Category Archives: Jobs

Where, Specifically, Are People Using their Online IT Training?

    In all the time that we have been published this blog, we have tended to place our emphasis on rather general topics. We’ve discussed the overall benefits of online information technology training, and the large-scale trends in the IT industry. Naturally, we’ve gotten specific in our efforts to highlight particularly types of training, such as

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    The Value of Real-World Agile Training

      Last week, an article appeared at CIO which asked a very basic question, and one that certainly should be of interest to a major portion of the visitors to this blog: Is agile training or the coursework for a similar certification worth the price tag and the opportunity cost that goes into acquiring them? Sharon

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      Community College Education and Online IT Training

        For a long time, something has been amiss about our attitudes and priorities when it comes to higher education in America. Recently, there’s been a strong counter-trend, leading people to reject liberal arts as useless and to blame expensive for-profit colleges for the student loan crisis. This seems a bit like overcompensation for past missteps.

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        IT Training for Careers in Military, Manufacturing & Service

          Can you imagine a time when military basic training includes not just a battery of physical tests but also things like PMP training and certification, or online information technology training courses? You probably don’t see a lot of overlap between the roles of your average foot soldier and the roles and responsibilities of a California

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          Like Sports and IT? You Could do Something with Both

            There’s an episode of Seinfeld in which George Costanza has just lost his job and he’s suddenly at a loss as to what sort of livelihood to pursue. At one point he reasons, “I like sports; I could do something with sports,” before Jerry confounds him with the question, “In what capacity?” It seems fair

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            Information Technology Training Opportunities for Veterans

              In our post last week, we called attention to certain current events that contribute to the discussion of how information technology training can be used to do good works and give back to the community. This week we’re doing it again by drawing attention to the press release regarding the honors to be conferred on

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              Online IT Training Could Lead You Directly to a Job

                CNN Money recently shared an interesting story from the world of information technology recruitment and job placements. Fair warning: if you’ve ever spent long days searching through job listings only to be frustrated by a lack of opportunities, this story might make you green with envy. It concerns Max Rosett, a data scientist who was

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                IT Training and Development as a Tool to Help Others Out of Poverty

                  In a previous blog post, we discussed an essay by Melinda Gates which made the case that technology could be a force for positive social change, if developed and used by capable, earnest hands. It was our hope that the topic would inspire some readers to seek out information technology training for reasons other than

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                  Programmer Analyst Job Description

                    As with many of the job categories that we feature on this blog, the programmer analyst job description will tend to vary somewhat depending on the industry in which you work and the particular tasks to which you are assigned. As is also true of many of these job categories, the basic list of programmer

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                    Train for the IT Field, Get Employed, Have Fun!

                      Everyone needs a little on-the-job stress relief. When it comes to the information technology field, there is certainly enough stress to go around, given the need for constant professional development and software training courses, and the high demands and tight deadlines involved in most roles. The high levels of compensation and job security make the

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