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The one skill every CIO needs for better board conversations

For IT leaders to stand out as strategic business contributors, simply presenting your materials isn't enough: Engage the board with a few great questions of your own.

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15 data science certifications that will pay off

Looking to get ahead as a data scientist? Earning one of these data science certs will help you stand out in one of the hottest careers in IT.

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How Year Up is redefining and diversifying the IT talent pipeline

To help bridge the opportunity divide, careers organization Year Up is connecting corporate sponsors with talented, hardworking young adults from underserved communities who are eager to embark on an IT career.

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Accenture apprenticeships diversify talent pipelines, bridge IT gaps

Accenture’s National Apprenticeship Program is opening up new, diverse talent pipelines to recruit motivated candidates who can be upskilled or reskilled for IT roles.

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10 IT leadership development programs to help you level up

Whether you’re new in your IT career or a seasoned IT pro, if you’re interested in IT leadership, these 10 development programs will help get you on the right path.

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5 hot IT career trends — and 5 going cold

The growing IT skills gap, demand for hybrid roles, and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic are disrupting the traditional IT career path. The following heat map of career trends with help you cash in and avoid dead ends.

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10 best entry-level IT certifications to launch your career

IT certifications can verify your knowledge in different skillsets, boost your pay and set you apart from other entry-level candidates. Here are 10 entry-level certifications worth pursuing.

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The state of ethnic minorities in U.S. tech: 2020

A survey of people of color shows a mix of good and bad news on racial inequality, and a disturbing lower concern within Silicon Valley and by executives compared to IT at large.

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Bye-bye MCSA: What Microsoft’s massive certification shakeup means to your IT career

Microsoft is shifting to role-based credentials centered on the cloud, and is retiring its MCSA, MCSE, MCSD, and on-premises, technology-based certifications. Here’s what you need to know.

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13 IT skills paying the highest premiums today

From DevSecOps to cryptography, these 13 IT skills grew the most in market value over the past year, according to data from Foote Partners.

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Top 9 data engineer and data architect certifications

Data engineers and data architects are in high demand. Here are the certifications that will give your career an edge.

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Creating net-new tech talent during the worst talent shortage we’ve seen

As U.S. companies see a surge in tech investments, they must look at new ways to develop domestic tech talent to support heavy demand

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10 IT certs paying the highest premiums today

Looking for the next hot IT certification to add to your resume? According to data from Foote Partners, these 10 IT certifications increased the most in value in the past year.

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Finding the ideal board readiness program (and why you need one)

When it comes to landing a board role, who you know matters just as much as what you know. Board readiness programs should help you with both.

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How (and why) great CIOs lead through teaching

Accidental learning delivers accidental results. Here's how six CIOs avoid that trap by leading through teaching.

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6 steps to successful SaaS renewal negotiations

It's no secret that preparation is key to successful contract negotiations, but SaaS renewals come with their own set of challenges. What are you doing to prepare for negotiation success?

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Microsoft 365 certification: Skills and training to advance your career in the cloud

Microsoft’s cloud productivity suite enables employees to work from anywhere. These Microsoft 365 certs can give you the training and skills to move your career forward.

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Reskilling revolution: Enterprises accelerate remote learning amid pandemic

To keep ahead of the digital curve, Shell, S&P Global and BMW are embracing MOOCs to train staff in emerging technologies.

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