• What's it worth to you to get an IT certification?

    What a Waste?

    Is it worth your time and money to get an IT certification?

  • Proper cooling protects your PC from heat damage.

    Be Cool

    Don't get burned on your CompTIA A+ exam by not knowing how PCs beat the heat.

  • Take CertMag's annual Salary Survey! You know you want to.

    Dropping In with the annual Salary Survey

    We're on a mission to harvest salary and certification data. Success depends on YOU!

  • Understanding the basics of Windows Registry can help you pass CompTIA's A+ exam.

    Get Your Hands In It

    Try these simple exercises to learn about working with Windows Registry.

  • Can social media certifications play an important role in IT?

    What's Not to Like?

    Businesses should tread carefully when evaluating social media certifications.

  • You can write your own ticket with the right network security certification.

    Weak Link

    Get the top certifications for networking experts ready to tackle red-hot security problems.

  • Use security passwords to protect your online transactions.

    Best Computing Practices 101: Improve your password security

    Is your most terrifying dark secret that you’ve used the same password on every website you’ve visited for the past 10 years? Are you worried about the security of your financial, e-mail and social media accounts?

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  • There's an emerging role third party risk management professionals in IT, and soon there will be a certification to match.

    New third party risk management cert to debut in January

    It’s rare in 2014 for any business entity to conduct all of its operations using only its own resources and personnel. For many firms, it takes business partners, often called “third party” partners, to get things done.

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  • Career guidance SQUARE

    Seeking career guidance and certification advice from strangers

    Numerous times over the years I have seen posts from individuals on forums asking for suggestions on which certification track they should pursue to kick-start their career. Sometimes these are from people looking to change careers …

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  • Utah Valley University is preparing to launch a graduate certificate in cybersecurity.

    Utah college prepares to launch post-grad cybersecurity certificate

    There’s ongoing debate in IT certification circles as to whether it’s more important for newly minted IT professionals to have a college degree or a fistful of certifications. There are strong feelings on both sides of the question …

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

    To hybrid or not to hybrid: What’s your best cloud computing option?

    I’ve heard it a hundred times: Should I store my files in my Dropbox account or in my Cloud account? Isn’t The Cloud better since it is more modern than Dropbox? I begin to tremble with fury …

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  • Cisco is making its old certification website look new again.

    New coat of paint, better user experience at Cisco Learning Network

    We’ve all been there. The relationship has gotten a little stale. It’s time to spice things up. You need a new style, something a little daring, a bit more fresh. You try a few things on, maybe twirl in front of the mirror.

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  • Cyber security awareness is a year-round necessity.

    October is over, but cyber security awareness should be a year-round concern

    Most of you probably know or have at least heard of “No-Shave November,” even those of you who are pretty handy with a razor. Most fellows who gleefully participate probably aren’t even aware that the entire point of “Movember” …

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  • Even Harry Potter can benefit from using cloud computing.

    CompTIA forecasts business evolution in latest annual cloud computing survey

    So when you got out of bed this morning and got ready for work, did the Cloud help you shave, tie your shoes, find your car keys and hand you a breakfast burrito on your way out the door?

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  • Encryption is an important foundational IT security technology.

    Exploring encryption: Know the basics of an important IT security standard

    Encryption is one of the most powerful tools available to security professionals seeking to protect sensitive information from unauthorized disclosure. It is the driving force behind the security of networks, web applications, messaging, mobile devices and many other critical technologies. Successful IT professionals are familiar with the technology and ways to apply it appropriately to …

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  • The Internet of Things is about to have a major impact on ... almost everything.

    British Computer Society debates impact of Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things is everywhere. Maybe not literally everywhere — yet. With 50 billion devices, objects and even such “things” as plants and animals projected to become internet enabled just in the next five years, however, our already wired world is about to experience a tsunami of connectivity. The change is bound to have unintended …

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