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IT Insights Blog — Holidays

Brain Scans and Certification

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Brain scan technology is rapidly advancing

We've spoken out here before about the damage done — both to IT certification as a whole and to individual careers — by exam candidates who cheat to pass a certification exam. Most people in certification can probably empathize with anyone experiencing the various stresses that cause people to resort to gimmicks and shortcuts to pass an exam. Yet because of the ripple effects of cheating, a certification cheater really is the proverbial bad apple that spoils the whole bunch.

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Spring Forward Into a Nap

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Ancient Roman thinking about a nap

Humans have been aware of seasonal fluctuation in the number of sunshiny hours per day for thousands of years. The loved-by-some, hated-by-others timekeeping scheme that we now call daylight saving time (DST), however, is a relatively recent innovation. A New Zealand entomologist named George Hudson first proposed the modern DST regimen in 1895, and it gradually caught on with nations around the world (including the United States, in 1918) over the next few decades.

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A Day to Remember

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Happy Digital Learning Day!

We occasionally shout out some pretty silly national days here at the IT Insights Blog. (Hey, this is a rough gig. YOU try coming up with something new to write about three days a week for an entire year, Mr. Intelligent Trousers.) For example, in additional to being Feb. 27, today is also Anosmia Awareness Day, National Kahlua Day, National Strawberry Day, National Polar Bear Day, and National Retro Day.

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Happy Washington's Birthday to All!

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Have some cake!

The IT Insights blog is taking the day off, in honor of the Washington's Birthday (also called Presidents Day) federal holiday. We will be back on Wednesday, Feb. 20. We do have a "Hail to the chief!" kind of of holiday salute, however, to all of our friends and associates in IT certification. Check out this incredible deal: In honor of POTUSes past and present, you can get your first month's access to our massive Library Suite IT training portfolio for just $5!

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IT and the White House

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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue after dark

We here at TestOut Continuing Education are in the midst of offering one of our biggest discounts of the year. Right now you can sign up for any training course we offer and get your first month of training for just $5, a discount of more than 90 percent off the normal monthly cost of $79. It's our annual Presidents Day sale, and the $5 price tag is in honor of Abraham Lincoln, one of America's greatest presidents.

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