Whether you’re a college student looking to advance your career ahead of your peers or from another sector trying to change your career. The information technology field offers plenty of opportunities for you. But which IT certificate you should take first?
Job seekers will find that new positions open up in the IT industry faster than anywhere else, according to CareerBuilder. A total of 72% of IT employers are planning to hire additional employees before the end of 2017, with software service and cybersecurity ranking as the two roles most in demand.Business News Daily
“Critical” cybersecurity jobs with the US Department of Defense have been exempted from the Trump administration’s hiring freeze. Heads of other agencies can also exempt cybersecurity and other positions from the freeze if they are needed to protect national security, according to Kathleen McGettigan, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management.FedScoop
Many emerging technologies are poised to make a splash in today’s digital society and digital organizations. While there is uncertainty around the impact of new technologies on the job market, a CompTIA survey finds that most people believe that emerging trends will have a net positive impact. To learn more, download the free report,Tech on the Horizon: From VR to Bots.
Whether you recently graduated, are looking to move up the career ladder or want to change careers, IT has numerous opportunities you can pursue. Earning a certification can help you learn a new skill or validate the skills you already have. But how do you decide which certification makes the most sense for you and your career path? The CompTIA IT Careers Blog offers some advice.
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IT Salary Survey 2016: Hottest jobs, cities and industries for IT pay
Employers are more willing to negotiate pay rates, reports Robert Half Technology.
18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing
Many teachers incorporate digital tools beyond Google Docs in reading and writing assignments. This blog post offers an overview of 18 tools used by teachers, including graphic organizers such as Answer Garden in the prewriting phase and websites such as Newsela and Tween Tribune for leveled nonfiction articles.KQED.org (8/19)
Blended 2.0 shifts learning in schools
Some school districts have adopted blended learning 2.0. Joe Casarez, associate superintendent for instructional services for a California district, characterizes blended learning 2.0 as the addition of personalization to the original model, which combined technology and print.
District Administration magazine online (8/22)
Special Educators Want Mobile Technology, but More Training Needed
Special-education teachers are more likely to use iPads and assistive technology in the classroom than their general-education peers. The findings are from a survey of 683 teachers and others done by a project at the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University in Ohio.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (8/22)
Tableau Software Hires New Chief Executive
Data-visualization software company Tableau Software has tapped Adam Selipsky, former leader of sales and marketing at Amazon Web Services, as president and CEO. Tableau’s stock, which had fallen 42% this year, climbed 6% in after-hours trading Monday.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (8/22), GeekWire (8/22)
Rise of the Robots
The spread of automation throughout society could lead to an utopic existence for humanity eventually — but will mean disruption initially. Visit the CompTIA Blog to read more about this compelling topic.
Training with CompTIA CertMaster
Using the latest brain science technology, CompTIA CertMaster helps users learn fast and remember as they prepare for professional certification exams. CompTIA CertMaster maps directly to the exam objectives and allows user to learn anywhere, anytime. See why more than 40,000 people have chosen to train with CompTIA CertMaster.