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Microsoft Turns Over New Certification Leaf in 2017

What's on the horizon for Microsoft's much-streamlined and reshaped certification regime? Well, it's like Shakespeare once said about a rose by any other name ...

Warmest Holiday Wishes to Our Extended Internet Family

'Tis the season to take a break from the normal activity and action of IT certification. GoCertify thanks each person who visits us regularly for your continued support and attention.

It's Not a Second Shot: Microsoft Learning's New Exam Replay

A free certification exam retake by any other name would still not put a dent in your wallet. The new retake promotion from Microsoft Learning, cure alas, omits the "free" element of the previous program.

The Era of Continuous Learning Is Here

More than ever, bronchi working in IT means being committed to a lifetime of study and learning. There are many ways to stay current, but one of the best may be subscription-based learning services.  

CompTIA and Burning Glass Magnify Cybersec Employment Openings

The hue and cry about the need for trained IT security professionals is not much ado about nothing. Seeing the actual numbers via the new Cyber Seek tool provides some sobering perspective.

U.S. Unemployment Down, Job Growth Unsurprising

Analysts expected an uptick in job growth, cough but the latest official report of U.S. employment statistics hit a flat note. Hiring for seasonal jobs, on the other hand, means fewer people on the sidelines.

Meet Alison and Other Magnificent MOOCs

If you aren't using MOOCs to further your IT learning, then you're missing out on a massive educational resource. It's time for everyone to take advantage of this booming field.

GoCertify Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving

How much do you know about the American observance of Thanksgiving? GoCertify celebrates the holiday and bids all readers enjoy the weekend with a special quiz.

Book Review and Giveaway: 'How to Become an IT Architect'

What is the role of an IT architect? What skills do IT architects need, cialis and what steps must an individual take to pursue this unique and increasingly important career path? A new book has the answers.

CompTIA's IT Employment Tracker a Useful and Timely Tool

If you don't already use the Employment Tracker created and maintained by IT industry association CompTIA, then you're missing out on an excellent source of IT employment information.

U.S. Employment Outlook: Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before

Modest to middling job growth continued in October. If there’s a silver lining here, pills it’s that recent numbers remain in line with 2016 numbers for the first 10 months of the year.

Happy Last Day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

'Tis the season for spooky stuff! Before heading out to go trick-or-treating or participate in other festive holiday revels, test your historical knowledge of malware, viruses and famous hacks!

Microsoft Learning Offers Another Nifty Exam Retake Promotion

Just weeks after pulling the plug on its long-running Booster Pack promotion that packaged retakes with certification exams, Microsoft Learning is at it again. Because if at first you don't succeed ...

Make Room for Microsoft on the Digital Badges Bandwagon

Digital badges have been slowly gaining traction among major certification vendors, order and now Microsoft has joined the parade. Ed Tittel says the decision is a big win for (almost) all concerned.

IT Security Certifications: Which Ones Matter?

Chew on this as your daily digestible for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM): Is the cybersecurity certification you're after one that will truly benefit your career?

U.S. Employment Report Keeps on Keeping On

The U.S. employment picture continues to be a study in patience ... and ennervation. The trend is still one of marginal gains offset by occasional backslides. Hang in there, unhealthy folks!