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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.

  • Do You Have What It Takes to Be an IT Project Manager?

    Mar 22, 2017, 20:20 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Having solid project management skills can open new doors for IT pros, both in and outside of IT. But do you know what those skills are? Check out this list to see if you have what it takes to move into project management.
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  • 10 Critical Skills for Today’s IT Workforce

    Mar 17, 2017, 22:03 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Earlier this month, CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux spoke about the top 10 skills needed by today’s IT workforce. Take a look at the list to find the areas in which you excel and those in which you can focus your professional development.
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  • CompTIA Instructor Draws on His Experience to Help Prepare Students for Exams

    Mar 3, 2017, 15:11 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Dennis Thibodeaux began teaching at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers in 2010, but his experience as an instructor and IT professional go back more than 20 years. He consistently ranks among the top New Horizons instructors. We recently spoke with him to learn more about how he helps others to earn their certifications and realize the value they hold.
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  • IT Pros Weigh in on the State of Security in 2017

    Mar 1, 2017, 22:30 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    On January 22, James Stanger, CompTIA senior director of product development, moderated a panel of three IT pros on the topic of cybersecurity. Titled, “The State of Security 2017: A Report from Experts in the Field,” the group discussed uptime and critical systems, justifying the cost of cybersecurity and making the most of limited budgets and strategies for combatting cybersecurity breaches and attacks.
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  • CompTIA D.C. Fly-In Seeks to Advance the IT Workforce

    Feb 28, 2017, 15:06 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Earlier this month, CompTIA hosted its sixth annual D.C. Fly-In, in partnership with the Technology Councils of North America. More than 140 technology executives and business representing 29 states gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss technology issues including the IT workforce, cybersecurity, apprenticeships and more.
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  • CompTIA SME Workshops Offer Networking Opportunities with a Diverse Group of IT Pros

    Feb 22, 2017, 21:30 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    In January, we had a group of 15 CompTIA Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) join us to create text and performance-based questions for the next version of the CompTIA Security+ exam. Two of the IT pros in attendance shared their experience of being a SME.
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  • Latest Banking Hack Illustrates the Value of CompTIA CySA+

    Feb 20, 2017, 22:46 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    February began with the Polish banking industry uncovering and responding to what is being called the most serious cyber-attack in Polish history. This latest news is just another example of the need for CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), which launched last week.
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  • Get the Inside Scoop on CompTIA CySA+ from Three Beta Testers

    Feb 17, 2017, 23:31 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Wondering what it’s like to take the new CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) exam? Hear firsthand from three beta testers about why they took it, how they prepared and what they thought.
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  • Our Top Cybersecurity Blog Posts

    Feb 13, 2017, 21:13 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    In anticipation of Wednesday's launch of CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), peruse some of our favorite cybersecurity articles to get a solid understanding of not only why we developed this certification, but what cybersecurity means to the IT industry and to your career.
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  • Work from Home – or Anywhere – with a Remote IT Job

    Feb 10, 2017, 20:40 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Have you been dreaming of finding a remote IT job? We've compiled a few tips with the help of Apex Systems to help you find and land a job that will let you work from anywhere.
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