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 2023. 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 2023, numbers 11 through 20:
11) The six best places to look for IT jobs online: "Presently, Ladders serves as a job website, career newsroom, and networking platform. I recommend Ladders as the best site for experienced managers due to its focus on connecting job seekers to high-paying opportunities." (by Nathan Kimpel)
12) Certification Training Survey: Push yourself to achieve through IT certification: "You don't even need a movie, or a full-length TV episode, to have a training montage. One of the best examples ever committed to film is from a 60-second Nike commercial released in 1999." (by CertMag Staff)
13) The top six countries to look for IT work: "The Australian economy is known for its resilience, a factor that has encouraged international tech majors to expand in the Australian market. Australia’s tech sector accounts for a lower share of GDP than those of the United States and the United Kingdom, but it is growing fast." (by Reena Ghosh)
14) Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on CompTIA PenTest+: "The information security sector of the wider IT universe is largely dominated by male professionals, but that dynamic may be changing: 74.7 percent of PenTest+ holders who responded to the survey are men, but a remarkable 21.9 percent are women." (by CertMag Staff)
15) Salary Survey Extra: NASA wants to divert a deep impact from causing armageddon: "However you choose to look at it, NASA turned a lot of heads late last year by announcing the remarkable success of its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, quietly launched in late 2021 to explore the possibility of deflecting an asteroid by flying a spaceship into it and, via momentum transfer, altering its flight path." (by CertMag Staff)
16) Evaluating different methods of preparing for a certification exam, Part 1: "Sometimes you may have questions that are easier asked than looked up, or you may simply learn more effectively watching and listening to an expert. Discussing IT topics with an instructor and classmates will often prompt questions you might not otherwise think of, or enhance learning in a way that's difficult to replicate when studying solo." (by Nathan Kimpel)
17) Advancing technology and connectivity are fueling a boom in cybercrime: "But cybercrime is different from conventional crime in one important way: A single cybercrime event, even one of relatively low complexity, can potentially affect the lives of millions of people. The ability for criminals to achieve results on such a massive scale is one component of why cybercrime rates have skyrocketed in recent years." (by Aaron Axline)
18) Beyond ChatGPT: What can generative AI do for you?: "GitHub Copilot is a paid AI tool that helps you write code. It was developed by Microsoft in partnership with OpenAI, using Open AICodex. GitHub Copilot was initially launched toward the end of 2021. Earlier this year in March, GitHub released a version that enables the use of natural language prompts." (by Reena Ghosh)
19) Salary Survey Extra: Settling the creamy vs. crunchy peanut butter conundrum: "Just like you can't pretend that James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard are both the best captain of the Enterprise in the history of Star Trek, you can't Stan for crunchy and creamy at the same time." (by CertMag Staff)
20) Always be learning: Lock in your continuing education strategy: "Once you've committed yourself to an active continuing education strategy, the next step is to select the building blocks of your plan. These components aren't much different from those found in a traditional full-time education plan, but there are some slight variations." (by Aaron Axline)