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December 27, 2013  1:30 PM

Rackspace Updates/Spiffs Up Cloud U Curriculum

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

I've been digging more deeply into the OpenStack initiative lately and in so doing, have noticed that Rackspace has updated and spiffed up its CloudU Curriculum. If you're looking for an interesting way to increase your cloud computing smarts, over the holidays you could do worse than to start...

December 20, 2013  6:22 PM

Microsoft Specialist: Something New, or Did MS Sneak One Past Me?

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers, MS flags key technology areas with new Specialist cert, New MS Specialist cert surfaces at Microsoft

As I was checking Microsoft's Born to Learn blog this morning, I stumbled across a post entitled "

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December 18, 2013  3:54 PM

The “Big 3″ On Digital Badges: Not Ready for Prime Time

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Big 3 say digital badging not ready for prime time, IT careers, validation and access control issues stymie adoption of digital badging

By the numbers, three of the biggest IT cert programs are those from Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft. What with all the excitement and hype surround digital badges for a variety of education, personal, and professional items, I decided to contact this "Big Three" to get their thoughts on the topic....

December 16, 2013  2:32 PM

Chicago Schools Add CS to Core Curriculum; Others Should Do Likewise

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Chicago schools launch plan to make computer science standard educational fare, IT careers, K-12 programs need to make computer science part of standard curriculum

Saw a very interesting press release from CompTIA over the weekend. Dated December 9, it's entitled "

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December 13, 2013  3:10 PM

As 2014 draws near, it’s that time of year again…

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Yeah, sure, I could be talking about sugarplums and holiday cheer. But hey, this is an IT certification and career blog, not the North Pole News Flash (though if you want to see as strange and wonderful an intersection between the holidays and certification check this out: "   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

December 11, 2013  7:59 PM

Centrify, Maker of Identity Management and Authentication Technologies, Launches Cert Program

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Centrify launches CCSA cert, IT careers, new Centrify cert program for Identity and Access Mgmt

Last week I got an email from Julio Urquidi, one of my colleagues and editors at Tom’s IT Pro, informing me that he’d seen a press release about a new certification program from a company named Centrify. He went on to add that he’d become familiar with their products while working at UCLA in...

December 9, 2013  7:16 PM

First Batch of MS Software and Systems Academy Grads Honored

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers, IT training for separating military, Microsoft Systems and Software Academy, preparing transitional service members for civilian IT employment

In other blog posts here and elsewhere, I've mentioned the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy, a military-oriented offshoot of the company's IT Academy program which has branches at high schools, community colleges, technical schools, and even some four-year colleges and universities around the...

December 6, 2013  4:06 PM

November Employment Figures Produce Some Modest but Pleasant Surprises

Posted by: Ed Tittel
2013 jobs report delivers more new jobs than expected, IT careers, November 2013 jobs report shows lower unemployment, US Employment Situation Summary, Us November 2013 jobs report shows IT unemployment continues downward

It's the first Friday of the month and with it comes another opus from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, reciting the employment situation for the previous month. Even as more workers entered -- or returned to -- the workplace, unemployment still managed its biggest drop in quite some time, from...

December 4, 2013  2:50 PM

Another New Mobile Device Security Cert: GIAC GMOB

Posted by: Ed Tittel
GIAC certifications, GIAC program incorporates mobile security (GMOB) credential, IT careers, Mobile Security certifications, SANS GIAC adds mobile security GMOB cert

The SANS Global Information Assurance Certification, or GIAC, program is nothing if not forward-looking. Driven by constant input from a cadre of loyal adherents and followers, the GIAC program stays pretty much at the forefront of information security topics, tools, and technologies. That's why...

December 2, 2013  11:03 PM

More on Changes to Citrix Certifications

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

This blog post picks up where my prior November 20 item "Mobile IT: It's the New...

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