• UK IT Trainer Never Stops Learning

    Ed Baker, technical evangelist at Microsoft UK, has kept a busy schedule of trainings for numerous different organizations and audiences for years. A holder of multiple CompTIA certifications, he advises those in IT at every level to never stop learning. The story of his career shows how it’s done.
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  • CompTIA Certification: Not Just for Humans

    CompTIA is proud of our certifications’ use in the global workforce. With exams available in several languages covering the most commonly used technology and operating systems, CompTIA certifications don’t just have worldwide appeal - they’re universal. Whether you’re human, superhuman or another species entirely, there’s a CompTIA certification out there for you.
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  • At McKinley Tech, CompTIA Security+ is a Must

    In her year-long cybersecurity course at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C., Melanie Wiscount teaches her students a real-world understanding of the ever-changing world of cybersecurity – and helps them get the career endorsement of CompTIA Security+ certification.
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  • Two Subject Matter Experts Reflect on How Much Server Administration Has Changed

    Brian Richards and Tenette Prevatte – two long-time IT pros – have seen big changes in the day-to-day work of a server administrator, and as subject matter experts for the CompTIA Server+ exam, they’re making sure CompTIA certified pros are set up to handle them.
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  • Five Best Practices for Working From Home

    Remote workforces are terrific productivity boosters that more and more companies are embracing, particularly in tech. But working from home does have its challenges. It helps to stick to a schedule, establish a proper work space, take breaks, embrace social routines and avoid distractions.
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  • IT-Ready Acts to Change Male-Dominated IT Industry with its First All-Female Class

    People often talk about how IT is a male-dominated industry, but rarely do something to directly change this. The Creating IT Futures Foundation recently took such a step, graduating its first IT-Ready class intentionally made up of women – drawn from a diverse range of ages and ethnicities. The ceremony was a mixture of raw emotion and humor.
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  • Certification Sets the Pace in Developing African Nation

    The small mountain country of Lesotho, which is surrounded entirely by South Africa, faces both the economic and technological challenges of a developing country. The career of IT professional Ramakopoi Seeiso shows that CompTIA certification, along with passion and enthusiasm for technology, play a critical role in the nation meeting these challenges.
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  • Veteran Climbs the IT Ladder with CompTIA Certifications

    Jacob Brady, sales engineer at NetScout, spent eight years in the Marine Corps. His experience working on military networks, and his CompTIA certifications, set him on the path to a successful civilian IT career. Since then he hasn’t stopped building his skills, his career and his certifications for a second.
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  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Event Highlights Schools and Internships as Essential to Economy, Diversity and Communities

    The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce presented Pathways to Pipelines this week, featuring a panel moderated by Rex Huppke, workplace columnist with the Chicago Tribune. On the panel were Gretchen Koch, executive director with the Creating IT Futures Foundation, Eujin Kwak, Midwest campus recruiting specialist with Protiviti, and Sandee Kastrul, co-founder and president of i.c.stars.
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  • Linux or Bust: Why You Can’t Ignore This Growing Trend

    It used to be a clear sign of geekiness. People who were into Linux would rave about its benefits and flexibility… as long as you knew how to install your own OS, dig around for the hardware drivers you needed and be a master of command-line instructions. The world has changed, though, and Linux is growing out of its pigeonhole to become a powerful force in today’s digital climate.
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