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August, 2012


August 31, 2012  2:02 PM

MS Ups IT Academy Cert Profile



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In browsing through the latest posts on Microsoft's Born to Learn blog, I came across an item from Lorna White entitled "

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August 29, 2012  4:05 PM

CompTIA Ups Count of ISO Accredited Certs to 5 with Storage+



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

According to a press release dated August 28, 2012 entitled "CompTIA Storage+...

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August 27, 2012  4:26 PM

Back to School Reflections



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

This morning just after 7 AM, we dropped my son Gregory off for his first day of third grade at his local elementary school. And no sooner did we return home than my wife headed out to Austin Community College to try to wangle her way into the first day of some language classes she wanted to take,...


August 24, 2012  5:41 PM

Planned MS Certs Retirements Paint The Shape of Certs to Come



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In early August, MS Learning Product...


August 22, 2012  5:00 PM

Reflections on R&R: Work Missed But an Edge Regained



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Last week, I did something I  haven't done since I starting working as a self-employed writer and consultant full-time in 1994: I took a real vacation for eight whole days. Granted, two of those days were more or less lost to the time required to travel from my home in central Texas to the San...


August 20, 2012  9:05 PM

CompTIA Plans to Introduce Performance-Based Exam Questions for A+, Network+, and Security+



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

By March, 2012, CompTIA will add performance-based questions that require candidates for the Network+, A+, and Security+ exams to interact with online simulations to carry out a task or solve some problem.


August 10, 2012  3:57 PM

David Foote Lights Up the Most Recent BLS EmpSitSum



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

The BLS is the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a wing of the Labor Department. EmpSitSum is how I've come to think of the monthly Employment Situation Summary that this agency publishes, nearly always on the first Friday of each month. Last week I commented on the latest such report in a blog...


August 8, 2012  4:32 PM

A Quick Peek at the Coming Win8 Packaging



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

OK, so GA is coming in a little under three months, on October 26, 2012. According to The Verge, this is what the packaging for Windows 8 will look like when boxed versions of the new OS appear on store shelves that day. [caption id="attachment_2406" align="aligncenter" width="300"]


August 8, 2012  3:40 PM

Microsoft Launches New MCSD: Web Applications



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Just yesterday (August 7, 2012), MS announced a brand-new Microsoft Certified Solution Developer credential --...


August 6, 2012  8:44 PM

Nice Step-by-Step Study Guide for MSCE: Private Cloud



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

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