• What is the right certification to advance a young tech's security career?

    In the (Tech) Army Now

    Certification can get you started in IT security, but there may be a more important stepping stone.

  • What do you need to know about wireless standards to pass CompTIA's Network+ exam?

    WWW = World Without Wires?

    Keeping your wireless standards straight is an important part of networking certifications.

  • Oracle is implementing a new recertification policy.

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    Oracle has a new recertification policy. But is the change actually revolutionary?

  • These top certs can help your get top network design jobs.

    Best Network Design Certs

    These credentials will rocket your resume to the top of the stack.

  • Protect your network using these important security measures.

    Protect Your Network

    Keep intruders out using these simple security measures.

  • A lucky IT admin will never pay for IT certification training again.

    A Certification Jackpot

    A lucky IT admin from Germany will never pay for certification training again.

  • The right mix of skills can get you to the head of the IT hiring line.

    Stand out from the IT crowd by refining these career skills

    This feature first appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Certification Magazine. People often talk about how quickly things change. Look back even just a few years, and you’ll see how different things were then than they are now. Ask anyone under the age of 15 to make the sound of a phone’s busy signal. …

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  • Getting a sports IT job may be harder than you think.

    Dear CertMag: I’m ready to go pro — how do I get a sports IT job?

     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: Big NBA fan and gym rat here. I’ve never been good enough to actually play sports for a living, but I’d love to get into …

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  • You can nail CompTIA's A+ cert with these exam resources.

    CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 study resources

    It has been a while since CertMag has given an exhaustive list of study materials for the CompTIA A+ exam (since 220-602 in 2009 by my count). I figured it was about time to do some research and provide a complete list of the materials you need to pass the current CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exam. I’m …

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  • Before she learned to fix computers, Kendra Cole was fixing cars.

    CertStudent: Small town girl, big certification dreams

     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. The rural town of Vancleave sits in the heart of Jackson …

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  • CompTIA certs can help you get into the IT groove.

    CompTIA certs blaze career path for Defense Department contractor

    There are lots of ways to get a foot on the bottom rung of the career ladder in IT and start climbing. Education, whether in college or high school, is what leads a lot of young professionals to settle into an IT groove. Many IT lifers’ first exposure to computers and technology is from playing video …

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  • Are you ready for the new SQL Expert exam from Oracle?

    Oracle’s SQL Expert exam slated for facelift Sept. 15

    Of the more than 200 certifications offered by Oracle, their SQL Expert credential ranks in the Top 10 most popular according to a blog post by Oracle University. This is no surprise to me — knowledge of SQL is an extremely valuable skill and the SQL Expert designation is useful to both DBAs and developers. …

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  • Robots aren't quite ready to take over IT professions.

    Study finds networking, information security on leading edge of IT

    There is a fair-to-decent chance that most of us don’t still have the same job title that we did in 1999, whether that title was sales manager or burger flipper. Especially in the realm of IT — where advances in technology open up new areas of specialization with a regularity approaching that more typically attributed to the …

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  • Damn, these Microsoft certifications are the best!

    Microsoft Certified Professionals have mixed view of certification

    Here’s a non-IT tidbit that you probably didn’t know: The Carnation food brand originally famed for its evaporated milk from “contented cows,” was founded in 1899 in Washington state, in the same general vicinity where Microsoft now has its world headquarters. In a related vein, the most recent annual survey of Microsoft Certified Professionals revealed that many …

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  • Get fresh data about Cisco Certifications from CertMag's latest Salary Survey PLUS.

    Latest Salary Survey PLUS captures info about Cisco certifications

    Probably the foremost IT networking firm in the world, Cisco Systems, Inc., has been a leader in the IT landscape for decades. In addition to being a leading developer of networking products and technology, Cisco is also one of the premier entities in the realm of IT education and training — Cisco certifications are a bedrock layer in many …

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  • Digital badging offers one-click verification of certification credentials.

    Pearson brings digital badging to Adobe certification

    Certification verification has been a hot topic in the industry for a while now, and digital badging has gained a lot of traction as a potential solution to the ongoing problem of sorting our who really is a CCNA, or CISSP, or MCSA, etc. Employers want a simple means of verifying that job candidates actually hold …

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