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Welcome to Insider Pro

For more than 50 years, IDG has earned the trust of its readers with authoritative coverage of the technology industry. Insider Pro is the natural evolution of the insightful coverage our publications have produced for decades.

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IT Salary Survey: Do tech certifications pay off?

In our recent survey, we asked IT professionals if certifications helped them land a job, earn a promotion or get a pay raise, and which certifications they’re planning to pursue. Here’s what we learned.

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The 9 fastest-growing, highest-paying tech skills (no certification required)

Employers are more apt to pay extra cash for noncertified tech skills compared to certifications. Here are the ones they covet the most right now, and why.

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7 hot digital marketing jobs for 2020 (and what you need to land them)

From chief experience officer to director of content marketing to brand manager, digital marketing roles are evolving. Here’s a look at seven jobs that can position you for the future of marketing.

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Top 20 highest-paying tech certifications

Certifications can add, on average, more than 7 percent to your base salary. But the question is which certifications offer the most bang for the buck. We examine that question from several angles and also identify the Top 20...

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What it takes to become a CISO

The chief information security officer (CISO) role has been steadily rising in importance and visibility. CISOs now carry the burden of responsibility for securing some of a company’s most valuable resources.

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IT certifications and training center

Certifications show that you’re committed to your job, have specific skills and are willing to up your game. Check out our online training courses and guides to top certifications -- all part of your Insider Pro subscription.

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Become a certified IoT business leader

Insider Pro subscribers can take this free course and earn an associated credential to boost collaboration skills and drive informed IoT business decisions.

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29 top cloud certifications

When it comes to the most in-demand skills, the cloud is the place to be. Our guide to top cloud certifications looks at programs designed for AWS, Google and Microsoft services -- as well as vendor-neutral certifications.

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Earn your IoT security certification

Insider Pro subscribers have free access to an online course that leads to a Certified IoT Security Practitioner (CIoTSP) certification.

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Career roadmap: Network architect

With the growing use of mobile devices and apps, edge computing,and IoT, the network architect role has become more complex and more important to the success of the enterprise.

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Guide to top security certifications

Security professionals are in demand and with the right certification, you’re in even higher demand. To help you decide which certs are for you, we’ve compiled a list of top security certifications -- broken down by category...

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Guide to top big data certifications

The big data job category, which includes data scientists, data architects and data engineers, has the most job openings, the top salary and the highest job satisfaction ratings. The key to snagging a big data job is obtaining...

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Guide to top project management certifications

Becoming a project manager can be a life-changing career move for an IT manager who wants to step out of the technology trenches and move into a high-profile position that can make a difference in the overall success of the company.

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2019 update: Fastest growing tech skills that are already earning high pay premiums

Cash pay premiums for these non-certified skills are well above average and still growing in market value.

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How to prepare for the Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I exam

No matter how you feel about certifications in general, a career working with the Salesforce.com platform is easier to build with the certifications

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Get Salesforce admin certification on the first try: A 5-day study plan

Salesforce admin certification can't be achieved by rote learning; you need to demonstrate real-world understanding. Here's how to prepare for and ace the exam.

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Top 10 TOGAF 9 certification training courses

If you want to get TOGAF 9 certified, you’ll have to pass two exams. Here are 10 courses designed to get you up to speed on the TOGAF framework.

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