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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.

  • Learn and Earn with ChannelCon Online: Cybersecurity at the Help Desk

    Sep 1, 2017, 13:27 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    The help desk role has become more sophisticated, and today's help desk workers need to serve as the first line of cybersecurity defense.
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  • 5 Interesting Facts About Linux

    Aug 16, 2017, 13:34 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Linux powers bullet trains, supercomputers, submarines, Hollywood films and even the New York Stock Exchange. Staff from major tech companies like Intel, IBM, HP and Google as well as startups help to improve upon the Linux code. Whether you call them useless or interesting, here are five fun facts about the open-source software.
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  • 5 Steps to Overcoming Diversity Challenges

    Aug 15, 2017, 16:05 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux offers five steps to coming diversity challenges in the workplace.
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  • How to Succeed in a New Job? Stay Positive and Enjoy the Journey!

    Aug 11, 2017, 19:11 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Starting a new job can be overwhelming, challenging and even frustrating at times. But keeping a positive attitude can help you stay focused on what’s important and grow in your career.
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  • Great Eggspectations: Breakfast with a Side of Career Advice at ChannelCon 2017

    Aug 3, 2017, 01:58 AM by Debra B. McCraw
    On August 2 at ChannelCon in Austin, Texas, attendees enjoyed a serving of career advice with their breakfast in the session, Great Eggspectations 3.0 – The Best Career Advice Ever. T.C. Doyle, senior content director, channel, of Penton Technologies facilitated a discussion about the best career advice five panelists have received…and the advice that didn’t quite hit the mark.
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  • 5 Reasons to Join CompTIA AITP

    Jul 18, 2017, 03:09 AM by Debra B. McCraw
    Wondering what CompTIA AITP is all about? Learn more about the benefits that come with membership and discover five reasons why you need to join the IT industry's most exciting IT pro association.
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  • 5 Reasons Why YOU Should Be at ChannelCon

    Jun 9, 2017, 19:39 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    This year's ChannelCon includes a full track of sessions specifically designed for IT pros to help you stay up to date on what’s happening in IT while earning CEUs. While there are many reasons that you should attend, here are our top five.
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  • Adult ESL Students Learn English While Earning CompTIA Certifications

    Jun 7, 2017, 20:32 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    In the Community Education English as a Second Language (ESL) Computer Maintenance Class at El Dorado High School in El Paso, Texas, students simultaneously improve their English skills while gaining IT skills and preparing for CompTIA certifications.
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  • Demystifying IT Careers: Networking

    Jun 5, 2017, 15:20 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Today, most of us understand that devices connect to a network to transmit data, but do you know what networking really means? Let’s take a closer look at what networking is and what a networking professional does.
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  • Your Next Move: Cybersecurity Analyst

    May 15, 2017, 20:39 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    If you like to scope out vulnerabilities in your network and stop cybercriminals in their tracks, then cybersecurity analyst may be a good next step for you. Keep reading to learn what a cybersecurity analyst does and how to get there.
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