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January, 2014


January 31, 2014  4:14 PM

Where the IT Raises Are for 2014, sez ITBusinessEdge/Foote Partners



Posted by: Ed Tittel
20 certs may warrant big raises for 2014, IT careers

I love finding surveys, stats, and wish lists related to IT jobs and certifications. They're always interesting, they often have useful things to say, and there's always a catch (or two) involved in interpreting their proclamations. The ITBusinessEdge slideshow entitled "   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

January 29, 2014  2:43 PM

MS Offers 20% Off on MCSA Win8 … and More!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers, MCSA on Win8 WinSrv12 and SQLSrv12 get exam discount plus Second Shot, MCSA Win8 gets 20% discount for both exams

Late last week, MS Learning's "Professional Flash" newsletter featured an interesting offer: 20% off on the costs of exams 70-687 and 70-688. With Microsoft exams at $150 in the USA nowadays, and similar prices elsewhere around the globe, that's a useful savings of $60 or thereabouts for the...


January 27, 2014  3:14 PM

Top IT Concerns for 2014, Courtesy of the British Computer Society (BCS)



Posted by: Ed Tittel
BCS 2014 IT trends survey, BSC 2014 IT survey shows mobile computing infosec and cloud computing on top, IT careers

Thanks to the folks at GoCertify.com, I had a chance to peruse the "Digital Leaders Survey" for 2014 compiled by the BCS aka The Chartered Institute for IT. Based in...


January 24, 2014  2:49 PM

Cisco Revamps CCNP, Adds New Cybersecurity Specialist Cert



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Earlier this week, Cisco announced some changes to its information security certification lineup. They've even put together a landing page entitled "Security...

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January 22, 2014  2:38 PM

MS Adds Free Exam to Free Training for Server Virtualization



Posted by: Ed Tittel
free training + free exam on MS Hyper-V and System Center, IT careers

Last October, I blogged about free online training for MS exam 74-409 Server Virtualizations with Windows Server Hyper-V and System...


January 20, 2014  2:55 PM

Cisco Exam Topics List “Gains Clarity”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Cisco adds exam details for more clarity, IT careers

When I followed up on an interesting Learning New title on the Cisco Learning Network home page this morning, I immediately understood the lead-in "   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


January 17, 2014  3:44 PM

MS Announces Changeover Dates for MCSA Windows 8 and Server 2012 Topics



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers, new MCSA exam content kicks in January 28

Last week, Erika Cravens published a blog post at Born to Learn entitled "

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January 15, 2014  8:38 PM

AWS Certification Program Gets Real



Posted by: Ed Tittel
and sysadmins, AWS certification launches with three associate level credentials, IT careers

AWS stands for Amazon Web Services, perhaps one of the most popular and widely-used sources for cloud-based services around. Amazon is getting serious about its AWS certifications, and has now laid out a roadmap for its overall certification offerings. Here's what that roadmap currently looks like,...


January 12, 2014  10:32 PM

Nice Resource for Vets and Transitioning Military Personnel



Posted by: Ed Tittel
job search for transitioning military, job search for vets, US Tech Vets offers MOS translation and job search tool for civilian IT work

Thanks to an organization named U.S. Tech Vets, which has teamed up with Monster.com, there's a nice job resource for veterans and active duty military facing transition back to civilian life. The organization's motto is "Connecting veterans with jobs & employers with veterans," and they've put...


January 10, 2014  8:18 PM

More Good News/Bad News on (IT) Employment



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

It's the second Friday of the month so it's time to chew on the latest employment situation summary from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the last month of 2013 (December, that is), new jobs jumped by a puny and somewhat disheartening 74,000 (many economists had been expecting something in...


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