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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.

Six Hot Linux Certifications for 2019

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

Book IT: Good Holiday Reads for Tech Pros

CompTIA issued a set of sci-fi reading recommendations for the upcoming holiday break. I applaud, concur, comment and add some additional sci-fi recommendations of my own.

GoCertify Looks Back: Our 10 Most Popular Certification Watch Newsletters of 2018

The new year is nearly here. That means it's time to reflect on everything we've accomplished in 2018. First up: Certification Watch.

Six Hot Big Data Certifications for 2019

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

U.S. Jobs: Unemployment Still Low, Job Growth Slowing

There are head and tails in the final U.S. government tally of employment statistics for 2018, but it's hard to know what to make of them. On the plus side, unemployment remains low and wages are gaining.

Make Yourself the Preferred Job Candidate

Competition for IT jobs can be fierce. Knowing what to do to set yourself apart from the crowd can make the difference between getting a job and getting left on the employment sidelines.

Tech Republic Poll: 'Certs Are Good, Experience Is Better'

IT professionals pondering career development often ask whether it's better to have work experience of certifications. According to a recent informal poll, there's a clear answer.

ISACA Refreshes IT Management Protocols with COBIT 2019

Professional association ISACA is well known in certification circles for its portfolio of security and governance credentials. Certification, however, isn't the only cornerstone or ISACA's global reputation.

Remember, IT Pros: It's the Giving Season

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, Ed Tittel has some advice for IT pros in the mood to kick their charitable instincts into high gear.