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November, 2013


November 27, 2013  4:50 PM

VMware Pushes Free Fundamentals Courses

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I'm innately suspicious of IT certification programs that require cert candidates to take expensive, multi-day classes as necessary pre-requisites before allowing them to challenge the exams that lead to such certifications. That doesn't mean I don't think all of the many programs that levy such...

November 25, 2013  2:45 PM

VMware leverages Desktone/DaaS and Horizon View to Up its Mobility Ante

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In mid-October 2013, VMware acquired Desktone, a leading player in the "Desktop as a Service" (DaaS) space. At the same time the company's Horizon View platform supports delivery of Windows desktops and applications to mobile users on a wide variety of devices. This puts standard corporate desktop...


November 22, 2013  3:08 PM

Interesting Chat with MS LeX About Vets and Transitioning Military Personnel

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I'm reaching out to the major IT cert sponsors to learn more about their programs and benefits for veterans and active duty military preparing to transition out of the service into civilian life, with a special emphasis on prepping for and finding employment in information technology. To that end,...


November 20, 2013  8:31 PM

Mobile IT: It’s the New Raison d’Etre for Information Technology

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I follow the cert market, especially as technical competencies and the certs that sometimes go with them point to high growth and attendant job opportunities. That's why I keep getting my face rubbed in that part of the IT landscape that falls under the "mobility" moniker. This area seems to be...


November 18, 2013  10:35 PM

Lots of IT cert/training options for vets and soon-to-be-departing active duty personnel, but…

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Over the past week, my recent blog posts on Veteran's Day have engendered quite a bit of traffic, with comments showing up on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google Plus, and by regular e-mail. And just this morning, my website dropped a message in my inbox from an Iraq vet with an IT background who is...


November 15, 2013  3:03 PM

CertMag is Back, Joins Forces with GoCertify!

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For the past ten years or so, it's been tough times for the certbiz, especially for former flagship publications fallen on hard times, and squeezed by falling ad revenues. In today's blog post, I'm pleased to report on an infusion of cash, enthusiasm, new content, and plenty of energy at a couple...


November 13, 2013  2:23 PM

Higher-Ed Cert Integration Means Student MUST Certify to Graduate

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An interesting bit in the latest GoCertify newsletter (Vol 16, #2) provides telling evidence that integration of IT certification into IT academic training...


November 11, 2013  2:38 PM

ISC-Squared Offers Health Care Security & Privacy Credential

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Last week, (ISC)2 (pronounced "ISC-squared," hence the nomenclature in the blog post title) announced the debut of its latest information security certification. Dubbed the HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner, or HCISPP, the credential takes double aim at information...


November 8, 2013  2:45 PM

October Employment: More Slow Growth Mode

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On my morning walk today, I had NPR on my earbuds, and heard their preliminary prognostications about this morning's latest Employment Situation Summary from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. I'm pleased to say that their pundits proved off on one of two major points: first, they predicted lower...


November 6, 2013  3:50 PM

CompTIA Not Averse to Open Badge Compliance, says Blue Ribbon Techs CEO

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Blue Ribbon Techs, as you may or may not know, is one of two companies that is partnering with CompTIA (the other is Canadian company Zylog/Brainhunter) to make digital versions of their certifications available online by request to parties that credential holders authorize to view such...


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