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April Employment Figures Signal "Back to the Swamps!"

The employment numbers for April are here, but economy watchdogs probably wish that they weren't. After an uptick at the end of last year, the U.S. economy is sliding back into incremental slow growth mode.

CompTIA Named a Leading Small Business Employer for Fifth Straight Year

Want to get a job at one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois? First move to Illinois. But then consider looking for an opening with the Computing Technology Industry Association.

Choose A) Performance-Based Test, or B) Multiple Choice Test

There's a lot of discussion about whether it makes more sense to use performance-based exams or multiple choice exams in certification. An either/or view of the situation, however, may not be the best approach to take.

My Certification Journal No. 4: Using Practice Exams

IT industry technical writer and journalist Aaron Axline continues the chronicle of his training experiences as he prepares for Microsoft's MCSA: Windows 7 certification exams.

BCS Seeks IT Innovations for Annual UK IT Industry Awards

Know of a technology innovator in the United Kingdom? The BCS wants to honor the leading U.K. technology innovations of the past year and is now seeking nominations for its annual awards show.

Microsoft Retires Old Certification Exams to Make Room for New Ones

The annual list of Microsoft certification retirements takes on added interest in a year with Windows 10 in the on-deck circle. Ed Tittel takes a long look at what's on the way out.

Six Table-Setting Security Certs and One Main Course

So you're on the cusp of a career in IT security, but uncertain where to begin. These six certs will get you started — and point you in the direction of the industry standard for security certification.

Flabbergasting Facts About Social Media Certification — You Won't Believe No. 14!

Do you really need a certification to make stuff go — infectious? — on Facebook andTwitter? Anyone can make a Vine or throw a photo on Instagram. So why certify?

How to Save on the High Cost of Getting an IT Certification

Getting a certification can help increase your earning power — if you can afford the certification, that is. Even if you're low on funds, however, you can still make a certification move.

Epic Certification Could Help You Settle Into Healthcare IT

Epic is a company that makes medical records database software. It's not easy to get certified to use their product, but it could certainly be worth your while.

Cisco Seeks to Reinvent Tech Ed and Skills Development with New SaaS Platform

With the launch of the Cisco Collaborative Knowledge (CCK), order the uber-networking company seeks to define and occupy a new niche in the virtual landscape.

GoCertify Darkens the Door of RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco

The hours blurred together as GoCertify roamed the halls of the industry's leading IT security event in San Francisco. We rubbed elbows with security shills and got a jolt of inspiration from a true life hero.

The Five Worst IT Jobs in India

Most fields of professional endeavor have jobs that everybody tries to avoid. IT has them too, discount and while some are probably the same no matter where you work, others more place-specific.

Take a Bite of Apple Hardware Support by Becoming an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician

Beneath the marketing wizardry, Apple products are made up of regular old 21st-century computer technology. The kind that, yes, requires repair and servicing. Did you know there's a cert for that?

Book It: Get a Qualifying Microsoft Cert by June 30 and Microsoft Press Will Double Your Pleasure

For those who are either planning or pondering about tackling an MCP exam on or before June 30, here's some added incentive: Pass your qualifying exam, and you'll get a free e-book.

Can Microsoft's New Spartan Atone for the Sins of Internet Explorer?

Microsoft used to have the hottest browser in the game. Now Internet Explorer is preparing to shuffle off this mortal coil and make way for new web-browsing blood.