Offering Insider Pro members an exclusive offer providing access to CertNexus IoTBIZ and IoT Security Practitioner digital content, virtual labs and exams.

Rochester, NY (PRUnderground) November 14th, 2019

CertNexus, the global purveyor of vendor-neutral, emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials, and IDG Insider Pro, IDG Communications, Inc.’s new premium content platform, are working together to facilitate and accelerate closing the rapidly expanding technology skills gap.

According to IDC, the IoT industry will maintain double-digit growth surpassing $1 trillion by 2022, and organizations will require investments in training and validating skills in order to succeed in this rapidly growing environment. To encourage upskilling and additional training, CertNexus and Insider Pro will initially present members with exclusive access to CertNexus’ IoTBIZ and IoT Security Practitioner digital content, virtual labs and exams. Other offerings, covering the latest in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI), will be made available in the future.

“We’re thrilled to provide Insider Pro members a great way to enhance their IoT skill set,” said Dan Muse, Editor of IDG’s Insider Pro. “Insider Pro is focused on helping enterprise IT professionals stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends and nothing is more far-reaching than IoT. Access to CertNexus courses is a valuable benefit of their membership and can greatly aid in their personal job growth.”

The IoTBIZ certification offers business leaders a streamlined course and associated credential to open collaboration and drive informed business decisions for their IoT strategy. Attaining an IoTBIZ credential demonstrates an understanding of IoT terminology, components of IoT infrastructure, and how IoT is employed in various market sectors to improve business performance.

CertNexus’ Certified IoT Security Practitioner (CIoTSP) is the first global security certification aimed at IoT, OT, and IT Professionals. CIoTSP is designed for practitioners who are seeking to demonstrate a vendor-neutral, cross-industry skillset that enables them to design, implement, operate and manage a secure IoT ecosystem.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with IDG Communications, Inc. and offer their Insider Pro subscribers with access to CertNexus’ latest IoT training and certifications,” said Jeff Felice, President of CertNexus. “This partnership will help business, IT, and security professionals to bridge the skills gap to assist their organizations in successfully deploying IoT solutions.”

About IDG Insider Pro

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About CertNexus

CertNexus is the global purveyor of vendor-neutral, emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials for IT, Business and Security professionals. CertNexus’ exams meet the most robust, rigorous development standards possible which outline a global framework for developing personnel certification programs. CertNexus partners with highly knowledgeable and talented industry experts during development to ensure the integrity and quality of each exam with many of the exams conforming to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 170204:2012 standard. For more information, connect with CertNexus at