• 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.

  • What does it take to navigate a career crossroads?

    Dear CertMag: Pondering programming after 25 years in a non-IT 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: I just walked out the door at the end of 25-year career in the city transit system. I’ve always tried to keep up with technology …

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  • Iphone touch

    ISACA online conference to address mobile security issues

    The convenience and ubiquity of wirless internet access ensures that an ever-increasing number of people have a tablet, smartphone or other personal electronic device with them just about everywhere they go. And using those tools in the performance of everyday workplace tasks has become so common that we have an acronym for it: BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. …

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  • Three IT firms claimed Best of ChannelCon recognition.

    Three tech firms crowned Best of ChannelCon winners by CompTIA

    IT industry association CompTIA has unveiled the Big Three from its recently concluded ChannelCon event, held in Phoenix earlier this month. Best of ChannelCon recognition, as determined via voting by ChannelCon attendees, was bestowed a trio of prestigious tech firms: computer-making titan Dell (Best Hardware), business cloud provider Intermedia (Best Services), and data management group …

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  • A BSD certification could give your resume a potent shot in the arm.

    Low-cost BSD certification could give your IT resume a boost

    As many personal computer users have learned over the years — some perhaps more frequently than others — few user experiences are more frustrating than seeing your work get “blue screened.” The operating system chokes on something and the computer more or less literally tells you, “Oops.” It’s potentially far more damaging to have the OS crap out …

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  • What is the best way to measure instructor credibility?

    IT training certification: A look at instructor credibility

    One of the certifications that keeps popping up on lists of either valuable or growing IT training certifications is that of the CompTIA CTT+. This is far from the only trainer certification that exists, but I am honing in on it simply because 10% of the Essentials exam (TK0-201) that everyone must pass is focused …

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  • The value of certifications could be headed down.

    Are professional certifications still relevant?

    For several decades now, industry certifications have played a large role in the hiring decisions made by HR managers and the career decisions of job applicants. There is good reason why the popularity of professional certifications has increased significantly over the years. Not only are certifications a good way for professionals to stay informed and …

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  • It's time for an App-etite for security.

    Press Pass: Profiling women in IT 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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  • CertMag is kickin' it this week at CompTIA ChannelCon.

    CompTIA ChannelCon ponders the future of IT

    There are probably a lot of people in IT who sometimes wish that they could peer deeply into a crystal ball and determine the future course of technological happenings and developments. There may not actually be any magical means of discovering what’s in store for IT down the road, but CompTIA ChannelCon is probably a …

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  • Cisco is raising the bar for exam retakes on two top-level certs.

    Cisco incorporates new retake policy for two high-level certs

    The old adage applies in certification, much as in many other areas of life: If at first you don’t succeed, give it another shot. Especially when taking a crack at high-level certifications, it’s fairly common to need to bounce back from a failed first attempt. Among all the suggestions for how to better your performance, one that’s …

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  • Feeling overworked? It may be time to switch jobs.

    Dear CertMag: Switching from indie tech to corporate tech

     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’m an independent programming consultant working mostly with other lone-wolf types who have ideas but don’t know how to program them (or don’t want to …

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