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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.

  • Your Next Move: Network Engineer

    Mar 19, 2018, 14:56 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Some of us look at the big picture of how networks help us do our jobs, and others look at the details in the connections and data transfers. Network engineers need to see both when they design the systems that keep the world connected. If you’re creative and detail oriented, a career in network engineering could be for you.
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  • Learn and Earn: Emerging Technology, Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation

    Mar 14, 2018, 22:05 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    On March 8, CompTIA Chief Technology Evangelist James Stanger and CompTIA Senior Director, Technology Analysis, Seth Robinson offered their insights into emerging technology, digital transformation and more in the latest CompTIA IT Pro Webinar, Critical Emerging Technologies Today: A Report.
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  • Change Careers to IT: 3 Success Stories to Inspire You

    Mar 2, 2018, 21:51 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Where do you see yourself in five years? If your current career isn’t setting you on the path to your ultimate goal, perhaps it’s time for a change.
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  • Growing in Your Job Role: #ITJobsChat Recap

    Mar 1, 2018, 01:20 AM by Debra B. McCraw
    On February 22, CompTIA and Apex Systems hosted their latest #ITJobsChat on Twitter and talked about how to grow in your career and move up to the next level.
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  • Laid Off, Now What? Switching Careers into IT

    Jan 29, 2018, 17:14 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Even as the economy ebbs and flows, anymore, layoffs seem to be a part of our everyday lives. When facing a layoff, one of your first thoughts may be, “I need a new job.” But where do you begin? If you haven’t thought about IT before, now might be the time.
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  • CompTIA Additional Certifications Help You Expand Your Career in New Ways

    Jan 24, 2018, 21:37 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Skills like project management and training can allow you to take on stretch roles that prove you’re an employee to be valued. And having background knowledge about cloud services can help you influence decision makers and recommend the best solution for your company – even if you’re not involved in implementation.
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  • 10 Things to Watch for from CompTIA in 2018

    Jan 12, 2018, 20:56 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    It’s a new year, and CompTIA has a lot of exciting things planned, not only with certifications, but also with events, research and the CompTIA Association of IT Professionals (AITP).
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  • CompTIA Core Skills Certifications Lay the Foundation for IT Success

    Jan 11, 2018, 16:01 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    No matter what IT role you aspire to, there’s a foundational set of skills that will set you up for success, and those skills are validated by CompTIA’s core skills certifications: CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ (ITF+), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.
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  • The CompTIA Career Pathways: IT Careers Are Made Here

    Jan 3, 2018, 23:07 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    IT offers numerous opportunities for career growth, but it can be tough to decide which step to take next. To help you better understand which certifications can help you reach the next level in your career, CompTIA introduces its career pathways.
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  • CompTIA IT Career News Greatest Hits: Our 10 Most-Read Articles of 2017

    Dec 20, 2017, 21:53 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    CompTIA IT Career News covered a wide range of topics this year, but it’s clear what was most important to you by the following list of our 10 most-read blog posts for 2017. We’re counting down a la Casey Kasem (or Ryan Seacrest), from number 10 to number 1, so you can catch up on what was most popular among IT pros in 2017.
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