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September 28, 2009  3:11 PM

Great Cert Prep Advice From CertMag

Posted by: Ed Tittel
" IT Certification Success, "Learn Smarter: Preparing for a Certification Exam,, IT careers, IT cert prep, IT cert prep advice, IT certification, Luis Carselle

As somebody who's dispensed a great deal of advice on how to prepare for IT certification — including three or four editions of a book called IT Certification Success — I'd like to think that I can recognize good examples of the genre from other writers as well. In...

September 25, 2009  8:06 PM

The MS Cert Exam Beta Invite Process Explained

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, MS beta Certification exams, MS certification, MS Certification exams, obtaining a registration code for an MS beta Certification exam, securing an invitation to an MS beta Certification exam

Hooray! Liberty Munson of MS Learning has posted a peachy explanation of how the invitation process works for some of the many Microsoft certification exams that get introduced and updated all the time. Here's the banner for this latest posting on the Born To Learn blog, posted 9/25/09, and...

September 23, 2009  2:48 PM

MS Plays Contrarian for “Careers of the Future”

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, MS certification, MS Chart Your Career program/promotion

In a recent MS PressPass posting entitled "Message to Students and IT Pros: Prepare Today for 'Careers of the Future'" Microsoft appears to be taking an interesting and contrarian slant on IT...

August 27, 2009  8:19 PM

Don’t forget that certs have perks…use ‘em!

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, IT certification benefits

In her own most recent blog on August 24 entitled "Remember to grab those certification perks," fellow certification maven Anne Martinez of offers some good advice about...

August 24, 2009  1:04 PM

An Old Concept Keeps Its Legs

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Exam Cram book series, IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, Mike Harwood Network+ Exam Cram

Dear Readers: After seeing Emmett Dulaney's latest selections for "Books of the Week" in his latest Certs Column, I sent him the following e-mail:

Dear Emmett: When I...

August 19, 2009  9:27 PM

Performance-based MS exams take an 83 prefix

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Exam 70-640 is really 83-640, IT careers, IT certification, MS certification, MS Exam 83-640, MS performance based exams, new MS exam prefix

Call it the end of an era, or perhaps the start of a brave new world. Others who, like myself, have gone looking for MS Exam 70-640 (TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring) probably also walked away scratching their heads when they couldn't find hide nor hair of this exam. A blog...

August 6, 2009  4:07 PM

Help Desk Institute and MS Team Up for Win7 Cert

Posted by: Ed Tittel
HDI-DST exam, HDI-SCA exam, Help Desk Institute certification, IT career development, IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, MCITP:EDST7, Microsoft Certification, MS Exam 70-680, MS Exam 70-685

Microsoft and the Help Desk Institute (HDI) have teamed up to define a new IT professional credential on Windows 7. It's called the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7 aka MCITP: EDST7 and adds a requirement to pass one of two HDI hardware exams to the base level MCITP . The base...

August 3, 2009  1:10 PM

After You Get Certified, the Real Work Begins

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career development, IT careers, IT certification, making IT certification pay, soft skills development

In reading over an interesting story by Lynn Lawton (international president of ISACA and the IT Governance Institute) at Certification Magazine entitled "I'm Certified...Now What?" I was reminded that while earning an IT certification does have...

July 27, 2009  2:52 PM

About Oracle’s Hands-on Cert Training Requirements

Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, continuing education,, 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 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...

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