• Damn, these Microsoft certifications are the best!

    Microsoft Certified Professionals have mixed view of certification

    Here’s a non-IT tidbit that you probably didn’t know: The Carnation food brand originally famed for its evaporated milk from “contented cows,” was founded in 1899 in Washington state, in the same general vicinity where Microsoft now has its world headquarters. In a related vein, the most recent annual survey of Microsoft Certified Professionals revealed that many …

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  • Get fresh data about Cisco Certifications from CertMag's latest Salary Survey PLUS.

    Latest Salary Survey PLUS captures info about Cisco certifications

    Probably the foremost IT networking firm in the world, Cisco Systems, Inc., has been a leader in the IT landscape for decades. In addition to being a leading developer of networking products and technology, Cisco is also one of the premier entities in the realm of IT education and training — Cisco certifications are a bedrock layer in many …

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  • What does it take to navigate a career crossroads?

    Dear CertMag: Pondering programming after 25 years in a non-IT career

     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 just walked out the door at the end of 25-year career in the city transit system. I’ve always tried to keep up with technology …

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  • Iphone touch

    ISACA online conference to address mobile security issues

    The convenience and ubiquity of wirless internet access ensures that an ever-increasing number of people have a tablet, smartphone or other personal electronic device with them just about everywhere they go. And using those tools in the performance of everyday workplace tasks has become so common that we have an acronym for it: BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. …

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  • What is the best way to measure instructor credibility?

    IT training certification: A look at instructor credibility

    One of the certifications that keeps popping up on lists of either valuable or growing IT training certifications is that of the CompTIA CTT+. This is far from the only trainer certification that exists, but I am honing in on it simply because 10% of the Essentials exam (TK0-201) that everyone must pass is focused …

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  • Cisco is raising the bar for exam retakes on two top-level certs.

    Cisco incorporates new retake policy for two high-level certs

    The old adage applies in certification, much as in many other areas of life: If at first you don’t succeed, give it another shot. Especially when taking a crack at high-level certifications, it’s fairly common to need to bounce back from a failed first attempt. Among all the suggestions for how to better your performance, one that’s …

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