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Peter Manijak

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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Digging into the nuts and bolts of creating a great IT certification exam

When a certification exam is created and deployed properly, the impact is felt across the entire spectrum of stakeholders: exam takers, exam administrators, everyone involved at the company ...

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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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Successful IT professionals add new skills and knowledge whenever they can

Almost any professional career involves learning new concepts and developing new skills over time. This is especially true of information technology. In the IT world, it is a given that there will be …

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Online proctored testing may be the future of certification exams

With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting all segments of society, including the closing down of IT certification testing centers around the globe, remote online proctored testing has stepped to ...

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Get the most out of studying up for your next certification exam

There are many different ways to prepare for a certification exam. Different people prefer different methods. Let's consider a handful of the most common approaches. Most people will focus on at least one ...

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There are many reasons why a certification can be a valuable career asset

Many people who have experience with computers and information technology (IT), or even just have an interest in the field, have probably found themselves asking a simple question: Should I get certified ...

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Make IT known: Market your certification program to the world

This article is a follow-up to my previous two-part article about how to create and build your own IT certification program. Once you've done the heavy lifting and gotten an IT certification program ...

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Lessons learned: Sharing the wisdom of a 20-year certification career

I've been involved in IT certification for close to two decades now. Which is a funny thing, because when I first encountered certification, I wanted nothing to do with it. It didn't seem like it would have...

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Create your own certification program: Step-by-step instructions (Part 2 of 2)

In the October issue of Certification Magazine, I covered in detail how to design and launch a top quality IT certification program. Picking up from there, let's look at what it takes to improve ...

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