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IT badges: A new path to better pay?

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MCP, MCSE, and more: Training options for Microsoft admins

There are many paths -- too many, in fact -- to keeping your skills up to date, so here's a guide on how to get the right training

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Got cloud skills? Now you can get certified by the OpenStack Foundation

A new exam aims to help address skyrocketing demand, the group says

Computerworld IT Salary Survey 2016 Highlights

IT Salary Survey 2016: Highlights

The key findings from our survey of 3,300 IT professionals, including salary trends, hot skills, job satisfaction, career outlook, biggest concerns, and more

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Google Submariner surfaces untrusted certificate authorities

Google calls out certificate authorities that can no longer be trusted and helps you steer clear of potentially fraudulent credentials

20 hot IT skills that will get you a raise

20 hot IT skills that will get you a raise

IT professionals are well compensated, but 2016 looks to bring even higher pay for some tech workers

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Get a job or get a refund: Udacity's promise

Graduates of Udacity's Nanodegree Plus courses will get their money back if they're not gainfully employed within a year

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The IT certifications that paid off the most in 2015

As 2016 quickly approaches, we look back to see which IT certifications earned IT pros the most over the past year

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Are your IT certifications killing your career?

There's no shortage of ways to advance your career or earnings potential. Racking up a bunch of certifications is one of them -- but be careful it doesn't have the opposite effect

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7 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

The agile methodology has changed the face of software development and project management -- and also increased demand for professionals with agile skills

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IT certifications lose their luster among employers

As vendors crank out more and more certs, their value is flattening, while premium pay for underlying skills continues to soar

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Top 10 project management certifications

No matter what your IT role, a project management certification can add depth, breadth, and value to your skills. Here are the top 10 project management certifications, their requirements, and their cost

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The 8 most in-demand IT security certifications

The most recent IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index from research and analysis firm Foote Partners confirms that IT pros holding security certifications can expect premium pay

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Even at half off, is a Udacity nanodegree worth it?

Online tech university Udacity offers 50 percent tuition refunds for completion of its 'nanodegrees,' but they may not be deep enough for today's market

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IT certification hot list 2015: 10 that deliver higher pay

Certifications abound in the IT industry, but they aren't all equal. Here's a look at which certifications are poised for the biggest growth

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That 'paper MSCE' holds more value than you might think

A multiple-choice test can't show who's good at real admin work, but it can show who understands the product well enough to invest in

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3 big universities proclaim: Learn data science online!

You want to be a unicorn -- er, data scientist? Three pillars of higher learning promise to make that happen via the magic of the InterWebs

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Free and cheap ways to learn about network administration

These nine self-taught labs give you hands-on experience with various networking tasks -- and most don't cost anything.

Oracle database certifications aren't 'permanent' anymore

The policy change only immediately reflects certifications for long-in-the-tooth versions of the database

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