• 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.

  • 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), …

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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

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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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