Certification Survey Extra: Cloud certification degree of difficulty

It takes work to achieve many (if not most) desirable outcomes in life. "No pain, no gain." "The only things worth having are the ones you had to work to achieve." "With hard work and effort, you can ...

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How to ask for (or provide) a professional IT reference

Oftentimes, the best critique of yourself is someone else. The best way to make yourself known is for someone else to introduce you, and the best way to preach about your assets to the world is to put ...

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PK0-005 Preview: Examining Changes to CompTIA's Project+ Exam, Part 1

The history of tech industry association CompTIA's project management certification exam is an interesting one. At times, it has had “IT” in the title, and at times it has not; at times, it has focused ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on Adobe Certified Expert - Adobe Experience Manager Dev/Ops Engineer

As we noted earlier this month, Adobe says it better than we can. What can you do with Adobe ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Bond Futures

Pop culture is a funny thing. Sometimes it's funny ha-ha, like whenever (usually) the cast of Saturday Night Live is involved. And sometimes it's funny in that "You know what's weird?" kind of way that makes you ...

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Improve your employment prospects by improving your soft skills

Of the numerous IT professionals who have solid technical proficiency, not everyone will go on to become a team leader, project manager, VP, or CTO. There could be various reasons for this. Lack of soft skills ...

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Love IT or Leave IT: Is it time to quit your job?

Fighting boredom and feeling like you are lost is a common issue among information technology (IT) workers. The creeping fear that you are missing out on … something (FOMO), or a complete lack of ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on The Open Group TOGAF 9 Certified

Optimization is the holy grail of enterprise-level business operations. Companies have experts whose entire job role is to make everything about the business and its operations function more smoothly. The Open Group ...

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Certification Survey Extra: Distributed cloud technology makes its mark

A literal clear blue sky on a bright summer morning is in no way a guarantee that the rest of the day will be warm and dry. Clouds can gather in a matter of hours, dump down rain for a while, and clear out ...

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Making the most of your first week at a new IT job

It happens to everyone at some point: You land a new job. That being the case, what does every technology employee need to know about her or his first week on the job? What are the keys to making ...

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