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February, 2011


February 28, 2011  8:58 PM

MCCC Numbers Come Back from Feb 24 Iteration

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[caption id="attachment_1278" align="aligncenter" width="444" caption="Above MCCC overall totals Below Preso numbers for Certification in Academia"] Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

February 25, 2011  5:00 PM

Resume Tips from the Trenches

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As part of my "friendly services" to Microsoft Certified Career Conference attendees who bothered to drop in on my post-presentation Q&A sessions last week, I volunteered to provide feedback on about half-a-dozen different resumes during...


February 24, 2011  5:28 PM

Windows 7 SP1 Hits Windows Update

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It's here. Windows 7 SP1 is now available for download through Windows Update. This is what your download Window will look like if you expand the view of Important Updates inside the WU interface: [caption id="attachment_1268" align="aligncenter" width="447" caption="The inside scoop on Win7 SP1...


February 24, 2011  5:10 PM

Recent CompTIA Study Sheds Interesting Light on Employer Views on IT Certs

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In an early February press release, CompTIA shared some insights gleaned from a recent survey it performed that involved 1,700 hiring managers and HR staff at businesses and organizations of all kinds and sizes in the US, UK, and South Africa (see


February 21, 2011  10:54 PM

VMWare Offers Desktop Virtualization Cert

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[caption id="attachment_1262" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Header from the new VMWare Virtual Desktop Certification exam & cert"] Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 18, 2011  4:22 PM

Second MCCC Presentation Outshines the First

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At 7:30 Central last evening, I jumped back into the fray at the second Microsoft Certified Career Conference (MCCC) for my second presentation of the day with Jeff Johnson, Microsoft Learning's Academic Area Lead for North America. We had a 1-hour time slot and used almost 50 minutes in giving...


February 17, 2011  9:23 PM

Catch Me Today at MCCC! IT Certification Success Rides Again

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I'm on and off the conference software all day long today, and blogging catch as catch can. This morning I delivered a presentation entitled "IT Certification Success: From Book to Site." It describes my book of the same name (IT Certification Success, that is) that went...


February 14, 2011  3:44 PM

Emmett Dulaney Scores Big with Cert Exam Tip #1 for 2011

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Mr. Dulaney and I have both been working the "IT certification patch" since the mid-1990s, and I always enjoy reading his weekly column for CertCities.com. His latest effort is no exception, and...


February 11, 2011  3:56 PM

Cisco Launches Virtual Classroom Instructor Specialist Cert

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This week Cisco added another considerable arrow to its learning quiver, with the introduction of the Cisco Virtual Classroom Instruction Specialist credential. Leveraging the...


February 9, 2011  7:49 PM

“IT Certification Success” Rides Again

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Back in 2000, I created a special volume for the Exam Cram series of books designed to augment their exam-focused coverage and content. This book was called IT Certification Success and it went through four editions in the period from 2000 to 2003, during which...


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