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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on CCNA

Many certification programs have a flagship credential, and it isn't necessarily always tied to the program's most advanced level of specialization. The CCIE tier of certification offered by computer ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Average salary for certified IT workers by U.S. state

There are IT jobs in every U.S. state. If you have the right “very particular set of skills” — our apologies to Liam Neeson — and probably especially if those skills are backed by a certification, then you’re likely ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

So-called hackers operate on both sides of the boundary between legal and illegal activities, but glamor and intrigue are almost always attributed to the legitimately bad actors. The allure of Robin Hood-style ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on IBM Certified Associate

You can become many different kinds of certified associate — certified associate (standalone), certified associate developer, certified associate business process analyst, certified associate SRE, and more ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Do certified IT pros hold academic degrees?

Just like in every other field of professional endeavor, there are well-paid and successful IT workers who don’t have an academic degree from a four-year or two-year program of study at a college or ...

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Job profile: Become a graphic designer

Graphics are an effective means of communicating information and ideas. Pictorial messaging is older than textual communication. Imagery and design capture attention faster than regular text. The human ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

We still call cloud computing "cloud computing," but things may not stay that way forever. Rapid cloud adoption is pushing so many IT tools, processes, and services into the cloud arena that it may not be too ...

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IS IT MONEY, or the milk of human kindness that makes the world go ’round? Trick question: Information technology (IT) makes the world go ’round. And successful IT requires smart people who have ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Deep Focus on CompTIA Security+

The Teddy Bear Principle of cybersecurity essentially states that a teddy bear in the family van won't be protected in an accident unless it is wearing a seatbelt. Similarly, cybersecurity defensive measures can only ...

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Salary Survey Extra: Salaries by employment tier, Part 2

At the end of 2021, Sony Music Entertainment paid $550 million to purchase the entire musical catalog of rock star Bruce Springsteen. A chunk of that hefty sum no doubt flowed more or less directly into Springsteen’s ...

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