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October, 2010


October 25, 2010  1:11 PM

Please help me to help you if you need cert/career advice

Posted by: Ed Tittel
7 questions for effective career or certification advice, how to ask me for career or certification help and input, IT career planning

At least half a dozen times per month, I get e-mail, field postings, or otherwise receive queries from people seeking career and/or certification advice. Way, way back in August 2008 I wrote a blog posting here entitled...

October 22, 2010  4:28 PM

Countdown to Microsoft Certified Career Conference 11/18/2010

Posted by: Ed Tittel
MCCC not-for-profit event, Microsoft Certified Career Conference 11/18/2010, more news about Microsoft Certified Career Conference

I spent a very interesting three-quarters of an hour on the phone earlier this week with Ken Rosen (the Lead Community and Evangelism Manager for Microsoft Learning) and Tjeerd Veninga (the Certified Trainer Community Lead also for Microsoft Learning), talking — and then, brainstorming — about...

October 21, 2010  8:48 PM

Cisco Rejiggers Professional Voice and Security Certs

Posted by: Ed Tittel
CCSP gives way to CCNP Security, CCVP gives way to CCNP Voice, Cisco Professional Voice and Security certs get serious makeover, Cisco Updates CCNP Voice and Security certs

As of Tuesday, October 19, Cisco has reworked its voice (VoIP) and security certifications at the professional level. There's a new CCNP Voice to replace the former CCVP, and a new CCNP Security to replace the former CCSP. In speaking with Cisco Learning staff on Monday 10/18, I learned that the...

October 16, 2010  2:17 PM

The Winter For the Teapot’s Revenge

Posted by: Ed Tittel
consumer spending and hiring still on hold, economic situation is becalmed, no major growth uptick for foreseeable future

In listening to NPR this morning, with various discussions of how the economy and slow job growth is turning around to bite incumbents on the hindquarters, I couldn't also help but think that while stimulus efforts did pour unthinkable amounts of money into banking and infrastructure they sure...

October 13, 2010  2:48 PM

MS Certified Career Conference Gets Its Own Blog

Posted by: Ed Tittel
more info about upcoming (11/2010) online MS Certified Career Conference, MS Certified Career Conference 11/18/2010, MS Certified Career Conference blog

The upcoming MS online conference I blogged about on 10/7/2010 ("Microsoft Certified Career Conference Online 11/18/2010") has now acquired its own very active

October 11, 2010  12:57 PM

Check out Kryterion Online Secure Testing

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Kryterion gets ready to stand proctored exam delivery on its head and bring testing centers to users instead of vice-versa, Kryterion Web-based cert and exam development and delivery technology, secure exam development and delivery moves online

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October 8, 2010  8:54 PM

September 2010 EmpSitSum: Same-O, Same-O

Posted by: Ed Tittel
modest unemployment dip offset by razor thing employment drop in IT for September 2010, not much motion in IT employment for September 2010, September 2010 employment situation summary


 Well, OK, then: today's the day that the US Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes its report on the Employment Situation Summary for...

October 7, 2010  3:56 PM

Microsoft Certified Career Conference Online 11/18/2010

Posted by: Ed Tittel
$50 for MS Certified Career Conference 11/18/2010, interesting line-up of speakers and coverage at Microsoft Certified Career Conference online 11/18/2010, MS Learning holds online conference 11/18/2010

I just got an email day before yesterday from the folks at Microsoft Learning's PR agency, Waggener-Edstrom, informing me that MS would be hosting an online career/certification conference on November 18, 2010. At the time, details were still kind of sketchy and I'm waiting to hear back if they're...

October 4, 2010  2:43 PM

Building Basic IT Skills and Knowledge

Posted by: Ed Tittel
basic IT skills and knowledge, building a solid IT foundation, IT knowledge for entry-level candidates

Nelson Velez at Certification Magazine has penned a nice little article entitled "Tips to Build a Solid Foundation in IT" (10/4/2010) that aims solidly at aspiring IT professionals seeking to gain entry into this...


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