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April, 2013


April 26, 2013  2:40 PM

Another Great Semi-Free Cert via ITCertificationMaster: SWSE

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In chewing over recent coverage at Mirek Burnejko's ITCertificationMaster.com, I came across a gem entitled "How to Become a WiFi Security Expert for FREE." It features the Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

April 24, 2013  3:29 PM

Enduring Career Value from Your Local Community College

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According to my ongoing observations of how practicing and aspiring IT professionals get certified, it's still the case that somewhere over half of those individuals chase their credentials down through the self-study route. That typically means that they buy one or more study guides and practice...


April 22, 2013  2:54 PM

Interesting MS Infographic Paints Rosy Future for Cloud-Savvy IT Pros

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ms-cloud-ig Microsoft draws on a...


April 19, 2013  4:50 PM

D-Link Certification Program Gets a Shake-Up

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Until I saw the latest post (undated, viewed on 4/19/13) at Mirek Burejko's excellent ITCertificationMaster website, I didn't even *know* that D-Link...


April 17, 2013  2:40 PM

Return to the Perennial Question: College Degree or IT Certification?

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In the last decade-and-a-half I've made myself available to thousands of active and aspiring IT professionals to answer their questions, offer suggestions, and dispense career development and enhancement advice. If there's one constant question that stands head and shoulders above all "the usual...


April 13, 2013  7:50 PM

The Dynamics of Teleworking/Work from Home

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Gosh, there's been a lot of coverage in the new lately about Marissa Mayer's decision to rein in teleworking at Yahoo, and a lot of ink spilled on that subject, both pro and con. I'd like to weigh in on it myself on the whole "work from home" topic, but from outside the corporate tent. I ran a...


April 12, 2013  2:45 PM

Interesting Reimagining of MOS Exams For MS Office 2013

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I came across a very interesting new post on the Microsoft Learning Born to Learn blog this morning. Entitled " Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


April 9, 2013  8:05 PM

Must What Goes Up ALWAYS Come Down? How hard?

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As the economic situation continues to improve slowly, by fits and starts, I'm starting to hear a growing chorus of doom and gloom from various pundits and gurus. Their basic point may be well-taken, and could indeed ultimately turn out to be correct, but it boils down to something like "So things...


April 6, 2013  7:51 PM

Free Desktop Virtualization Training Videos Available

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Before I dig into this interesting – and free – offering available from TrainSignal, I must disclose that I have worked for them in the past, on a lengthy white paper devoted to best practices for IT Cert Preparation. However, I went to work for them because I respect and admire what they do,...


April 5, 2013  1:46 PM

Employment: After Some Steps Forward, Another Step Back

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Today's the day that the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment numbers for the preceding month. And despite more bullish forecasts from numerous economists of jobs in the 150,000-180,000 range for March, 2013, it looks like ADP's earlier data, which suggested something under 100,000 were...


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