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SDN is the Future of IT Networking

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a revolutionary approach to IT networking that is rapidly becoming the preferred style of managing networks. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve.

Transcender (Powered by Kaplan IT Training) Has 8570 Covered

The Department of Defense has a list of security certs required for employees and contractors. Transcender has the most comprehensive set of matching practice exams around.

The Energy Sector Needs Security Professionals

Looking for a place to put your certified cybersecurity skills to good use? U.S. energy production and distribution facilities (as well as similar operations in other countries) are eager to meet with you.

CyberSeek Paints Picture of Cybersecurity Skills Gap

If an ordinary picture is worth a thousand words, then the data-driven and readily comprehensible visuals generated by CyberSeek have quite a wordy tale to tell about cybersecurity employment in the United States.

The Wild West Wisdom and Potential Perils of Hacking Back

Frustrated and fearful, some corporations are quietly attempting to give hackers and other cybercriminals a taste of their own medicine. Cathartic as it may be, however, getting even could cause more problems than it solves.

U.S. Employment: October Gains Wipe Out Bad September

Excellent October numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that, while the U.S. economy isn't yet operating at full steam, it is moving closer to what's needed for sustained economic growth.

Happy Halloween from Your Friends at GoCertify

'Tis the season for spooky stuff! Before heading out to go trick-or-treating or participate in other festive holiday revels, test your historical knowledge of All Hallows Eve!

CompTIA Survey Reveals Contented IT Workers

CompTIA checks in with working tech professionals and finds improved job satisfaction. All is not quiet, however, on the information technology (IT) front, with key worries causing concern for some.

CompTIA's Security Cert Ladder and the 'Future' of Cybersecurity

Tech industry association CompTIA has been building up its security certification portfolio for years. Now it has a new "ladder" to help aspiring cybersecurity professionals ascend.

Seven Top Healthcare IT Certifications

Demand for trained and skilled healthcare IT professionals is pushing the envelope around the globe. These top certifications will help you transition to a high-paying career in a growing field.

CompTIA CSA+ Approved by U.S. Department of Defense

CompTIA's new Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CSA+) credential has been given a thumbs-up seal of approval by the United States Department of Defense, adding to CompTIA's already impressive breadth of coverage of federal IT job roles.

Age Is Just a Number for Old Tech Pros Willing to Keep Pace

Despite the persistent image of whiz kids writing code in nap pods, IT is not exclusively a game for the young. Savvy tech professionals can stay employed by making a few adjustments.

U.S. Employment: Mostly Slow Growth Despite Hurricanes

The ill winds of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria blew good to no man (or woman) last month, but damage to the U.S. economy was mitigated by a mostly stable employment outlook.

Take the CertMag Salary Survey

Want to do the right thing for IT certification? Get both the warm glow of donating your time and intelligence and the cozy satisfaction of receiving something cool for free when you take the Salary Survey.

Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) Gets Two New Tracks

The Microsoft Professional Program is bumping the number of available tracks from 3 to 5 with the addition of Cloud Administration and DevOps to its roster. That's great news for self-motivated IT learners!

We Are Living in the Age of Online Learning

Education has now traveled far past the days when online learning was a low-impact novelty embraced by a curious few. In 2017, web-based education has moved into the mainstream.