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Do I Need a 4-Year IT Degree to do Well in Tech?

A lot of persons subscribe to the myth that working in tech requires a four-year degree. Nothing could be further from the truth There’s no doubt that many IT professionals secured their foothold in the industry by studying IT/tech-related programs in college. However, others got in through online programs and learning the underpinnings of technology…

An IT Certification by Any Other Name: Busting the Ivy League IT Myth

If you work in or are currently a student of Information Technology, chances are you’re getting bombarded with ads for the most recent batch of IT certifications almost daily.  “Accelerate your IT career here!”, “Multiply your earnings with an online certification here!”, and so on. Often, these types of ads come through social media from…

AI for All: India’s Place in the New Digital Economy – An Editorial from JPS Kohli

*This post first appeared in the India Express as an editorial from SkillUp Group CEO, JPS Kohli A recent Intel survey predicted that by the end of 2019, a massive 70% of Indian companies will have deployed some form of AI-enabled business solution. That prediction echoes another Gartner report indicating that 75% of the million-plus…

Making Your IT Career Change: How to Get Started

Moving to a Career in IT: How to Get Started Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard that the global workforce has entered a period of massive change. This shift – often referred to as ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution’ – is being driven by rapid advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning…

2020 IT Certifications Road Map

IT students and pros today face a unique challenge: Future skills like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cyber Security, Blockchain, and the like are moving too quickly for most university curricula and even enterprise-level businesses to keep pace. Many top tier institutions are turning to business leaders in these fields to help build and update these…

NASSCOM announces Future Skills Partnership with SkillUp Online

We’re proud to announce that SkillUp Online has signed an MoU with NASSCOM’s Sector Skills Council to help develop the NASSCOM FutureSkills portal. This partnership will enable SkillUp Online to empower both current and future working professionals in India with industry-leading courses (including Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Technologies, Cyber Security, Blockchain etc.) certified by…

Top 10 Career Paths for the Aspiring Data Scientist

There are three top careers these days: software developer, health care aides, and data scientists. In fact, according to Glassdoor, data scientist has been the number one job in the United States for the last three consecutive years. Furthermore, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rise of data science needs will create 11.5M job openings by…

Becoming a Big Data Expert: How to Get Started

Did you know that 90% of data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone? That’s because  every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. That’s a lot of data that needs to be processed, analyzed and turned into meaningful — and sometimes highly valuable — insights that help…

Breaking Down Big Data: A Primer for IT Professionals

Whether you’re a bright-eyed rookie or seasoned IT professional, chances are you’ve encountered the term  ‘big data’. You may not have understood precisely what it meant at the time, but unless you’ve been living under a rock, you also probably know that big data skills are in high demand. That means that now is the…