Happy Thanksgiving from the CertMag team

The global HQ of Certification Magazine is in the United States, so our crack team will be absent on Thursday and Friday this week as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Among other things, all of us will be giving ...

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Teenage IT professional was shaped by mix of potent ingredients

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding things a person can do in life. It is also one of the most challenging, especially if you’re trying to do it right. It is especially joyful to watch your little one grow up ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on (ISC)²'s CISSP

The CISSP credential offered by cybersecurity professional association (ISC)² is not for beginners. As noted by (ISC)² itself, becoming CISSP-certified "proves you have what it takes to effectively design ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Most common non-salary compensation

When most workers get a paycheck in 2022, the funds go straight into a bank or credit union account. The average certified IT professional probably never sees a printer-ink-and-paper paycheck stub ...

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An overview of IT internships

Relevant academic qualifications alone are seldom enough to find suitable employment in the IT industry nowadays. Aspirants for tech roles need to demonstrate their ability to perform on the job. What is ...

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A short history of IT certification, Part 4: The modern IT certification exam

Previously, this series covered the early roots of professional certification, the debut and rise in popularity of IT certifications, and the origins (and pros/cons) of vendor-based and vendor-neutral ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)

In the movie The Mexican, mob fixer Leroy sums up his role in a complicated delivery scheme like this: "I'm here to regulate funkiness." To ensure, in other words, that everything goes according ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Average annual salary in 12 non-U.S. nations

The Salary Survey, each year, tends to focus a lot of attention on conditions and circumstances in the United States. We can’t entirely escape from that, since certified IT professionals who live and work ...

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How to put your best foot forward on LinkedIn

It is currently considered one of the most important social media sites. It is designed for and relentlessly marketed toward business professionals. And it floods your inbox with spam. It is the worst and the best ...

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Job profile: Social media managers shape the public image of their employers

Social media has become a key communications and marketing medium for a wide range of entities, including corporations, small businesses, institutes, associations, governments, nonprofits, and ...

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