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Five Keys to Retaining Tech Staff

Does your employer do a good job of securing and rewarding your loyalty? You might want to compare your workplace to the benchmarks discussed here to see how your current situation measures up.

Roam Free in IT: Plenty of Non-Desk Jobs for the Tech-Savvy

Working in IT doesn't always mean (mostly) sitting at a desk and staring at a computer monitor. There are plenty of jobs that let you work in a variety of tech environments.

Cisco Ventures Into 'Business Value' Certifications

What is a "business value specialist," and how can such experts transform the application of technology in the workplace and in daily living? Cisco Learning Network is exploring this proposition with a new extension of its certification program.

Upcoming (ISC)² Event in Washington, D.C., Has Educational Aim

Many tech industry conferences focus on presentations, exhibitions, and a dash of cocktail lounge ambience. The organizers of CyberSecureGov have a different idea.

CompTIA Dives Deep Into U.S. Tech Sector Employment

The release of CompTIA's annual Cyberstates reports has Ed Tittel in an IT employment state of mind for the second week in a row. There's an enormous amount of excellent data available.

Researchers Poised to Clear Internet of Things Hurdle

German IT researchers want the devices in your home to speak the same digital language — and there may be a breakthrough in sight.

March U.S. Employment Report: Good News and Bad News

The U.S. employment outlook continues to be a hot topic, including inside the IT realm. Ed Tittel sorts through the latest numbers.

Cloud Foundry Foundation Creates New Cert for Developers

There's about to be a whole new way to get your head in the cloud. Cloud Foundry Foundation is addressing the cloud developer shortage with a new certification.

Exam Retirements Signal Pending Changes for Microsoft Learning

It's Golden Acres time for a host of Microsoft Learning certification exams. The mass departure begins today, and will continue in June and September.

Pay-for-Play: Is Professional Video Gaming a New IT Frontier?

Big money video game tournaments have been around for a while. But a new partnership involving both pro sports and e-sports could move gamers closer to the 9-to-5 realm.

Best Certs: Dueling Lists of Wireless Networking Credentials

What happens when you take two lists of the top wireless networking certs and compare them? The clash of connectivity credentials offers fresh insight into a red-hot IT skills boom.

Why Every Project Manager Should Be PMP-Certified

There are a number of options available to aspiring (or current) project managers who are seeking certification and training. One credential in particular, however, stands out above the rest.

The Surprise Appearance of the IT Skills Gap at SXSW

If it gets on the agenda at a hipster conference on the hipster Third Coast in Austin, it’s got to be real, right? SXSW Interactive tackled the thorny topic of the IT skills gap in a spirited panel discussion on March 11.

Five Hot Cybersecurity Certs for 2017

No matter what your level of IT security experience and proficiency, there's a certification to help move your career forward. Even if you're just getting started. Here's what you should look for.

U.S. Employment Healthier, but IT Jobs Still Scarce

There's more good (but not great) news from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which released employment data for February this morning. The IT employment outlook, however, continues to confound.

Do Data Scientists Really Have the Best Job in America?

Want to enjoy the satisfaction (and other benefits) or working in the best job in America? With the right training and certification, you can reap the rewards of a career in data science.