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December, 2009


December 28, 2009  6:36 PM

About Licensing Infosec Professionals

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There's been ongoing discussion in Congress about licensure for IT security professionals, with even some mention of making licensing mandatory for those who seek to work in this area. It's even possible to argue that DoD 8570 does this...

December 25, 2009  3:28 PM

Merry Christmas, Everybody

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This isn't a real blog post. Rather, it's a quickie digital Christmas card from me and my family to you and yours. Let me briefly extend the best wishes of the season to one and all, with hopes that everybody has their wishes fulfilled, and at least one pleasant surprise to digest. This goes double...


December 23, 2009  7:42 PM

One Key to Certification Interest Levels

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In a recent article at CertCities, long-time certification maven Emmett Dulaney makes the observation that Amazon sales rankings for certification-related books provide an accurate if also volatile cue toward the most popular certifications at any given moment. The story is entitled "


December 22, 2009  2:41 PM

A real-live “snowball effect”

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Those of you who follow this blog know that I was in the DC area last week to attend my Mom's interment ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery (to read my eulogy from same, see my blog "You...

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December 18, 2009  1:42 PM

Free Office 2010 eBook available for download

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Readers interested in the upcoming release of MS Office 2010 no doubt already know that Microsoft is making various free (beta) software downloads available. This morning, however, I found a link to the Microsoft Press ebook by Katherine Murray entitled "


December 16, 2009  2:57 PM

You have 4 minutes to speak…

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Yesterday, I delivered the eulogy at my Mom's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery where she was interred with full military honors, including a funeral service, a procession to the gravesite with horse-drawn caisson and marching band, and a deeply moving interment ceremony with the flag folding...


December 13, 2009  4:16 PM

Career Refresh for 2010

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OK. Here we go: a new year is coming, and with that always comes the opportunity for a fresh (re)start. That means it's time to think about where you find yourself right now, versus where you'd thought you'd be (or where you'd like to be, if you're less than ecstatic about your present situation)....


December 11, 2009  3:49 PM

Ready or not, here comes 2010!

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At the end of the year, it's traditional to look back at what's happened and to wonder about what's coming next. For those toiling in IT — or wishing they were doing so — it's only natural to think about the job situation and prospects, so that's where I'm going in this blog. 2009: A...


December 9, 2009  6:31 PM

Another Virtualization Cert Appears: This One’s From Red Hat

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In late November, enterprise Linux vendor Red Hat introduced its Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator credential (EX318). This adds a new player to the roster of...


December 6, 2009  3:30 PM

“A good trend isn’t good enough”

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The title of today's blog comes from President Obama's reaction to Friday's November Employment Situation numbers in his regular Saturday address to the American people dated 12/5/2009....


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