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Microsoft Streamlines Path to Azure Administrator Cert

After less than a year of availability, the pair of exams required for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate credential are slated for retirement on or around May 1.

Historic Hacks of the 1990s, Part 1

We've come a long way since the era of hacks that required the unwitting participation of postal services. GoCertify begins a tour through past cybermalfeasance by hopping back in time to the 1990s.

Ten Interesting Under-the-Radar Certs

Every now and then, it’s time to jump off the beaten track. Ed Tittel scouts out 10 promising and potentially valuable IT certifications that haven’t yet shown up on too many (or perhaps even any) top cert lists.

CompTIA Has Boarded the Digital Badging Bandwagon

Leading tech industry association CompTIA decided, at the end of last year, that it does, in fact, need some badges. Now that CompTIA has hopped aboard the badging bandwagon, what lies ahead?

U.S. Jobs: Possible Pause in Economic Growth Coming

Although the consensus forecast in advance of Friday’s jobs report for February was around 180,000, the actual number from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was a shockingly low 20,000.

CompTIA Teams Up to Offer Penetration Testing Challenge

Tech industry association CompTIA is teaming up with cybersecurity skills development firm Immersive Labs to test the wits and cybersecurity mettle of tech pros from two countries.

Department of Defense Expands List of Approved Baseline Certs

In order to work in IT security for various federal and state government agencies, individuals are required to hold certain certifications.

Six Hot Networking Certifications for 2019

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

Google Amps Up Cloud Certification Offerings

Google is making a major push to expand its Google Cloud certification offerings. Ed Tittel looks at the long-range forecast to see what's in store for Google certified professionals.

Be Safe and Happy on Washington's Birthday

Washington's Birthday = the actual name of the U.S. federal holiday that most people call Presidents Day. Why not take a festive quiz while the GoCertify team enjoys a holiday break?

What Are IT Skills Worth in 2019?

Global Knowledge has released a preview of its forthcoming 2019 IT Skills and Salary report. Ed Tittel weighs in on both the preview itself and a preview assessment from Forbes magazine.

Six Hot Microsoft Certifications for 2019

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

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?