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YATTCL (Yet Another Top Ten Certifications List)

Those of you with computer science roots will recognize my titular acronym as an homage to Stephen Johnson’s YACC (Yet Another Compiler Compiler). By comparison, producing Top 10 Certification lists is child’s play.

Before, During, and After: Maximize the Value of Attending IT Events

If you've never been to an IT conference or convention, then you're missing out on a key source of personal and professional development.

U.S. Jobs: Continued Slow and Steady Growth in August

Though jobs added are up to a more reasonable level of 201,000 for August, we’re still stuck in slow growth mode. Luckily, wage growth is matching inflation so workers aren’t exactly losing ground.

GoCertify wishes you a Happy Labor Day

GoCertify is "closed" for Labor Day, but we didn't want to leave our loyal visitors with nothing to do. As usual, we have a holiday quiz.

VMware Bets Big on Cloud Automation and Virtual Infrastructure

VMware has unleashed a battery of new cloud automation and security services intended to simplify and streamline business operations. Will certifications follow?

Red Hat Announces Changes to RHCA Certification

Is there mitosis in certification? The distinguished Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) credential has now, at the stroke of a pen (or the click of a mouse?), become two separate and distinct certifications.

There's No Denying the Career Value of Soft Skills

Employees and employers alike should constantly be aware that soft skills like communication, team building, and adaptability are valuable assets to develop (for employees) or acquire (for employers).

ISACA CEO Announces Departure

After four years at the helm of one of the world's leading IT industry associations, Matt Loeb will step down in November. Loeb presided over a period of strong growth for ISACA's certification program.

Google Offers 8-month IT Support Professional Certificate Program

Google has partnered with Coursera to put together an eight-month online certificate program for aspiring IT professionals. Now they’re pushing out into higher ed channels.

How to Pitch Your Boss on Paying for Your Next Certification

Certification is a great way to keep your IT skills current, as well as gather and absorb new information. It can be costly, however, to train for and pass an exam. Where can you turn for financial assistance?

Beware of GDPR Side Effects When Canceling or Changing Cert Account Info!

When closing online accounts, GDPR requires that companies who maintain information for those accounts delete ALL associated information permanently. No big deal, right?

2018 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Champions Crowned

The annual Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship event wrapped up last week in Orlando, Fla., with 18 MOS-certified victors.

U.S. Jobs: July Yields Quirky Employment Outlook

It’s time for an “odd month out” as jobs added for July dips to 157,000 AND unemployment dips by 0.1 percent to 3.9 percent as well. To cushion that dip, numbers for May and June are both revised upward.

CompTIA Launches Podcast Hub

The leading tech industry association is adding a new dimension to its voice via the podcast realm. CompTIACasts mixes new shows with some long-running shows, bringing together a variety of perspectives.

Which Certs Are Best for Getting Started Down the IT Trail?

For those just getting started in IT, aptly named "entry-level" certification provide a great foundation. Here’s a list of some entry-level certs that can help anyone build marketable IT skills and knowledge.

Happy Pioneer Day (Utah) from Your Friends at GoCertify

Here we are observing another summer holiday. The GoCertify home office is closed today (Tuesday, July 24) but we haven't left you with nothing at all to show for our absence.