered questions about choosing, earning, and benefiting from them.

Interview: Susan Hansche, CoAuthor of The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP Exam

Get the inside scoop on what it takes to pass the CISSP exam from a CoAuthor of the official study guide.