IT Training

  • No We Didn't Lose 50,000 IT Jobs Last YearExternal Link

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    Despite all the hype and doomsday headlines, IT employment is actually increasing. Although not as strong as in recent months, IT jobs are expanding even in a difficult economy.…
  • Master of Integrated Networking

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    Can you picture a certification that was supported and backed by five major networking vendors??? Think of this: a program that addresses a void in the real world market in which all five major vendors co-exist. Nothing currently exists like this program. Why? Because certifications are vendor- and product oriented, not real-world oriented!!!…
  • Higher Skill Jobs at Risk for Offshoring

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    A recent study by Career Builder and the Wharton School found that higher skill jobs are becoming more at risk for offshoring. IT jobs that companies in the survey were planning to offshore include programmers (32%), software developers (32%) and systems analysts (16%). Sixty-nine percent of employers believed that higher skill, and thus higher pay,…
  • Microsoft Raises the Stakes for Certification Fraud

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    Microsoft is rolling out a series of new measures designed to improve security for certification exam development, delivery and administration. The most attention grabbing item is an across the board, lifetime ban from Microsoft certification programs for anyone caught cheating on an exam.…
  • Cisco and Pearson VUE Implement Biometric and Forensic Security for Certification Exams

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    Cisco and Pearson VUE this week announced the global rollout of two elements of an, enhanced certification exam security program. Beginning August 1, a digital photo of all candidates will be permanently associated with the exam record and all exams will be subject to an intensive data forensics program to detect aberrant testing behavior.…
  • 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…

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