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IT Insights Blog — Certification Magazine

Lewis and Clark and the Salary Survey

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Trail near Fort Clatsop

Going all the way back to the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza in 2,700 B.C. — and probably mcuh further back than that — humankind has used tools to measure and map, to calculate and catalog, various landforms and other topographic features. Spurred by curiosity about their environment, as well as by a desire to maximize favorable conditions for various construction and resource extraction projects, humans have developed an entire science of surveying.

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Talk About Your (Gasp!) Salary

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I do declare!

They say that it's not polite to ask people pointed questions about how much money they earn, or what they do to earn it. So for a couple of weeks every autumn, the team at Certification Magazine might as well be running around yelling in people's face, tipping over potted flowers, throwing raw eggs at the walls, and generally doing just about everything you can think of that uncouth rascals with no upbringing or manners like to get up to.

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Zeroing In on Certification

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Magnification

Everybody likes numbers. (Especially that one counting guy from Sesame Street who likes to count. What's his name? That guy seriously loves numbers.) Numbers are often used for comparison, to help us choose between two different options. And sometimes they can quantify otherwise hard-to-define variables like performance or satisfaction. Most data is about numerical definitions and quantifications.

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Strength in Numbers

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All in this together

The title of this blog post, just so you know, is a trademark violation. OK, technically it probably isn't, since we aren't using said title to market a brand or sell merchandise. Since words and phrases can be trademarked, however, we'd have to license the usage of "strength in numbers" from the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association if, for example, we wanted to charge you to read our ruminations and pontifications. Or maybe we'd only be violating the trademark if the point of charging you to read this blog post were to sell oversized foam fingers, say, or t-shirts. It's complicated.

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Take the Salary Survey

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Money comes down

Many of you reading this already have an IT certification or two (or three, or four). If you have at least one current certification, or know someone who does, then consider today's post a call to arms. We need you. We need your IT certified friend. We need everyone who has an IT certification. More precisely we need information. Not anyone's vital statistics, or their Social Security number, or the password to their bank account. And actually, it's not we or us in the sense of TestOut Continuing Education who are doing the asking. This is the classic case of asking for a friend.

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