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

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    Certification exams: Time to move on from multiple choice

    Multiple-choice certification exams are a dime a dozen, and they really aren’t that great. This popular form of assessment

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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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  • Study slump SIZED

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    Dear CertMag: How can I nail my certification test retake?

     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 working in IT security for several years. I have two certs from GIAC, the GISF and the GSEC. I recently whiffed on my …

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  • Understanding injection attacks can help you secure your websites.

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    Picture This: A Visual Guide to Injection Attacks

    Whenever any list of the biggest computing risks is compiled, it’s almost guaranteed that one or more injection attacks will vie for the top position. Injection attacks are commonly associated in news reports with SQL, but they can pop up in a variety of different places. There are injection-related vulnerabilities associated with headers, logs and …

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  • Knowing — and implementing — a few simple fixes can keep your enterprise a step ahead of IT security threats.

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    Security 101: Know the basics of eternal vigilance

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

    “Boss, I think that someone got into my system.” Those are words that no computer user ever wants to utter, and no manager ever wants to hear. Unfortunately, they are heard in offices around the world every day. Last year, the Center for Strategic …

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  • PMI has released an online comic book to promote its Agile certification program.

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    Press Pass: A certification celebration and other cert news

    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.

    Send an ethernet card and flowers: There’s …

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  • There's only one way to rock ... and get certified at the same time.

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    CertStudent: Rocking down to Certification Avenue

     CertStudent  is a regular feature that profiles students of all ages who are pursuing certification at schools, in training programs, and on their own time (and own dime). Know an interesting  CertStudent ? Let us know at editor (at) certmag (dot) com.

    This week’s CertStudent is 16-year-old Kasey Sanchez, who attends Passaic County Technical Institute …

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  • There's always a better IT job than the one you have now.

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    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.

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    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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