• 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!

  • 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.

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

    What's Not to Like?

    Businesses should tread carefully when evaluating social media certifications.

  • 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.

  • Are you responsible to report potential certification cheating?

    I Thought I Saw a Cheat Sheet

    Do certification candidates have a responsibility to report suspected cheaters?

  • 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.

  • Big data could help your firm get big $$.

    New IBM big data certification introduced at Insight 2014 event

    If you had a nickel for every datum in your company’s cloud, then you could probably build the Great Wall of China out of nickels. Several times. Only, what if you really did have a nickel for every datum? It’s an idea whose time has come, and it’s at the heart of the hue and …

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  • Free Wifi

    A guide to wireless standards for CompTIA Network+ candidates

    We’ve looked at some of the wireless networking related topics that appear on CompTIA’s Network+ certification exams (both the current N10-005 exam and the upcoming N10-006) in other articles. To finish that topic, the focus this month is on wireless standards and what you need to know …

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  • Mentoring can help prepare you to step into a future IT job role.

    Dear CertMag: Which certs will help me become an IT security specialist?

    What’s the best way for a new IT professional to advance in the cybersecurity field? There are quite a few certifications available, but getting a credential may not be the most important first step to take. IT advice guru Wayne Anderson fields a certification query all the way from South Africa.

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  • What's the worst that could happen? A new recertification policy from Oracle.

    Oracle’s new recertification policy: A calamity of Biblical proportions?

    The Oracle Certification Program recently announced a significant policy change. A number of certifications related to older releases of the Oracle database now require candidates to recertify in order for their credentials to remain active. The policy affects 11 certifications for release 9i and older that will require action by Nov. 1, 2015. Another five …

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  • CompTIA has passed a major certification milestone.

    One in a million: CompTIA A+ passes certification milestone

    The Million Man March didn’t actually have a million men. And the cave people in Raquel Welch’s One Million Years B.C. couldn’t have actually lived on Earth 1,000,000 years before Christ (look, they didn’t call the movie One Million Years BCE, so shut up). There really are, however, 1,000,000 CompTIA A+ certification holders. Not only …

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  • What's better than free IT certification training for life?

    CertStudent: Lucky IT admin gets free certification training for life

     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 ? Share the details with us at editor (at) certmag (dot) com.

    From somewhere in the picturesque environs of Aschaffenburg, Germany, 26-year-old Mario …

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  • Get your career on the fast track with these top network design certs.

    Fast-track your IT career with these top network design certs

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

    If you’re a network administrator looking to up your game (and your paycheck), then network design is a logical next step. If you’re already in this lucrative field, then congrats! And what are you doing to advance your career? In either case, adding a …

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  • Secure your network with these basic measures.

    Build a line of defense with these network security tips

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

    Criminals lurk in many of the Internet’s dark corners, scouting out victims and eager to pounce whenever they identify a network vulnerability. Organizations that fail to apply basic security controls to their networks face a multitude of risks from anonymous attackers, including theft of …

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  • Dana Fellows and his students are a certification wrecking crew.

    CertStudent: Teacher and students earn certifications together

     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 ? Share the details with us at editor (at) certmag (dot) com.

    It’s fall, and fall means football season. Just as a high …

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  • oracle_11g SQUARE

    Is it always best to certify in the latest release of Oracle?

    Recently I participated in a discussion about which release certification candidates just starting the Oracle DBA track should pursue. Robert Freeman, author of Oracle Database 12c New Features from Oracle Press and OCP: Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-063 from Sybex had started the thread with the assertion that, barring a …

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