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December 19, 2008  2:56 PM

Certification as a “Tie-Breaker”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, Career development, Career planning, continuing education, IT careers, IT certification, job seeking skills

Site Member Cruicer had this to say about my recent blog "Can Virtualization Certs Get Real?"

Certs are good, but until the Microsoft’s and the VMware’s testing centers put...

December 10, 2008  4:48 PM

How about Networking Certs? Try this survey…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, Career development, Career planning, IT careers, IT certification, Personal development, Work background

The very nice folks at SearchNetworking.com get my partner, Kim Lindros, and I to update a list of network certification for them on an an annual basis. The latest incarnation is called the "Networking...

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December 5, 2008  4:52 PM

The Perils, Pitfalls, and Pluses of Project Management



Posted by: Ed Tittel
CAPM, IT careers, IT certification, PMP, project management, Project+, soft skills

In previous blogs I've discussed the potential value of project management as a soft skill (particularly in Part 4 of my Soft Skills Survey sequence from September 08). I remain completely...


December 5, 2008  4:32 PM

Need a guide to infosec certs? Check out this (our) survey!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career planning, CISA, CISSP, GISF, GSEC, GSLC, IT careers, IT certification, SCNP, Security, Security+, SSCP

One continuing bright spot in the IT specialization/employment world is information security. More and more companies and organizations are devoting personnel to this area, and more and more IT professionals are finding it worthwhile to obtain or demonstrate expertise in information security...


November 26, 2008  5:00 PM

Nice Plug from a Nice Blog(ger)



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, Career development, Career planning, college & university, community college, continuing education, higher education, IT careers, IT certification, soft skills, Virews from the PIT

I hope those of you who dig into blogs on TechTarget's IT Knowledge Exchange take the time to explore the many other offerings available through this excellent information exchange and public forum. In case you haven't checked out Suzanne Wheeler's "


November 24, 2008  5:51 PM

MS Re-Betas Exam 70-563 on .NET 3.5 Development



Posted by: Ed Tittel
.NET Framework 3.5, Career development, Career planning, IT careers, IT certification, MCITP, MCP, MS exam 70-563, Visual Studio 2008

Over the weekend (11/22) Microsoft Learning Manager Jeff Koch re-opened the beta for exam 71-563 Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. Remember, most MS exams start with 71 in beta, which changes to 70 when they go into production, so this exam...


November 21, 2008  9:45 PM

The New and Improved Shape of CompTIA A+



Posted by: Ed Tittel
A+, Career development, Career planning, IT careers, IT certification, Microsoft Windows

The A+ PC Technician certification has been around for some time now (just over 15 years as I write this blog). In keeping with CompTIA's 3-year update/revision cycle on this exam, it's getting ready to morph itself again in 2009. This time the exam structure has been broken up into two parts,...


November 12, 2008  4:47 PM

TechKnight Does It By the Numbers, Gets a Complete Answer



Posted by: Ed Tittel
A+, Career planning, CCNA, IT careers, IT certification, Network+, SAP consulting certification

Looks like some people actually do their homework here. I got this comment posted to my "7 Questions" blog, wherein I laid out some queries to enable advice-seekers to get...


November 10, 2008  8:18 PM

And now, a word from the “Brazen Careerist”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career development, Career planning, IT careers, IT certification, job seeking skills, soft skills

OK, so I'm wriiting an IT career development and enhancement blog. I hope that means it makes sense for me to turn to other career blogs from time to time, for information, advice, and even a good laugh. Those of you who've been reading this blog since it kicked off in mid-August 08, already know...


November 3, 2008  6:15 PM

Microsoft’s First Foray into Performance Based Testing Extended Again



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT certification, MCTS, Microsoft Windows

Anybody who's followed the IT certification game for any length of time is aware of two basic types of tests used to assess candidate skills and knowledge: static, question-and-answer testing and dynamic, performance-based testing. For the former, you sit down in front of a screen or face a piece...


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