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April Miller Cripliver

Colleges and certification: The new IT curriculum?

Irving Berlin sang it in 1938: "Everybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it. Everybody's doin' it now! Come, come, come, come, let us start! Cuz ev'rybody's doin' it now!" ...

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The Basics: Start your career in computer programming

Have you ever had an interest in computer programming? Take a look at these statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor about computer programmers: ...

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To recertify, or not to recertify? Stay current vs. moving on

I worked hard for that certification last year. What is that you say? Three years ago? No, it was early last year — right? Please tell me it hasn't been three years ...

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Master your next certification in just 15 minutes a day

There are just some journeys we have to walk alone. Ask any woman who is expecting a child, and she will tell you that she is not looking forward to the next nine months ...

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Hitch your IT career to a rising star with DevOps certification

Savvy IT industry watchers have probably been noticing something called "DevOps" come gliding into view for a while now, striking regular pings on the scope ...

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Tackling the problem of getting women into STEM careers

Tech skills will be required in 80 percent of all jobs in the next decade, yet women in technology have been declining since 1991. At the current rate of decline ...

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Data and ethics: With Big Data comes big responsibility

Big Data is a popular term used to describe the exponential growth and availability of data, both structured and unstructured. And Big Data may be as important to business ...

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Governance defined: What it is, why it's important, and which certs can help

IT governance. You've heard of it, but you hate to admit that you're not real sure how it works. You can break down the term easy enough ...

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Are certifications more important to your IT career than a college degree?

When I got pitched on this assignment, the tiny hairs on the back of my neck began to stand up. I must confess to harboring strong emotions about this topic. ...

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Are coding academies a valid shortcut to IT employment?

Last year I wrote an article for the most recent issue of Certification Magazine regarding the heated discussion surrounding ...

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