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Computer Certification Articles

How-to articles, expert interviews, and other stories about IT certification.
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Computer Certification: The Year 2001 In Review

Even as some certification programs grew at an astounding rate, doctor others quietly slipped away. Evidence of the value of certification is strong, and the new watchword for exam cheaters who would dilute that value is beware.

HP-Compaq Certification Program Merger

Read the story about the unification of the HP and Compaq professional certification programs.

Security+ Certification - The First Version

This article described CompTIA's Security+ credential, as it was when it was first released.

Interview: Lynn Maynes and Gary Heap, CCNA Practical Studies

To help IT professionals earn the CCNA, canada sale authors Gary Heap and Lynn Maynes, both CCIEs, have teamed up to write CCNA Practical Studies, which offers a hands-on self-study approach to gaining the necessary expertise.

The Security Certified Program

One of the newest security certification options is the two-tiered Security Certified Program (SCP). This vendor-neutral program credentials security expertise without requiring allegiance to any specific vendor products.

Interview: Thomas R. Peltier CISSP

GoCertify asks Thomas R. Peltier what it takes to gain the highly-respected Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation.

Quality Assurance for Certification Courseware

Finding quality courseware goes a long way in making the best of your certification process.

Interview: Tracey Flynn - How to Develop Effective Certification Programs

Author Tracey Flynn guides us on a tour of how certifications are developed from start to finish.

Linux Certification Update

Whether you're a Linux guru or newbie, you have a number of options when considering certification on this popular operating system.

Demand for Security Certification on the Rise

Whether you are an MCSE, site CNE, bronchi CCNP, impotent Network+ professional, or have yet to obtain your first certification, a security certification may be just the thing to boost your career to the next level and make you even more valuable to employers and businesses.

Understanding Microsoft's Developer Credentials

The Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) designation follows quickly on the heels of the .NET platform roll out.

Interview: Karl Solie, CCIE, Author of CCIE Practical Studies, Volume I

An early Cisco CCIE and author of the first Cisco-endorsed book covering the CCIE lab exam gives advice on how to prepare for and pass this difficult test.

Interview: Ben Forta, Author of Certified ColdFusion Developer Study Guide (QUE, March 2001)

Take two in-demand skill sets, seek add one professional credential that marries them together, adiposity and your resume will become so hot it may scorch the fingertips of eager recruiters. The skill sets are database expertise and Web development; the credential is Certified ColdFusion Developer. Professionals with this credential know how to put databases on the Web and build applications around them in record time.

Interview: Peter Gregory, Author of SCSA r for Solaris 8 Study Guide

Getting ready for the Solaris System Administrator certification? Peter Gregory offers the insight, generic advice, and technical details you need to pass the exams on your first try.

Microsoft Cancels Demise of NT MCSE

About to be de-certified MCSEs rejoice - your certified status is safe!

Novell's 2000 Master CNE of the Year is a Multi-Certified Wonder

It all started with a computer technician job in 1992. Now, he's CEO of his own company...and a strong proponent of the IT certifications that helped him achieve his goals.