• Standard multiple choice exams are bad for the business of certification.

    Certification exams: Time to move on from multiple choice

    This feature first appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Certification Magazine.

    Multiple-choice certification exams are a dime a dozen, and they really aren’t that great. This popular form of assessment has a lengthy list of advantages for exam creators, but the act of filling in a bubble for A, B, C, or D doesn’t …

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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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  • Understanding injection attacks can help you secure your websites.

    Picture This: A Visual Guide to Injection Attacks

    Whenever any list of the biggest computing risks is compiled, it’s almost guaranteed that one or more injection attacks will vie for the top position. Injection attacks are commonly associated in news reports with SQL, but they can pop up in a variety of different places. There are injection-related vulnerabilities associated with headers, logs and …

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  • Knowing — and implementing — a few simple fixes can keep your enterprise a step ahead of IT security threats.

    Security 101: Know the basics of eternal vigilance

    This feature first appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of Certification Magazine.

    “Boss, I think that someone got into my system.” Those are words that no computer user ever wants to utter, and no manager ever wants to hear. Unfortunately, they are heard in offices around the world every day. Last year, the Center for Strategic …

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  • There's only one way to rock ... and get certified at the same time.

    CertStudent: Rocking down to Certification Avenue

     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 CertStudent is 16-year-old Kasey Sanchez, who attends Passaic County Technical Institute …

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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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