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June 25, 2012  10:25 AM

Why I Endorse Linux Professional Institute Certifications for People Who Want to “Get Into” Linux

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
certification, exam, Linux, Red Hat, study

Let me start by saying that there is no more rigorous or more respected set of Linux certifications than the ones backed by Red Hat. If you are an HR person or hiring manager and need someone to maintain your company's Red Hat servers, a person with a stack of Red Hat creds is a safe hire. He or...

June 18, 2012  4:18 PM

Using Linux to Boost Your IT Career

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
certification, enterprise, knowledge, Linux, LinuxFest, mainframe, MCSE, OS, South East, sysadmin, Windows

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March 28, 2012  2:25 PM

Hord Tipton of Talks About Getting into the IT Security Field (Video)

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
advice, certification,, IT, job, nuclear, skills, Tipton

IT Security is an ever-growing field. Every year more hackers and crackers try to steal your bank PIN number, mess up your nuclear fuel centrifuges, jam your attack drones' control signals, steal your company passwords an other secrets and.... it goes on and on, to the point where, Hord says, over...

February 16, 2012  3:21 PM

Linux Skills Are In High Demand

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
certification, college, FOSS, group, hiring, jobs, Linux, LUG, skills, study, university, users

"No one disputes that that tech jobs are fueling the economy in the U.S. and around the world. The U.S. President said in his recent State of the Union address that there are twice as many openings in the science and technology sector as there are people to fill them. But where exactly are these...

November 20, 2011  4:34 PM

Which Certification Exams Should I Take?

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
certification, Ed Tittel, exam, IT, job fulfillment, loyal, new job

My respected friend and colleauge Ed Tittel recently wrote a piece titled The Top 5 Information Security Certifications. But I have another way of deciding which industry certification...

August 17, 2011  12:54 PM

Geographic Information Systems: an IT Job Niche Worth Exploring

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
career, certification, college, credentials, Geographic, GIS, GIS Lounge, job market

GIS isn't a brand-new field. But, like "cloud computing," most people aren't sure what it really means. So, assuming you want to become a GIS specialist, what should you study? And what credentials, if any, should you obtain?...

March 22, 2011  4:10 PM

Certification Can Increase Your Perceived Value to Employers

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
certification, CompTIA, Foote Partners, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, salary, sysadmin, test

You're a great person and a valuable worker. Your peers and your supervisors know this. But do the folks in Human Resources who set your salary know how good you are? Probably not. And what about HR people at companies where you are applying for a job? They know nothing about you other than what...


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