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October, 2013

October 30, 2013  1:54 PM

Ed Bott to Teach Free Windows 8.1 Jump Start Class for MS

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From 9 AM to 4 PM, Pacific Standard Time (-08:00 UCT) on November 14, 2013, well-known Windows expert Ed Bott (whose Ed Bott Report for ZDnet provides regular fodder for my blog right here) is teaching an upcoming (and...

October 30, 2013  1:36 PM

MS Offers Free Server Virtualization/Hyper-V Jump Start Class

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This is one case where the picture -- or rather, screen capture in this instance -- tells an awful lot of the story: [caption id="attachment_3637" align="aligncenter" width="495"] 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

October 28, 2013  8:40 PM

For Career Development, You Have to Find the Time

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This weekend my family took a trip to the DC area to celebrate my Dad's 90th birthday. We were about two weeks behind his actual nativity, because I'd run into some work-related conflicts. But, better late than not at all, we took a long weekend in northern Virginia and nearby environs to spend...

October 23, 2013  2:10 PM

(IT) Employment: Slow Growth Mode Continues

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Normally, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics posts its monthly employment figures on the first Friday of the month, and occasionally a week later when the beginning of the month falls on or near a Friday. This month, thanks to the US Government shut-down, it's been more seriously delayed. I'd...

October 21, 2013  2:46 PM

CompTIA Mobile App Security+ Now Live

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Last week, the latest CompTIA certification went live, as the Mobile App Security+ exam became available on October 15. This credential seeks to...

October 18, 2013  1:58 PM

SANS Adds Web App Pen Test Cert to Line-Up

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For yet another sign that Web-based applications are growing in importance and use, the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) program has added a new credential to its line-up. The GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester, or GWAPT, seeks to train security professionals to analyze...

October 16, 2013  1:50 PM

When It Comes to Cert Prep, The Old Drill Remains a Good Drill

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In visiting the Born to Learn blog this morning on the never-ending search for blog fodder, I was reminded that certain tried-and-true certification exam preparation routines -- or what I refer to as "the Drill" in this blog's title -- remain as relevant today as they were when I myself...

October 14, 2013  3:17 PM

Interesting European e-Skills Initiative

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As I noodled about for today's blog topic, I found myself digging into the Website of the European e-Skills Association, thanks to a report...

October 11, 2013  2:44 PM

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

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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

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

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