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Career Voyages
http://www.careervoyages.gov/
Start exploring career options and be in demand by know about high growth jobs with better wages and a brighter future.

CertCities.com
http://certcities.com/
The publishers of Microsoft Certified Professional magazine welcome you to CertCities.com, an online magazine for the certified IT professional community. Covering more than 120 IT certifications, this site provides the best independent editorial on the Web, featuring news and insights for every step of the certification process.

Certification Magazine
http://www.itcertinfo.com/
An online magazine dedicated to certification.

CyberCareers
http://www.nwcet.org/programs/cyberCareers/default.asp
CyberCareers is a project of the NWCET, the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. NWCET offers a complete resource to students, faculty and counselors exploring and teaching about the world of information technology careers.

ExamNotes.net
http://www.examnotes.net/
Get certification information and testing helps.

Newbie's Guide To Choosing the Right IT Career Path
http://certcities.com/editorial/features/story.asp?EditorialsID=36
Are you a career-changer looking to break into IT? Don't just go for an MCSE and assume you'll make it. Your first step towards a successful career in this industry should be researching the different options available. This guide will get you started.

SCANS Skills Office Simulation
http://www.workingsimulations.com/theOffice.html
A free, interactive simulation for practicing 21st century workplace skills.

US Department of Labor: Career Guide to Industries - Computer Systems Design and Related Services
http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs033.htm
The computer systems design and related services industry is expected to experience rapid growth, adding 489,000 jobs between 2006 and 2016.Professional and related workers will enjoy the best job prospects, reflecting continuing demand for higher level skills needed to keep up with changes in technology.

US Department of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm
For hundreds of different types of jobs the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each state and more.

US Department of Labor: Occupational Outlook Quarterly
http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/ooqhome.htm
Get the latest occupational updates online.


COMPUTER ETHICS LINKS

CyberSmart!
http://www.cybersmartcurriculum.org/home/
The CyberSmart! Curriculum is non-sequential and is easily integrated, in part or in full. Organized in five units, each teaching an important facet of Internet use, it consists of 65 original standards-based lesson plans with activity sheets. The number of lessons per grade increases as students' reading and critical thinking skills develop.

Cyber Citizen
http://www.cybercitizenship.org/
The Cybercitizen Awareness Program educates children and young adults on the danger and consequences of cyber crime. By reaching out to parents and teachers, the program is designed to establish a broad sense of responsibility and community in an effort to develop smart, ethical and socially conscious online behavior in young people.

COMPUTER HISTORY LINKS

Computer Chronicles
http://library.thinkquest.org/22522/index.html
This site is designed to inform people young and old about how the computers that we use today came into being. The voyage starts in about 3000 BC, with the invention of the abacus in ancient China. It proceeds through the development of vacuum tubes, transistors, integrated circuits, microprocessors and countless other inventions until the computer of today.

Computer History Museum
http://www.computerhistory.org/
the Computer History Museum is designed to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. As such, the Museum plays a unique role in the history of the computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience.

Computers from Past to Present
http://www.eingang.org/Lecture/
The firs lecture in the series is about the history of computing from the past to the present. This offers the student or casual browser an overview of the advances in science that made desktop computers possible starting with the invention of counting.

IEEE Computer Society: History
http://computer.org/history/
The IEEE Computer Society promotes an active exchange of information, ideas, and technological innovation. Each year we sponsor hundreds of conferences. We publish 14 applications-oriented magazines and 12 research-oriented journals. Our certification programs feed the demand for fully trained, competent software engineers. The IEEE Computer Society is also known throughout the world as the leader in developing technology standards for computing.

EDUCATOR RESOURCE LINKS

Educators' Web Site for Information Technology
http://www2.edc.org/ewit/
EWIT (The Educators' Web site for Information Technology) is a learning community of academic and technical educators and community-based and business partnerships. EWIT supports the innovative use of IT skills and academic standards to enhance learning and to develop IT skills for work.

SALARY LINKS

Certification Magazine: Salary Survey
http://www.certmag.com/articles/read3.php?a=1524
For the annual salary survey, Certification Magazine editors surveyed 35,167 IT professionals in 170 countries around the globe.

Real Rates
http://www.realrates.com/
Generate information technology statistics for data that is of interest to you.

Salary.com
http://www.salary.com/
Salary.com builds on demand software around a deep domain knowledge in the area of compensation to help customers win the war for talent by simplifying the connections between people, pay and performance.

SKILL ASSESSMENT LINKS

Brainbench
http://www.brainbench.com/
Known for its innovative, yet easy-to-use online assessment solutions Brainbench is the only assessment company with a rich offering across personality, knowledge, skills, abilities, and past work behavior. Other companies offer strengths in one or two of these areas, but only Brainbench offers world class tools in each category.

 

Updated January 22, 2010


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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
carl [dot] lyman [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Carl Lyman), Specialist
Information Technology Education
Phone: 801>538-7946
Fax: 801>538-7868

khanni [dot] bills [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Khanni Bills) , Support Staff
Information Technology Education
Phone: 801>538-7863




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