Computer Programming Certification Survey: Talking to computers is essential to IT

There's a scene in the movie Star Trek IV: The VoyageHome (the one about the whales) where Mr. Scott attempts — and fails — toactivate a 1980s desktop computer by speaking to it. Not as many people ...

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Happy Independence Day (U.S.) from the GoCertify Team

Today is Independence Day here in the United States, where the Certification Magazine home offices are located. The CertMag staff is enjoying a day off. Independence Day commemorates the adoption ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Level 2

In 2022, everything from bank transactions to school registration to medical appointments to grocery shopping happens over the internet. With computer networks supporting (often invisibly) so much ...

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Salary Survey Extra: The longer you work in IT, the more you certify

It's not uncommon to think of certification as being an introductory exercise. Especially given the ongoing incorporation of professional credentials into educational programs, sometimes as far down ...

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PK0-005 Preview: Examining Changes to CompTIA's Project+ Exam, Part 2

As we discussed last month, CompTIA has made some significant changes to the content of the Project+ exam as they migrate from PK0-004 (currently available) to PK0-005 (coming soon). This month ...

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Money matters: How to gauge your IT salary appropriately

We are living in a time of great prosperity for information technology (IT) job roles. It is amazing to me the salaries that some IT professionals command. In this age of easy access to industry salary ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate

Actual clouds seen in the sky usually appear to be white, or sometimes shades of grey or black. The ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Salaries by employment tier

The reigning monarch of Luxembourg, Grand Duke Henri Albert Gabriel Félix Marie Guillaume had, in 2019, a net worth of roughly €4,013,460,000, or $4 billion. So, as they say, it’s good tp be the king ...

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Job profile: Desktop support analyst

Every single day, millions of people with many different occupations wake up, log on and go to work. They show up at the office, they work from home, or they connect to the company network from ...

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How to write the perfect IT cover letter

A cover letter gives you a chance to set yourself apart from the competition. In a tough job market, it’s a chance that you want to make the most of. While a résumé lists facts about skills, work ...

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