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December, 2011

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December 26, 2011  12:58 AM

Happy Holidays … and Vacation!

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Dear Readers: This will be my last blog post for this year (I'm off until January 2 after tonight),  so I'd like to wish everyone a terrific holiday season, and a joyous and successful New Year. We've been celebrating quite nicely around here at Chez Tittel with plenty of good-quality cheer for...

December 23, 2011  4:03 PM

Unemployment filings continue downward trend, flattening out

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December 21, 2011  4:51 PM

Check out my “Top Fives” on Tom’s IT Pro

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December 19, 2011  3:51 PM

Interesting Changes Coming to MS Cert Exams

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I just watched Episode 1of Technet Radio's "Microsoft Certified-Cert Talk" show (despite being called a form of radio, it's a full-fledged video with pictures as well as...


December 16, 2011  7:38 PM

More Good News on Unemployment Filings

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Last Friday, I posted a blog here entitled "Unemployment filings finally fall below critical 400K weekly mark." It basically stated that we'd finally...


December 14, 2011  3:30 PM

Brocade Prepares to Launch 16 Gbps BCFD Cert

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OK, so once a month I either get together by phone or email with Joe Cannata, Brocade's Senior Manager of Business Development/Certification, to get the latest and greatest news from that company's active certification and training program. Although Joe tells me that this time of year "is kind of a...


December 12, 2011  5:51 PM

What’s the Biggest Cert Program by Population?

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I've often pondered this question, and I've usually answered by saying "Microsoft." Turns out I'm only half right: it's actually the Microsoft Office Specialist program, aka MOS, and while the subject matter is indisputably Microsoft's, the exams and content and the related certification program...


December 9, 2011  6:23 PM

Unemployment filings finally fall below critical 400K weekly mark

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For the first time since February, 2011, weekly first-time filings for unemployment have finally dropped below the 400,000 mark. This number is a kind of critical watershed point for economists, who believe that numbers above this threshold indicate an ailing economy, while those below this mark...


December 7, 2011  3:16 PM

IT Equals Life-Long Learning

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There's a great blog over on MS Born to Learn entitled "Never stop learning, simple." by Andrew Bettany, posted on 12/3/2011. He remarks about mentoring technology start-ups in their early phases, and how they devote the bulk of their efforts to utilizing their skills and knowledge to...


December 2, 2011  2:31 PM

Halfway Decent Empsit Means 10 Years to Full Recovery!

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Economists generally define full employment in the USA as the condition that prevails when unemployment percentages dip below six percent. With the release of this morning's Employment Situation Summary from the US Bureau...


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