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9 best technology jobs in the U.S.

Looking to start or change your technology career? US News & World Report offers its ranking of the nine best technology jobs.

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10 top-ranked tech-focused MBA programs

Here are the top 10 technology MBA programs in America as ranked by US News & World Report.

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Is open source a clear path to success for new grads?

Open source is a great career direction for newly minted computer science and IT graduates. Here's why.

IT badges: A new path to better pay?

IT badges: A new path to better pay?

Skills-based mini-certs are gaining traction as a worthwhile way to round out your résumé

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New IoT security certification aims to make the world safer

Underwriters Laboratories new Cybersecurity Assurance Program (CAP) looks to certify Internet of Things products. Columnist Rob Enderle writes that these CAP certification will improve IoT security and help CIOs sleep better at night....

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Got cloud skills? Now you can get certified by the OpenStack Foundation

The new Certified OpenStack Administrator exam is designed to give cloud professionals a way to prove their worth while also helping employers identify qualified candidates.

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Are agile, DevOps and similar certifications worth it?

DevOps, continuous delivery, scrum and agile are all necessary skills in an IT-driven workplace. But how much can certifications in these areas really prove?

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IT careers: Do certifications really help?

Earning an IT certification won’t automatically land you a job or a pay raise, but it can be valuable in the right circumstances.

Cloud Security Training and Certification

More and more enterprise organizations are planning and deploying into cloud platforms.  This trend is occurring despite organizations historical push-back on cloud services claiming that they are less secure than private...

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Mentoring is key to professional and project management success

My dad was my mentor and role model and the reason I've been a successful project manager and consultant for many years. This is a bit of a tribute to my late father, but also a suggestion on how to use mentoring and experience to...

20 hot IT skills that will get you a raise

20 Hot IT skills that will get you a raise

IT professionals are well-compensated, but 2016 looks will bring even higher pay for some tech workers. If you're looking to boost your paycheck, consider adding one or more of these 20 skills to your resume.

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Top 10 career stories of 2015

2015 was another great year for IT professionals thanks to low unemployment rates, more hiring and increased wages. For CIO readers, training, education, professional development, certifications and corporate culture topped the list...

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Top 11 resume tips from 2015

Over the last year, CIO.com's team of resume experts and career consultants have helped numerous IT professionals showcase their knowledge, experience and technical skills to help them land their dream IT jobs. Here are the top 11...

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10 social media certifications for marketing pros

Social media skills don't always come easy, and specialized social training can mean the difference between ascending the corporate hierarchy and being left behind. These social media certification programs and online classes are all...

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The hottest security certifications, most in-demand skills

While the cyber security skills shortage is a well-worn topic, Cybrary's survey of 435 senior-level technology professionals, conducted from October to December, 2015, offers some interesting insights.

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Microsoft to offer a Linux-based cert for Azure admins

Microsoft’s newfound embrace of open-source software continues with the news today that the company will now offer a Linux on Azure certificate through its Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate program.

Top 7 storage certifications for IT pros

Demand for capable and talented storage technicians and engineers remains high in today's workplace, so what better way to showcase your skills than with a well-respected certification in that field? Check out our top picks from...

The top 6 Governance, Risk and Compliance certifications

CEOs are always on the lookout for dependable folks who can identify potential exposures and quantify the impacts of risk on an organization while protecting the interests of employees, shareholders, other organizations and the...

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