A brief history of cloud computing

It is difficult to find a networking-, security-, or even basic computing-related certification exam today that does not include one or more questions related to the cloud. Every exam candidate needs to ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate

A few years back, Cisco created a new certification for IT professionals whose skill set combines knowledge of networking and knowledge of cybersecurity operations. The Cisco certification team ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Have you been living under an artificial biosphere?

Let's talk terms for a moment: The word "biosphere" technically refers to the entire region of Earth where life can exist. Biosphere is also more used, however, to describe any self-contained, sealed ...

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Tennessee prison educator’s knack for IT led to his unexpected career path

Tennessee, the heartland of country music, is one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit. The State derives its name from the Cherokee village of “Tanasi” (“where the waters meet”) and is one of ...

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Cloud Computing Certification Survey: Cloud technology looms over everything in IT

When is the last time that you looked at the local forecast and saw nothing but clouds? Some days are like that, as the saying goes (even in Australia). In the information technology (IT) realm of the last few ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate

When Azure, the cloud computing service offered by Microsoft, was still in development, internal documentation referred to it as "Project Red Dog." Maybe that was (and still is?) a subtle indication ...

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Salary Survey Extra: More data about salary satisfaction, Part 1

The philosopher and social scientist Sir Michael Philip Jagger once documented a series of observations about the overall concept of satisfaction. Jagger found that satisfaction was not more achievable ...

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Job profile: Become a QA engineer

Quality means many different things to many different people — but to quality engineers or quality assurance engineers, it means “making sure it is right.” Quality is the product and, oftentimes ...

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The here, there, and everywhere of Google Certification

Would you like to have more information on Google's certification program for IT professionals? Be prepared to search for it. The massive tech company that saw its name become a verb in the ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on IBM Certified Deployment Professional

There are 19 different certifications available at the “deployment professional” level inside the IBM information technology ecosystem. So you’ll have to do some narrowing of the scope ...

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