Microsoft's Resident Psychometrician

The Microsoft Learning Group's exam maven, Liberty Munson, offers some insights into exam development, piracy, and the innovations that come from asking the right questions.

Report: IT Salaries Flatten, Benefits Decline

The "ivory tower" of job security for IT professionals is deteriorating due to a dour economic climate and changing strategies by CIOs.

Analysis: Certifications Not a Panacea for Security Woes

As Congress debates legislation to improve cybersecurity, one idea that has gained traction is the development of a national certification program for security professionals.

Study: In IT Hiring, Volatility Is the Rule

The IT hiring landscape is extremely volatile, according to a new study from IT workforce management specialist Foote Partners.

Microsoft Eliminates 800 Positions

Microsoft cut 800 positions worldwide on Wednesday.

MCITP Titles Get ANSI Stamp

American National Standards Institute give accreditation to two of Microsoft's new-generation Professional=level admin certifications pass muster, get ANSI accreditation.

Outsourcing's Impact on Network Security Debated

Information security is always a concern in any outsourcing arrangement, but just how much of a concern is still the subject of debate.

Report: Microsoft Key to IT Jobs Growth

A Microsoft-sponsored IDC study predicted relatively healthy employment prospects for skilled IT labor over the next four years.

Homeland Security To Hire 1,000 IT Pros

The Department of Homeland Security will hire up to 1,000 additional people to work in cybersecurity jobs over the next three years.

Georgia Tech Moves Unemployed IT Pros into Teaching Jobs

The College of Computing at Georgia Tech is looking to shift unemployed technology professionals into teaching careers.

Microsoft's Shareholders Get Executive Pay Vote

Microsoft is instituting a "say-on-pay" policy that will let its shareholders vote on compensation for Microsoft's senior executives.

Gov't Agencies Need More IT Workers

Federal agencies will need to hire over 270,000 new employees for mission-critical jobs over the next three years, including more than 11,000 IT pros.

Survey: When It Comes to Exec IT Salaries, Mainframes Pull Big Bucks

Top IT managers who work with mainframes can expect to earn significantly more than other IT executives, according to the latest salary survey by

New MCITP Title for W7

At WPC, Microsoft introduced a new Professional-level certification for Windows 7 that adds a twist, with a requirement that candidates pass one of two hardware-based exams from the Help Desk Institute.

IT Hiring Steady but Salaries Down, Surveys Report

Given today's tight economy and growing unemployment figures, some of the latest news on the IT staffing front -- which could see a tiny rise in IT hiring -- is welcome news.

Sinofsky Promoted to Windows Division President

Microsoft on Wednesday announced personnel changes to its Windows Division leadership, beginning with a promotion of Steven Sinofsky to president of that division.

Forrester: Worst May Be Over for IT Market

IT purchasing has been so bad recently that things have got to be looking up.

Survey: IT Salaries Getting Pinched in 2009

The general economic downturn is leaving its mark on IT salaries, according to an independent study released on Monday.

Microsoft Offers Free Training to Virginians

Virginia's governor has announced that the state is partnering with Microsoft to offer free technology training and skills certification to residents.

Microsoft Debuts Virtualized Windows Exam

The Microsoft Learning group introduced its first virtual lab-based MCP exam this week.

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