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CompTIA Survey Reveals Contented IT Workers

CompTIA checks in with working tech professionals and finds improved job satisfaction. All is not quiet, however, on the information technology (IT) front, with key worries causing concern for some.

CompTIA's Security Cert Ladder and the 'Future' of Cybersecurity

Tech industry association CompTIA has been building up its security certification portfolio for years. Now it has a new "ladder" to help aspiring cybersecurity professionals ascend.

Seven Top Healthcare IT Certifications

Demand for trained and skilled healthcare IT professionals is pushing the envelope around the globe. These top certifications will help you transition to a high-paying career in a growing field.

CompTIA CSA+ Approved by U.S. Department of Defense

CompTIA's new Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CSA+) credential has been given a thumbs-up seal of approval by the United States Department of Defense, adding to CompTIA's already impressive breadth of coverage of federal IT job roles.

Age Is Just a Number for Old Tech Pros Willing to Keep Pace

Despite the persistent image of whiz kids writing code in nap pods, IT is not exclusively a game for the young. Savvy tech professionals can stay employed by making a few adjustments.

U.S. Employment: Mostly Slow Growth Despite Hurricanes

The ill winds of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria blew good to no man (or woman) last month, but damage to the U.S. economy was mitigated by a mostly stable employment outlook.

Take the CertMag Salary Survey

Want to do the right thing for IT certification? Get both the warm glow of donating your time and intelligence and the cozy satisfaction of receiving something cool for free when you take the Salary Survey.

Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) Gets Two New Tracks

The Microsoft Professional Program is bumping the number of available tracks from 3 to 5 with the addition of Cloud Administration and DevOps to its roster. That's great news for self-motivated IT learners!

We Are Living in the Age of Online Learning

Education has now traveled far past the days when online learning was a low-impact novelty embraced by a curious few. In 2017, web-based education has moved into the mainstream.

Dell EMC Lays Out Certification Framework

The Dell-EMC merger is finally far enough along that the combined company now offers a comprehensive framework that embraces all of its many certifications. The only thing missing are the VMware certifications, which still operate separately.

Pick Your Path to Networking Knowledge: CCNA or Network+

There are many different computer networking certifications, but two stand out as the most popular points of entry to a vital IT industry. Which one should you choose to launch your networking career?

CompTIA Assesses Moods and Attitudes of IT Workers

A CompTIA survey of more than 800 IT professionals and managers reveals that certification retains its luster and value, and that professional development is perceived as being vital to IT career satisfaction and success.

Do Employers Monitor Your Computer Usage at Work?

Is Big Brother (or at least the senior management team) watching what goes on when you sit down each day and fire up your PC workstation? And what, out of all your computer usage, is being looked for most?

It's Always a Great Time to Be an IT Project Manager

Want to beef up your IT certification portfolio? Consider investing in project management certification and moving yourself up into one of the most financially rewarding of IT employment tiers.

Wanted: Highly Skilled and Certified Cybersecurity Expert

Equifax has egg on its face and the competition to hire skilled IT security personnel just got hotter. Certification is your ticket to employment in the booming market for trained cybersecurity professionals.

Inching into Network Programmability with Cisco

Just as virtualization is recasting the data center and the server room, so it is also recasting networking. The rise of what Cisco calls 'network programmability' shows where this march of progress and change might lead.