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CompTIA Senior Manager, Content Marketing Strategy

Debra B. McCraw oversees CompTIA's IT Career News blog. As a corporate journalist and storyteller, she has written about career development, personal finance, success stories and more for Goodwill, LinkedIn, Northwestern Mutual and other organizations.

  • How Do I Get an IT Certification?

    Jun 5, 2019, 20:43 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Getting an IT certification can be a great way to boost your career prospects. But how do you get an IT certification? Follow these eight steps to get started.
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  • 10 Things to Watch for from CompTIA in 2019

    Feb 1, 2019, 11:24 AM by Debra B. McCraw
    CompTIA has some great things planned for 2019 that you won’t want to miss. We’re updating two of our certifications, releasing more training products and providing you with many more opportunities to increase your IT knowledge, meet other IT pros and grow in your career.
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  • The New CompTIA A+: Your Questions Answered

    Jan 18, 2019, 19:40 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    With the launch of the new CompTIA A+ came many questions, so we’ve set out to answer them here. Keep reading to learn more about the CompTIA A+ Core Series.
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  • CompTIA A+: From PC Repair to Problem Solving in 26 Years

    Jan 16, 2019, 15:42 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    If you got your CompTIA A+ 10 or 20 years ago, you may be wondering how the Core Series, which launched this week, compares to the exams you took. Learn more about what’s changed and what’s stayed the same.
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  • Our Greatest Hits: The Top CompTIA IT Career News Articles of 2018

    Dec 21, 2018, 12:21 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    In 2018, we covered a wide range of topics, including cybersecurity, cloud, computer networking and, of course, training and certifications, just to name a few. We’re counting down our greatest hits of 2018, from number 10 to number 1, in case you missed them earlier this year.
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  • CompTIA Digital Badging: 5 Facts You May Not Know

    Dec 12, 2018, 18:30 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    You may have heard that your CompTIA certifications can now be shared as CompTIA digital badges – images and metadata that prove to employers that you’ve demonstrated the hands-on skills needed by today’s IT workforce. But do you know how they work, the benefits they offer and how you can get yours?
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  • Eight Ways to Do Professional Development Now

    Nov 30, 2018, 21:12 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    We all know that professional development is an important key to career success, but between deadlines and meetings at work, not to mention personal commitments, it can be hard to find time for learning. Here are eight ways you can make learning fit your lifestyle.
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  • How to Train for (and Renew) an IT Certification in 5 Steps

    Nov 5, 2018, 21:24 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    People prepare for IT certifications in a number of ways, using a number of tools. There’s no one way to get certified, but following these five basic steps will set you up for success.
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  • Cybersecurity Careers: Learn More About Penetration Testing

    Oct 24, 2018, 12:35 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Offense and defense work together on cybersecurity to identify vulnerabilities and patch them up before attackers can break through. If the offensive, or red team, interests you, keep reading to learn more about penetration testing.
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  • Cybersecurity Certificates, Certifications and Degrees: How to Choose

    Oct 19, 2018, 15:22 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    You’ve decided you want to get into cybersecurity, and now it’s time to get credentials. But what is the difference between a cybersecurity certificate, a certification and a degree, and how do you know which is right for you?
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