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May, 2012


May 27, 2012  6:04 PM

How Technology Changes Everything, Even Itself (and Us Too, of Course)!

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Among my many regular stops for input to this blog is Microsoft's excellent but incredibly varied and mutable Born To Learn blog. That's why I really didn't know what to expect when I dived into...

May 25, 2012  7:23 PM

BYOD: Sometimes Yes, Maybe No…

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BYOD stands for "Bring Your Own Device," and is a constant source of prose and discussion for IT technology vendors and consultants. The "bring your own device" phrase refers to employees who bring their smartphones and tablets to work, and who wish to use corporate networks to get to the Internet...


May 23, 2012  6:55 PM

LPIC 1 and 2 Exams Will Rev Soon

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The Linux Professional Institute's entry and mid level certifications will get makeovers in July (1) and August (2), respectively. So says a recent Emmett Dulaney article "LPIC-1, LPIC-2 Exams Get a...

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May 21, 2012  1:02 PM

How to Make a Graceful Exit from a Job

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I really like it when a career advice article can make me laugh out loud, yet provide some good advice as well (my favorite paragon of this kind of thing is the inimitable Jerry Weinberg, whose books, articles, and classes...


May 18, 2012  3:39 PM

Pearson VUE Acquires Certiport

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In a move sure to catapult it to the very top of the testing and certification business, Pearson VUE announced on Wednesday that it was acquiring foundational level testing, certification, and content...


May 15, 2012  7:12 PM

INE Offers 2012 CCIE Lab Scholarship

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A couple of months back (March 20, 2012, to be more precise) I blogged here to report that Cisco-oriented training company INE.com had recognized this blog and my blog for Tom's IT Pro ("Making it in...

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May 14, 2012  2:05 PM

Check Out “60 Days to MCSE” at BTL

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BTL stands for Born to Learn, Microsoft Learning's catch-all blog clearinghouse for all things related to training, education, certification, and career development. In the past month, in the wake of the reborn MSCE and MCSA certifications, BTL has launched a dedicated forum area called "


May 11, 2012  4:48 PM

Wow! Only half of recent college grads finding full-time work

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I heard a story on NPR morning edition that rocked me back on my heels, HARD. It's entitled "College Grads Struggle to Gain Financial Footing," and its basic point calls on a...


May 9, 2012  2:19 PM

Pearson Offers Facebook-based Cert Sweepstakes

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May 7, 2012  1:30 PM

HP Slates Plethora of Certs for Retirement

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HP is putting a large number (66) of its ExpertONE certifications to pasture this summer, with 17 slated for retirement on June 30, 2012, and another 49 on August 31, 2012. You can check the complete list of retired items on the company's


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