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More than money: Finding your place in the IT ecosystem

How many times have I heard this question: “Mr. C., what IT position pays the most?” The answer is more times than I can remember. Whether for the high school kids I taught for 12 years at …

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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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Learning IT concepts and developing IT skills will help you succeed in any industry

According to a study done by Burning Glass Technologies, 82 percent of middle-skill jobs ...

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Exploring the pros and cons of the brave new world of online conferences and conventions

Most of us can agree that 2020 was, in many respects, a train wreck. The ripples caused by …

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Who is winning the cybersecurity war?

I am puzzled. It seems as though news outlets, industry reports, and vendors galore keep talking more and more about large companies or organizations being hacked — yet very few of those businesses ...

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The worst advice I ever got about how to get certified

As you traverse the path of life, you will encounter a lot of well-intentioned people giving very poor advice. Much like the handful of key characters wandering through The Sixth Sense — the ones ...

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The best advice I ever got about how to get certified

I sometimes look back and mentally review all of the good advice I have received in my life. Everything from "You can't expect everyone to love you," to 'People generally do good things ...

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CompTIA's certification pedigree is potent, but some of its credentials are not

Over the last two decades, the IT certification arena has been heavily influenced by the work ...

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As access to technology improves, more people are better equipped to learn about technology

A revolution is upon us — a wave of change so ubiquitous it is difficult to detect even while living ...

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Six trends that will drive technology development in 2021 — and beyond

It's still 2020 as I write this, but the end is in sight. It seems like it was years ago that the COVID-19 pandemic hit, with its resulting chaos and disruption. For a number of individuals, the struggle ...

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