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July, 2012


July 30, 2012  2:23 PM

More signs of continuing “Slow Growth Mode” in USA



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

On July 5, I wrote a blog post here entitled "Repeat After Me: 'Slow Growth Mode,'" wherein I laid out John Challenger's analysis for...

July 25, 2012  2:58 PM

Rebooted MCSE Adds Some Interesting Wrinkles



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In June and July of 2012, I blogged several times about the new, reinvented MCSE (it's Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert this time around, rather than Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer). In "

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July 23, 2012  7:51 PM

Stay in School, Go (Back) to School!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

It must be something in the air recently, but I've gotten half-a-dozen emails from readers asking me to explore the old familiar "school vs. certification" conundrum. For most people, career advancement or development is subject to limited time, money, and energy. Naturally, they want to invest in...


July 20, 2012  1:11 PM

Spread the Word: GoCertify.com Seeks Funding Injection — or Buyer



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Anybody who's read this blog for any length of time (or any of my other cert-related blogs for Tom's IT Pro or   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 19, 2012  6:45 PM

Red Hat Pioneers New Approach to Lab Testing: A Testing Kiosk



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Thanks to widespread adoption of virtualization technologies and high-speed networking links to distant data centers, it's not as hard to sit down to take a lab exam as it used to be. But big companies that do "performance based testing" or "lab exams" still often require candidates to travel to a...


July 16, 2012  3:27 PM

Dell Quietly Adds to SonicWALL Cert Program



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Prior to its acquisition by Dell in May, 2012, SonicWALL  already had the beginnings of a certification program for its Unified Threat Management (UTM) platforms underway in partnership with Global Knowledge (a well-known purveyor of IT education and certification preparation training). On July...


July 13, 2012  4:13 PM

Some Seriously Six-Figure IT Certs



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

I've been poking around on the Web this morning, noodling about for sources of information on the best-paying IT certifications nowadays. There's certainly no shortage of such information about -- run this

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July 11, 2012  4:03 PM

New Bundling Concept for Cert Prep Surfaces



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Last Tuesday, I got an e-mail from Learning@Cisco entitled "A 'Bundle' of Useful Information." Upon opening this email, I discovered it to be the latest Cisco Learning Network Store Newsletter (July 2012, Volume 2, Issue 09). Turns out it's a promotion for the   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 9, 2012  2:22 PM

Retail Sector Poised to Boost IT Investment



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

If the title of this blog post, and CompTIA's recent survey "Technology...

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July 6, 2012  1:16 PM

Meager Job Growth in June Spells “Slow Growth Mode” Indeed



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In yesterday's blog, I commented on outplacement firm CEO John Challenger's observation that we face a period of...


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