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May, 2011


May 31, 2011  1:34 PM

Nice Overview of Remodeled Security+ Exam

Posted by: Ed Tittel
latest Security+ exam provides great entry point into infosec field, New CompTIA Security+ makes it debut

In her most recent article at, longtime cert maven Anne Martinez shares some really useful information about the recently revised CompTIA Security+ exams, which hit English-language testing centers earlier this month. Entitled "

May 27, 2011  2:49 PM

VMWare VCP4 Exam Gets a “Second Chance” Offer

Posted by: Ed Tittel
VCP410 exam free retake offer, VCP410 free retake expires 7/31/2011

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May 20, 2011  2:34 PM

Join Learning@Cisco on LinkedIn, Post Like Message, Win Free Exam

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Join Learning@Cisco on LinkedIn and post to group to win free Cisco cert exam, win free Cisco cert exam

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May 11, 2011  8:42 PM

Cisco Reworks Data Center Specialist Certs

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Cisco updates data center specialist certs, new Cisco Data Center specialist certs for Unified Computing and Network Infrastructure

Nowhere is IT technology changing more quickly or thoroughly than in data centers around the world, particularly those that play host to a growing collection of cloud-based applications and services, including SaaS (Software as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a...

May 8, 2011  9:16 PM

MS “Spring Cleaning” Turns Up Free E-Learning Gems

Posted by: Ed Tittel
free training materials from MS Learning for Spring 2011, raft of topics covered from MS Learning shelves, Spring Cleaning assembles free MS Learning materials

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May 6, 2011  9:28 PM

Employment and Unemployment Numbers Both Go Up!

Posted by: Ed Tittel
April 2011 Employment Situation Summary, Good news for IT at long last in April 2011 employment numbers, solid signs of growth in many key IT related areas for April 2011

Earlier this week, the markets made history when the major stock indexes (Dow, S&P500, and so forth) and commodity prices both went down at the same time, and for the same reason: prospects of slowing employment in the US. Today, the markets and commodities both rebounded when the US Bureau of...

May 4, 2011  2:39 PM

Mobile Learning from Cisco

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Cisco mobile learning pushes cert prep on to leading smartphones, M-Learning is Cisco's moniker for smartphone-based cert study modules

You can really tell that smartphones are taking up an ever-more critical and sizable role in techies' everyday activities when you stumble across something like this: [caption id="attachment_1383" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The caption says it all"]

May 2, 2011  1:54 PM

Interesting move to “digital-only” cert certificates

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Brocade swiches to all-digital certification paperwork, PDF-only certificates save money and energy and get paperwork to certified professionals faster

Last month, Anne Martinez posted a guest blog from data center and storage networking vendor Brocade entitled "Brocade Moves to PDF-only Certificates." Basically, this puts certified...


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