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U.S. Jobs: Growth Slows, Unemployment Still Low

Jobs are up! Jobs are down! It's hard to know what to project when looking at the U.S. labor scene. The fact that there will be a lot of yo-yo-like give and take seems to be the only thing we can count on.

The Russians Are Coming?!: Cables and the Internet, Part 3

The worldwide network of undersea internet cables enables massive global transfer of data every day. It is in danger of attack from nations seeking to bring internet activity to a financially devastating standstill?

Digging Into Microsoft's Tech Support Vision via MPP Courseware

Analyzing the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) IT Support Track gives reasons to be amused and amazed, but also teaches (and shows) quite a bit.

CompTIA to Retire Popular A+ Certification

Tech industry association's flagship credential will be taken out of circulation at year's end. To be replaced by B+ and C+ certs for PC technicians deemed "good enough" and "slightly above average."

CompTIA's Cyberstates Reveals Tech's Large Footprint

Annual report from CompTIA explores U.S. employment and economic data as it relates to information technology. Cyberstates is chock-full of interesting information and insights relating to U.S. IT employment.

Pearson VUE Survey Affirms Value of Tech Certifications

Results of a 2017 survey released this week by training and testing company Pearson VUE indicate that individuals who recently took an IT certification exam are seeing tangible career and salary benefits.

The Enduring Value of Diversity in Tech

At this year’s Microsoft MVP Summit, yours truly got a chance to see some serious diversity at work. This gave me an unusual opportunity to see, hear, and appreciate its surprisingly valuable benefits.

The Rise of Flipped Classroom Learning

Flipped classroom learning is catching in at all levels of education, but the model is especially popular in STEM disciplines. What do IT learners need to know about this new development?

CompTIA Courting Entry-Level IT Workers Harder than Ever

With its revamped IT Fundamentals credential, and an all-new Career Assessment tool, tech industry association CompTIA is doubling down on its already impressive recruitment of fresh faces to IT.

Get Certified in Blockchain

As just about everything having to do with commerce and business transactions migrates to the internet, there is an increasing need for skilled IT professionals with a solid working knowledge of Blockchain.

U.S. Jobs: Great Gains, Slow Wage Growth in February

Monthly job gains for February 2018 topped 300,000, the first time that has happened since July 2016. At a healthy 313,000 jobs added for the month, could this be an upward tick in the trend curve?

Four Top Cloud Roles and the Certs to Get You There

When it comes to cloud computing, everyone needs both robust solutions and reliable personnel. Cloud professionals are scarce, but the right certification can help you get your foot in this lucrative door.

Microsoft Previews New Video-Based Certification Program

We finally have a strong teaser from Microsoft Learning about what they’re doing with LinkedIn Learning and to up the video-based training ante for certification. It's worth your time (and free registration) to have a look.

War and 'Censorship:' Cables and the Internet, Part 2

Before becoming an unseen backbone of the internet, undersea cables and nascent transglobal communication technology played a critical role in the early 20th-century era of international warfare.

Many Software Developers Don't Have This One Crazy Skill

You may know JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, and Scrum. There's one element of the total package that many developers don't have in their professional toolkit, however, and are not likely to succeed without.

Wishing you the best on Washington's Birthday

Some of you out there, especially in the United States, may be under the impression that today is Presidents Day. Take our festive quiz, and find out why you're wrong!