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July 6, 2009  4:50 PM

Comments Always Welcome! Choose Your Programs Wisely!!!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
A+, adult education, CCNA, continuing education, IT career planning, IT certification, IT certification degree plans, MCDBA, MCSD, MS certification

Recently, I received a comment from a reader on my August 18, 2008 blog entitled "Understanding What Drives IT Salaries," from an astute young reader named Ronald Moore. He...

July 3, 2009  3:53 PM

June 09 Employment Situation Summary



Posted by: Ed Tittel
BLS June 2009 employment summary, IT careers, IT employment situation, June 2009 employment situation

As usual, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics published its Employment Situation Summary for June early on this month (7/2/2009). Though it shows no big changes from the previous month, it does show an unexpected spike in...


July 2, 2009  3:53 PM

MS Exam Voucher Contest Concludes (Winners to be Announced)



Posted by: Ed Tittel
free MCP exam voucher, IT career planning, IT certification, MS certification

This blog post is just a progress report, or perhaps a placeholder. At this time, I'm waiting for feedback from my colleagues at Microsoft and SearchNetworking.com (who sponsored this contest, MS by providing the exam vouchers, and SearchNetworking by encouraging me to create and promote this...


June 29, 2009  9:50 PM

The Lessons of History



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, continuing education, IT career planning, IT certification, IT training, soft skills development

I find myself in a very interesting work situation right now. Because of a couple of books I wrote in the mid-90s — those halcyon days when computer books flew off the shelves, and good writing work on relatively advantageous terms was easy to find by today's standards — I find myself now...


June 26, 2009  2:57 PM

A Pattern Emerges from Recent CCNA “Specializations”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
CCDP, CCIE, CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA specializations, CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless, CCNP, CCSP, CCVP, Cisco certification, IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification

I'd been wondering recently why Cisco is expanding its ever-popular CCNA certification to include CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, and CCNA Wireless. Now I get it: Cisco also offers various professional credentials, including CCDP (Design), CCNP (Networking), CCSP (Security), and CCVP (Voice), as well as...


June 26, 2009  2:41 PM

Cert Success Story Contest Closes Next Week



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career development, IT careers, IT certification, MCP exam, Microsoft Dynamics exam, MS certification, MS exam vouchers, SearchNetworking contest

OK readers, this blog is just a quick reminder that we started a contest on June 11 in a blog entitled Share Your Certification Success Story, Win an MS Voucher. You can click the...


June 22, 2009  2:41 PM

EU in more or less the same boat as the US, employment-wise



Posted by: Ed Tittel
2009 IT job market, IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment situation

Just for grins, I decided to jump over to the other side of the Atlantic to take a look at the employment picture over there to see how we stack up against the world's largest aggregated economy. Given the state of global markets and economic trends, it should come as no huge surprise that things...


June 17, 2009  3:37 PM

Wireless# Makes Way for CWTS



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Certified Wireless Network Professional, Certified Wireless Technology Specialist, CWNP, CWTS, IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, Wireless#

My buddies over at Planet 3 Wireless, the organization behind the Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) certification program, are making a change in their entry-level certification. The current and soon-to-be-prior credential,...


June 11, 2009  7:29 PM

Share Your Certification Success Story, Win an MS Voucher



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career development, IT careers, IT certification, MCP exam, Microsoft Dynamics exam, MS certification, MS exam vouchers, SearchNetworking contest

[updated 6/19/09]

Have you ever earned an IT certification? Do you know...


June 10, 2009  5:14 PM

Everybody’s going Green: Where’s Kermit?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Green IT, Green IT initiatives, Green Technology, IT career planning, IT careers

Everywhere I turn these days, and in much of what I do, green initiatives for IT are springing up like mushrooms after the rain. I recently wrote a white paper for a major messaging security service vendor that explained how using SaaS (Software as a Service) helps companies green up, and save on...


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