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Happy Independence Day from the GoCertify Team

How much do you know about John Hancock, the "forgotten" Founding Father? Celebrate (yes, belatedly) the U.S. observance of Independence Day with another GoCertify holiday quiz!

U.S. Jobs: June Numbers Are Already Old News

After more than 30 million jobs went away in March and April, 4.8 million came back in June. Or did they? With COVID-19 infections surging, many of those jobs may already have vanished — again.

Time Management Tips for IT Professionals

You can't make time work for you, but you can get better at using the time available to do your work. So what does it take to increase your productive use of the hours in the day?

Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts and Certs Bearing the Promise of Fat Paycheck

Ed Tittel encounters another article linking huge salaries to certification ... and beats it roundly with his "But" stick.

Single-Serving Certifications: Still More Bites of Discrete Data from the CertMag Salary Survey

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey. We pop them in the microwave.

Creativity and Diversity Needed to Close the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Fortinet's new survey of U.S. and Canadian companies reveals a growing cybersecurity skills gap. Gear up, IT pros: We have lots of (good) work to do!

Who Invented the Computer? John Atanasoff and ABC

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in the history of humankind. In today's installment: John Atanasoff.

Digging Into Tableau Certs for BI and Data Analytics

I've been hearing for years about the data analysis and visualization tools built by Seattle-based Tableau. A recent CIO Magazine article acquainted me with the company’s growing and active certification program.

Find Your Place in the Wide Wonderful World of DevOps

IT industry observers have been buzzing about DevOps for several years now. So what does the average IT professional need to know to carve out a niche in this exciting new realm?

U.S. Jobs: Moderate Bounce-Back in May

With 2.5 million jobs added in May, the United States would appear to be on the road to economic recovery. The bad news: It would take six straight months of comparable gains to restore all jobs lost in the pandemic wipeout.

Know the Code: A Blueprint for Your Programming Career

Believe it or not, demand for computer programmers in the United States is on the decline — but there are still opportunities. Here's what you need to know to launch a successful career as a computer programmer.

How IT Companies Are Weathering COVID-19 Employment Chaos

A CompTIA survey reveals that technology companies are making it through the deep economic slump brought on by the ongoing pandemic relatively unscathed.

GoCertify Observes the Memorial Day (U.S.) Holiday

The GoCertify offices are closed today, May 25, in observance of the U.S. holiday Memorial Day. But we didn't just walk away and leave you with nothing until Tuesday.

Reflections on Training vs. Technology Skills Development

After listening to a fascinating webinar at Pluralsight, Ed Tittel ponders the importance of investing oneself in personal and professional growth as the real foundation for useful, career-enhancing learning.

Who Invented the Computer? Tommy Flowers

GoCertify takes a tour through the annals of recorded science to illuminate the origin story of one of the most consequential inventions in the history of humankind. In today's installment: Tommy Flowers.

Retraining Could Open Up Your Path Back to Employment

In the United States, state unemployment services can help laid-off workers get back on their feet. For many, a key step to reentering the workforce could be participation in state-sponsored retraining programs.