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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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Learn and Earn: CompTIA Plus Conference Highlights Security, Linux, ERP and More

    Dec 13, 2017, 21:05 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Log on to learn about virtualization, ERP migration, Linux security and more with on-demand videos from this year's CompTIA Plus Conference. Earn up to 4 CEUs toward the renewal of your CompTIA certification.
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  • The Year in Review: 10 Things CompTIA Did in 2017

    Dec 8, 2017, 21:17 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    In January, IT Career News looked ahead to what CompTIA had planned for 2017.Now that the year is coming to a close, we’re revisiting that list and adding in a few more accomplishments to recap all that’s happened in the past 12 months.
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  • Keep Your IT Career Moving with Continuing Education

    Nov 17, 2017, 17:00 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Earning your IT certification is just the first step. Keeping your certification current with continuing education can help you keep your career in motion and prevent it from stagnating.
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  • Learn and Earn: Pivoting Security Resources

    Nov 13, 2017, 22:35 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    On November 1, Chris Hodson of Zscaler joined CompTIA's Seth Robinson and James Stanger for a discussion on risk management, the evolution of cyberattacks and how to formulate an effective management strategy.
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