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July, 2009


July 27, 2009  3:11 PM

Interesting Blog/Discussion on Windows Vista

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I'm a long-time reader of Mary-Jo Foley's "All About Microsoft" blog on ZDNet. One of her recent postings (7/23/2009) is entitled "The Scarlet V: What's a Vista business user to do?" addresses some issues about migrating to...

July 27, 2009  2:52 PM

About Oracle’s Hands-on Cert Training Requirements

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Anybody who reads this blog regularly already knows that Anne Martinez' Web site GoCertify.com is a favorite go-to resource for me when I'm researching information about the certification marketplace and its various programs and offerings....


July 24, 2009  1:52 PM

Final MCP Exam Voucher winner: Flavio B from Brazil

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Flavio B (who lays claim to an impressive number of middle names as well) does very well with his English, despite being a non-native speaker. I did a little bit of editing on his responses, most to clarify, correct minor spelling and grammatical errors, and to clarify a few points somewhat. I hope...


July 23, 2009  3:14 AM

MCP Exam Voucher Winner John C.

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John C, Virgina Beach, VA 1. What do you currently do for a living? I am a Systems Engineer and work with databases – primarily SQL Server but some Oracle. I started on SQL Server version 6.5 and have tested on all versions since then. This has been my work for the last ten years. Prior to...


July 21, 2009  1:54 PM

The enduring value of IT certification

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In running the contest to select winners for some MCP exam vouchers graciously donated by Microsoft, and in profiling four of the six winners (so far, I'm still chasing the other two) I've found myself revisiting several thoughts and ideas that have confronted me throughout my dozen years toiling...


July 17, 2009  3:55 PM

With RTM in Sight, Look for MS Learning to Gear Up on Win7

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Now that the Windows 7 RTM is in plain sight, and should be trickling into lots of hands pretty soon — see my recent Windows Enterprise Desktop blog —...


July 15, 2009  1:59 PM

MCP Voucher Winner Renne B from The Phillipines

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1. What do you currently do for a living? I am currently working as an IT Operations Head/Team Lead for an IT Outsourcing Company here in our country and also doing some part-time jobs as an IT Instructor.   2. Please describe your educational background. I started my studies with an...


July 13, 2009  2:42 PM

MCP Voucher Winner Interview: Thomas L, Essen, Germany

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Thomas L, Essen, Germany 1. What do you currently do for a living? I'm living in Germany, in Ruhr Metropolis Essen, which has been selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2010. I've been working in the IT Business for more than 12 years. Since May 2005 I've been working as a...


July 10, 2009  5:07 PM

MCP Voucher Winner Interview: Steven M from Canada

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Here's his filled out questionnaire, in its entirety: 1. What do you currently do for a living?   I am an IT application Specialist working in Intermediate IT. I have years of experience in the non-for-profit sector who has now moved over to corporate work. I see myself as a chief grunt and...


July 8, 2009  4:00 PM

MS Exam Voucher Winners for “Cert Success” Contest

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Here is a list of winners by first name and last initial, plus city and state (US) or country (outside US). All the winners should have received an e-mail from SearchNetworking.com by now, asking for their mailing addresses so that the physical paper vouchers may be mailed to them (if you haven't...


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