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Why agile skills are more valuable than certifications

Businesses struggling to align their IT projects with larger business goals and strategies are emphasizing agile project management skills over traditional project management certifications.

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PM certification - is it worth it?

PMP certification through the Project Management Institute has long been the standard certification for project managers. Is PM certification worth it? Is it helpful to the project manager's career and/or ability to manage projects...

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10 top vendor-neutral cloud computing certifications

Looking for a way to benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills without being locked into a particular vendor? Want an extra edge when looking for that cloud computing job? One or more of these vendor-neutral certifications...

How to Get Certified in VMware Virtual Networking

Virtual networking is sweeping the IT industry. Here are the top certifications and training for becoming an expert in SDN.

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IT Certification Hot List 2015: 10 That Deliver Higher Pay

Certifications abound in the IT industry, but they are not all equal. To help you find the ones that will result in the most financial gain, twice a year we look at which certifications are poised for the biggest growth.

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MapR Offers Free Hadoop Training and Certifications

The free on-demand training initially focuses on Hadoop and HBase but will expand to other ecosystem technologies. Certification exams will also be available for developers, analysts and admins.

Wi-Fi Aware Certification Process Revs Up

An emerging wireless service called Wi-Fi Aware could allow smartphone and tablet users to easily locate users of nearby devices in crowded locations to play games or collaborate.

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Where to Find Security Certifications

Despite the debate over whether certifications are worth the time, here are 10 places to further learn about the security trade.

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6 Ways to Maximize Your IT Training Budget

Customized, in-house training often zeros in on topics relevant to your business. However, it comes with an equally high price tag. If your employees simply need to fill in knowledge gaps or get up to speed with a specific software...

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IT Certifications: Discover Where the Value Lies

The business value of technical certifications is higher than ever, as organizations fight for talent with proven skills and demonstrable acumen but choosing the right one is never an easy task.

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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...

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13 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.

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