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Cyber-Security Top IT Skill for 2017

A new tech career survey reveals that 95 percent of IT professionals believe cyber-security expertise will be the most important IT skill in 2017, but they said soft skills and computer networking expertise are also very important. That's why many are planning to advance their cyber-security skills via certifications or training, as well as improve their networking and virtualization skills. But... Read More »


Top IT Certifications: From Networking to Security

The top IT certifications continue to change with the times. Nowadays, for example, networking professionals often need to be skilled in key technologies, such as unified communications, mobility, the cloud and virtualization--not to mention security. Other areas of IT are seeing similar changes. As security threats and vulnerabilities force constant change of applications and systems,... Read More »


What Microsoft Training Program May Mean to Channel

COMMENTARY: The Microsoft Professional Program brings the channel a step closer to achieving parity with mainstream professions. Read More »


The Gender Gap in IT: Girls and Technology

As part of a new campaign to encourage more girls to pursue IT careers, CompTIA released an ebook and website, "Make Tech Her Story," to help inspire girls to consider technology as a career choice. The ebook identifies key factors that discourage girls from entering the tech industry. These include a lack of information about job opportunities in the tech sector and insufficient support from... Read More »


Desperately Seeking Cyber-Security Talent

It's no surprise the annual 2016 IT Skills and Salary Report from Global Knowledge finds cyber-security talent at the list of IT skills in high demand. As the number of data breaches continues to rise annually, along with rising costs associated with them, organizations are placing more emphasis on cyber-security. In fact, the survey of more than 10,000 IT and business professionals in North... Read More »


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