• 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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  • Certification candidates can take (ISC)2 courses through the University of South Florida.

    Press Pass: Online security training, tax incentives and more

    Welcome to the latest installment of  Press Pass , where CertMag blows 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 thru straight to the horse’s mouth for more information. Certification not included: Back to school …

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  • A certified project manager can reap rewards both financial and personal. Do you have the right stuff?

    Job Profile: Is Project Management certification right for you?

    This feature first appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of Certification Magazine. The field of project management has gained momentum over the past several years. The rising popularity of project management comes as no surprise. In 2001, the Project Management Institute in its PMI Project Management Fact Book estimated annual spending on projects inside the United …

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  • Brain dumps are out there, but using one to prep for a certification test can mean big trouble.

    Dear CertMag: Can brain dumps get me out of an exam jam?

     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 Cisco certification exam approaching at the end of May. I feel like I’m falling behind studying. A couple of friends have suggested using …

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  • Computer script THUMB

    To script or not to script, that is the question — for DBAs

    Recently I was asked whether a person pursuing a career as an Oracle database administrator needs to have knowledge of scripting languages. One answer to that question could be no — if the potential DBA is someone who really likes performing the same basic tasks over and over, day in and day out. Said person …

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