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    Dear CertMag: I want to work in IT security

     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 using and messing with computers since junior high school. I tried college for a couple of years, but it just doesn’t work for …

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    Shuffling the deck of MySQL certifications

    When Oracle acquired Sun in January of 2010, it inherited the MySQL database and the associated Sun certification program. The MySQL certification exams were immediately added to the Oracle Certifications Program. With the exception of altering the title (i.e. Sun Certified MySQL Associate became Oracle Certified Associate, MySQL 5), the certification exams have been left …

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    Dear CertMag: How do I make time for 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 a full-time job and my wife and I have four active children who seem to produce a never-ending stream of homework and school projects. …

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    Wearing your certification on your sleeve

    The Oracle Certification Program announced in January the availability of branded merchandise for professionals who have earned one or more certifications. At this time, there are only a handful of items available: two styles of shirts (a T-shirt and a polo shirt), a gym bag, and journals in two sizes. I am surprised how fast …

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    CCNMA: She’s got a way of talking — Her

    CertMag goes to the movies: Looking for love in all the byte places.

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    People in Certification — Mr. Carrera’s Opus

    This feature, by Breanna Olaveson and Cody Clark, first appeared in the Winter 2014 edition of Certification Magazine. Johnny Carrera didn’t set out to become a magician, or even just a teacher. But he has pulled off something magical in a decade of teaching IT skills to kids at Holmes High School, a Title I …

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