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November, 2011

November 30, 2011  4:21 PM

Robert Half Identifies 7 Potential 2012 Bright Spots for IT Jobs

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In preparing its 2012 Technology Salary Guide, employment specialist firm Robert Half recently identified some standout job areas in IT for the coming year. These make for some pretty...

November 28, 2011  3:04 PM

IBM Offers Buy-1-Get-1-Free Offer for Selected Cert Exams

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For each IBM certification exam from this Eligible Tests list you schedule and take by December 14, 2011, IBM will provide you with a free voucher you can use to take another exam (also from the same list). These...

November 21, 2011  2:44 PM

Why Is Super-committee failure an option?

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Those of who you read this blog regularly know that I follow government and employment information, especially as it touches on IT job markets and growth prospects. So it was that I listened to NPR this morning with a growing sense of incredulity and dread, as the newscasters grimly foretold...

November 18, 2011  4:01 PM

Network World Survey Finds Certs Bring Raises and Promotions

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In reading my way through the Microsoft Born to Learn blog recently, I came across an item that cited a recent Network World survey to report--with a real ray of sunshine onto what's been a pretty dark and dismal IT jobs and work landscape recently--that a pool of 700...

November 16, 2011  3:12 PM

“Big Bucks” in Consulting or Security? Maybe…

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Here's an email that showed up in my inbox last Friday:

Mr Tittel... your books helped me land my first self study MCP test completion, and your blogs have begun steering me in the right direction.  Cheers sir.  I come to you a stranger searching for advice... I have am 29 and need...

November 14, 2011  2:27 PM

Fascinating Experiment in Public Access to MS IT Academy

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Last week, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Hawaii State Public Library System to make its

November 10, 2011  5:15 PM

Microsoft Speaks Out on Certification Defense!

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There's a fascinating story (...well, to me, anyway...) in the Microsoft News Center that popped up this morning. It's entitled "Microsoft Ensures Integrity of Its Certification Program" and...

November 9, 2011  4:11 PM

Here’s a HOT one: MS11-083 addressed in November Updates

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Check out this flaming headline from Ryan Naraine on his "Zero Day" blog over at ZDNet (he's long been one of my favorite Windows security mavens and like my other favorite, Lenny Zeltser, pretty much always tells it like it is): [caption id="attachment_1775" align="aligncenter" width="628"...

November 9, 2011  3:51 PM

CompTIA Cloud Essentials coming next month!

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In perusing the press releases at the CompTIA Website this morning, I came across an item dated November 8, 2011, and entitled "CompTIA and...

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November 7, 2011  3:32 PM

Interesting Perspectives on IT Certifications

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In reading over Anne Martinez' latest Certification Watch newsletter (Volume 14 #13) I couldn't help but catch and wonder about her summaries of some recent IDC MarketScape profiles that analyze markets for various...

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