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28 Nov 2016
To be leaders, technical professionals must move beyond IT expertise
Search CIO, November 28th, 2016

"Technical professionals sometimes flounder when adapting to leadership roles. Here are the four critical skills that they must strengthen to become high impact business leaders.

Despite professionals working in technology, science and engineering being as smart as corporate executives, technical experts are still not well represented in senior corporate ranks.

Sridhar Ramaswamy, senior vice president of ads and commerce at Google, is one of the executives who made the leap from technology to business leadership. Ramaswamy has a Ph.D. in computer science from Brown University, and was the key driver of Google's multibillion-dollar advertising business and its original product, AdWords..."
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1 Dec 2016
7 ways new sys admins can boost career trajectories
Information Age, December 1st, 2016

"2017 is set to feature new attacks on internet infrastructure and advancements in Internet of Things security

One of 2016's key events in the tech world was the massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in October that brought many of the internet's most heavily trafficked sites to their knees.

There were two main takeaways from the event. Firstly, DNS infrastructure is highly vulnerable. And secondly, the growing proliferation of cheap, connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices - webcams, Wi-Fi speakers, wearables etc. - is making it far easier for cybercriminals to launch massive DDoS attacks..."
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30 Nov 2016
Robert Half Report Lists the Most In-Demand IT Jobs In 2017 (Slideshow)
eWeek, November 30th, 2016

"The future looks bright for IT professionals, according to new data from the Robert Half human resources consulting firm. The company has released a new survey, the Robert Half Technology Salary Guide, that provides employers with guidance on how much they should be paying some of the top IT professionals in their organization. And, as in previous years, its findings for 2017 show that working on networks, security or big data could prove to be very lucrative for those with the skills and experience..."
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1 Dec 2016
Top 10 Free IT Certification Training Resources (Slideshow)
Datamation, December 1st, 2016

"For IT professionals (or those who would like to be IT professionals), getting the right IT certifications can lead to a great job and a high salary.

Unfortunately, those certifications sometimes carry a high price tag.

For example, if you want to become a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Routing and Switching, the written test will cost $350 per attempt. You also have to pass a lab exam that costs another $1,600 per attempt. If you want to prepare, taking the recommended course from a Cisco authorized learning partner can cost around $5,000..."
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