• What does it take to be layoff proof in the IT world?

    Are You Layoff-Proof?

    No tech job is immune to layoffs, but you can protect yourself.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Shining, happy people holding hands ... because of certification!

    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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    Out with the old: When certs get the gold watch treatment

    CertMag’s Oracle expert bids a fond farewell to 2013 — along with nearly two dozen cert exams.

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    Press Pass: Strike-it-rich certs, power rankings and more

    CertMag opens its mail and finds answers to questions about answering questions.

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    Press Pass: Certs in high places, cloud coverage and more

    CertMag opens its mail and gets (high) schooled about certification.

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    Picture This: A Visual Guide to Disruptive Attacks

    Get set for your next security cert exam by learning to identify disruptive attacks.

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    Finding a place for unproctored certification exams

    Most certification exams are administered in a controlled environment … but not all of them.

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