• Should open-resource testing be permitted in certification?

    You may connect to the internet: The case for open-resource testing in certification

    Advances in technology continue to reshape the way we learn and access information. Information that used to be stored in books or filing cabinets is now easily accessible from a computer with an internet connection.

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  • CompTIA is seeking IT Hall of Fame nominees.

    The envelope, please: CompTIA seeks nominations for 2015 IT Hall of Fame induction

    ‘Tis the season to be … honored for your contribution to the world of technology and computers. There’s a Hall of Fame for just about every field of personal or professional endeavor.

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  • There's an emerging role third party risk management professionals in IT, and soon there will be a certification to match.

    New third party risk management cert to debut in January

    It’s rare in 2014 for any business entity to conduct all of its operations using only its own resources and personnel. For many firms, it takes business partners, often called “third party” partners, to get things done.

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  • Utah Valley University is preparing to launch a graduate certificate in cybersecurity.

    Utah college prepares to launch post-grad cybersecurity certificate

    There’s ongoing debate in IT certification circles as to whether it’s more important for newly minted IT professionals to have a college degree or a fistful of certifications. There are strong feelings on both sides of the question …

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  • Cisco is making its old certification website look new again.

    New coat of paint, better user experience at Cisco Learning Network

    We’ve all been there. The relationship has gotten a little stale. It’s time to spice things up. You need a new style, something a little daring, a bit more fresh. You try a few things on, maybe twirl in front of the mirror.

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  • Even Harry Potter can benefit from using cloud computing.

    CompTIA forecasts business evolution in latest annual cloud computing survey

    So when you got out of bed this morning and got ready for work, did the Cloud help you shave, tie your shoes, find your car keys and hand you a breakfast burrito on your way out the door?

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  • The Internet of Things is about to have a major impact on ... almost everything.

    British Computer Society debates impact of Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things is everywhere. Maybe not literally everywhere — yet. With 50 billion devices, objects and even such “things” as plants and animals projected to become internet enabled just in the next five years, however, our already wired world is about to experience a tsunami of connectivity. The change is bound to have unintended …

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  • Gamification may soon have an impact on certification.

    Playing games with certification: An idea whose time has come?

    Gamers are problem solvers at heart. They just solve problems that are a little out-of-the-ordinary, like jumping on a turtle’s head and then kicking its shell into an oncoming line of ambulatory mushrooms that are spoiling for a fight. The mushrooms go flying and the fight is averted. Problem solved! Even if you go into plumbing, however, …

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  • Big data could help your firm get big $$.

    New IBM big data certification introduced at Insight 2014 event

    If you had a nickel for every datum in your company’s cloud, then you could probably build the Great Wall of China out of nickels. Several times. Only, what if you really did have a nickel for every datum? It’s an idea whose time has come, and it’s at the heart of the hue and …

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  • CompTIA has passed a major certification milestone.

    One in a million: CompTIA A+ passes certification milestone

    The Million Man March didn’t actually have a million men. And the cave people in Raquel Welch’s One Million Years B.C. couldn’t have actually lived on Earth 1,000,000 years before Christ (look, they didn’t call the movie One Million Years BCE, so shut up). There really are, however, 1,000,000 CompTIA A+ certification holders. Not only …

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