Certification

Opinion and case studies on use, relevance and efficacy of IT and security certifications.

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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. Full Story »
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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.

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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 to security -- are the most valuable to your employees.

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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.

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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.

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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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Microsoft Ends Top Masters Certification Exams for IT Pros

Microsoft plans to retire its Masters level certification exams by Oct. 1 this year, generating strong protests on blogs and community forums from IT professionals.

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Red Hat Unveils New Offerings, Cloud Certification at VMworld

The open source solutions provider is showing off demos of its forthcoming CloudForms 2.1 cloud management technology at VMworld in San Francisco. It also announced a new product that integrates Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server as well as a new training and certification program for OpenStack.

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7 IT Security Skills Certifications on the Rise

A number of IT security skills certifications requiring candidates to pass exams have sharply gained in terms of demand and pay value, according to a new Foote Partners report.

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7 Healthcare IT Roles That Are Transforming Tech Careers

Healthcare IT is becoming one of the fastest growing areas in the job market as health service providers rush to get compliant and adopt new technologies.

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Are IT Certifications Worthwhile?

Director of IT at Clif Bar and Co. Gary Hensley answers questions about the value of certifications, transitioning to the security field and becoming a leader.

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IT Professionals Offered New Cloud Security Qualification

Infosecurity education body (ISC)2 is collaborating with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to launch a new certification the pair hope will offer cloud security professionals an important benchmark for competence in the field.

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Social Media Certifications Prepare Students, Employees for Social Business

Using social media to market your business or collaborate internally means more than having a presence on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Facebook. To teach college students that lesson, Syracuse University adopted HootSuite University's certification program. Syracuse isn't alone: Social media certifications are a growing trend, but is a training course right for you?

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Demand for IT Security Experts Outstrips Supply

Employers will pay more for certified -- and experienced -- IT security pros, studies find.

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What ITIL Certifications Mean to Your IT Management Practices

ITIL is growing in demand and some employers are paying a premium for certifications and experience in the best practices methodology, but the first question is what exactly is ITIL and is it right for you or your company?