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December 9, 2009  6:31 PM

Another Virtualization Cert Appears: This One’s From Red Hat



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, continuing education, IT career planning, IT careers, Red Hat certification, Red Hat EX319 virtualization certification, virtualization certification

In late November, enterprise Linux vendor Red Hat introduced its Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator credential (EX318). This adds a new player to the roster of...

November 22, 2009  9:32 PM

Going to College Is One Thing, Graduating Entirely Another



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, associate degree, bachelor's degree, community college, continuing education, IT career development, IT careers

This morning, while driving my son to the park on an expedition to feed some local ducks, I tuned into a program on my local college station (KUT) that dealt with issues in getting students who attend community college to graduate and move on to...


October 12, 2009  7:52 PM

College Degree vs. IT Certification: Both Beat Either/Or



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, advanced certification, continuing education, graduate degrees, IT career planning, IT careers, IT cert vs. college degree, soft skills certification

Ken Rosen posted an interesting blog for Microsoft's "Born to Learn" last week (on October 6, to be precise). It's entitled "Certification or College Degree: Which...

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July 27, 2009  2:52 PM

About Oracle’s Hands-on Cert Training Requirements



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, continuing education, GoCertify.com, IT career development, IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, mandatory Oracle training, Oracle certification

Anybody who reads this blog regularly already knows that Anne Martinez' Web site GoCertify.com is a favorite go-to resource for me when I'm researching information about the certification marketplace and its various programs and offerings....


July 23, 2009  3:14 AM

MCP Exam Voucher Winner John C.



Posted by: Ed Tittel
A+, adult education, CCNA, continuing education, CTT+, IT career development, IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, MCITP, MCP+I, MCSE, MCTS

John C, Virgina Beach, VA 1. What do you currently do for a living? I am a Systems Engineer and work with databases – primarily SQL Server but some Oracle. I started on SQL Server version 6.5 and have tested on all versions since then. This has been my work for the last ten years. Prior to...


July 21, 2009  1:54 PM

The enduring value of IT certification



Posted by: Ed Tittel
A+, adult education, continuing education, IT career development, IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, MCITP, MCSA, MCTS, Network+

In running the contest to select winners for some MCP exam vouchers graciously donated by Microsoft, and in profiling four of the six winners (so far, I'm still chasing the other two) I've found myself revisiting several thoughts and ideas that have confronted me throughout my dozen years toiling...


July 17, 2009  3:55 PM

With RTM in Sight, Look for MS Learning to Gear Up on Win7



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, continuing education, IT career planning, IT certification, IT training, Windows 7 beta introduction and lab, Windows 7 certifications, Windows 7 sample chapters, Windows 7 training, Windows 7 training portal

Now that the Windows 7 RTM is in plain sight, and should be trickling into lots of hands pretty soon — see my recent Windows Enterprise Desktop blog —...


July 13, 2009  2:42 PM

MCP Voucher Winner Interview: Thomas L, Essen, Germany



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, continuing education, IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, Microsoft Certification

Thomas L, Essen, Germany 1. What do you currently do for a living? I'm living in Germany, in Ruhr Metropolis Essen, which has been selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2010. I've been working in the IT Business for more than 12 years. Since May 2005 I've been working as a...


July 6, 2009  4:50 PM

Comments Always Welcome! Choose Your Programs Wisely!!!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
A+, adult education, CCNA, continuing education, IT career planning, IT certification, IT certification degree plans, MCDBA, MCSD, MS certification

Recently, I received a comment from a reader on my August 18, 2008 blog entitled "Understanding What Drives IT Salaries," from an astute young reader named Ronald Moore. He...


June 29, 2009  9:50 PM

The Lessons of History



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, continuing education, IT career planning, IT certification, IT training, soft skills development

I find myself in a very interesting work situation right now. Because of a couple of books I wrote in the mid-90s — those halcyon days when computer books flew off the shelves, and good writing work on relatively advantageous terms was easy to find by today's standards — I find myself now...


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