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April, 2011


April 29, 2011  3:58 PM

Emmett Dulaney Offers “Monkey-See, Monkey-Do” Guide to Social Engineering



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Emmett Dulaney Visual Guide to Social Engineering, illustrated guide to common social engineering techniques

In what has to be one of his coolest articles in a long time — profusely illustrated, too, no less — Emmett Dulaney strikes gold over at CertCities.com with "A Visual Guide to Social...

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April 27, 2011  1:33 PM

HP ExpertONE: Newish Cert Program Sneaks Up on Me



Posted by: Ed Tittel
and storage, HP puts ExpertONE label on its cert programs; HP ExpertONE tracks include converged infrastructure

Among my many and various jobs (the life of a freelancer is often about changing hats frequently, which means keeping up with a large hat-rack and regular rotation of chapeaux), I moderate discussion groups on several forums at the HP Learning...

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April 25, 2011  5:08 PM

Microsoft to Up MCP Exam Prices in USA to $150 on 7/1/2011



Posted by: Ed Tittel
buy MCP exams from Prometric now to save $25 each on exams over the next year, MCP exam prices going up on July 1 2011, MS to increase MCP exam prices on 7/1/2011

For the first time in nearly a decade — nine-plus years, anyway — Microsoft is raising its certification exam prices. As of July 1, 2011, the cost of an MCP exam (which applies to all Microsoft certifications except for Microsoft Office Specialist topics, and high end exams like those for the...


April 18, 2011  2:45 PM

Microsoft Hosts Free Job Interview Bootcamp on “Career Factor”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
free job interview session through MS Career Factor and Microsoft Certified Career Conference, join Wendy Hill online April 19 for free job interview bootcamp online

Tomorrow morning at 7:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (-08:00) Microsoft will host a live job interview bootcamp through its "Career Factor" online reality show, hosted by Microsoft Staffing consultant Wendy Hill. Her sessions at the Microsoft Certified Career Conference on this topic have always been...


April 15, 2011  1:23 PM

Microsoft Launches Lync 2010 Certs



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Exam 70-664 covers MCTS for Lync Server 2010, Exams 70-664 and 70-665 cover MCITP for Lync Server 2010, MS releases Lync Server 2010 certs, MS Unified Communications server (Lync Server 2010) gets its own certs

For those who don't already know, Microsoft Lync 2010 is the company's unified communications server technology. Here's how MS describes its workings on the Lync home page: "Microsoft Lync 2010 provides a...


April 13, 2011  1:58 PM

Cisco Launches Learning Labs for Hands-on Training



Posted by: Ed Tittel

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April 12, 2011  3:07 PM

Microsoft to Host Live, Online Resume Writing Workshop 4/13/2011



Posted by: Ed Tittel

If you're not averse to installing and using Microsoft Live Meeting on your PC (which may already be installed on your Windows machine, if you've elected to include Windows Live Essentials on your desktop), you may want to drop in on a live online session of Microsoft's ongoing reality series...


April 8, 2011  5:24 PM

PMI Now Offers Agile Certification



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Agile practices make the PMI certification grade, PMI Agile Certification coming in Q3 2011, PMI to offer Agile project management credential

Agile is a well-known term to project management and development practitioners, and is gaining significant ground in the workplace as a methodology to design, build, and deliver software — and increasingly, projects of many other kinds as well — on time, under budget, and to meet specific...


April 6, 2011  2:44 PM

IT Earnings Down, Cert Values (Slightly Up)



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Global Knowledge and TechRepublic publish 2011 Salary and Skills Survey, Recent industry survey shows dip in IT pay rates is offset by value of IT certifications

The 2011 IT Skills and Salary Report jointly produced by Global Knowledge (an IT training firm) and TechRepublic (an online resource for IT professionals) surveyed over 12,000 IT...


April 4, 2011  2:07 PM

Glimmers of Employment Hope, But No Major Turnaround…Yet



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT still down for March 2011, March 2011 Employment Situation shows signs of improvement, stronger growth needed to put IT jobs into the black

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