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July, 2011


July 29, 2011  2:34 PM

CompTIA Certs: New IT Job Harbinger, or Wishful Thinking?

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As I jumped up to the CompTIA Web site this morning and checked their latest press releases for signs of new programs and activities, I came across an item entitled " Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

July 27, 2011  6:59 PM

Microsoft Seeks Recert Feedback

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Just saw this post on the MS Learning Born to Learn blog: "We need your feedback about recertification." It's from Krista Wall who I've dealt with over the...


July 25, 2011  4:49 PM

Interesting MS Beta Exam on Forefront ID Mgr thru Aug 4

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When MS cert exams are in beta they are number 71-xxx instead of 72-xxx. The Microsoft Forefront Identity Manaer 2010 exam will be in beta until the end of next week, and is thus currently numbered 71-158. The full moniker for this exam is 71-158 TS: Forefront Identity Manager, Configuring and it...


July 22, 2011  2:50 PM

Interesting Top-10 List of Top IT Skills from Job Ads

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The folks at Indeed.com make a business out of consolidating online job ads for North America and making them searchable. While they're at it, they're not bashful about mining the results of their labors, either. ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick pulled out some interesting data from a


July 20, 2011  3:16 PM

Social Media Gains Career Boost Status

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Yesterday I had the honor and privilege of attending Dell's second annual Customer Advisory Panel (CAP) meeting, as a replacement for my long-time colleague and friend David Strom on behalf of his employer's Website ReadWriteWeb.com (aka RWW; see "Dave Strom Note" at the end of this blog for more...


July 18, 2011  6:06 PM

Crazy Yo-Yo Job Market E-mail Gets an Actual Response

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The Hon Mr Carter and his response do not leave me warm and fuzzy

To my complete and utter amazement, I actually got a...


July 15, 2011  8:53 PM

It always comes back to soft skills

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I just finished an article for Matt Gervais at SearchWinIT.com tentatively entitled "Write Your Way to IT Career Success." Over the years, I've written numerous articles on the importance of soft skills for career development with a special emphasis on the following topics:


July 13, 2011  6:07 PM

Arrgh! That Crazy Yo-Yo Job Market Is Straddling the Abyss

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I've been noodling around like mad since last Friday, when the US Bureau of Labor Statistics posted the news that only a trifling number of new jobs — 18,000 to be precise — had been created for the month of June, 2011. After the first sign of substantial gains the month before (over 200,000...


July 11, 2011  4:43 PM

The Secret to “The Secrets of Consulting” by Gerald M. Weinberg

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July 8, 2011  3:34 PM

ITIL Offers Potential IT Career Boost

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ITIL is an abbreviation for Information Technology Infrastructure Library. Based on work originally undertaken for the British Government's Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) in the 1980s, it evolved into a set of recommendations and best practices that exercise profound impact...


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