The New Microsoft Azure Role-Based Certification Paths

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In October, the ITProTV crew attended Microsoft Ignite where Microsoft unveiled future initiatives, cool new features, and most importantly to us and ITProTV members, new role-based Azure certification paths. If you’re a certified Microsoft professional and you’re starting to sweat a little bit after reading the last sentence, don’t fret. Here’s what’s new.

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How to go Far in Your Tech Career without Going Back to School

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The tech industry is exploding, and opportunities in tech are growing faster than any other job market. For people who are already in the tech field, now is an excellent time to move up the career ladder ― but for some, that might mean going back to school, and few can stand to devote years to gain an advanced degree, especially if they aren’t looking to jump ship on their current career path.

Fortunately, tech is one of those rare fields where formal education isn’t always necessary. In fact, some of the biggest movers and shakers in tech ― Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, etc. ― never even graduated with a bachelor’s degree. To improve your skills and knowledge without wasting time in a classroom, you can try any of these resume-boosting tricks to excelling in tech.

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How to Make a Successful Transition from Windows to Linux – and Why You Should Consider Making the Switch

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If you’ve been working with Windows for a long time, and you’re comfortable with it, there are plenty of good reasons to stay with it. The comfort factor is certainly one of them. The idea of changing to a new platform when the old one works just fine can feel intimidating, and if you already know what you’re doing, the notion of learning something entirely new isn’t always a welcome one.

Yet, even if Windows is still working for you, you may be ready to expand your skills or just want to try something new. In the past, developers have avoided Linux servers due to the perceived limitations of the operating system, but recent changes have made them attractive to a growing number of people.

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