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Best Certs: Dueling Lists of Wireless Networking Credentials

What happens when you take two lists of the top wireless networking certs and compare them? The clash of connectivity credentials offers fresh insight into a red-hot IT skills boom.

Why Every Project Manager Should Be PMP-Certified

There are a number of options available to aspiring (or current) project managers who are seeking certification and training. One credential in particular, however, stands out above the rest.

The Surprise Appearance of the IT Skills Gap at SXSW

If it gets on the agenda at a hipster conference on the hipster Third Coast in Austin, it’s got to be real, right? SXSW Interactive tackled the thorny topic of the IT skills gap in a spirited panel discussion on March 11.

Five Hot Cybersecurity Certs for 2017

No matter what your level of IT security experience and proficiency, there's a certification to help move your career forward. Even if you're just getting started. Here's what you should look for.

U.S. Employment Healthier, but IT Jobs Still Scarce

There's more good (but not great) news from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which released employment data for February this morning. The IT employment outlook, however, continues to confound.

Do Data Scientists Really Have the Best Job in America?

Want to enjoy the satisfaction (and other benefits) or working in the best job in America? With the right training and certification, you can reap the rewards of a career in data science.

The Magic of MOOCSE for IT Education

In the age of Google, our internet searching has become a one-size-fits-all affair. Specialized searching still has its place, however, and one tool in particular is filling an important and exciting need.

Don't Fear the Robot: It's Time to Embrace Automation

Machine learning is quickly overtaking workers in a variety of job roles and career disciplines. Even in the complex and highly technical IT realm, there is cause for concern. Or is there?

Valuable Outputs from 'Women in Data Science' Event at Stanford

A follow-up report from a recent IT conference at Stanford University tips off Ed Tittel to a wealth of developments stemming from the blossoming involvement of women in the fast-growing data science field.

Happy Washington's Birthday to All!

Some of you out there, especially in the United States, may be under the impression that today is Presidents Day. Take our festive quiz, and find out why you're wrong!

The Curious Case of MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Life comes at you fast, and so does IT. Sometimes keeping pace with technology, particularly for those called on to provide tutelage for everyone else, can be deeply frustrating.

Is Digital Badging Gaining a Foothold in Certification?

Digital badging has been on the leading edge of IT certification for a couple of years now. Is it finally moving into the mainstream, or are we still in the "working out the kinks" stage?

Cisco Looks Ahead to the "Programmable Network"

The world of networking is changing from a collection of devices and platforms to a software-based virtual infrastructure. Venerable hardware vendor Cisco is doing its best to adapt and lead.

Five Top Cybersecurity Roles and the Certs to Get You There

Demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals is rapidly escalating. If you can prove you have the right skills, then you can take your pick of top-paying jobs.

Mixed Blessing: Overall Employment Up, Tech Jobs Decline

January’s employment numbers offer some much-needed indicators of big-picture improvement over 2016. On the other hand, IT jobs took a hit in the first month of 2017.

Azure Training and Certification Is Well Within Your Grasp

Microsoft Azure offers an immense amount of capability — enough to seem kind of daunting. Never fear! MS has a killer training, practice, and certification offer to help you find your footing.