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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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

After a pipe breaks and floods your basement TV room, a home restoration company steps in to replace the carpet, fix the drywall, repaint and provide any other needed services. We have that sort of thing ...

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Certification Survey Extra: The Internet of Things (many, many things)

The Internet of Things is big. And it's getting bigger every day. There are, according to market research firm Statista, more than 13 billion distinct devices connected to the internet. Not only that, but ...

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How to leverage the connections in your professional network

Let's suppose that you want to branch your professional network and grow your professional reach at the same time. There is a really good way to do this — all it takes is leveraging the people ...

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Happy Halloween! Take CertMag's blood-curdling cybersecurity quiz

Happy Halloween! Do you know what’s scarier than ghosts or goblins? Hackers and malware, that’s what. Halloween, it just so happens, is also the last day of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. (Do your ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on CCNA

Many certification programs have a flagship credential, and it isn't necessarily always tied to the program's most advanced level of specialization. The CCIE tier of certification offered by computer ...

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