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Close the Skills Gap by Resolving the Confidence Gap

5 days ago | by Howard M. Cohen

There are two ways to add needed IT skills: by hiring new people or training current staff. Amy Kardel explains how CompTIA helps members pursue both paths. Read More »

 
 
 
 
 
 

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