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    The 20 Most Sought-After IT Skills

    The 20 Most Sought-After IT Skills
    SAP, network security, and business intelligence top this quarter's list of the IT job skills that companies are paying more for. While the overall value of IT certifications continues to decline, holders of several key certs and skills have made significant gains in salary over the past six months. Find out which areas of IT are hot in our analysis of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +30
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    50 Books Every Geek Should Read

    50 Books Every Geek Should Read
    Ever find out one of your friends hasn't read "Neuromancer" or doesn't know what a Babelfish is or why it's important to keep a towel handy at all times? Did you have that brief moment where you thought, "Man, it's like I don't even know you?" If you're going to work in tech, write code, or just spend way too much ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +59
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    Four Web Apps You Need to Know

    Four Web Apps You Need to Know
    Whether built into your product, rented from a third party, or installed via open-source, Web apps and protocols are becoming more and more a part of how we do business. Here are four you need to know about: BaseCamp These days anyone can build a wiki, but few can compare to BaseCamp -- one of the original Web 2.0 project management ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Which Skills are Hot in IT Today? (Part I)

    Which Skills are Hot in IT Today? (Part I)
    The length and breadth of the current economic recession has laid waste to the idea of the fully recession-proof career. IT companies have not been spared - just check out any list of the top crop from Silicon Valley and it's easy to cringe at the job bloodletting. But IT careers have still been more resilient than most. In the last ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Why Workers Need to Know Open Source Tech

    Why Workers Need to Know Open Source Tech
    So you say your company doesn't run Linux or code with PHP? Don't make the mistake of thinking you're unaffected by open-source technologies such as these. Open source is tearing up the technology landscape. Ignore it, and you may be asking for trouble, even if your current job seems far removed from the world of open source. While naysayers once viewed ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Which Certs and Skills are Hot?

    Which Certs and Skills are Hot?
    Whether you're just starting your IT career or figuring out the next direction yours should take, it's important to get a read on where the industry is headed so you'll know which skills and certifications are hot and which ones aren't worth your time. But tracking tech news and job posting trends will only get you so far. For the full ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Four Ways to Keep Your Skills Current

    Four Ways to Keep Your Skills Current
    In the IT world, if you aren't constantly learning new skills, you're falling behind. Technology changes so quickly that the skills that got you a job just five years ago might not get you the time of day right now. That's why it's important to keep developing your skills and learning new ones. Here are a few ways to do it: ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Troubleshooting 101

    Troubleshooting 101
    No one ever teaches a class in it, but troubleshooting problems is actually the main thing you'll spend time on in tech jobs. It's rarely easy, but if you follow a few rules of thumb, you'll be able to work your way out of the thorniest code, network, or system issues while keeping a level head and making sure you don't ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Six Must-Have IT Skills

    Six Must-Have IT Skills
    The skills required for technology jobs vary widely from one position to another, but are some technical skills worth acquiring, no matter what your area of expertise? Absolutely. That’s clear from a review of Monster job ads for various technical positions. Listings for network engineers sometimes call for HTML skills. Help-desk jobs may require documentation skills. Programmers often need to know ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +14
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