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July 19, 2012  6:45 PM

Red Hat Pioneers New Approach to Lab Testing: A Testing Kiosk



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Thanks to widespread adoption of virtualization technologies and high-speed networking links to distant data centers, it's not as hard to sit down to take a lab exam as it used to be. But big companies that do "performance based testing" or "lab exams" still often require candidates to travel to a...

July 16, 2012  3:27 PM

Dell Quietly Adds to SonicWALL Cert Program



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Prior to its acquisition by Dell in May, 2012, SonicWALL  already had the beginnings of a certification program for its Unified Threat Management (UTM) platforms underway in partnership with Global Knowledge (a well-known purveyor of IT education and certification preparation training). On July...


July 13, 2012  4:13 PM

Some Seriously Six-Figure IT Certs



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

I've been poking around on the Web this morning, noodling about for sources of information on the best-paying IT certifications nowadays. There's certainly no shortage of such information about -- run this

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July 11, 2012  4:03 PM

New Bundling Concept for Cert Prep Surfaces



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Last Tuesday, I got an e-mail from Learning@Cisco entitled "A 'Bundle' of Useful Information." Upon opening this email, I discovered it to be the latest Cisco Learning Network Store Newsletter (July 2012, Volume 2, Issue 09). Turns out it's a promotion for the   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 9, 2012  2:22 PM

Retail Sector Poised to Boost IT Investment



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

If the title of this blog post, and CompTIA's recent survey "Technology...

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July 6, 2012  1:16 PM

Meager Job Growth in June Spells “Slow Growth Mode” Indeed



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In yesterday's blog, I commented on outplacement firm CEO John Challenger's observation that we face a period of...


July 5, 2012  1:51 PM

Repeat After Me: “Slooow Grooowth Mooode”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

This line is from John Challenger, CEO of Employment and Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. whom I heard intone this phrase on

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July 2, 2012  2:02 PM

MS Publishes Complete Set of Windows Server 2012 Jump Start Videos



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

At the end of June, Microsoft held its first "Windows Server 2012 Jump Start: Preparing fro the Datacenter Evolution" Jump Start class online....


June 8, 2010  7:25 PM

Job Market Ups and Downs



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers, IT employment, May 2010 employment situation summary, May 2010 IT employment

To me the most interesting thing about the latest Employment Situation Summary (May 2010) is that once again we're going essentially nowhere from the preceding month. Though the numbers show a solid increase in employment...


March 3, 2010  3:20 PM

A few faint glimmers of hope, employment-wise



Posted by: Ed Tittel
2010 employment situation, IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment, March 2010 employment situation

This morning on NPR I heard two faint glimmers of hope on the employment front. First a recent study of planned layoffs by executive placement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas shows that those numbers are down to their lowest levels in four years. And second, a recent report on job losses...


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