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According to Indeed.com, a popular employment website, there are 17 popular IT certificiations that they see being mentioned in IT roles that they advertise. As an employment website, you would imagine they know what's hot and what's not, what do you think?
Here is there list:
Accenture launches free cybersecurity upskilling program in effort to fill 1 million entry-level job
Accenture launches free cybersecurity upskilling program in effort to fill 1 million entry-level jobs
The number of cybersecurity attacks continues to increase each year and, problematically, the number of unfilled jobs in the field. In fact, reports indicate there are as many as 3.4 million open cybersecurity positions worldwide, with more than 700,000 open jobs in the U.S. alone.
A number of companies are trying to solve this shortage, including...
Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge 2023
Microsoft is offering the Cloud Skills Challenge again for free from the 23rd of May 2023! However you are sign up for it now.
Complete a track and receive a free Microsoft exam voucher.
Register here at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloudskillschallenge/build/registration/2023
*Your free Microsoft Certification exam offer will be delivered by June 30, 2023, and will expire on September 27, 2023. You must complete your exam before this date. We highly recommend booking your exam by September 8, 2023, to ensure exam completion before the offer expires. To see the full list of eligible exams please refer to the official rules.
EC-Council Pledges $3.5m CCT Cyber Security Scholarships
As a commitment to closing the cybersecurity workforce gap by creating multi-domain cyber technicians, EC-Council pledges $3.5 million towards C|CT education and certification Scholarships to certify approximately 10,000 cyber professionals ready to contribute to the industry.
This scholarship initiative will offer successful awardees a unique, entry-level technical course with complete instruction, e-courseware, practical hands-on labs, critical thinking challenges, live Cyber Range activities, and a performance-based certification exam.
Successful awardees will receive scholarship discounts to cover the cost of the education, certification resources, exam proctoring and technology fees.
Successful awardees will be required to pay a small fee ($199) to cover the certification exams proctoring and technology fee
New Entry-Level Cisco Certifications to Start Your IT Career
Cisco Networking Academy and Cisco Learning & Certifications have teamed up to introduce two new entry-level Certified Support Technician certifications focused on entry-level tech job seekers, career changers, and even college and high school students.
Here’s what you need to know about Cisco’s two new certifications:
The Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) Cybersecurity certification validates entry-level Cybersecurity knowledge and skills to support and assist with tasks including security principles, network security and endpoint security concepts, vulnerability assessment and risk management, and incident handling.
The Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) Networking certification ensures successful candidates have the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate how networks operate, including the devices, media, and protocols that enable network...
Unscheduled breaks now available in most exams without requesting in advance
Sitting exams can be hard, there's lots of study, and what if you need a comfort break in the middle of a 2 hour exam! Forget about it... until now! Starting on May 16, 2022, you will be able to take unscheduled breaks during Microsoft exams without requesting them in advance through the accommodation request process.
You can read more about it here
Just remember people, don't take short cuts or try to cheat during your break. Don't be like 2nd Technician Arnold Rimmer
IBM and edX Launch First MicroBachelors Program
It seems that IT vendors are increasing looking for ways to meet your education needs, with IBM now partnering with edX to provide a micro Batchelors degree program. I checked and the intro to Computer Science was £324 which is quite reasonable to be fair. All remote and online.
“We’re delighted that IBM is our first corporate partner to offer a MicroBachelors program on edX. Not only is IBM a longtime partner in delivering online education that equips learners with real skills for the workplace, but they are innovating with us as we meet the needs of learners without a college degree with our MicroBachelors programs. This particular program is incredible because it’s for people with no prior programming or cloud experience, and prepares them for an entry-level role as a full stack developer with the option to get college credit from our university credit partner.” – Anant Agarwal, edX Founder and...
MCSA, MCSD, MCSE certifications retire in favor of role-based certifications
Microsoft announced a focus on role-based training and certifications in September 2018, adding a total of 34 certifications to their portfolio across Azure, Modern Workplace, and Business Applications. Going forwards, all remaining exams associated with Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) will retire on June 30, 2020.
If you’re working towards a MCSA, MCSD, or MCSE certification, you’ll want...
VMware Certifications no longer expire!
Hi all, I have a bit of news that I wanted to share on here. In addition to Certforums, I will now be a moderator on the VMware Learning Zone Exam Prep Forums. It's a privilege to be asked to help and I'll be on there with some really amazing people, one, Bilal is even a VCDX!
Starting next Monday, November 25th, you can join the DCV Foundations Exam Prep or the VCP-DCV Exam Prep Forums on the VMware Learning Zone and get some great advice on how to get ready for these exams. In these new forums, a group of vSphere experts, including myself, will:
- Answer questions about exam objectives
- Recommend other complementary material and resources you can use to study
- Guide you on the areas where you need to improve
- Help review your study plan and give you recommendations
In addition to the new forums where you can find yours truly, you can access FREE Exam Prep...
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