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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.

  • What Has CompTIA A+ Done for You?

    May 10, 2017, 15:14 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    You may be wondering whether or not CompTIA A+ is worth it, so we asked people who already have it, “What has CompTIA A+ done for you?”
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  • Why the Internet of Things Needs Security Analytics

    May 5, 2017, 14:47 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    With the increase of Internet of Things (IoT) devices comes an increased risk of cyberattacks. Applying security analytics to IoT devices, similar to how it’s applied to servers and end-user devices, can help mitigate this problem and prevent attacks of this nature.
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  • The Business of Security: Managing Networks in the Midst of Cyber-Threats

    Apr 28, 2017, 13:46 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    On April 19, CompTIA Senior Director of Products James Stanger led an enthused panel of cybersecurity experts to discuss the business of security. They identified today’s major issues, best practices and the IT skills that companies need to prevent and address cyberthreats.
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  • 12 CompTIA Resources to Propel Your Career

    Apr 24, 2017, 21:29 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    No matter where you are in your career or what you want to do next, CompTIA has a plethora of resources to help you get there.
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  • 5 Tips for Your Next Job Search

    Apr 21, 2017, 15:57 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    On April 12, CompTIA and Apex Systems hosted a Twitter chat about setting a strategy for your IT job search. We’ve curated the advice into five actionable tips that you can use in your next job search.
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  • CompTIA Certifications Help Sharp Provide Well-Rounded Customer Support

    Apr 10, 2017, 15:16 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Sharp Business Systems of North Carolina’s service department helps customers troubleshoot their Sharp devices. But it doesn’t end there. What sets Sharp apart from its competitors is that its technicians work to find a solution. Period.
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  • Use Cyberstates to Inform Your Job Search

    Apr 3, 2017, 21:24 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    CompTIA’s annual Cyberstates report and mobile-friendly, interactive tool takes a comprehensive look at the U.S. IT industry and workforce from a national, state and local view. Over the next couple of months, we’re going to dig deeper into some of this data and what it means for IT pros, but for today, we’ll do a quick overview of the report and how you can use the tool.
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  • What's the Big Deal About Accreditation?

    Mar 31, 2017, 14:27 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    You may have heard that many CompTIA certifications are accredited by the International Organization for Standardization and the American National Standards Institute (ISO/ANSI). While that sounds like a good thing, you may be wondering why. What does accreditation really mean, and why does it matter?
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  • A Brief History of Testing: We’ve Come a Long Way!

    Mar 29, 2017, 18:18 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    CompTIA is excited to announce the launch of CompTIA Online Testing. In honor of this big step forward, let’s take a look back at the history of testing, from the very first written test to filling in bubbles with No. 2 pencils to the evolution of electronic testing.
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  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+): Your Questions Answered

    Mar 27, 2017, 18:49 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    We’ve been getting a lot of questions about our new CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) exam, and we want to make sure you have the answers you need to decide whether or not it’s right for you.
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