• Employers don't always look at your work experience as much as they should.

    Dear CertMag: My work experience isn’t getting me hired

     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Dear CertMag: I’ve been out of a job and looking for the past 10 months. My employer, a small IT consulting firm in Atlanta, hung in there …

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  • Study slump SIZED

    Dear CertMag: How can I nail my certification test retake?

     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Dear CertMag: I’ve been working in IT security for several years. I have two certs from GIAC, the GISF and the GSEC. I recently whiffed on my …

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  • There's always a better IT job than the one you have now.

    Dear CertMag: I’m spinning my IT wheels

     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Dear CertMag: I work at a call center for a large regional internet service provider and I feel like I’ve sort of been in helpdesk hell forever. …

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  • Dear CertMag: Do I need a certification to validate my job skills?

     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Dear CertMag: I’m the IT guy for a small daily newspaper. I basically do a lot of the same things I’ve been doing for people since high …

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  • Dear CertMag May 2

    Dear CertMag: Should I get a tech job or go to college?

     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Dear CertMag: I’m about to finish high school at the end of May. I have four certs, A+, Network+, Security+ and CCNA from Cisco. I’m in my …

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  • Woman designs image THUMB

    Dear CertMag: Returning to web design after several years away

     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Dear CertMag: I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for quite a few years, but my youngest is now entering middle school. I have a very modest IT background …

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  • Brain dumps are out there, but using one to prep for a certification test can mean big trouble.

    Dear CertMag: Can brain dumps get me out of an exam jam?

     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Dear CertMag: I have a Cisco certification exam approaching at the end of May. I feel like I’m falling behind studying. A couple of friends have suggested using …

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  • Student studies with computers THUMB

    Dear CertMag: What’s the best way to save on certification?

     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Dear CertMag: I have an IT position managing PC installation, networking and support for a rural school district. I’d like to improve my job prospects and I’ve …

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  • Woman uses laptop THUMB

    Dear CertMag: The value of certification cross-pollination

     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Dear CertMag: I’m a network engineer with a job I enjoy. I’ve been working through a series of Cisco certs for several years now to build up …

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  • Boss talk THUMB

    Dear CertMag: Why didn’t I get a raise?

     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Dear CertMag: I have a stable job at a large regional hospital managing payment processing. I’ve been in my current position for five years, but my salary …

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