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Launch Your IT Career with CompTIA Certifications

One of the world's largest and best-known IT industry associations, CompTIA has a certification to help newcomers get started down just about any IT career path. CompTIA also offers more advanced credentials.

Dell EMC Offers Surprising Range and Variety of IT Certs

Dell has long offered a grab bag of IT credentials that reflects its various acquisitions and investments. With EMC's certification portfolio now squarely in that mix, the total package is robust and comprehensive.

Learn How to Be a Webmaster in 2018 (Part 2 of 2)

The webmaster job role has changed a great deal since it first emerged in the 1990s. Fortunately, there are many excellent training and certifications options for those who want to take it on in 2018.

CASP vs. CISSP: The Real Fight Is For Candidates' Attention

Not surprisingly, CompTIA security guru Patrick Lane compared his organization's CASP and (ISC)²'s CISSP and found in favor of CASP. Ed Tittel says job posting and salary numbers tell a somewhat different story.

ISACA Offers New Courses to Build Cybersecurity Expertise

The knowledge and power of ISACA's Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) training and certification program are expanding, with the addition of three new courses and one certification overhaul.

Spiceworld 2018 Shows the Astounding Power of Community

Spiceworks, a community of IT pros that shares educational content, product reviews, and free apps, recently wrapped up its annual SpiceWorld conference in Austin, Texas. Ed Tittel attended and likes what he saw.

Are Webmasters An Endangered Species? (Part 1 of 2)

Once upon a time, any business that wanted to create a website called on the expertise of a uniquely qualified individual. Times are changing, however, and the role once known as webmaster is changing with them.

U.S. Jobs: New Jobs, Unemployment Both Go Down in September

September was a mixed bag for employment statistics with new job creation falling, but unemployment also low.

Maximum Impact: Get the Most Out of MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, have grown increasingly popular as a means of IT study and training in recent years. Here's how you can use them to best advantages in your own professional development.

Microsoft Launches New "Role-Based" Training and Certs at Ignite

Microsoft's Ignite event certainly lit something afire. We've got new exams, new badging, and a new role-based approach to certifications.

Accept No Substitutes: PMI Project Management Certs Are All You Need

There are other places to look for project management certification. Realistically, however, the four credentials offered by PMI are the only ones to consider.

The SIP School Offers Excellent Voice and Telephony Certs and Training

Hardware vendors are the undisputed masters of convergent technology certification. A new organization based in the United Kingdom, however, is challenging that dominance.

Cryptojacking Is a New and Dangerous Cyber-Threat

Cryptojackers are cryptocurrency pirates who use your computing resources to enrich themselves. They're also like ninjas, since you may not ever realize they've done you any damage until after they're gone.

YATTCL (Yet Another Top Ten Certifications List)

Those of you with computer science roots will recognize my titular acronym as an homage to Stephen Johnson’s YACC (Yet Another Compiler Compiler). By comparison, producing Top 10 Certification lists is child’s play.

Before, During, and After: Maximize the Value of Attending IT Events

If you've never been to an IT conference or convention, then you're missing out on a key source of personal and professional development.

U.S. Jobs: Continued Slow and Steady Growth in August

Though jobs added are up to a more reasonable level of 201,000 for August, we’re still stuck in slow growth mode. Luckily, wage growth is matching inflation so workers aren’t exactly losing ground.