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    Dear Certmag: Vendor-Neutral Certs Not the Best Option for Network Design

    Question: I have been a network technician for about two years, and I have the A+, Network+, Security+, Project+, CIW Site Designer and the MCP. My question is, if I want to work my way into network design, should I try to get the CCDA/CCDP certification or go with a vendor-neutral certification? If the answer …

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    Spread the Knowledge: Becoming an IT Trainer

    There are a number of questions you may want to ask yourself before becoming an IT trainer.

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    Analyzing the Societal Effects of YouTube

    Online video is an explosive new medium, and YouTube has proven to be dominant in this arena.

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    Dear Certmag: Struggling Economy Increases Competition Among Job Candidates

    Question: Do certifications such as MOS and IT certifications in general help in an economy like this? How do you make sense of jobs going to India? I think getting a MOS certification would help me. However, my company does not seem to honor that. The problem is I have not used much of what …

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    Dear Certmag: Should I get the CISA?

    Question: I am looking for some sound advice regarding CISA and the IT auditor. I am considering moving into IT auditor as a career option. I have been working in IT for the last eight years, but mostly in network support. I would like your opinion on whether IT audit would be a wise career …

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    Switch to Auditing Will Pay Off in Long Term

    Our columnists deliver sound advice on moving into IT auditing.

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