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  • Addressing the Top 10 Myths About IT Certification: A Counterpoint Position to Misinterpretation

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    No industry or subject is safe from skepticism or the proliferation of myths... the supernatural, acupuncture, physical therapy and (in this case) IT certification. An article was recently published about "The Top Ten Problems with IT Certification in 2008". At Prometric, we view such arguments as myths to be debunked rather than legitimate problems per…
  • Cisco's New CCNA Certifications

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    Cisco has announced three new CCNA concentrations in voice, wireless and security. The CCNA certification is Cisco's most popular career certification and the new concentrations are role based and relevant to the rapid deployment of converged technologies in today's sophisticated network environment.…
  • The New Cisco Certified Voice Professional Certification

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    Cisco's CCVP (Cisco Certified Voice Professional) certification is one of the hottest certifications in the industry, and with growth in IP telephony projected at double digit rates through 2012, it will only grow in popularity.…
  • Now What? First Steps into IT

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    Seven years ago, as part of the "Now What?" series I wrote an article discussing the first steps someone should take if they wanted to enter the IT sector. That was seven years ago; think of it-2001. Think of how much we have all changed, and how much IT has changed, and how much IT…
  • The Top 10 Problems with IT Certification in 2008

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    Since the early part of this decade, when I wrote several certification articles for InformIT, IT certifications have changed a great deal, and the industry's perception of certifications has waned. IT certifications have fallen out of favor in the eyes of many.…
  • How to Overcome the IT Skills Challenge

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    Is there a shortage of IT professionals in the workforce? Some people swear it's bad and getting worse. Others say there's absolutely no evidence of a real shortage of IT talent.…
  • Business Analyst Vital to Project Success

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    Over the last several years the role of the Business Analyst has been increasing in prominence and the BA is now seen as a pivotal player in a successful IT project. The role has been around since the mainframe days in various forms, but the influence of the analyst seemed to wane as business moved…
  • Cisco and Pearson VUE Partner on Tough New Security Program

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    Cisco Systems has some of the most widely respected and highly sought after IT certifications in the industry. Individuals who earn the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification are consistently among the highest paid IT workers. To preserve the integrity of the certification process and the value of its certifications, Cisco has partnered with Pearson…
  • IT Certification Fraud

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    I heard from a number of people following publication of our interview with Bill Horzempa about the IT Certification Council (ITCC) and the work they are doing to address problems with IT certification. All of the comments were complimentary of the work the council is doing and hopeful that their efforts will succeed.…
  • 2008 IT Skills and Salary ReportPDF Link

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    Global Knowledge and Tech Republic surveyed over 7,000 IT professionals on skills, salaries and significant issues in the IT community. Some of the key findings included: modest overall salary growth, the impact of education on salary, widespread multi-tasking among IT pros, nervousness about the IT job market, and a 20% annual increase in outsourcing. A Joint…
  • The New Microsoft Certifications: What Do They Mean For You?

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    Microsoft has been phasing in a new certification framework over the last couple of years and there are a lot of certifications and acronyms circulating. A lot of people aren’t sure how the old certifications map to the new certifications or which path they should take. This overview provides a look at the new certifications…
  • A Recap of '07 M&A for IT Training

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    Mergers and Acquisition activity in the IT Training sector was average to quiet in 2007. M&A activity in the broader training industry started out strong, but cooled steadily during the year according to Whitestone Communications who monitors the training industry. IT training acquisitions followed that general trend. In all, there were only five acquisitions of…
  • The IT Training Market: How big is it?

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    The US IT training market is fragmented and dispersed. In the commercial sector, it is comprised of companies that range from one man shops to companies with annual revenues in the hundreds of millions. In the educational sector, it includes community colleges and technical schools as well as major universities.…
  • CompTIA's 2008 Colloquium

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    It was my privilege to participate in CompTIA's 2008 Colloquium in Tucson, Arizona recently. For those who haven't attended the conference, it is notable for its intimate size and the opportunity to network with some of the industry's leading IT training professionals. It brings together executives and prominent leaders from industry, academia and government involved…
  • ITIL Version 3 Qualifications Scoped OutExternal Link

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    In the wake of the update to the core IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) publications last year, more details of the accompanying intermediate level qualifications have now been agreed. Helen Boddy, IT Training Magazine, January 2008.…

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