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Intel Encourages Women to Pursue Cloud Training

Aiming to make cloud computing and DevOps training more accessible to women, Intel is sponsoring the IC3 Cloud Scholars program.

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IT Skills That Are In Demand, and Those That Will Be

IT professionals seeking certifications in the coming months may get their best return with cloud and security-related certifications. Agile-related training won’t hurt, either.

2014's Hottest IT Certification

In the world of technology, the certifications and skills that organizations need to keep pace is constantly shifting. To help you find the most valuable certifications to advance your tech career, CIO.com spoke with David Foote,...

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Who's Paying for Your Tech Certification?

Professional Development – such as continuing education or tech certifications – remains one of the best ways for businesses to boost employee engagement and retention. If you haven't taken advantage of this perk, it's well worth...

10 Social Media Certifications and Classes to Advance Your Career

While some social media masters may have learned their trade on the streets, formal training and education is a safer bet for the rest of us. To help you stay on course, here are some of the top certification programs and classes to...

11 Big Data Certifications That Will Pay Off

Data scientists and data analysts as well as engineers and developers with the skills to work with big data technologies are sought after and well-compensated. Want an extra edge looking for your next job? Get big data certified.

Pirates, Cheats and IT Certs

Some ne'er-do-wells steal test questions and answers, and cheaters buy that information, share answers in chat rooms, pay other people to take tests for them and bring a range of technologies and techniques into test centers to gain...

Tips on How to Ace an Office 365 Certification Test

Anyone hoping to gain Microsoft certification in Office 365 better know the ins and outs of provisioning, security, syncing, identities and troubleshooting for the cloud version of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite.

CompTIA Taps Brain Science to Help You Conquer Certification Testing

CompTIA's CertMaster combines principles from neurobiology, cognitive psychology and game studies to help you learn new material and retain it for the long term.

Demand for Software Developers Remains High

There's a huge demand for software development talent, both for core technologies like Java and .Net as well as in emerging tech areas like the Internet of Things and wearable tech.

Fast, Cheap and Easy: 5 IT Certifications That Won't Break You

Achieving any certification worth its salt is never easy, but some are faster to complete than others -- and easier on your wallet as well. Here are five worth considering.

7 Ways to Advance Your Project Management Career

Project management experts and executive IT recruiters provide tips to project managers on what they can do to give their careers a boost.

CompTIA Now Offers its Research Without Charge

CompTIA, a 32-year-old tech industry group best known for its IT certifications, is broadening access to it resources by making them free.

14 Mobile Certifications That Meet IT Demands

Mobile technologies are increasingly important to organizations of all sizes, but how can you best prepare your workforce? Find out which of these 14 vendor-specific and vendor-neutral mobile IT certifications -- from app development...

How to Add New Job Skills Without Going Back to School

E-learning is a cost-effective, accessible way to boost your job skills without the hassles of 'traditional' degree programs.

SANS Technology Institute Accredited for Masters in Security

The cybersecurity-focused SANS Technology Institute has received accreditation that will make it much easier for many students to receive tuition reimbursement from employers.

Top 10 Cloud Computing Certifications

Looking for a way to benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills? Want an extra edge when looking for that cloud computing job? Get cloud computing certified.

15 Common IT Job Search Mistakes

Searching for a new IT position in a competitive market can be an uphill battle. One little mistake could cost you the opportunity. Read on to make sure you aren't making one of these commonly seen blunders in your job search.

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