• Cisco is raising the bar for exam retakes on two top-level certs.

    Cisco incorporates new retake policy for two high-level certs

    The old adage applies in certification, much as in many other areas of life: If at first you don’t succeed, give it another shot. Especially when taking a crack at high-level certifications, it’s fairly common to need to bounce back from a failed first attempt. Among all the suggestions for how to better your performance, one that’s …

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  • The flash drive is in the mail ... we promise.

    Back in a flash: CertMag finalizes summer promotion

    At the end of May, we at CertMag ran a small promotion, something that regular visitors to the website and readers of Certification Magazine can expect to see again from time to time. We got a strong response to our end-of-school-year celebration, which involved our promise to send a free CertMag flash drive to quite a few of …

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  • Ready to take a bite out of Apple.

    CertStudent: Ready to take a bite out of Apple

     CertStudent  is a regular feature that profiles students of all ages who are pursuing certification at schools, in training programs, and on their own time (and own dime). Know an interesting  CertStudent ? Share the details with us at editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Do you remember your first computer? For Dawid Podkanowicz, it came …

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  • This week's CertStudent likes to fix computers with his hands.

    CertStudent: ‘I’m more of a new technology guy’

     CertStudent  is a regular feature that profiles students of all ages who are pursuing certification at schools, in training programs, and on their own time (and own dime). Know an interesting  CertStudent ? Share the details with us at editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Now he likes to use a sleek MacBook Air, but Isaiah …

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  • Special visitor to the TestOut Conference.

    On the ground with TestOut Conference 2014

    If you’ve had your eye on the Certification Magazine Twitter feed this week, then it won’t surprise you to hear that our team recently attended the fourth annual TestOut Conference, held this year at Solitude Mountain Resort, nestled amid the heavily forested summits east of Salt Lake City, Utah. TestOut is a global certification company …

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  • HTML5 is set to become the new internet standard by the end of 2014.

    W3C aims for full recommendation of HTML5 by year’s end

    Gradually, imperceptibly, beneath your very fingers on the keyboard, the internet is becoming something different. Many users may never even notice the change, especially since it’s not intended to effect what you see so much as what goes on beneath the surface that lets you see it. Since 1997, the internet has hummed along on …

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  • You're never too young to embark on a career in IT security.

    Whiz kid: Going straight from high school to IT security

    This feature first appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Certification Magazine. Among the skills sought for work in penetration testing — the branch of cybersecurity in which gifted “ethical hackers” attempt to strengthen network or website security by finding and exploiting weaknesses — are excellence in programming, deep familiarity with operating systems, knowledge of computer …

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  • Cisco Systems certs are next up in our Salary Survey PLUS.

    Salary Survey PLUS — Cisco

    A favorite question among certification candidates is the one about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow: How much money will I make after I finish this certification? There are several factors that determine salary, of course, but a good certification can be a strong argument for someone seeking a raise or bonus. …

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  • SkillsUSA rewards students with top cert skills.

    Teens polish cert smarts by competing in SkillsUSA

    Whether it’s marching band, or debate squad, or cheerleading camp, or varsity athletics, kids in high school like to compete. Sure, it looks good on college applications, and parents and teachers like to encourage students to excel. For those who really catch the vision, however, for the ones who stay the course and take daylong …

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  • Jason Pucilowski built himself a computer from scratch.

    CertStudent: Parts in a box for Christmas

     CertStudent  is a regular feature that profiles students of all ages who are pursuing certification at schools, in training programs, and on their own time (and own dime). Know an interesting  CertStudent ? Let us know at editor (at) certmag (dot) com. This week’s student was first featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Certification …

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