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April, 2010

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April 19, 2010  9:23 PM

Here comes a new MS Cert program



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Microsoft Certified Technology Associate (MCTA), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), new entry-level MS credential, new MS certification

Get ready for a new Microsoft certification program, aimed to sit between various single- or dual-exam CompTIA credentials and more advanced Microsoft credentials like the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP). The program is going to...

April 16, 2010  1:27 PM

A Freewheeling Conversation with Chris Pirie of MS Learning



Posted by: Ed Tittel
MS IT certification trends, MS Learning, MS proffers signs of IT upturn

At the invitation of Microsoft Learning, I spent about forty minutes on the phone Wednesday with Chris Pirie, General Manager, Worldwide Sales and Marketing for that division within the company. We talked on a number of topics, most of which were centered around career start and career development,...


April 7, 2010  5:31 PM

Be … err… Get a Microsoft Desktop Player



Posted by: Ed Tittel
MS Desktop Player, MS Desktop Player delivers easy access to training and information items, new Silverlight Web application: MS Desktop Player

Microsoft has a pretty slick new Silverlight based education aggregation tool available, called the Microsoft Desktop Player. Just for grins I set up a query that specified me as an IT Pro, looking for resources on Win 7,...


April 2, 2010  7:16 PM

March 2010 Employment Situation Summary



Posted by: Ed Tittel
April 2010 employment situation summary, BLS April 2010 situation summary, overall employment goes a little positive for April 2010

Today's the first Friday in a new month, so the US Bureau of Labor Statistics regales us with the previous month's "Employment Situation Summary." Once again, the big numbers show little sign of advance or retreat--gross...


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