• 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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  • Free Wifi

    A guide to wireless standards for CompTIA Network+ candidates

    We’ve looked at some of the wireless networking related topics that appear on CompTIA’s Network+ certification exams (both the current N10-005 exam and the upcoming N10-006) in other articles. To finish that topic, the focus this month is on wireless standards and what you need to know about them to pass this certification exam. Much …

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  • Mentoring can help prepare you to step into a future IT job role.

    Dear CertMag: Which certs will help me become an IT security specialist?

     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 graduated National Diploma: Information Technology (Support Services) from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. I am currently working for Eskom as an Assistant …

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  • What's the worst that could happen? A new recertification policy from Oracle.

    Oracle’s new recertification policy: A calamity of Biblical proportions?

    The Oracle Certification Program recently announced a significant policy change. A number of certifications related to older releases of the Oracle database now require candidates to recertify in order for their credentials to remain active. The policy affects 11 certifications for release 9i and older that will require action by Nov. 1, 2015. Another five …

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  • What's better than free IT certification training for life?

    CertStudent: Lucky IT admin gets free certification training for life

     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. From somewhere in the picturesque environs of Aschaffenburg, Germany, 26-year-old Mario …

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