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June, 2011


June 28, 2011  12:27 AM

Interesting Look at Top $$$ Certs

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Global Knowledge 2011 IT Cert Pay survey results, Global Knowledge Proffers List of Top Paying IT Certs, Interesting entries in the Global Knowledge List of 15 Highest-Paying IT Certs

They're a staple of the cert biz, and fodder for cert sponsors, training companies, publishers, and everybody else connected with getting candidates certified. Even so, it's still interesting to peruse surveys of top-paying certifications as they become available. This one is entitled "

June 24, 2011  3:20 PM

Cisco Certification Tendencies? Check Out Cisco Live Online!

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Check out Cisco Live Virtual, free registration grants access to all kinds of great Cisco training and cert prep materials

Anybody who's been around the Cisco world for awhile knows about the company's trade shows, called Cisco Live! Those same people also know that Cisco is moving aggressively into telepresence, video conferencing, and virtual training and lab technology. Well, in the grand tradition of "eat your own...

June 23, 2011  4:00 PM

A Year’s Worth of MS Exam and Cert Retirements Announced

Posted by: Ed Tittel
MS Learning announces broad slate of exam retirements; MS Learning finally retires MCSA/MCSE on Windows 2000 Server

On June 17, Erika Cravens of MS Learning posted a Born to Learn blog entitled "Upcoming Exam and Certification Retirements including...

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June 17, 2011  4:38 PM

Mind Your Manners, Post Job Interview!!!

Posted by: Ed Tittel
post-interview thank you notes are important; tips and advice for writing post-interview thank you notes

Yesterday, I posted a potentially life-changing blog on It's entitled "The Post-Interview Thank You: Benefits, Dos, and Don'ts."...

June 10, 2011  12:39 PM

What’s Happening on the Jobs Front? Alas, not much…

Posted by: Ed Tittel
another stall in job growth for May 2011, June 2011 employment situation summary, latest jobs outlook is surprisingly grim

Last Friday's most recent set of employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics were pretty disappointing, to say the least, and set off a market correction that persisted until yesterday, June 9, at which point we...

June 8, 2011  2:16 PM

Hurricane Electric Free IPv6 Certification

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Hurricane Electric IPv6 certification; beginning the IPv6 migration process

As I'm getting ready to update my community college textbook Guide to TCP/IP  for a fourth edition, I'm gearing up in a big way to make...

June 6, 2011  1:08 PM

Score Another One for Emmett Dulaney: A Visual Guide to Risk Mgmt

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Emmett Dulaney's Visual Guide to Risk Management, nice overview of infosec principles of risk management

I may be imagining things, but Emmett Dulaney's postings over at seem to be one of the few active signs of life left on at that once-vibrant IT certification information clearinghouse (his columns are now the only entries in the What's New area on the home page, and most other silos...

June 3, 2011  2:54 PM

New VMWare Certified Professional 4 Desktop Cert Available

Posted by: Ed Tittel
check out the new VMWare Virtual Desktop cert VCP4-DT, new VMWare VCP4-DT virtual desktop cert available

In the continuing expansion of its certification offerings, VMWare has added a new credential to its lineup. It's called the VMWare Certified Professional 4 - Desktop credential, and courses and exams...

June 1, 2011  2:27 PM

Free Video Exam Prep for 70-681 Available

Posted by: Ed Tittel
free MS-provded 70-681 exam prep; free exam prep for Deploying Win7 and Office 2010 cert exam (70-681)

For those interested in taking the Microsoft Certification exam 70-681 TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying, there's a free video available from Microsoft to help candidates prep for that test. Presented...


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