• Proper cooling protects your PC from heat damage.

    A guide to cooling PCs for CompTIA A+ certification

    The processor within a PC has evolved over the years, and with the addition of more processing power comes more heat in the case — and the need for more advanced cooling methods.

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  • Do you know as much about the cloud as you think you do?

    Addressing common cloud computing misconceptions

    Would you like to store this on your cloud drive? Cloud drive? Honestly, I didn’t even know I had a cloud drive — but the question really wasn’t surprising. Whether we realize it or not, the cloud …

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  • A dedicated certification student succeeds at a small tech college in Utah.

    CertStudent: Perseverance pays off for energetic teaching assistant

    At Mountainland Applied Technology College (MATC) in Lehi, Utah, Jed Patrick works hard at training his information technology students. Of those students, you will find no one more determined to succeed than Patrick’s lab assistant …

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  • Is the cloud as secure as we think it is?

    Why cloud data storage is secure — and why it might not be

    Nude photos of well-known actresses certainly garner attention on their own, but this summer they drew attention to an unlikely subject: cloud security. Private photographs of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton …

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  • Cheating on a certification exam can be difficult to counteract.

    Dear CertMag: I suspect a colleague of intending to cheat on a cert exam. What’s next?

    Dear CertMag: I’m in a bit of an ethical dilemma here. I work quite closely with a small team of developers. Over the past few months, a few of us have been pushing to get a mid-level cert.

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  • What is the future of cloud computing and cloud technology?

    Long-range forecast: Where will cloud computing take us in the future?

    Cloud computing has had a tumultuous but largely successful journey into the mainstream since its inception. For the average online citizen, the cloud now provides hundreds of gigabytes of free or relatively inexpensive online storage.

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