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April 9, 2013  8:05 PM

Must What Goes Up ALWAYS Come Down? How hard?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

As the economic situation continues to improve slowly, by fits and starts, I'm starting to hear a growing chorus of doom and gloom from various pundits and gurus. Their basic point may be well-taken, and could indeed ultimately turn out to be correct, but it boils down to something like "So things...

April 6, 2013  7:51 PM

Free Desktop Virtualization Training Videos Available



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Before I dig into this interesting – and free – offering available from TrainSignal, I must disclose that I have worked for them in the past, on a lengthy white paper devoted to best practices for IT Cert Preparation. However, I went to work for them because I respect and admire what they do,...


April 5, 2013  1:46 PM

Employment: After Some Steps Forward, Another Step Back



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Today's the day that the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment numbers for the preceding month. And despite more bullish forecasts from numerous economists of jobs in the 150,000-180,000 range for March, 2013, it looks like ADP's earlier data, which suggested something under 100,000 were...


April 4, 2013  2:07 PM

When It’s Time to Leave a Job, Leave With Style



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Earlier this week, I read an article from a long-time friend and colleague, Cheryl Conner, at Forbes magazine. It's entitled "

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March 31, 2013  9:32 PM

Great Recitation of “Why I Certify” Over at BTL Blog



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In this case BTL stands for Born to Learn, the many-voiced and very active blog over at Microsoft Learning. Just last week (March 26), regular poster and MS Learning...


March 29, 2013  9:00 PM

CertCities.com: Lights on, Nobody Home?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

When I first got into the IT certification game back in the mid-1990s, there were a handful of online properties that really ruled that world. In the past decade, however, the old guard has been slowly crumbling into oblivion, and falling out of the game. I was on the masthead of one of those...


March 26, 2013  5:15 PM

Cisco Revamps and Rationalizes CCNA Program



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Starting today, there are no longer two classes of Cisco Certified Network Associates around. Why do I say this? Because until today's announcement, parties interested in earning some CCNA flavors -- such as Security and Wireless, for example -- actually first had to earn a plain-vanilla CCNA, and...


March 24, 2013  8:42 PM

ITCertMaster Lists 3 Free and Good IT Certifications



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

The old saw tells us that the best things in life are free. By that metric, IT certification is generally excluded from consideration, as the vast majority of such credentials require spending money on a certification exam of some kind, as well as study materials. In some cases, certification...


March 22, 2013  2:49 PM

IT Pros: Check Out (and Add to) Certrank.com



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In previous postings here and elsewhere, I've waxed eloquent and complimentary about Miroslaw Burnejko's excellent ITCertificationMaster.com website. There's lots of good stuff there, especially his

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March 20, 2013  2:22 PM

Six-figure Salary IT Jobs List Hits Smartplanet.com



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

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