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July, 2010


July 30, 2010  3:56 PM

Today’s In-Demand IT Certs

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A propos of my recent blog "How do certification plans figure in an uncertain economy?," and all the surrounding conversation — which features the common...

July 29, 2010  3:45 PM

Unsolicited e-mail reminds me about CompTIA cert change

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Here's a snippet from a spam message that just showed up in my inbox (actually, it's probably not out-and-out spam; I bet I let a "let us send you offers from our advertisers" clause slip by my sign-up for some cert site or another). It provides a poignant reminder of the pending CompTIA...


July 28, 2010  9:08 PM

How do certification plans figure in an uncertain economy?

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I got the following e-mail this morning from long-time certification guru and occasional collaborator Anne Martinez of GoCertify.com:

I am curious as to your opinion on the current state of the IT certification industry. From my...


July 28, 2010  3:10 PM

Citrix Certifications Somewhat Rationalized At Last

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For years I've written about and covered various Citrix certifications, so I've spent my fair share of time on the Citrix Web pages and on the phone with Citrix Education trying to nail down what's available to whom, how much things cost, how long they take to complete, and yada yada yada. Upon my...


July 27, 2010  3:24 PM

Microsoft Technology Associate Targets Student Population

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Hey! I'm back from vacation, and have to apologize for tardy reporting on Microsoft's launch of a new family of certifications called the Microsoft Technology Association, or MTA. You can get a reasonably complete picture of the MTA program from Microsoft's own materials on its MTA pages (please...


July 27, 2010  3:22 PM

Take a challenge, take the family

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

OK, so I'm on vacation this week and I'm learning how not to be at work most of the time, and how to be relaxing and enjoying my family and my freedom instead. To some extent, this is a challenge all by itself because I'm so used to hunkering down by myself in my office, immersed in a world that's...


July 20, 2010  2:41 PM

The benefits of an occasional recharge

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Work. Work. Work. Go all day, deal with the rest of life as busy schedules permit, catch a few Zs, then get up and do it all over again. That's the typical rhythm of life for most of us working stiffs, most of the time. Every now and then, though, it's a good idea to make a break from the dull...


July 15, 2010  3:48 PM

Summer Career Tune-Up Ideas Here!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

It's summertime and the dog days are here. I live in Texas, where it's HOT, HOT, HOT and where cool ideas can provide some welcome relief from the blast furnace that we call "the great outdoors" at this time of year. Maybe it's not so bad where you live — and for your sake, I certainly hope...


July 12, 2010  9:27 PM

Windows 7 SP1 Beta Released Today

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The TechNet Evaluation Center released the combined Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 beta package today. Check out this warning that advises end users to steer clear: [caption id="attachment_830"...


July 12, 2010  9:09 PM

MS Ups Its SharePoint Cert Coverage

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As of today (July 12, 2010), Microsoft has 4 more new SharePoint exams on its slate, two each that count toward Technical Specialist (MCTS) and IT Professional (MCITP) credentials:


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