• What does it take to be layoff proof in the IT world?

    Are You Layoff-Proof?

    No tech job is immune to layoffs, but you can protect yourself.

  • Using strong passwords is a simple way to beef up your protection against cybercrime.

    The Last Time I Changed My Password Is ...

    The simplest way to protect your online activities is one many people ignore.

  • Should certification exams switch to an open-resource format?

    So Crazy It Just Might Work

    Is the world of IT certification ready for open-resource testing?

  • CompTIA wants YOU ... to nominate someone to the IT Hall of Fame.

    Lifetime Achievement

    Do you know of someone who should be in the IT Hall of Fame? Tell CompTIA!

  • What is the most productive way to make career-determining decisions?

    The Wisdom of (Pardon me, have we met?)

    What sort of weight should you give to free career advice from forums and message boards?

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

    Look! Up In the Sky

    Nope, it's not a bird or a plane. It's the future (and present) of business computing.

  • 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

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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 …

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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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  • CompTIA leads the charge against frivolous internet taxation.

    Press Pass: New testing tools 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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  • The flash drive is in the mail ... we promise.

    Back in a flash: CertMag finalizes summer promotion

    At the end of May, we at CertMag ran a small promotion, something that regular visitors to the website and readers of Certification Magazine can expect to see again from time to time. We got a strong response to our end-of-school-year celebration, which involved our promise to send a free CertMag flash drive to quite a few of …

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  • Writing a skills resume

    Building an Interview: Find the right person for the job

    In a prior CertMag article published June 2nd — How to train your assistant: Certification makes the minion — I was just starting the process of hiring a developer to act as my backup. The wheels have been turning slowly, but it has reached …

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  • Ready to take a bite out of Apple.

    CertStudent: Ready to take a bite out of Apple

     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.

    Do you remember your first computer? For Dawid Podkanowicz, it came …

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  • You can tune a data center, but you can't data center a tuna.

    Comparing and contrasting Oracle tuning certifications

    I have known people to say that with enterprise databases, speed is everything. These people are dead wrong. With enterprise databases, data availability is everything. Committed transactions should never be lost, and a properly administered database should be able to recover rapidly from all manner of failures that damage the database. Oracle’s data integrity controls …

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  • Finding time to study for certification can be difficult.

    Dear CertMag: I need more time to study for certification

     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 have a job doing tech support at a community college. I’d like to eventually work in data storage, so I’ve been trying to carve …

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