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Tech Employment: When to Stay Put, When to Move On

Jobs in IT are usually, at least to some degree, a pretty good thing. That doesn't mean, however, that you're obligated, or even expected, to remain in one place for your entire tech career.

Inside CompTIA CEO's Book on Preparing Kids for Tech Careers

Charles Eaton, CEO of CompTIA's Creating IT Futures charitable arm, makes a persuasive pitch to parents whose kids are nervous about tech-centric career paths.

The Three Jobs Every IT Worker Will Be (or Is Already?) Doing

Seven years ago, a writer for Tech Target predicted that, in the future, there would be just three job roles for IT workers. Is the future now?

Get a Second (Free) Retake on Your Next Microsoft Exam

At least once a year, Microsoft Learning runs a promo on its certification exams to offer a free retake bundled with the exam itself. This year, they are offering two free retakes instead of just one.

Open Source Summit North America Fosters Exchange of Ideas

The Linux Foundation wants you to attend the "leading conference for developers, architects, and other technologists" involved in open source computing.

U.S. Jobs: Latest Numbers Show Gradual Growth and Expansion

The economy is growing and employment opportunities are expanding. While it's true that recent advancements have been both moderate and slow, the arrow is still pointing upward.

Should I Earn a Certification?

Certification isn't the only means of pushing yourself to achieve greater things in IT. So how do you know when it getting a cert is the best way forward — and when to consider other options?

Free Training from Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy has been serving students at the high school and college levels since it started at 64 educational institutions in 7 states in 1997. Today, the juggernaut just keeps rolling.

GoCertify Honors Fallen Servicemembers on Memorial Day

The GoCertify offices are closed today, May 28, in observance of the U.S. holiday Memorial Day. But we didn't just walk away and leave you with nothing until Tuesday.

Microsoft Learning Welcomes You to Join a Study Group

Once upon a time, you had to know where to look to find Microsoft’s often-elusive online study groups for their cert exams. No more! Now all you need to do is find the exam page, scroll down, and look for “Study Group.”

To Recertify Or Not To Recertify

Is recertification a prudent and necessary investment in your career, or just a time-consuming headache? Consider the rationales both for and against recertification before you make a final decision.

Adding to Your IT Skills and Knowledge Portfolio

If you want to work in IT, then you have to keep your skills and knowledge sharp and relevant. One way or another, you will be learning new stuff on the job all the time. Why not strategize about your priorities?

(ISC)² Security Congress 2018 a Top Cybersecurity Destination

Make your plans now to visit New Orleans this fall and get the benefit of cybersecurity expertise and experience from the world's top practitioners.

Big Changes for Dell EMC Certification Program

A couple of years after the acquisition of EMC by Dell, the now-hybrid Dell EMC certification program has completed a makeover. Those familiar with the old EMC certification schema will feel right at home.

Teacher Appreciation Week: GoCertify Salutes IT Educators

Did you have a favorite IT instructor during your junior high, high school, or college years? Good teachers can open up young minds to a striking view of technology and possibility.

U.S. Jobs: Milestone Low for Unemployment

It's apparently a good time to strike a favorable deal if you're negotiating with a potential employer. For the first time since 2000, unemployment in the United States dipped below 4 percent.