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September, 2011

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September 28, 2011  1:59 PM

Brocade Cert Programs Offer Rich Mix of Credentials

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It's always gratifying to hear from readers of this and other blogs, doubly so when what I hear comes from other players in the industry. That's why I was very gratified and interested to hear from Joe Cannata last month: he's a Senior Manager for Business Development at

September 26, 2011  4:00 PM

CISSP Objectives Change Again on 1/1/2012

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Wow! We are really cycling through some changes on the CISSP exam. If you take a look at this blog from the exam development team at Transcender (a well-known and widely respected purveyor of premium-priced IT certification practice exams, and now also a part of Kaplan, Inc.) you'll get a pretty...


September 23, 2011  1:29 PM

Say “Hello!” to Tom’sITPro, with Yours Truly as Their Certguy!

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I've been writing for various Tom's Hardware Websites (Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide, to be more specific) since the turn of the millennium, having started with translating articles for...


September 22, 2011  5:46 PM

Microsoft Shares Results from Its Recertification Survey

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On August 17, 2011, I posted a blog entitled “   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 19, 2011  2:56 PM

A Glimmer of Good News on the IT Hiring Front?

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I found a recent story at the Certification Magazine Website entitled "CIOs Talk IT Hiring in Q4" that appears to provide a glimmer of good news on the IT hiring front, for what would be a decidedly welcome change. This...


September 16, 2011  2:07 PM

New Horizons and MS Team Up to Offer Pre-Exam Cert Mentoring

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In a rare and unusual display of industry wide cert candidate support, Microsoft and New Horizons have teamed up to offer free mentoring sessions to students who have recently taken a certification training class but not yet taken the corresponding exam. The "rare and unusual" part of this offer...


September 14, 2011  12:20 PM

CompTIA Backs Obama’s Jobs Plan–sort of…

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Check out this 9/12/2011 press release from CompTIA "CompTIA Supports Innovative Approaches to Putting...

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September 9, 2011  9:50 PM

Is $447 B Enough to Turn the Tide on US Employment?

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Last night, President Obama addressed the US Congress, and proposed a new jobs-focused economic stimulus that would broaden the current Social Security tax cut for workers, and extend similar payroll tax cuts to small businesses. It would cut Social Security taxes by more than half for individuals...


September 5, 2011  8:40 PM

What Does Doubling the Exam Price and Paying $100 to Waive Classroom Training Mean?

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My eyebrows went up a bit as I read this headline in Anne Martinez' latest Certification Watch newsletter (Volume 14#11, 9/1/2011, 2nd headline from the top): "Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Exam to Double in Price,...


September 2, 2011  8:57 PM

Employment: Is No Change Bad News?

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Today's the first Friday of the month, so the US Bureau of Labor Statistics posts last month's employment numbers. As I was driving to an appointment this morning, I heard an NPR reporter describe the Dow Jones Industrial Index as "plunging" in the wake of this report. And indeed, today the DJIA...


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