Six ways that getting a certification can positively impact your career

There are mixed views on IT certifications. While some maintain that certifications play a significant role in enabling a tech worker’s career progress and increasing their income potential, others believe ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on Adobe Certified Expert - Adobe Experience Manager Sites Developer

Sometimes it's best to get the 50-cent spiel straight from the horse's mouth. What can you do with ...

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Salary Survey Extra: More data about salary satisfaction, Part 2

Fairly frequently we blow through a lot of hot air attempting to illuminate or clarify whatever raw data we have to share in these Salary Survey deep dives. And sometimes it's simpler or more, ahem, "satisfying" ...

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Job interview practice: Six tips to help you prepare for your next IT job interview

Everybody knows that you can’t get better at something unless you practice doing that thing. Skill and luck play a role in most outcomes in life — but that doesn’t mean you should just sit back ...

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Cheating is an ongoing source of pain for IT certification exam providers

In my decades of experience inside the information technology (IT) certification sphere, I have found that the vast majority of IT professionals who participate in certification programs are honest ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 2020

We all want to do more with less, but most of us would probably settle for doing more with the resources ...

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Certification Survey Extra: Rating cloud computing certification study materials

Consumers like to have options. Let's say you're hungry for a snack, you like chocolate and peanuts, and you're in the mood for a candy bar. There isn't just one chocolate-peanut candy bar out there. You could ...

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Please take our 2022 Computer Programming Certification Survey

Computer programming has come a long way since the era when paper cards with strategically assigned punches were the best way to tell a computer what to do with itself. In 2022, tech companies are experimenting ...

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A short history of IT certification, Part 2: The dawn of technology certification

In Part One of this series, we looked at the origins of professional certification and its adoption across different industries. In this second installment, we're going to focus on the IT industry and ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on ISACA CDPSE

The world was on fire, both literally and figuratively, at the end of 2020. The Creek Fire in central California, for example — which at the time was the fourth-largest fire in California history — raged from ...

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