it certifications

  • Great resume, new A+ certification, some experience, no job

    Posted June 3, 2014 - 9:20 pm

    I recently graduated from a technical school with the goal of changing careers and entering the IT field. I have a little IT professional experience and my A+ certification. Any tips on finding a job?
  • What to do first, my CCNP or Part Time Graduate Degree

    Posted May 13, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    I have a BS in IT Engineering, my CCNA certification, and am currently studying for my CCNP. I’m also in a post graduate program in network engineering. My graduate classes seem out of date and boring. I don’t have time to do both, should I prepare for the CCNP exam or continue my university studies?
  • Cisco’s new security certifications and training

    Posted February 19, 2014 - 8:50 pm

    This column came about due to the convergence of two forces. The first force is the number of questions that I receive on an ongoing basis specifically related to Cisco certifications. The second force was having the pleasure of speaking with Tejas Vashi and Danny Tomic regarding Cisco’s new security certification training programs.
  • 9 great advantages of technical certifications

    Posted March 17, 2013 - 2:44 pm

    I love being technical and at least for the foreseeable future I would like to stay that way. Is it worth the time and money to get a technical certification? Yes it is and this is why.
  • 26 cloud specific IT certifications

    Posted January 18, 2013 - 9:00 am

    Few areas within the IT industry have seen the kind of growth that cloud computing has. As a result, many IT professionals are now seeking cloud specific certifications. Here is an overview of what is currently available to help you figure out which certification may be best for you.
  • Registration opens for IEEE wireless certification

    Posted January 17, 2013 - 11:21 am

    The next exam for IEEE wireless engineering certification will start in April, and registration is now open.
  • 23 IT certifications that mean higher pay

    Posted September 7, 2012 - 7:41 am

    Certifications are a great way to show the IT industry employers, peers and recruiters that you are up to date and knowledgeable on the given topic and, in some cases, that can equate directly to more money in your pocket. But which certifications offer the most potential earnings and will be in demand over the coming years?
  • 12 IT certifications that deliver career advancement

    Posted August 27, 2012 - 2:07 pm

    In today's competitive IT job market having the right certification can help push your resume to the top of the stack or push you ahead of your colleagues when the opportunity for a promotion arises.
  • Career Watch: A certification for risk professionals

    Posted August 13, 2012 - 12:12 pm

    The chair of ISACA's Credentialing Board talks about the organization's Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control certification.
  • Free and cheap ways to study for IT certifications

    Posted July 23, 2012 - 10:03 am

    Use these tips for finding inexpensive study resources and getting hands-on experience.
  • Value of IT certifications

    Posted December 20, 2011 - 8:34 pm

    What is the real value of the various IT related certifications? Is it worth my time and money to get one?
  • IT certifications -- why, which, and when

    Posted December 5, 2011 - 5:52 pm

    SolarWinds recently hosted a survey on the value of IT certifications. Based on the survey results, IT certifications are more valuable than any other time that I can remember, and folks with these certifications are seeing a return on their time investments. That leaves us with the question of which and when.
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