IT Today: 2013's Most Valuable Certifications for IT Pros

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Slideshow: Hottest IT Certifications for 2013

The names and providers of extremely interesting and potentially valuable IT certifications for professionals to ponder.

From Help Desk/Admin to the Cloud: Getting There in IT

A recent graduate finds jobs scarce, but he is by no means devoid of prospects.

Sponsored: Converged Clouds Empower IT

The cloud a key component of enterprises ability to gain unconstrained access to information and IT resources. 

Mind the Gap: IT - The Times They Are A-Changin

In the past, IT has been the gatekeeper to technology for the business, mainly because we were the only people who lived it every day. That is no longer true.

A Looming Question of Location: IT Cert Exams in the Testing Center Vs. Online

Widespread requirement that candidates travel to a test center limits the uptake of certification exams.

Sponsored: Converged Clouds Empower IT

The cloud is a key component of enterprises ability to gain unconstrained access to information and IT resources.

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Converged storage controls explosive data growth while maintaining operational efficiency and simplicity.

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Why You Should Avoid “Brain Dumps” When Preparing for IT Certifications

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