• Get your resume to the top of the heap with one of these infosec certs.

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    Seven security certifications to set your sights on

    The IT job market is starting to heat up and security professionals are one of the career fields in high demand. The recent rash of high profile security breaches is causing executives and company boards to demand an increased focus on cybersecurity practices and IT shops are struggling to keep up. Earning a security credential …

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  • I have a solid foundation in the basics of IT networking. What's next?

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    Dear CertMag: I want to advance my IT networking career

     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: After graduating college, I started on handling IT services at the city offices in my hometown. I like network management and I have a couple …

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  • IT security pros need to know the basics of incident response.

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    Picture This: A Visual Guide to Incident Response

    The term incident has special meanings in different industries. In the banking and financial areas, it’s very specific and involves something that includes the loss of money. You wouldn’t want to call a hacker attempt an incident if you were involved in a bank network because this terminology would automatically trigger an entirely different type …

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  • Ask right questions SQUARE CROP

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    Press Pass: Ask the right questions and other certification news

    Welcome to the latest installment of  Press Pass , where CertMag reports new and recent certification news by blowing 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 straight to the horse’s mouth for more information.

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  • Take these steps to keep your data secure.

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    How to avoid the five most common causes of data breaches

    Organizations around the country lost over 250 million records in data breaches during 2013 alone. This startling statistic, compiled by the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, corresponds to more than one record for every adult American. Those records include credit card numbers, health information, employment data and other sensitive information that may lead to identity theft for …

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  • Employers don't always look at your work experience as much as they should.

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    Dear CertMag: My work experience isn’t getting me hired

     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 out of a job and looking for the past 10 months. My employer, a small IT consulting firm in Atlanta, hung in there …

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  • Tech firms are seeking more security personnel.

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    Press Pass: Free training for life and other certification news

    Welcome to the latest installment of  Press Pass , where CertMag reports the latest certification news by blowing 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.

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  • Standard multiple choice exams are bad for the business of certification.

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    Certification exams: Time to move on from multiple choice

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

    Multiple-choice certification exams are a dime a dozen, and they really aren’t that great. This popular form of assessment has a lengthy list of advantages for exam creators, but the act of filling in a bubble for A, B, C, or D doesn’t …

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  • Certification can be an excellent tool to bring a new coworker up to speed.

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    How to train your assistant: Certification makes the minion

    The senior management at my current employer has decided the databases I have created over the past five years are now critical enough to the business that it would be really inconvenient if I were to be hit by a bus. I have no backup, and no one else there has any idea how to …

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  • Some cities in American are emerging as tech job hubs.

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    Press Pass: IT apprenticeships and other certification news

    Welcome to the latest installment of  Press Pass , where CertMag reports the latest certification news by blowing 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.

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