• Should certification exams switch to an open-resource format?

    So Crazy It Just Might Work

    Is the world of IT certification ready for open-resource testing?

  • Using strong passwords is a simple way to beef up your protection against cybercrime.

    The Last Time I Changed My Password Is ...

    The simplest way to protect your online activities is one many people ignore.

  • What is the most productive way to make career-determining decisions?

    The Wisdom of (Pardon me, have we met?)

    What sort of weight should you give to free career advice from forums and message boards?

  • CompTIA wants YOU ... to nominate someone to the IT Hall of Fame.

    Lifetime Achievement

    Do you know of someone who should be in the IT Hall of Fame? Tell CompTIA!

  • How much do you know about hybrid cloud? Would you like to know more?

    Look! Up In the Sky

    Nope, it's not a bird or a plane. It's the future (and present) of business computing.

  • What do you need to know about wireless standards to pass CompTIA's Network+ exam?

    WWW = World Without Wires?

    Keeping your wireless standards straight is an important part of networking certifications.

  • 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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  • Certification candidates can take (ISC)2 courses through the University of South Florida.

    Press Pass: Online security training, tax incentives and more

    Welcome to the latest installment of  Press Pass , where CertMag blows through as many industry press releases, blogs, dispatches, messages in a bottle, etc., as we can fit in one post. We’ve got the highlights and you can click thru straight to the horse’s mouth for more information.

    Certification not included: Back to school …

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  • A certified project manager can reap rewards both financial and personal. Do you have the right stuff?

    Job Profile: Is Project Management certification right for you?

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

    The field of project management has gained momentum over the past several years. The rising popularity of project management comes as no surprise. In 2001, the Project Management Institute in its PMI Project Management Fact Book estimated annual spending on projects inside the United …

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  • Dear CertMag: Do I need a certification to validate my job skills?

     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’m the IT guy for a small daily newspaper. I basically do a lot of the same things I’ve been doing for people since high …

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  • News of the week in IT includes the announcement of certmaster, women's issues and more.

    Press Pass: CertMaster, scholarships, salary equality and more

    Welcome to the latest installment of  Press Pass , where CertMag blows through as many industry press releases, blogs, dispatches, messages in a bottle, etc., as we can fit in one post. We’ve got the highlights and you can click thru straight to the horse’s mouth for more information.

    Money for something and …

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  • Students are using certification to get ahead.

    CertStudent: New feature kicks off in a New York state of mind

    Welcome to the start of something new at CertMag. People get certified at lots of different stages in life. And once a person starts down a certification path, one thing typically leads to another. There’s always another cert beyond the horizon. One group that intrigues us, however, is what you might call certification’s all-rookie squad. …

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  • Dear CertMag May 2

    Dear CertMag: Should I get a tech job or go to college?

     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’m about to finish high school at the end of May. I have four certs, A+, Network+, Security+ and CCNA from Cisco. I’m in my …

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  • Keyboard stethescope THUMB

    Picture This: A Visual Guide to Failure Values

    As you study for a variety of certification exams (such as CompTIA’s Cloud+, A+, Security+, etc.), there are a number of “failure”-related values you will need to learn. Typically, these are associated with hardware components such as the hard drive. You will be tested repeatedly on the same set of failure values — or a …

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  • Woman designs image THUMB

    Dear CertMag: Returning to web design after several years away

     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 a stay-at-home mom for quite a few years, but my youngest is now entering middle school. I have a very modest IT background …

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    Digital badges may help bridge certification credibility gaps

    The current bounty of available IT certifications boosts the odds you can find a certification that’s exactly what you need, or at least somewhere in the ballpark. It also creates a bit of credential chaos: How can potential employers know what a particular certification signifies? And how can they confirm that yours is current and …

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