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March, 2010

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March 26, 2010  3:17 PM

Microsoft Learning Catalog Gets a Facelift



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Microsoft Learning, Microsoft Learning Catalog, Microsoft Learning Catalog reworked, new Microsoft Learning catalog

Thanks to a warning e-mail from Wag-Ed flack Heather Vaughan (and I'm not using that term in a perjorative sense, she's great to work with and very pro-active) I just took a look at the new and improved Microsoft Learning site, which now revolves around a re-imagined

March 23, 2010  9:43 PM

The Many Benefits of Project Management



Posted by: Ed Tittel
PMI PMP, project management for IT professionals, Project Management Institute Project Management Professional

In looking at any number of recent reports on IT certification and salaries, it's become pretty noteworthy that the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMI PMP) is emerging as a "must-have" credential for IT professionals interested in developing their career potential...


March 16, 2010  4:03 PM

New Cert Survey Now Features Virtualization Among an Otherwise Familiar Cast



Posted by: Ed Tittel
2010 Top IT Certs, TechRepublic and Global Knowledge 2010 Salary and Cert survey, VCP takes up residence in a top certs list

In the latest "Between the Lines" for ZDNet, TechRepublic guest blogger Bill Detwiler reports on the "Top five technical certifications by salary." Based on an IT salary survey conducted in tandem between Global...


March 11, 2010  5:12 PM

Another take on the employment situation



Posted by: Ed Tittel
does employment history predice the employment future, economist's interpretation of unemployment decline, February 2010 employment situation

Sandy Leeds is a senior lecturer for the prestigious MBA program at the University of Texas. Even though he doesn't haveĀ  a PhD (he has all kinds of other degrees though, including a BA, an MBA, and a law degree) he's an award winning faculty member nevertheless. Check out his blog which is called...


March 5, 2010  8:33 PM

Employment Still Going Sideways



Posted by: Ed Tittel
February 2010 Employment Situation Summary, February 2010 employment stats show little motion up or down, US BLS February 10 employment situation

Rats! I'd hoped for some good news in today's February 2010 Employment Situation Summary from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, but what I got was more of the same. Unemployment is unchanged at 9.7%, and job losses were...


March 3, 2010  3:20 PM

A few faint glimmers of hope, employment-wise



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

This morning on NPR I heard two faint glimmers of hope on the employment front. First a recent study of planned layoffs by executive placement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas shows that those numbers are down to their lowest levels in four years. And second, a recent report on job losses...


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