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February, 2014


February 28, 2014  3:41 PM

Is Certmag Back from the dead?

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Certmag shows signs of life, gets makeover

If memory serves me at all well, I was on the masthead of the old Certification Magazine (aka Certmag) for about a decade from 1996/97 to 2006/7 or thereabouts. During that time, I served as a contributing editor to the publication and probably wrote upwards of two hundred articles for...

February 21, 2014  3:15 PM

MS Maps Cert Exams to Official Courseware

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers, MS cert map app available, MS offers cert roadmap app

MS has offered a nice roadmap to the courses that lead to its many and various certifications to attendees at its TechEd and other company events for some time now, but only recently has made this information readily available through a Windows Store app suitable for access on any Windows 8 device...

February 21, 2014  2:55 PM

CompTIA A+ Nears “One Million Served” Milestone

Posted by: Ed Tittel
A+ cert nears one million count, IT careers, one million A+ granted by 2014

Thanks to the latest issue of the newsletter, I just learned this morning that CompTIA will issue its one millionth A+ certification some...

February 17, 2014  5:02 PM

Bringing Computer Science to Our (Elementary) Schools

Posted by: Ed Tittel
add computing to K-12 curriculum, computer science in school, computing in elementary school, IT careers, more computing K-12, programming for elementary schoolers, Small Basic in elementary school, US schools need more computer science, Web page design for elementary school

While on the way to the gas station to fill up my wife's car this morning after dropping my son off at school, I heard a fascinating story on NPR. It's from their "All Tech Considered" series of pieces, is entitled "

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February 14, 2014  4:15 PM

HP Climbs onto SDN Cert Bandwagon

Posted by: Ed Tittel
HP adds new ASE cert for SDN, HP joins ranks of SDN cert sponsors, IT careers

Last year, I wrote a blog for PearsonITCertification that proclaimed that while many cert sponsors were talking about certifications centered on Software-Defined Networking (SDN), only Brocade actually offered real, honest-to-goodness SDN certs for people to "learn and earn," as the old saying...

February 12, 2014  3:41 PM

Tracking the Self-Employed in the USA

Posted by: Ed Tittel
HBR articles tackles US self-employment in detail, US self-employment hard to measure and predict, US self-employment rising

Who says Facebook is all networking and no content? Not me! It led me to this excellent blog from the Harvard Business Review by Justin Fox entitled "   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

February 10, 2014  2:36 PM

Please! Avoid Obvious Resume Boo-Boos

Posted by: Ed Tittel
gaffes to avoid in job application materials, resume errors to avoid

Saw a great story by long-time career and business writer, Lisa Vaas, this morning (she's also a fellow member of the Internet Press Guild) this morning over at It's entitled "   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

February 7, 2014  3:06 PM

Another lackluster month for employment in January 2014

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers, more slow employment growth for Jan '14

Hey, hey: please chant along with me until you get dizzy and fall over: "Slow growth mode! Slow growth mode! Slow growth mode!" Even though the December numbers were revised upward from 74 to 75 thousand, the January numbers failed to approach the consensus forecast of 170-185,000 I heard on NPR...

February 5, 2014  3:19 PM

Transitioning Military with a Future in IT

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Cisco Learning offers interesting cert resources for transitioning military

The Cisco Learning Network's got a "Military" web page set up especially for transitioning or ex-military personnel, with some interesting info, and pointers to some "Special...

February 3, 2014  2:35 PM

E-Book Gallery for Microsoft Technologies

Posted by: Ed Tittel
huge collection of free MS reference and learning e-books, IT careers

In poking around the Born to Learn blog this morning, I discovered a TechNet page entitled "E-Book...

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