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certification


April 30, 2012  4:44 AM

Microsoft brings the MCSE name back!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, it's back, mcse, MCSE is back, Microsoft, training

Hi folks! So do you remember the old days of the MCSE certification? Well some people look at those old days in a good or a bad light depending on who you are. But there is one thing you can't deny, and that's the proliferation of the MCSE name/brand and how recognizable it is. Well Microsoft...

March 31, 2012  11:01 PM

The Speed of Change



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, MCITP, MCT, mcts, Microsoft, private cloud, Virtualization

Hi folks, so in the last post I spoke about taking the proper certifications to stay relevant. After all you don't want to be taking certs that are worthless to employers. In this one I wanted to talk about the speed of change in IT as it relates to certifications. You see IT is constantly...


March 31, 2012  10:28 PM

Learn Exchange 2010 Online



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, Exchange 2010, free, Microsoft, online labs, training

Hi folks, so many people want to learn new things in the IT world, but it usually comes at a cost. Fortunately for you if you want to learn more about Exchange 2010, there are some free resources at your disposal. There are some online labs available for Exchange 2010 that you can partake in to...


September 30, 2010  9:08 PM

Microsoft Second Shot is back



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, Microsoft Second Shot, Prometric

Hi folks! So if you didn't know this already, Second Shot is back! What is that you might ask? Second Shot allows you to retry an exam if you fail it the first time for a reduced cost. Microsoft likes to do this every once in a while to encourage people to do certification exams. I highly...


January 31, 2010  10:04 PM

Getting ready to write my last CCNP exam



Posted by: Raj Perumal
642-845, ccnp, certification, Cisco, Cisco Certified Network Professional, exam, ONT, SDM, study, WLSE

Hi folks! As I've mentioned before, I have one more exam left in the CCNP track from Cisco. I was getting ready earlier to finish my CCNP ONT exam (642-845) but then had to stop and change direction to write some different exams that I needed to get done. So I never got around to going for it...


December 9, 2009  2:12 PM

Passed the ISCW exam!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
642-825, ccnp, certification, Cisco, exam, ISCW, training

Hi folks, great news! I passed the Cisco ISCW(642-825) exam!!!! I am so happy to have that one behind me! As some of you may know, I've been studying for this one for quite some time now. I've had a lot of projects going on so I really haven't had the time to buckle down and get this one done. But...


November 30, 2009  5:07 AM

Use the CCENT certification to qualify junior techs



Posted by: Raj Perumal
640-822, CCENT, certification, Cisco, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician, ICND1, junior tech, network administrator

Hi folks! It's no secret that I'm a big fan of certification. I love it when I'm looking for new techs to hire and they have a great combination of certification and real world experience. But what do you do if you are just a budding juinor tech starting out in the network world? Well, enter...


August 25, 2009  12:18 PM

CCNP – BCMSN Next!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BCMSN, ccie, ccnp, certification, Cisco, study, training material

Hi folks, so I'm almost done preparing for the BCMSN exam which is part of the CCNP certification. The exam is called Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks. I've already written the routing one and this is the next one on my list. These Cisco exams are pretty tough and sure take a lot out...


August 3, 2009  8:38 PM

My first CCNP exam is coming up soon – BSCI 642-901



Posted by: Raj Perumal
642-901, BGP, BSCI, Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks, ccnp, certification, Cisco, EIGRP, exam, IPV6, IS-IS, multicast, OSPF, study, training

Hi folks, so my first exam is coming up soon, exam # 642-901 otherwise known as BSCI - Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks. Rumour has it that this exam is at least 10 times harder than the other 3 exams in the CCNP series so it's going to be interesting. Some of the things I've been really...


July 31, 2009  2:57 PM

IPV6 and what it means to you



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, Cisco, IPV4, IPV4 address exhaustion, IPV6, training

So after all this training at Boson for the CCNP, I have come out of there with a lot of Cisco knowledge bouncing around in my head. Over the next little while you will see me blogging about a lot of things Cisco related as that is what I'm currently working with a lot and also preparing for...


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