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October 11, 2013  2:44 PM

Windows Store Apps exams for MCSD To Get Windows 8.1/Visual Studio 2013 Update



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Thanks to a posting at Born to Learn yesterday, we now know that several Windows Store Apps exams will get an update in the wake of the...

October 9, 2013  1:39 PM

Govt Shutdown Has Some Cert Impact in Military/Govt Installations



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

A recent blurb in GoCertify's Certification Watch (Vol 16 #7) clued us into an interesting side effect of the recent government...


October 7, 2013  1:33 PM

MS Offers 3-for-2 Upgrade Deals for Three Windows Server 2012-related MCSE Certs



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

As of last Friday, Microsoft now offers a very nice discount -- it amounts to a "buy 2, get one more free" -- on exams for three different MCSEs that focus on Windows Server 2012 (which will soon mean Windows Server 2012 R2, when that new version hits its GA date on October 17/18). Thus, the...


October 4, 2013  2:33 PM

ComputerWorld’s Interesting Take on “High-Demand IT Skills” for 2014



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

In a story entitled "8 hot IT skills for 2014" dated September 23, ComputerWorld reports on areas of "zero unemployment" within the general field of IT (whose...


October 2, 2013  2:23 PM

CompTIA Cloud+ Now Live



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

CompTIA's follow-on credential to its Cloud Essentials certification -- known as

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September 27, 2013  1:35 PM

Big “Careers & Certification Book Sale” at B&N Through October 15



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Every now and then, a promotional offer related to careers and certification comes through my inbox that's good enough to share with this blog's readership. I'm happy to inform you folks that Barnes and Noble has a sale on careers and certification books up and running through the middle of...


September 25, 2013  6:51 PM

What’s Up with MS Press Materials for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

On Monday, the Born to Learn blog included a sort of guest post from Microsoft Press publisher Anne Hamilton. Entitled "

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September 23, 2013  2:34 PM

Rackspace Ups Its OpenStack Ante with Online Class, Plus More Classroom Offerings



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

Last Thursday (9/19/2013) Rackspace announced a new,  On-Demand training class for the OpenStack cloud computing environment (the classroom version runs 4 days and costs $2,500, so it will be interesting to see how much the online version goes for). The title of the course is "OpenStack...


September 20, 2013  2:16 PM

CompTIA Will Launch 2 New Mobility Certs Soon



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

According to a news item in the latest GoCertify.com newsletter (Certification Watch 9/19/2013), CompTIA plans to launch both of its new mobility-related IT...


September 18, 2013  2:14 PM

To Stay Fresh in IT, Follow Your Interests



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT careers

It's the strangest thing: my son wants to learn to program a computer, so I'm helping out at his school library every Wednesday morning, where intrepid members of the Round Rock ISD IT staff volunteer to teach a class on Microsoft's free

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