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How to Pick the Right MOOC

Hundreds of free online classes from the world's leading instructors are at your fingertips. Here's what you need to get started.

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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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10 Professional-Development Tips for Programmers

Breaking through the glass ceiling as a developer requires more than great programming skills. It requires a commitment to self-improvement and lots of work in other work key areas. To help straighten the learning curve CIO.com asked...

Booz Allen Takes Data Science Training Online

Aiming to make data science training more accessible, Booz Allen Hamilton introduces a hands-on online training course complete with gamification elements.

Heading Back to School? Try These 11 Terrific Tech Tools.

We've found some cool devices for your academic adventures, including innovative ways to power your smartphone, a tiny but powerful portable speaker and a new app that helps you share your notes.

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Why Developers Need 'Finishing School'

How can developers bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world, on-the-job experience? They can go to 'finishing school.'

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Never Stop Learning, CIOs Advise New IT Grads

Keeping skills sharp is critical if new graduates want to find success in the volatile world of tech.

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10 Leadership Lessons From Jeffrey Fox

Ever want to interview your favorite author? Mike Lyles, a writer, speaker and QA architect, had that opportunity, and his chat with marketing and leadership expert Jeffrey Fox touches on who influences how you work, lead, influence...

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Why You Should Invest in Training Your IT Team

With technology advancing so rapidly, companies must be willing to train their IT staff. Yes, that knowledge will leave if employees do, but those who stay on board will use what they learn to solve problems and improve efficiency --...

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.

6 Emerging Programming Languages Career-Minded Developers Should Learn

If you want to take your pick of the plum jobs of the future, you need experience in the languages that will be in demand. Learning one of these six will put you ahead of the pack.

STEM Education Gets Boost From White House

President Barack Obama has announced new, expanded programs to get more students enrolled in science, tech, engineering and math courses.

Shortage of Female STEM Workers Hurts Tech Industry

Intel and other technology firms see workplace gender imbalance as a business challenge and urge greater outreach from tech companies to the education community at a national, state and local level.

5 Technology Initiatives and Reforms IT Wants in Washington

Leaders from Microsoft, Cisco and other tech players are pressing their agenda as they meet with the White House and Congress this week. Some initiatives have been years in the making -- and will take many more years to see through --...

Early STEM Education Will Lead to More Women in IT

A leading advocate for introducing girls to computer science argues that educators must develop required programs at the K-12 level to resolve gender imbalance in the tech sector.

Free Data Science Courses From Johns Hopkins, Duke, Stanford

If you've thought about trying to boost your data skills, check out Coursera's catalog of free classes. In particular, Johns Hopkins is about to start a nine-class specialization in data science.

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.

Are You Too Old to Land a New IT Job?

Age really is just a number. If you're keeping current on new technologies and advancement, and show a willingness to keep learning and growing, there's no reason it should be an impediment to your job search.

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