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September 10, 2012  1:20 PM

New Challenges for Academia, New Opportunities for Learning



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Thanks to a little free time this weekend, and a perusal of the Ars Technica "Editor's Picks," I stumbled across a terrific article by Kevin Carey from the September/October 2012 issue of Washington Monthly magazine entitled "

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September 7, 2012  3:54 PM

August Employment: Up, Down, and Sideways



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

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September 5, 2012  2:13 PM

Evergreen Industry Sectors for IT Workers



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

The August newsletter from Global Knowledge has come and gone, but I wanted to comment on one of the articles in that issue -- namely, Kerry Doyle's "

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September 4, 2012  4:38 PM

A new kind of temp: the “ad hoc company”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In today's modern economy lots of people work independently, as contractors, temporary workers, freelance contributors, and so forth and so on. In a

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August 31, 2012  2:02 PM

MS Ups IT Academy Cert Profile



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In browsing through the latest posts on Microsoft's Born to Learn blog, I came across an item from Lorna White entitled "

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August 29, 2012  4:05 PM

CompTIA Ups Count of ISO Accredited Certs to 5 with Storage+



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

According to a press release dated August 28, 2012 entitled "CompTIA Storage+...

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August 27, 2012  4:26 PM

Back to School Reflections



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

This morning just after 7 AM, we dropped my son Gregory off for his first day of third grade at his local elementary school. And no sooner did we return home than my wife headed out to Austin Community College to try to wangle her way into the first day of some language classes she wanted to take,...


August 24, 2012  5:41 PM

Planned MS Certs Retirements Paint The Shape of Certs to Come



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In early August, MS Learning Product...


August 22, 2012  5:00 PM

Reflections on R&R: Work Missed But an Edge Regained



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Last week, I did something I  haven't done since I starting working as a self-employed writer and consultant full-time in 1994: I took a real vacation for eight whole days. Granted, two of those days were more or less lost to the time required to travel from my home in central Texas to the San...


August 20, 2012  9:05 PM

CompTIA Plans to Introduce Performance-Based Exam Questions for A+, Network+, and Security+



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

By March, 2012, CompTIA will add performance-based questions that require candidates for the Network+, A+, and Security+ exams to interact with online simulations to carry out a task or solve some problem.


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