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U.S. Jobs: Booming and Backsliding

In this month's Curious Case of U.S. Employment Growth, January's employment report is coming up roses, but there's bad news about the previously blossoming December data.

Single-Serving Certifications: One-Off Responses to the CertMag Salary Survey

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey. We pop them in the microwave.

Adventures in Managing Application Data

When companies unleash new software on the world, expediency often trumps user-friendliness and efficiency. Ed Tittel shares some war stories and says dealing with accumulated data should be easier.

Five Things to Think About on Data Privacy Day

Today, January 28, is Data Privacy Day, an international "holiday" that probably nobody gets off from work or school. How is your awareness of what happens to your personal data?

A Rock Solid Cybersecurity Certifications 'Best' List

CRN magazine bowls over Ed Tittel with a "mike drop" caliber list of the best cybersecurity certifications to add to your portfolio in 2019. (Listmakers: Want to get on Ed's "Good List" List? Show your work!)

GoCertify Pays Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

As the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we at GoCertify are taking another holiday detour from our regularly scheduled certification programming.

Microsoft Moves On from MCSA: Windows 10 Certification

The MCSA: Windows 10 credential will shuffle off to the Golden Acres Retirement Home (metaphorically speaking) on March 31. Windows 10 will still be with us, of course ... so what's going to replace MCSA: Windows 10?

Six Hot Cybersecurity Certifications for 2019

A new year has arrived! If you have a serious professional interest in cybersecurity, then you can make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing on one of these six certifications in 2019.

U.S. Jobs: Looking Back at 2018, Ahead to 2019

What should the average IT professional make of the now concluded annals of (U.S.) employment written in 2018? And what indicators should the curious be watching to get a sense of what 2019 may have in store?

Six Hot Cloud Computing Certifications for 2019

A new year has arrived! If you have a serious professional interest in cloud computing, then you can make a big impact on your career outlook by focusing on one of these six certifications in 2019.

Certification in the (Front of the) Classroom

Do you need to have an IT certification yourself in order to teach other people who are studying to achieve certification? Ed Tittel examines a new trend toward requiring instructors to be certified.

IT Certification: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Who's ready for a ride in the wayback machine? In closing out 2018, Ed Tittel reflects on the history of IT certification, as well on what lies ahead.

GoCertify Looks Back: Our 10 Most Popular Quizzes of 2018

The new year is nearly here. That means it's time to reflect on everything we've accomplished in 2018. Next up: our most popular quizzes.

Microsoft Bids Fond Farewell to Many Old Certs

As per its usual quarterly update cycle, Microsoft Learning has issued its latest retirement schedule for certs and cert exams. Lots of interesting items are included, as that schedule now extends out to July 31, 2019.

GoCertify Wishes You a Joyous Winter Holiday Break

The Christmas and New Year's Day break is nearly upon us. Here's what to expect during a light week (plus a couple of days) as GoCertify settles in for its long (sort of) winter's nap.

GoCertify Looks Back: Our 10 Most Popular Articles of 2018

The new year is nearly here. That means it's time to reflect on everything we've accomplished in 2018. Next up: our most popular articles.