There is a vast library of IT certification content here at CertMag.com, and each year it gets a little deeper. With new articles four days a week most weeks during the year, that’s roughly 200 new articles every year. Some are articles previously published in Certification Magazine, but about three-quarters of what you get here on the website is original content.
No doubt there are some of you out there who read everything that shows up here. (Or at least we hope there’s no doubt of that. And if you really are one of those hardcore CertMag readers, then gold star for you. We’d like to shake your hand and buy you a drink.) The average drop-in visitor, however, probably doesn’t get even a real taste of everything that shows up here in a calendar year.
That’s why recaps like this are so helpful. There’s no need to wonder what you’ve missed: Other visitors to the site have already voted with their mouse clicks, and curated a list of the most compelling articles to appear on the site in 2022. We’re going to do this in three installments, comprising the 30 most-read new articles of the year.
Today we’re bringing you our second installment, the most popular articles of 2022, numbers 11 through 20:
11) Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on ISACA CDPSE: "More than 90 percent of CDPSE holders who responded to the survey have an educational background that includes time spent at a college or university. The highest level of education completed by most CDPSE holders is either a master’s degree (52.3 percent of respondents), bachelor’s degree (31.8 percent), associate’s degree (1.9 percent), professional degree (0.9 percent), or doctorate (3.7 percent)." (by CertMag Staff)
12) Salary Survey 2022: IT workers move around, are secure in their jobs: "That’s roughly 70 percent of today’s certified IT professionals who were either born, coming of age, or (gulp) already in the workforce the year (1986) that an up-and-coming actor named Tom Cruise became an overnight matinee idol as the star of Top Gun." (by CertMag Staff)
13) Salary Survey Extra: Have you ever cheated to pass a certification exam?: "In 1994, at a chess tournament in the Spanish city of Linares, 17-year-old Hungarian chess Grandmaster Judit Polgár squared off against 31-year-old Russian Grandmaster Garry Kasparov. Kasparov won. Except that he straight-up cheated in the middle of the match. On his 36th move, Kasparov placed a knight, removed his hand from the playing piece, and then changed his move." (by CertMag Staff)
14) Job interview practice: Six tips to help you prepare for your next IT job interview "1980s wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper famously said, “Just when they think they got the answers, I change the questions!” And job interviewers do sometimes ask questions that you won’t be expecting. Part of your job interviewing practice, however, should definitely include time spent researching both specific questions and types of questions that you might be asked in an interview." (by CertMag Staff)
15) Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on Okta Certified Consultant: "Okta certification is apparently a rock solid hedge against unemployment: 100 percent of Okta Certified Consultant holders who responded to the survey are employed, with 93.5 percent in full-time position and the other 6.5 percent working part-time jobs." (by CertMag Staff)
16) A short history of IT certification, Part 2: The dawn of technology certification: "One of the first IT certifications — if not THE first — was created by the Santa Cruz Operation, more familiarly known in the tech world as SCO. Founded in 1979, SCO developed a number of UNIX-based software products, including Xenix and SCO UNIX. In 1985, SCO launched its own certification program for its products." (by Aaron Axline)
17) A short history of IT certification, Part 4: The modern IT certification exam: "It could be the Trial of the Warrior, the Challenge of the Forbidden Cave — or maybe just Finals Week at Hogwarts. The common theme is that if you want to become a wizard, a Jedi, or a certified IT professional, then you must first show that you know your stuff by passing one or more exams." (by Aaron Axline)
18) A brief history of cloud computing: "Networking as we most often think of it today evolved to address the issues brought on by the PC revolution and create a workable hybrid model. By connecting PCs together, whether in a peer-based model used by a tiny office, or in a more scalable client-server model, it became possible to implement the best features of the mainframe world into the new realm." (by Emmett Dulaney)
19) Tennessee prison educator’s knack for IT led to his unexpected career path "Copeland completed his studies in 2018 and began working a regular 9-to-5 job in IT. Then, in late 2020 while surfing the net, he stumbled across a posting to teach computers at the state penitentiary. 'I was just browsing the web and saw the job,' he said." (by Calvin Harper)
20) Microsoft finally has a new certification (sort of) for Windows server administration: "Nearly two years ago, Microsoft announced the retirement of a laundry list of long-lived certifications, including nearly all of its remaining Microsoft Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) credentials. Originally, almost all of the credentials slated to exit stage left were scheduled to retire on June 30, 2020." (by Dana Fellows)