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June, 2012

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June 22, 2012  5:34 PM

More Surface than Substance?

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Wow! Talk about a LOT of hoopla. The recent announcement of the Surface tablet in Los Angeles last Tuesday has unleashed a firestorm of comment and controversy around Microsoft's super-secret foray into Tablet computing. So far my favorite comment and analysis on this emerging phenomenon comes from...

June 22, 2012  5:09 PM

Over Half-a-dozen MSCE: Private Cloud Certs already granted

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The MCSE: Private Cloud just went live last week, and yesterday MS Learning person Victoria Sopher posted to Born to Learn a


June 21, 2012  4:12 PM

MSCE Private Cloud Exams Now Live

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I've been distracted by a rush-rush project lately, so I missed the news from last week (June 13) that the exams for the MCSE: Private Cloud are now live. That is to say you can now register...


June 16, 2012  4:02 PM

OK, let’s get silly with this Windows 8 parody!

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All right, after all the moaning and groaning about the new Windows 8 Metro UI it's definitely time to start mining this sometimes absurd and irritating situation for some humor. And now, there's a great parody video of Windows 8 that YouTube user "LaughWithLulu" has posted that makes the most of...


June 16, 2012  3:41 PM

Do isolated bright spots in employment confer hope? Hope so!

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In the hoopla surrounding the duelling candidates' visits to Ohio yesterday I was struck by repeated reports that with unemployment below 7% in Ohio, it's a tough sell for the Republican candidate to promote doom, gloom, and dismal employment to such an audience. Then this morning, I saw a blurb in...


June 13, 2012  1:24 PM

Brocade to Refresh BCNE and BCNP Training and Exams in July

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Brocade is getting ready to update the exams and training materials for its Brocade Certified Network Engineer (BCNE) and Brocade Certified Network Professional (BCNP) certifications on July 6 (BCNE) and July 13 (BCNP). New versions of the relevant classes -- CNE 200 and CNP 300 -- will hit...


June 9, 2012  9:31 PM

More New MS Certs — MCSA, MCSE, and MCSD — Revealed

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Between an e-mail from Shanti Barnes (MS Learning PR person extraordinaire) last Tuesday, June 5, and the June 7 MCP Weekly Flash that hit my inbox two days later, the IT certification landscape has been rockin' with lots of major new outcroppings in its Microsoft parts. The Tuesday e-mail...


June 6, 2012  3:14 PM

Computer-Based Testing Takes Over at ISC-squared

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OK! Hey, hey! The days of six-hour, paper-based exams in which you filled out page after page of mark sense dots with Number 2 pencils are finally over. The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium -- better known as (ISC)2 or "ISC squared" -- has completed its...


June 4, 2012  2:21 PM

When you’re up, you’re up, and when you’re down, you’re DOWN

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Gosh! I was out of the office all day Friday, and thus missed my chance to jump on the May 2012 Employment Situation summary report as soon as it issued forth from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics at 8:30 EDT that morning. Of course, by now everybody now knows those numbers were shockingly bad...


June 1, 2012  10:43 AM

Server 2012 Cert Training (Jump Start) Already Scheduled

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As of mid-April, MS doesn't call the next Windows Server release "Windows Server 8" any more. It's now officially known as "Windows Server 2012," and it's expected to ship in October, 2012, along with Windows 8 for the desktop. Late last week Microsoft Learning announced its first two-day Jump...


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