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December, 2012


December 28, 2012  4:39 PM

HTML5 Definitions Completed: Onto Interoperability Testing and Performance



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Just before Christmas (12/17/2012), the W3C...

December 26, 2012  4:06 PM

ISACA Adds Third Exam Date for 2013



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Like so many other successful trade associations, the former Information Systems Audit and Control Association is now known only by its acronym, ISACA. This is a trade group that offers a number of successful and...


December 24, 2012  4:08 PM

Happy 2012 Holidays to One and All



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

It's hard to believe that another year is almost behind us, and that the holidays are upon us in force. Last night before crashing, my wife and I wrapped Christmas presents. Most of them, of course, are for our 8-year-old son, Gregory, who -- much to my continuing amazement -- still believes in...


December 21, 2012  4:36 PM

Say “Cheers” to all those unsung IT cert heroes out there…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Yesterday, I saw a Facebook post from an old friend -- my former local pool league team-mate, Joe, who announced in 2009 he was taking 5 years off from league to earn his CCIE -- to let us all know that he'd taken and passed the CCIE written exam earlier this week. From his start in 2008, he...


December 19, 2012  8:25 PM

TOGAF Certification Explored and Explained



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

TOGAF stands for The Open Group Architecture Framework. It's a detailed, highly elaborate methodology with a corresponding set of support tools used when developing enterprise IT architectures. It's free for any organization that wants to employ it to build their own extensible enterprise...


December 17, 2012  6:44 PM

CompTIA “Certs For Life” Have Until 12/31 to Opt into Continuing Education



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Yeah, I know: What’s the point of keeping a “cert for life” — like CompTIA credentials earned before the end of 2010 — if you opt into a continuing education program? The point is that in some positions or organizations, there may be an internal policy or an external mandate for IT...


December 17, 2012  6:10 PM

Microsoft MTA Goes Mainstream



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

The Microsoft Technology Associate, or MTA, certification has been around for the past few years. Until recently, however, that credential has been solely available to academic institutions through Microsoft’s


December 17, 2012  6:06 PM

Leading Job Websites from eBiz MBA Knowledgebase



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

OK, here’s one for your browser bookmarks or favorites from eBizMBA. It’s entitled “Top 15 Most Popular Job Websites” and it’s updated monthly based on Web traffic analysis....


December 14, 2012  5:03 PM

Jobless Claims Dip Nicely



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In a nice follow-up to last week’s better-than-expected employment situation summary from the US Bureau of Labor statistics — which showed job creation at 146,000 and unemployment at  relatively modest 7.7 percent (see my post from

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December 7, 2012  3:05 PM

Despite Hurricane Sandy, Jobs Are Up, Unemployment Slightly Down



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

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