An IT professional in Ukraine confronts the daily reality of invasion and war

For many IT professionals in the United States and elsewhere, the war currently raging between Ukraine and Russia has become something of a national news afterthought. Russia has been aggressively encroaching ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on CIW Mobile Application Developer

It used to be the case that phone- or web-based applications were wondrous gizmos that ingeniously simplified various tasks. Now "apps" are the rule, not the exception. People no longer even have to ask ...

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Salary Survey Extra: The impact on income of higher education

According to the most recent data (as of 2021) compiled by the U.S. Census bureau, 48.4 percent of Americans age 25 or older have completed some level of college education, whether an associate's degree ...

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Salary Survey 2023: IT crowd is older, often on the move

A lot can change in five years. In or around 2265, a 32-year-old hotshot with a storied background at Starfleet Academy and a sterling service record was promoted to captain and given command of the ...

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CertMags stops by Ebenezer Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is a holiday in the United States that honors Martin Luther King Jr., the pastor and civil rights leader who dedicated his adult life to ending racial inequality. Dr. King focused his work on the racial divide ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on CompTIA Security+

Later this month the deadline will pass for a certain segment of T-Mobile users to claim a share of the $350 million settlement of a class action lawsuit stemming from a 2021 data breach that affected somewhere ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Angry birds and other things we root for

Everybody roots for something. It's often sports teams, but it's not only sports teams. Sometimes it's the novel you're reading that simply must end a certain way. Sometimes it's a first date (it doesn't even ...

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Improve your certification exam results with intelligent guessing and time management

For almost three decades I have taught IT and cybersecurity classes at the college and university levels. ...

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Salary Survey 2023: Certification attractive to employers, improves job performance

You don't have to have a certification to work in IT. And not every worker who has a certification is inarguably better equipped to do their job than folks with no professional credentials. Unless your job description is ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on ISACA CRISC

In the real world, Risky Business is a movie starring young Tom Cruise. Businesses across every sector of commerce spend extravagantly to mitigate both the possibility of risk and its very real effects. With IT ...

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