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June, 2012


June 22, 2012  5:34 PM

More Surface than Substance?

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Microsoft Surface fans excitement but won't be out for some time yet

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

Posted by: Ed Tittel
MCSE PC is gaining a growing number of holders, MCSE Private Cloud gets going

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

Posted by: Ed Tittel

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!

Posted by: Ed Tittel

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!

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Austin Texas and Ohio may suggest ways to lower unemployment, do bright employment spots suggest relief for high unemployment?

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

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Brocade updates BCNE and BCNP exams and training, new versions of BCNP and BCNE for July 2012

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

Posted by: Ed Tittel
first MCSD covers Metro style apps, new MCSA and MCSE credentials anticipate Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

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

Posted by: Ed Tittel
great boost in access and convenience for ISC-squared exams, ISC-squared converts entirely to computer-based testing at Pearson VUE

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

Posted by: Ed Tittel
job growth falters and revisions paint a gloomier picture than anticipated, more grim stats from the May 2012 unemployment situation

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

Posted by: Ed Tittel

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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