• What is the right certification to advance a young tech's security career?

    In the (Tech) Army Now

    Certification can get you started in IT security, but there may be a more important stepping stone.

  • 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.

  • Oracle is implementing a new recertification policy.

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    Oracle has a new recertification policy. But is the change actually revolutionary?

  • These top certs can help your get top network design jobs.

    Best Network Design Certs

    These credentials will rocket your resume to the top of the stack.

  • Protect your network using these important security measures.

    Protect Your Network

    Keep intruders out using these simple security measures.

  • A lucky IT admin will never pay for IT certification training again.

    A Certification Jackpot

    A lucky IT admin from Germany will never pay for certification training again.

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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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    Press Pass: Ask for (and get) a raise, fathoming SDN 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. Taking IT to the troops: There are …

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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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    Salary Survey 2013 — What’s in your bank account?

    This feature originally appeared in the Winter 2014 edition of Certification Magazine. What’s your dream of the good life? For some it means a nice home and a family, a vacation to Disneyland or Yellowstone National Park, and a workshop with one of every power tool, or twin jet skis behind the garage. For others …

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  • Do you want some sweet coin? Get a certification!

    Salary Survey 2013 — Dollars & Cents

    This feature originally appeared in the Winter 2014 edition of Certification Magazine. Let’s talk about the most important part of the salary survey: salary. In a world where just about everything involves technology — whether it’s ranchers using wireless transmitters to remotely herd cattle, or a toddler playing Temple Run on her parents’ tablet — IT professionals are in demand everywhere. Employers have …

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    Salary Survey 2013 — Workplace

    This feature originally appeared in the Winter 2014 edition of Certification Magazine. IT is everywhere in 2013, and IT workers are literally all over the map. You can find them any place you look, not just in big glass-and-steel buildings where floor space is measured in cubicles. To get a better picture of where people work, however, we asked a few questions about …

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  • What works for people trying to get certified?

    Salary Survey 2013 — Certification

    This feature originally appeared in the Winter 2014 edition of Certification Magazine. What’s your certification story? We want to identify the best ways of becoming certified, as well as find out what people are doing to get there. There’s always the question of money — the exams aren’t free, and not everyone passes on the first attempt. Most candidates put in quite a bit of study …

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  • People are people, as seen in this chart.

    Salary Survey 2013 — Demographics

    This feature originally appeared in the Winter 2014 edition of Certification Magazine. What do you see when you look in the mirror? We don’t know which of the IT professionals and students who responded to our 2013 Salary Survey have red hair, or brown skin, or green eyes. We can’t say how many respondents are at least 6 feet tall, or which ones …

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    Picture This: A Visual Guide to Hard Copy Sanitation

    Since the IT world isn’t paperless — yet — proper documents destruction is still a security must.

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