• 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.

  • How do you stand out without any experience?

    Is experience the most important arrow in your IT quiver?

    It is tempting to state that job experience is universally acknowledged as the single most important factor when evaluating a candidate for a position as an Oracle Database Administrator. The universe is a really big place, however, and there is an exception to every rule. In 20 years of working with the Oracle database, I …

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  • What goes into a good certification exam?

    Press Pass: Go for the gold 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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  • Handful O' Tablets SQUARE CROP

    There is virtually no excuse to lack hands-on experience

    For the past 15 years or so, I have had a problem with operating systems. My primary computer is always running a recent version of Microsoft Windows. It is the OS that is invariably the one available in the offices where I work. I often have a project, however, that requires some other operating system. …

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  • HTML5 is set to become the new internet standard by the end of 2014.

    W3C aims for full recommendation of HTML5 by year’s end

    Gradually, imperceptibly, beneath your very fingers on the keyboard, the internet is becoming something different. Many users may never even notice the change, especially since it’s not intended to effect what you see so much as what goes on beneath the surface that lets you see it. Since 1997, the internet has hummed along on …

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  • Phone Alone SQUARE CROP

    Dear CertMag: My phone support job is holding me back

     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: My parents have a mom-and-pop computer repair service where I worked for years before college. I picked up a lot of what I know from …

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  • You're never too young to embark on a career in IT security.

    Whiz kid: Going straight from high school to IT security

    This feature first appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Certification Magazine. Among the skills sought for work in penetration testing — the branch of cybersecurity in which gifted “ethical hackers” attempt to strengthen network or website security by finding and exploiting weaknesses — are excellence in programming, deep familiarity with operating systems, knowledge of computer …

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  • Jerry Seinfeld has social media savvy to share.

    Press Pass: Why recertify 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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  • Cisco Systems certs are next up in our Salary Survey PLUS.

    Salary Survey PLUS — Cisco

    A favorite question among certification candidates is the one about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow: How much money will I make after I finish this certification? There are several factors that determine salary, of course, but a good certification can be a strong argument for someone seeking a raise or bonus. …

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  • SkillsUSA rewards students with top cert skills.

    Teens polish cert smarts by competing in SkillsUSA

    Whether it’s marching band, or debate squad, or cheerleading camp, or varsity athletics, kids in high school like to compete. Sure, it looks good on college applications, and parents and teachers like to encourage students to excel. For those who really catch the vision, however, for the ones who stay the course and take daylong …

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  • Jason Pucilowski built himself a computer from scratch.

    CertStudent: Parts in a box for Christmas

     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 student was first featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Certification …

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