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September, 2013


September 27, 2013  1:35 PM

Big “Careers & Certification Book Sale” at B&N Through October 15

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Every now and then, a promotional offer related to careers and certification comes through my inbox that's good enough to share with this blog's readership. I'm happy to inform you folks that Barnes and Noble has a sale on careers and certification books up and running through the middle of...

September 25, 2013  6:51 PM

What’s Up with MS Press Materials for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2?

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On Monday, the Born to Learn blog included a sort of guest post from Microsoft Press publisher Anne Hamilton. Entitled " Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 23, 2013  2:34 PM

Rackspace Ups Its OpenStack Ante with Online Class, Plus More Classroom Offerings

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Last Thursday (9/19/2013) Rackspace announced a new,  On-Demand training class for the OpenStack cloud computing environment (the classroom version runs 4 days and costs $2,500, so it will be interesting to see how much the online version goes for). The title of the course is "OpenStack...


September 20, 2013  2:16 PM

CompTIA Will Launch 2 New Mobility Certs Soon

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According to a news item in the latest GoCertify.com newsletter (Certification Watch 9/19/2013), CompTIA plans to launch both of its new mobility-related IT...


September 18, 2013  2:14 PM

To Stay Fresh in IT, Follow Your Interests

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It's the strangest thing: my son wants to learn to program a computer, so I'm helping out at his school library every Wednesday morning, where intrepid members of the Round Rock ISD IT staff volunteer to teach a class on Microsoft's free Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 16, 2013  1:58 PM

Pilot Project in Huntsville, AL Teams US Army and Public Schools to Cultivate InfoSec IT Expertise

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Found a great story through the NPR program "All Tech Considered" this morning. Entitled "Army...

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September 13, 2013  3:30 PM

CompTIA Cloud Essentials Also Leads into CCC Cloud Technology Associate

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A new and rapidly growing collection of cloud certifications is becoming available from an industry group known as the Cloud Credential Council, or CCC. They already offer a   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 11, 2013  1:49 PM

CompTIA Cloud+ Coming October 1st

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I've been blogging a lot about cloud certifications lately, and in researching an upcoming Cloud Cert Survey story for Tom's IT Pro, have also uncovered a number of new credentials that will be going live over the next 6-9 months (at least 15 of them, in fact). In just over three weeks, in fact,...


September 9, 2013  2:04 PM

Whoa! The Cloud Cert Arena Is Even Busier Than I Thought…

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On August 30, I posted a blog here entitled "Cloud Certification is an Area of...

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September 6, 2013  2:01 PM

Employment Just Keeps Creeping Along

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With today's August update to the 2013 employment figures out, some economists had expected the Fed to announce it would soon ease up on buying mortgages. But those expectations may have been based on "average job growth" numbers for August. Working back from recent numbers, this means new jobs...


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