Learn about the different certification paths and options through our detailed IT certification guides on Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, CWNP, Microsoft, VMware and other popular IT certifications.
Over the last 15 years, one of the premier entry-level networking certifications has been the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). The CCNA is targeted at those with one to two years of network engineering experience and is achieved by taking either two specialized or one consolidated written exam. Over time the certification has held its value while other programs have waned away.
The CompTIA A+ certification is widely acknowledged as one of the top entry-level certifications in IT. The certification covers a wide base of hardware, software and troubleshooting topics that delivers a great foundation of tech knowledge. For many entry-level technicians and help desk positions, the A+ is a pre-requisite.
It may be intimidating to start the ITIL® career path, but instructor and Expert Lowell Amos defines what ITIL® is really about and walks you through the different lifecycles in this easily digestible presentation.
Don’t be fooled by the fancy title. VMware’s new VCA certification is less useful than it sounds. Learn why IT pros don’t need to get riled up about this cert.
In this on-demand webinar, instructor Ed Liberman gets you ready to take the CompTIA A+ exam. He even helps set you up with a post-exam career path so you can begin your new IT career as soon as you pass the A+ certification test.
Change your future during your lunch break. Ed Liberman, one of our favorite instructors, is hosting our “Find your CompTIA A+ career path” webinar from noon to 1 p.m. CST on Sept. 4, 2013.
As you near the peak of your IT career, make sure you’re continuing to learn and validate your skills. These three advanced certifications will solidify you as a senior-level subject matter expert.
Once you’ve obtained five or more years of experience in the IT field, basic entry-level certifications won’t cut it anymore. Keep your resume updated and your skills sharp with these advanced certifications.
Ready to make your debut on the IT pro stage? In order to land that great job you’ve been looking for, you need to bulk up your resume with the right certifications. But if you’re new to IT, that may seem like an overwhelming task. Check out the top 5 certifications to begin your career.
Cisco’s recent announcement about the CCIE Voice caused quite an uproar in the IT community. But the company’s swift and thoughtful reaction to this noise is met with applause. What’s the lesson you should take away from all this?
It’s always good to stay up to date. We gave a list of the top 5 IT certifications for 2013 back in January, but things have changed. Check out our mid-year update on which IT certifications are proving to be most in demand in 2013.
Learn about how the MCSA/MCSE certification exams for SQL Server 2012 have really changed how you start learning different aspects of database work. Depending on if you’re interested in upgrading your certification, or taking your exams from the beginning, check out one expert’s experience working with SQL at a novice level.
Do you find yourself in a predicament trying to figure out how to update your certifications? Since Cisco redesigned its exams for the CCNA, many IT pros are confused about what they should really focus on learning, and whether they should even take the new test or not. Tell us which Cisco CCNA exam objectives are giving you the most trouble.
A recent survey of Spiceworks users has found that SMBs are beating enterprises to the punch when it comes to BYOD. While smaller companies may be more agile when it comes to implementing a strategy, many are ignoring security threats by not implementing mobile device management (MDM) solutions as well. How is your organization facing the BYOD boom?
Did you know that only about 21,000 people have earned the ITIL® Expert certification during the entire certification’s existence. That stat doesn’t really help sell the Foundation level certification, but pass rates worldwide for the V3 Foundation exam tell a different story.
Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle all have a bunch of exams and certifications undergoing changes over the course of 2013-2014, so make sure you study for the right one! CCNA, CCIE and a number of Microsoft technologies are among some of the exams to be retired soon.
There’s been some confusion in the air about where the current Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching exams stand. Since the older and newer curricula will be available through September 13, 2013, how do you know which exam is right for you?
Check out a great outline for the best IT certifications that are most valued for government IT jobs including security, networking and project management.
Get some career advice from Microsoft Technical Evangelists Rick Claus and Joey Snow. We sat down for an interview with them to ask about how to find success in a technology career while weathering today’s IT climate.
While VMware now offers the VCP5-DV certification exam, the exam objectives don’t line up exactly with the full capabilities of vSphere 5.1. Make sense of the software you’re using now, and what you need to know for the exam.