By Beryl Lieff BenderlyMar. 7, 2018 , 4:40 PM For decades, blue ribbon reports, studies, panels, and commissions have bemoaned universities’ lack of transparency about the career prospects of their Ph.D. recipients and postdocs. In particular, experts have criticized institutions’ failure to track and report how their doctoral and postdoctoral alumni fare in the labor market. As administrators at ten U.S. research institutions warned in a Science article this past December, without knowing what kinds of jobs graduates can expect after graduation, students can’t “mak[e] informed choices about their pre- and postdoctoral training activities.” But finally, like small green shoots hinting at spring, three efforts to close this knowledge gap launched in February. The December Science article announced the formation of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, which aims to make “advanced training in the life sciences more efficient and … [Read more...] about A trend toward transparency for Ph.D. career outcomes?
EC-Council offers some of the best-known ethical hacking and penetration testing certifications. This guide will help you get started with EC-Council's popular CEH and LPT credentials as well as other information security certs and career paths. The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a professional organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The organization is known around the world as a leader in information security education, training and certification. Many people recognize EC-Council as the creator of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) certifications, but the non-profit organization offers numerous other well-recognized credentials. The EC-Council certification program focuses on vendor-neutral security certifications, covering topics such as ethical hacking, penetration testing, encryption and forensics, plus incident handling and response. Passing a single test and completing a set of … [Read more...] about EC-Council Certification Guide: Overview And Career Paths
Apple offers certifications for both IT professionals working in OS X environments, as well as creative professionals, who work with Apple's creative suites including Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X. Much like the products for which Apple is well known — the Macintosh computer, and devices like the iPhone and iPad — Apple's certification program is focused and elegantly simple. The certifications fall into one of two categories: those geared for IT professionals and those for creative professionals. There's also the Apple Certified Trainer (ACT) credential for those interested in teaching the Apple certification curriculum to others, both in the creative and IT areas. Apple certifications in the IT professional bucket focus on macOS operating system certifications, the AppleCare Mac Technician (ACMT) certification, and the Apple Certified iOS Technician (ACiT) certification. macOS Certifications A macOS certification recognizes an individual's ability to … [Read more...] about Apple Certification Guide: Overview And Career Paths
Data scientist is the best job in America, according to a survey on Glassdoor, and it consistently makes the top of the list year after year. With a job score of 4.8 out of 5, a median base salary of $110,000 per year and over 4,500 current job openings, it’s a great time to be a data scientist.But, as the role of data scientist grows in demand, traditional schools aren't churning out qualified candidates fast enough to fill the open positions. There's also no clear path for those who have been in the tech industry for years and want to take advantage of a lucrative job opportunity. Enter the bootcamp, a trend that has quickly grown in popularity to train workers for in-demand tech skills.Here are 17 of the best data science bootcamps, designed to help you brush up on your data skills, with courses for anyone from beginners to experienced data scientists.The 12 best established data science bootcamps Byte Academy DataCamp The Data Incubator The Data Science Dojo Dataquest … [Read more...] about 17 best data science bootcamps for boosting your career
If your tech career doesn’t seem to be taking off, the problem may not be totally obvious. Signs may include seeing your colleagues take better positions, get better pay — and work on high-profile assignments — while your skills and experience fail to reach escape velocity.When you don’t feel like you’re moving up, it may be time for a career self-check. We talked with a dozen IT pros to help identify why your career might be stalling.They told us what to look for: signs of trouble as well as how to improve work relationships and performance reviews, and how and when to approach your boss to ask about a raise or promotion. If your tech career needs a boost, read on.Your friends and family are feeling the bruntTech jobs are well known for demanding schedules and rolling deadlines — there’s a reason agile development uses the word sprint. But if your friends and family seem worn down by your venting, it’s a likely sign you’re not … [Read more...] about 11 signs your career may be off track