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March 17, 2013  7:31 PM

Beware! The Good News Is Upon Us…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

As part of my charter in providing IT career and certification information and advice, I follow general economic trends, especially as they relate to IT employment, hiring and job opportunities, and so forth. Perhaps it's a sign of the times -- or just my own belief that good news will almost...

March 15, 2013  3:30 PM

OK, I get it now: musings on the Prometric Cyber Security Essentials…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Over the past few weeks, I've watched Prometric roll out its first-ever IT certification: it's called Cyber Security Essentials. Granted, information...


March 13, 2013  2:29 PM

Data Miners, Big Data Analysts, and BI Types: Don’t Overlook SAS Certifications



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Over the past half year, I've corresponded with a young man who sensed the handwriting on the wall in his academic job: a post-doctoral position doing data analytics and statistical modeling at a major mid-western university. His intuition was pretty good, as it turns out, and he thanked me for...


March 12, 2013  2:39 PM

Microsoft Launches Cert Study Groups Thru “Born to Learn”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Oho! Imagine my surprise when I jumped up onto Microsoft's Born to Learn blog this morning to catch up on a family vacation day yesterday, only to observe this headline there: "

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March 8, 2013  2:39 PM

February Employment: A Last Hurrah Before the Sequester Hits?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

As I was listening to NPR this morning, I heard economists and employment experts forecast the February numbers in a range from 150,000 to 170,000 jobs added. The overall consensus was that total employment would either remain unchanged at 7.9 percent, or that it might conceivably edge down to 7.8...


March 6, 2013  3:07 PM

The First Rule of Writing — Know Your Audience — Also Applies to Resumes



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

I saw an interesting article on TechRepublic this morning. Entitled "Four things that...

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March 4, 2013  4:44 PM

SC Magazine Taps CRISC as “Best Professional Certification Program”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Gosh, it seems like infosec topics have dominated the cert news and information lately. Today is no exception, as I report on one of the awards in SC Magazine's

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March 1, 2013  8:03 PM

The Feds Jump Onto CyberSecurity Education and Careers with NICCS



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

There's a big, bold, complex and new cybersecurity framework in town, and it comes from a source that seldom gets described using the terms "bold" and "new" -- though "big" and "complex" are its stock in trade. Yes, that's right: I'm talking about the government of the United States, specifically...


February 27, 2013  3:17 PM

CASP Makes the DoD IA Program Grade



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

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February 26, 2013  3:29 PM

Healthcare IT Grows Increasingly Mobile, CompTIA sez



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

There's an interesting press release from CompTIA up on their website this morning, entitled "

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