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5 Essential IT Certifications and Certificates: Entry-Level and Beginner

IT certifications can be beneficial whether you’re just starting or are established in your career and looking to progress. Here are the most prominent IT certifications for entry-level IT positions, and where they can lead you.
December 16, 2020
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IT Certification Roadmap: A Guide

There are many IT certifications—here's a quick guide to navigating them.
April 16, 2021
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Key IT Skills for Your Career in 2021

Skills you might consider getting to boost your IT career include cloud computing, programming, understanding systems and networks, and more.
April 16, 2021
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How to Get a Job in IT: 7 Steps

There are many routes to getting a job in IT, including getting a certification, networking, and beefing up relevant skills.
April 16, 2021
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What Does a Graphic Designer Do? (and How Do I Become One?)

A graphic designer creates visuals for all kinds of projects, from websites to print ads. Learn about skills, salary, requirements, and why you should consider a career in this field.
April 16, 2021
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Project Manager Salary: Your 2021 Guide

Project managers are responsible for planning and executing projects—a critical role in any business. It’s a well-paying career with room to advance into even higher-paying positions.
April 16, 2021
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Data Analyst vs. Business Analyst: What’s the Difference?

Learn how data analysts and business analysts work with data to drive better business decisions (and find out which might be a better career fit for you).
April 16, 2021
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Is Data Analytics Hard? Tips for Rising to the Challenge

Build new skills, push through the inevitable rough patches, and increase your confidence as a data analyst with these tips on how to meet the challenge.
April 16, 2021
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Python or R for Data Analysis: Which Should I Learn?

Is it better to learn R or Python for a career as a data analyst? Learn more about how to choose the best statistical programming language for your career goals.
April 16, 2021
A female data analyst sits at a laptop in front of a map writing a statistical analysis program

4 Data Analyst Career Paths: Your Guide to Leveling Up

Getting a job as a data analyst can open up a variety of exciting career paths, including data science, management, consulting, or specialization.
April 16, 2021
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