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IT Insights Blog — Salary Survey

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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Take the Salary Survey

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Take the Salary Survey!

Every certification training course we sell here at TestOut Continuing Education is on some level a BOGO. That's "buy one, get one," for those of you not totally in the know about discount shopping parlance. It's not a perfect comparison, but it's close. That's because when you train with TestOut, you have the option to get not one, but two certifications at the end of each course. One is a professional credential from CompTIA, Microsoft, or Cisco.

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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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Survey Says: Linux and You

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Whole Lotta Linux Going On

Linux is somewhat unique in the IT realm on account of its remarkable variation. There's a different kind of Linux for ... almost anything. Microsoft struck a memorable chord in the mid-1990s with its "Where do you want to go today?" ad campaign, but Microsoft's signature Windows OS is really just one thing to all people. It's actually Linux, with its explosive array of "distros," that has the all things to all people cachet Microsoft was hinting at.

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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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