May-07

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Feature Articles

 

Certification Feature
The International Market for Certification
Kellye Whitney
The international certification market is drawing a lot of attention. Although most agree the United States has the biggest credentialing market, determining the other major global players, and why they’re busily getting certified, depends on who you ask.

 

Job Roles Feature
The Value of Certification for the RFID Technician
Mark Brown

As the RFID industry gains momentum, more and more consulting opportunities present themselves. Individuals pursuing them find immense value in certification of knowledge, as it often is the very reason they are selected for the job.

Techniques Feature
Building Up Your Business Knowledge
Matt McGrath

Anyone who has read an IT trade journal in the last several years can tell you employers’ most sought-after IT skills are not technical at all — they are business skills. This message has been publicized loud and clear to all tech workers, whether they want to hear it or not.

 

Columns

 

Tech Careers
Workplace Diplomacy: Why It’s Critical to Your Career Success
Katherine Spencer Lee

The greater the role technology plays in the success of companies, the more visible IT professionals become. No longer hidden behind computer screens or in server rooms, today’s IT workers are key contributors to the decision-making process and, as a result, must be able to work effectively with individuals throughout an organization.

 

Consultant’s Corner
A Measure of Safety

David Garrett
Self-employment is risky. There’s no other way to put it. You don’t have the luxury (or safety) of a steady paycheck, benefits and all the other perks that come with a full-time job. Clients come and go, there’s always a new bill to pay and your success or failure wholly depends on you.

 

Virtual Village
Despondent Correspondent

Data Stream
News & Notes for Certified Professionals

 

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The Bill Meetings

Daniel Margolis
Examining the public image of the innerworkings of Microsoft.

 

Departments

 

Interface
General Mills: The College-Friendly Company for IT
Kellye Whitney

With about 28,000 employees worldwide, General Mills (GMI) is perhaps best-known for food and brands such as Pillsbury, Cheerios and Wheaties. But for those in the IT job market, it might be interesting to know GMI actively recruits IT staff on college campuses.

 

Inside Certification
PMI Credentials Aim to Bring Organizational Success
Patti Harter

The Project Management Institute is developing a new credential, the Program Management Professional (PgMP) for individuals managing programs. Joining the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credentials, the new certification reflects project management’s growing recognition.

 

Specialty Certification
CompTIA and CEA’s Home Technology Integration Certification
Neill Hopkins and Miles Jobgen

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the Consumer Electronic Association (CEA) have developed a new professional certification for individuals in home technology integration. CEA-CompTIA Digital Home Technology Integrator+ (CEA-CompTIA DHTI+) covers all aspects of the connected home.

 

Resources

 

Editor’s Letter
Cheddar, Lettuce and Bread
Brian Summerfield

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