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Red Hat Announces Changes to RHCA Certification

Is there mitosis in certification? The distinguished Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) credential has now, at the stroke of a pen (or the click of a mouse?), become two separate and distinct certifications.

There's No Denying the Career Value of Soft Skills

Employees and employers alike should constantly be aware that soft skills like communication, team building, and adaptability are valuable assets to develop (for employees) or acquire (for employers).

ISACA CEO Announces Departure

After four years at the helm of one of the world's leading IT industry associations, Matt Loeb will step down in November. Loeb presided over a period of strong growth for ISACA's certification program.

Google Offers 8-month IT Support Professional Certificate Program

Google has partnered with Coursera to put together an eight-month online certificate program for aspiring IT professionals. Now they’re pushing out into higher ed channels.

How to Pitch Your Boss on Paying for Your Next Certification

Certification is a great way to keep your IT skills current, as well as gather and absorb new information. It can be costly, however, to train for and pass an exam. Where can you turn for financial assistance?

Beware of GDPR Side Effects When Canceling or Changing Cert Account Info!

When closing online accounts, GDPR requires that companies who maintain information for those accounts delete ALL associated information permanently. No big deal, right?

2018 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Champions Crowned

The annual Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship event wrapped up last week in Orlando, Fla., with 18 MOS-certified victors.

U.S. Jobs: July Yields Quirky Employment Outlook

It’s time for an “odd month out” as jobs added for July dips to 157,000 AND unemployment dips by 0.1 percent to 3.9 percent as well. To cushion that dip, numbers for May and June are both revised upward.

CompTIA Launches Podcast Hub

The leading tech industry association is adding a new dimension to its voice via the podcast realm. CompTIACasts mixes new shows with some long-running shows, bringing together a variety of perspectives.

Which Certs Are Best for Getting Started Down the IT Trail?

For those just getting started in IT, aptly named "entry-level" certification provide a great foundation. Here’s a list of some entry-level certs that can help anyone build marketable IT skills and knowledge.

Happy Pioneer Day (Utah) from Your Friends at GoCertify

Here we are observing another summer holiday. The GoCertify home office is closed today (Tuesday, July 24) but we haven't left you with nothing at all to show for our absence.

CompTIA Nears Launch of New Cybersecurity Certification

The portfolio of cybersecurity certifications maintained by tech industry association CompTIA is growing again. A litte more than a year after the debut of CySA+, the next member of the family is all set to arrive.

Microsoft Changes Up Its Azure Certification Offerings

Microsoft Learning is not just in the process of reshaping and shaking up its Azure exams, it’s doing so with a very specific objective in mind: to make the exams more relevant to actual workplace function and Azure usage.

How to Succeed in Business with Social Media: Part 2

So you want to build awareness of your marketing message using social media. It's not as complicated as you might suppose, but you do need to be consistent and creative in your approach.

Expanding Economy Drives Rise in Unemployment — and That's a Good Thing

Although it may seem counterintuitive, a modest increase in unemployment for June is actually good news, both in terms of the overall economy and the IT sector in particular.

CompTIA to Hold Tech Summit in October

Tech industry association CompTIA plans policy event to be held near Washington, D.C., this fall. Anyone with an interest in technology policy may attend.