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June, 2011

June 28, 2011  12:27 AM

Interesting Look at Top $$$ Certs

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They're a staple of the cert biz, and fodder for cert sponsors, training companies, publishers, and everybody else connected with getting candidates certified. Even so, it's still interesting to peruse surveys of top-paying certifications as they become available. This one is entitled "

June 24, 2011  3:20 PM

Cisco Certification Tendencies? Check Out Cisco Live Online!

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Anybody who's been around the Cisco world for awhile knows about the company's trade shows, called Cisco Live! Those same people also know that Cisco is moving aggressively into telepresence, video conferencing, and virtual training and lab technology. Well, in the grand tradition of "eat your own...

June 23, 2011  4:00 PM

A Year’s Worth of MS Exam and Cert Retirements Announced

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On June 17, Erika Cravens of MS Learning posted a Born to Learn blog entitled "Upcoming Exam and Certification Retirements including...

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June 17, 2011  4:38 PM

Mind Your Manners, Post Job Interview!!!

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Yesterday, I posted a potentially life-changing blog on It's entitled "The Post-Interview Thank You: Benefits, Dos, and Don'ts."...

June 10, 2011  12:39 PM

What’s Happening on the Jobs Front? Alas, not much…

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Last Friday's most recent set of employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics were pretty disappointing, to say the least, and set off a market correction that persisted until yesterday, June 9, at which point we...

June 8, 2011  2:16 PM

Hurricane Electric Free IPv6 Certification

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As I'm getting ready to update my community college textbook Guide to TCP/IP  for a fourth edition, I'm gearing up in a big way to make...

June 6, 2011  1:08 PM

Score Another One for Emmett Dulaney: A Visual Guide to Risk Mgmt

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I may be imagining things, but Emmett Dulaney's postings over at seem to be one of the few active signs of life left on at that once-vibrant IT certification information clearinghouse (his columns are now the only entries in the What's New area on the home page, and most other silos...

June 3, 2011  2:54 PM

New VMWare Certified Professional 4 Desktop Cert Available

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In the continuing expansion of its certification offerings, VMWare has added a new credential to its lineup. It's called the VMWare Certified Professional 4 - Desktop credential, and courses and exams...

June 1, 2011  2:27 PM

Free Video Exam Prep for 70-681 Available

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For those interested in taking the Microsoft Certification exam 70-681 TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying, there's a free video available from Microsoft to help candidates prep for that test. Presented...

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