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June 25, 2010  9:16 PM

Bing: The Exam and MCTS Certification

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June 22, 2010  4:00 PM

Cisco Adds Emeritus Designation to CCIE Program

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In recent phone conversations with Fred Weiller and Angela Mendoza of Cisco (Mr. Weiller is the Director of Marketing for Learning@Cisco, and Ms. Mendoza is the Marketing Manager for Cisco Certifications), I learned that the company plans to extend and build upon its always-popular and highly...


June 21, 2010  3:20 PM

Strange Phenomena Can Sometimes Skew Employment Numbers

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The June12th-18th 2010 issue of The Economist includes an interesting story entitled "Unemployment Insurance: Extension Deficit...

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June 21, 2010  2:53 PM

How Do YOU Fill Out a “Customer Satisfaction Survey” When the Product Doesn’t Work?

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In the past weeks, I've recounted some misadventures in the wake of replacing my heavily-used but now retired HP EX-475 MediaSmart Server (MSS). That unit has been replaced with a brand-new EX-495 unit, which upgrades the AMD Sempron processor to an Intel E5200 Core Duo, and bumps the internal...


June 16, 2010  9:26 PM

Ah! The Vagaries of Service Provider Services

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My good friend, and occasional employer and/or collaborator, David Strom, produced a very nice Web Informant blog today entitled "Strom's cable Internet odyssey." Therein, he recounts some amazing and bothersome issues in...


June 14, 2010  8:20 PM

Another ray of IT employment sunshine

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John Oates recent Channel Register story "IT jobs market recovering well/So where's my raise?" cites a four percent increase in technology jobs advertised for Q1'10 versus Q1'09 as evidence of recovery. I'd...


June 11, 2010  4:41 PM

The Once and Future/Current MOS

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MOS stands for MIcrosoft Office Specialist and is a family of certifications from Microsoft Learning that deals with all the major office components — namely, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access...


June 9, 2010  1:22 PM

Cisco expands its already-great certs with new architecture credential

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I had the good fortune to spend some time on the phone last week with Fred Weiller, Director of Marketing for Learning at Cisco, along with Erik Ullanderson, Manager of Global Certifications for the same company. We talked our way through the new Cisco Certified Architect credential (sometimes...


June 8, 2010  7:25 PM

Job Market Ups and Downs

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To me the most interesting thing about the latest Employment Situation Summary (May 2010) is that once again we're going essentially nowhere from the preceding month. Though the numbers show a solid increase in employment...


June 3, 2010  3:05 PM

Revisiting Computer Forensic Certs

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Last week, I got a phone call from one of my publishers asking for a revision to this Sybex title Computer Forensics...

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