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GIAC Certifications: A Comprehensive Guide for 2017

In the high-stakes information security realm, businesses and organizations are looking for gifted professionals with verified security skills. GIAC certifications are an excellent means of setting yourself apart.

Cisco Reimagines the Business Data Center

Cisco wants to promote a new view of the data center in business as a key resource for securing, aggregating, automating, and extracting insights and competitive advantage from data assets.

Big Data, Security, Database Management: Oracle Offers IT All

Database technology is a vital element of many business operations. Training and certification from Oracle can prepare you to work in a variety of different roles.

U.S. Unemployment Down, But Job Growth Stagnates

The May report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has something for everyone: Good indicators, bad indicators, and a near-historic low in overall unemployment. So is there a clear overall takeaway?

Happy Memorial Day from Your Friends at GoCertify

How much do you know about famous memorials of the United States and the world? Celebrate the U.S. observance of Memorial Day with another GoCertify holiday quiz!

Certification Changes Brewing at Microsoft Learning

There are interesting changes in store for the Microsoft Professional Program, which is preparing to introduce innovative new certification programs for Front End Web Development and Big Data.

Mopping Up After the WannaCry Outbreak

The worldwide ransonmware attack that exploded across the internet on May 12 affected both individual users and large agencies. Here's how it happened, and what to do to keep your system safe.

Surveys Say: Certifications Boost both Salary and Skills

Ever wonder whether the time and effort required to become certified, and stay certified, is really worth it? Survey findings recently reported by Global Knowledge and Microsoft suggests that certs really do matter.

Service Provider Techs Both Vital and Oft-Overlooked

In networking, as in many other IT fields, the pace of change is rapid. There is one vital networking niche, however, where skilled professionals are in demand, but the technology is evolving only gradually.

CompTIA: Tech Industry Has Huge Impact on U.S. Economy

Most people know that information technology is big business. New research by CompTIA adds a dose of perspective to that perception, revealing just how vital to the economy IT can be.

CISSP, CEH and GCIH: Which Is Right for You?

There are many different cybersecurity certifications. Three of the more popular credentials are the CISSP, the CEH, the GCIH. Weighing their various aims and merits can help you determine which to pursue.

U.S. Employment Bounces Back in April

In a sharp reversal of the low numbers reported for March 2017, April’s job numbers jumped back over the 200,000 mark. Overall, however, the unemployment situation is little changed.

Tips to Bucking the Tide of Ageism in IT

As in many realms of professional endeavor, there's a bias against hiring (or retaining) seasoned, mature workers in IT. Being over 40 (or 50), however, doesn't mean that you have to settle for the status quo.

Five Keys to Retaining Tech Staff

Does your employer do a good job of securing and rewarding your loyalty? You might want to compare your workplace to the benchmarks discussed here to see how your current situation measures up.

Roam Free in IT: Plenty of Non-Desk Jobs for the Tech-Savvy

Working in IT doesn't always mean (mostly) sitting at a desk and staring at a computer monitor. There are plenty of jobs that let you work in a variety of tech environments.

Cisco Ventures Into 'Business Value' Certifications

What is a "business value specialist," and how can such experts transform the application of technology in the workplace and in daily living? Cisco Learning Network is exploring this proposition with a new extension of its certification program.