IT Career JumpStart:

February, 2010


February 26, 2010  4:59 PM

When Things Go Sideways, Hunker Down!

Posted by: Ed Tittel
2010 IT employment sitution, hanging on in a sideways IT economy, IT career planning, IT careers

I play pool twice a week, and am a proud, card-carrying member of the American Poolplayer's Association. This organization operates pool leagues all over the US, and uses a reasonably accurate handicapping system to permit players of all skill levels to compete against one another with some chance...

February 25, 2010  10:43 PM

Cisco Simplifies, Streamlines CCNP

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Cisco CCNP, Cisco revises CCNP cert, new line-up for CCNP exams

Cisco's given its Cisco Certified Networking Professional, or CCNP, credential a substantial reworking, and as far as I can tell all the changes are very much for the better. Instead of four 90-minute exams, the format also switches to three 120-minute exams. Topics get a much-needed refresh, with...

February 21, 2010  9:03 PM

Citrix Cert Virtualization Update Path

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Citrix cert upgrade path for XenApp 5.0, Update Citrix CCEA or CCIA, Update Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0 or MetaFrame Presentation Server certs

Until the end of 2010 (12/31/2010, that is) individuals who hold a CCEA (Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator) or CCIA (Citrix Certified Integration Architect) credential for MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0 or MetaFrame XP Presentation Server can follow a special "update path" to qualify for the...

February 21, 2010  8:46 PM

CompTIA Takes Strategic Position on A+, Network+, Security+ “Freshness Dates”

Posted by: Ed Tittel
CompTIA certification renewal, CompTIA lets cert holders have it both ways, freshness dates for Security + A+ and Nework+

In my blog of 1/13/2010, I applauded CompTIA for its decision to grant its most popular credentials — namely, the ones called out in this blog's title — only a three...

February 17, 2010  4:09 PM

Another MS Study Option: “Career Packages”

Posted by: Ed Tittel
free software with Win7-WinSrv08 R2-SQL Srv08 R2 training, IT career development, IT careers, Microsoft Career Package offer

Those IT professionals seeking advancement, or aspiring IT workers seeking positions, may want to check out an interesting combination package available (for some time now) from Microsoft. It's called a "Career Package" and includes coverage of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, with SW Server...

February 9, 2010  2:09 PM

Up, Down and Sideways: IT Employment in 2010

Posted by: Ed Tittel
February 2010 employment situation, IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment situation

My return from Belgium, and back to work in my home office, coincides nearly exactly with the latest employment situation summary for February, 2010. Although the numbers reported include an...


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