IT Career JumpStart:

February, 2012

February 29, 2012  3:09 PM

Hey! Here comes another MCCC with yours truly on the bill…

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MCCC stands for Microsoft Certified Career Conference, and it's up on March 14 and 15, 2012. And as with all the previous such conferences, I'm volunteering as a presenter for that event. It's free, and open for online registration to the Internet public (this means YOU), so do yourself a favor: go...

February 28, 2012  5:59 PM

Cisco Updates CCNA Security, CCNP Security Materials

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I got a nice, short phone call from Andy Gremett, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Cisco Learning yesterday. This morning, the company will announce changes to its CCNA Security and CCNP Security exams, to reflect changes in the technology base and the threat landscape since the last time...

February 25, 2012  3:45 PM

What’s in a Headline? Both More and Less Than Meets the Eye

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To keep up with what I sometimes call the "cert biz" I read LOTS of blogs and newsletters. So when the latest Global Knowledge newsletter hit my inbox last Thursday (2/23/2012) I perked up a bit to see the following story headline "

February 22, 2012  2:44 PM

CompTIA Storage+ Now Live, SCNP Gone

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The full name of the new CompTIA Storage+ exam and credential is Storage+ Powered by SNIA (the Storage Networking Industry Association, a non-profit devoted to storage networking and related...

February 18, 2012  8:41 PM

Who Owes Students Information on Career Opportunities?

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In casting about for a blog topic this weekend, I came across an interesting press release amongst recent CompTIA offerings in that genre. It's entitled "

February 17, 2012  3:59 PM

Continuing Glimmers of IT Improvement

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Well, I don't think we're quite ready for what Alan Greenspan described as "irrational exuberance" back during the dotcom boom just yet, but things do seem to be looking up for the economy as a whole, and for IT employment in particular. According to the Wall Street Journal yesterday "

February 15, 2012  2:50 PM

MS Offers Another Private Cloud Cert JumpStart for April

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On January 23, I posted a blog about the free two-day online prep class that Microsoft was offering to help candidates prepare for its new Private Cloud certification,...

February 13, 2012  3:01 PM

Need help with IP Subnets? Play the Cisco Subnet Game

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Every now and then, I run across a networking teaching tool that's either extremely helpful or amazingly innovative. Even more rarely, there's an element of fun involved. You'll find all this, and more in the Cisco Learning Center with " 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

February 10, 2012  6:18 PM

New MCCC Coming; I’ll Be Presenting, Too!

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Another iteration of the Microsoft Certified Career Conference (aka MCCC) -- that two-day, free-wheeling, multi-tracked educational and career tuneup online extravaganza -- is back on! It will be held online for two half-days (12 hour-long segments, that is) on March 14 and 15, 2012. Check out the...

February 8, 2012  6:03 PM

Ah, Yes: Layer 8 of the OSI Model Rides Again!

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I was cruising the Cisco Learning Network this morning when I came across a blog post entitled "Ever heard of Layer 8?" there. As a guy who's been writing about and teaching this...

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