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January 22, 2014  2:38 PM

MS Adds Free Exam to Free Training for Server Virtualization



Posted by: Ed Tittel
free training + free exam on MS Hyper-V and System Center, IT careers

Last October, I blogged about free online training for MS exam 74-409 Server Virtualizations with Windows Server Hyper-V and System...

January 20, 2014  2:55 PM

Cisco Exam Topics List “Gains Clarity”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Cisco adds exam details for more clarity, IT careers

When I followed up on an interesting Learning New title on the Cisco Learning Network home page this morning, I immediately understood the lead-in "   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


January 17, 2014  3:44 PM

MS Announces Changeover Dates for MCSA Windows 8 and Server 2012 Topics



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers, new MCSA exam content kicks in January 28

Last week, Erika Cravens published a blog post at Born to Learn entitled "

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January 15, 2014  8:38 PM

AWS Certification Program Gets Real



Posted by: Ed Tittel
and sysadmins, AWS certification launches with three associate level credentials, IT careers

AWS stands for Amazon Web Services, perhaps one of the most popular and widely-used sources for cloud-based services around. Amazon is getting serious about its AWS certifications, and has now laid out a roadmap for its overall certification offerings. Here's what that roadmap currently looks like,...


January 10, 2014  8:18 PM

More Good News/Bad News on (IT) Employment



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

It's the second Friday of the month so it's time to chew on the latest employment situation summary from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the last month of 2013 (December, that is), new jobs jumped by a puny and somewhat disheartening 74,000 (many economists had been expecting something in...


January 8, 2014  4:04 PM

News from the Light Side: Ace Chronicle Highlights for 2013



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers, MS Learning mocks superheros to cover cert prep topics

If you need a break from the humdrum, or from the grind of cert exam preparation -- particularly if you're prepping for a Microsoft cert exam -- I recommend a quick visit to the New Year's Day post from "The ACE Chronicles" at Microsoft Learning/Born to Learn. This post is entitled "


January 6, 2014  5:59 PM

IBM Provides Great Cloud Cert Overview



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Right at the end of last year (12/27/2013), Maamar Ferkoun posted a great item on the IBM Thoughts on Cloud ("Cloud computing conversations led by IBMers"). It's entitled "

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January 3, 2014  4:14 PM

Pssssst! Hey You!! Warren Buffet Offers One Skill to Boost Your Value by Half (50%!!)



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers, learn public speaking to improve career prospects, public speaking ability adds to career value

Here's an interesting item from Carmine Gallo at Forbes from December 27 of last year. It's entitled "

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January 2, 2014  3:42 PM

Forbes sez: Austin Has Biggest Economic Momentum Going into 2014



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

It's always nice to see one's home town come in for accolades or honorable mention. Thus, I got more than a frisson of joy yesterday when a Google+ post from my old friend and Novell colleague, Bob Barker (no, not the "Price Is Right" guy, in case the name makes you wonder) about this recent story...


December 30, 2013  4:30 PM

Mind the Gap Between Sponsor Views and User Realities!!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In looking over the Microsoft Born to Learn blog this morning, I re-read the December 21 blog post from Larry Kaye at LeX entitled "

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