IT Career JumpStart:

November, 2010


November 30, 2010  2:52 PM

A Tale of Two Opposing Employment Lists

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Curious about this blog title? A quick comparison between the titles of the articles that gave me the idea for this posting should satisfy your need to know and understand what's up here:

November 29, 2010  5:22 PM

No other signs of sweeping changes to Microsoft Certified Master requirements

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Revisiting Anne Martinez's latest GoCertify "Certification Watch" newsletter reminded me of my blog dated


November 28, 2010  11:58 PM

MS Certified Career Conference Recordings Finally Up

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Though the MCCC (Microsoft Certified Career Conference)  came and went in 24 blistering hours on November 18, the recordings of that day's events didn't hit the site until last week. In fact, I checked last Tuesday (November 23) and only a handful of items had made it to those pages by that time....


November 23, 2010  10:47 PM

CompTIA working with SNIA to Craft Storage+ Cert

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Last week,  CompTIA issued a call for subject matter experts to help formulate the requirements and questions for an exam on digital storage technologies. This will very likely focus on network-attached storage (NAS) and storage-area networks (SANs) though some coverage of direct-attached storage...


November 22, 2010  4:05 PM

Discounted Citrix VirtCert Exams Available thru End of 2010

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Those who've been sitting on the fence when it comes to pursuing Citrix virtualization certification may want to stop sitting, and start making exam plans. That's because prospective candidates for two of its virtualization certification exams can save $75 off the $300 tab (25% off, in other words)...


November 19, 2010  9:17 PM

MCCC a resounding success, and a whole lot of fun, too

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From 6:15 AM yesterday until almost 8:00 PM last night (CST, -06:00 UCT/GMT) I was up and running inside the Microsoft Certified Career Conference (MCCC). During three different one-hour periods I ran real-time chat sessions...


November 17, 2010  3:32 PM

Interesting team-up between NC and MS

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In this case, NC refers to the sovereign state of North Carolina, and MS is of course my old friend and familiar, Microsoft. Two press releases tell the story in some detail, but their headlines by themselves are enough to lead my blog in the direction in which I'd like it to go (in both headlines...


November 16, 2010  6:19 PM

Guided tour of Microsoft Certified Career Conference (MCCC) runtime

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On Thursday, starting at 4:00AM PST (UCT -08:00), and running for 24 hours after that, you can partake of the live portion of the upcoming Microsoft Certified Career Conference (visit the


November 9, 2010  7:38 PM

SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master Undergoes a Sea Change

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I had the good fortune yesterday (11/8/2010) to speak with Joseph Sack, a  Program Manager for the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) credential on SQL Server...


November 5, 2010  5:14 PM

Forensics Certs Come and Go, But Here Are Some Evergreens

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I'm up to my armpits in revising the Sybex book Computer Forensics JumpStart into a second edition at the moment, and have almost gotten through the entire first draft as of today. One of the more interesting exercises in this book was to talk about available certifications in the area of...


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