IT Career JumpStart:

October, 2010

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October 25, 2010  1:11 PM

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

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

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

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

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

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

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

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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

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

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

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[caption id="attachment_999" align="aligncenter" width="406" caption="The Kryterion online testing environment adapts cert testing entirely to secure Web-based development and delivery"]   Bookmark and Share     5 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


October 8, 2010  8:54 PM

September 2010 EmpSitSum: Same-O, Same-O

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 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

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

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

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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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